What We Do

Think for a moment about the image of rural America: close-knit communities where people are hard working and independent, small towns replete with family and friends, places where hard times are met by resilience and strength. Then think about neighborhoods across our nation where life is a constant struggle to get by, jobs are scarce, schools are marginal and it seems like there’s nowhere to turn. That’s where we work.
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Rebuilding our Communities

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Hurricane Preparedness

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Our Neighborhoods

We are building a place to call home – and it’s working! Through our work, poor communities become sustainable neighborhoods – good places to live.

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June 4, 2021

Bank United, FHFC and Casa Amigos

In late May, BankUnited and Florida Housing Finance Corporation closed loans to Rural Neighborhoods for its newest rental community in Immokalee, FL. Nearly $6M was raised to build 96 SRO beds targeting low-income, H-2a visa worker and agricultural labor housing.  Rural continues to serve as a national leader in housing models serving farmworkers and Casa… Read more »

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May 1, 2021

Steven Kirk Testifies Before Congress

Rural Neighborhoods’ President, Steven Kirk, testified before Congress in March 2021 before the House of Representatives’ Subcommittee of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations at its Creating Equitable Communities through Transportation and Housing hearing.   In answering the question as to how communities best apply a racial equity lens toward equitable development, he answered “no one… Read more »

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April 25, 2021

Deer Creek

Rural Neighborhoods’ new 62-unit Deer Creek senior housing complex in Gainesville broke ground in the 1st Quarter!  In partnership with local nonprofit Neighborhood Housing and Development Corporation, Rural is building the $16 million rental community using 9% LIHTC from Alliant Capital and JP Morgan Chase together with debt from CDFI Community Housing Capital as sources… Read more »

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April 1, 2021

Local Police Join Residents to Spruce Up Entry

Residents at Rural Neighborhoods’ Everglades Village in Homestead and Miami-Dade Police Department officers were busy dressing up the entrance to the 511-unit rental community with new plants and signage recently.  Director of Property Management, Michael Botelho, remarked “by the end of the day all agreed we planted as much trust in each other as the… Read more »

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November 13, 2020

Exurban Expansion: RN Selected Developer for Innovative 350+ GGGC Units

Rural Neighborhoods is the newly, selected Developer (over a strong, competitive field of experienced firms) to design and construct 350 units in the redevelopment of the Golden Gate Golf Course located on the southern edge of Collier County.  Land use and zoning changes are underway for the phased, build-out of 100 senior and special needs… Read more »

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100% For Change

100% For Change

It’s simple — 100% of your gift goes to the needs of working families. That’s our promise!

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