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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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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January 5, 2019

What’s This?

It’s creative placemaking at Timber Ridge at Sanders Pines Reserves. Street art by Brazilian graffiti artist Binho Ribeiro infuses our rental community with creative fun. The shipping containers mark the new community garden and future basketball court.  They were funded through NeighborWorks’ Project Reinvest and Rural LISC to support our inclusion of public arts in… Read more »

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January 4, 2019

RN Hosts Congresswoman-Elect Debbie Murcarsel-Powell

Debbie Murcarsel-Powell joined a Rural Neighborhoods-hosted, post-election get-together with local businesses and officials at Key West’s Waterfront Brewery on December 14th.  Murcarsel-Powell takes office January 3rd as the nation’s first South-American born member of the U.S. House of Representatives.  She is a strong advocate committed to protecting Florida’s 26th Congressional district against the impacts of… Read more »

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January 3, 2019

Jeb Bush Celebrates 19th Annual Everglades Village Feliz Navidad

Jeb and Columba Bush celebrated their 19th Christmas with RN at Everglades Village hosting the rental community’s nearly 200 teenagers to food, gifts and entertainment.  New York-based musical theater actor Will Thomason and choreographer/dancer Angela Joy presented two performance sets to the assembled young adults and sponsors. This tradition began in 1999 during Jeb Bush’s… Read more »

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January 1, 2019

Hurricane Irma Housing Credit Projects in Florida Keys Awarded

Florida Housing Finance Corporation awarded Housing Credits and SAIL funds to Rural Neighborhoods as the developer of two critical workforce housing projects in the Florida Keys.  The $12.1M Dockside at Sugarloaf Key and $21.2M The Landings at Sugarloaf Key will offer 28 and 60 newly-constructed units to Lower Keys households earning up to 120% of… Read more »

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December 21, 2018

Holiday Events Mark Our Rental Communities’ Year End

The December calendar was marked by holiday celebrations from Homestead-Florida City to Immokalee, Labelle and points north and east.  Thanks to site managers, volunteers and generous supporters, more than a dozen celebrations took place.  Events ranged from a neighborhood pot-luck celebration at Manatee Village in Ruskin to Santa Claus’ arrival at Timber Ridge at Sanders… Read more »

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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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