Rural Neighborhoods and two south Florida non-profit organizations urged Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez to reconsider his executive action to comply with ICE non-binding, two-day “detainer” requests after President Donald Trump threatened to deny unspecified Federal grants to cities and counties that don’t fully cooperate with immigration authorities. The heads of the Coalition of Florida Farmworker Organizations and Centro Campesino joined Steven Kirk… Read more »
Category: Rural Neighborhoods in the Media
Rural Neighborhoods is honored to be a co-author in the book NeighborWorks Works: Practical Solutions from America’s Community Development Network. The recently released publication consists of case studies of the best work being done in community development as well as innovative solutions in affordable housing. Our excerpt “Nonprofit Takeovers: Tools for Tough Times” describes our… Read more »
The Handmade in Immokalee sewing class was the topic of a recent article by Naples Daily News reporter, Maria Perez. The sewing class started in November 2015 and is led by fashion designer, Gwendolyn Gleason. Each week, she works with students who are interested in learning to sew, whether for their own family, or to… Read more »
As Collier County officials are trying to encourage development of more modest housing for families of nurses, police officers and teachers, they have shifted more of the burden of paying for new roads, schools and other necessities to the very homes those working families can afford, an analysis by the Naples Daily News shows.
Collier County is considering new rules that supporters say will improve conditions in mobile home parks, but others argue they don’t go far enough in requiring park owners to replace all substandard trailers. Click to read the full article.
Like many areas of Collier county, residential development is slowly picking up in Immokalee, where developers are building new homes for low-income renters and for buyers willing to pay $179,900 or more.
We truly are an organization driven by our mission…. [Staff] take personal pride that they do their job well and do a great deal of good. For a charitable group like ourselves, measureable success opens doors to local elected officials, lenders and investors – and that means the opportunity to do more good.
AFH Making Farmworker Housing Mainstream 2012Cypress Cove is among the recent developments to benefit from the Tax Credit Assistance Program and the exchange funds that Congress passed as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to bolster LIHTC construction during the economic turndown.
National public accounting firm Cohn Reznick Group profiles Rural Neighborhoods in a short video. Tom Neibaur, Director of Operations says, “We can put up the bricks and mortar, that’s the easy part. We could never have mastered the finance and accounting intricacies of our project without Cohn Reznick Group’s help.” Please click on the full… Read more »
Haven site May 5th, for construction of a 3,944-square-foot project consisting of 80 apartment units. The project is different than other projects, because it will also accommodate local low-income families. “We have different types of communities, and this is a family community where only 40 percent are for agricultural workers,” Kirk said. “The other (units)… Read more »