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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July 8, 2022

Deer Creek Opens

Our northernmost project, Deer Creek, opened earlier this month in Gainesville, Florida.  Built to provide housing for those 62 and older, this colorful property fills a critical need for housing for low-income seniors.  Some of Deer Creek’s amenities include a fitness center, computer room, meeting rooms, and its proximity to the adjacent Alachua County Senior… Read more »

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May 16, 2022

Renaissance Hall Granted Zoning Approval

Collier County’s Board of County Commissioners cleared the last hurdle to creating 350 new units of affordable housing in Naples.  At its meeting in late April, the BCC approved re-zoning the Golden Gate Golf Course to allow residential development on a portion of the course.  Selected by the BCC as the non-profit developer, Rural Neighborhoods… Read more »

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May 2, 2022

Esperanza Community Center

A lack of community space in western Immokalee prompted Rural Neighborhoods to seek funding for its Esperanza Community Center.  Collier County provided $400,000 in CDBG funds toward the $1.2 million project.  The new structure, to be located in front of the new Casa Amigos apartments, will provide meeting space, office space for non-profits, and resources… Read more »

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April 28, 2022

Casa Juarez Opening Soon

Rural Neighborhood’s latest shared housing development, Casa Juarez, will open shortly, providing 32 new units.  The apartment complex was constructed using $7 million in Florida Housing Finance Corporation SAIL funds and $500,000 from the Federal Home Loan Bank.  Casa Juarez is located at Rural’s headquarters in Homestead and is the second shared housing complex at… Read more »

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April 12, 2022

New Awards Towards Housing in Labelle and Florida City

Florida Housing Finance Corporation announced funding to two new construction projects sponsored by Rural Neighborhoods. Everglades Village Phase 5.6, a 20-unit farmworker-targeted addition to our Florida City 511-unit campus received $4.3M in a recent invitation to credit underwriting. In Labelle and Hendry County, Rural will broaden its current senior and farmworker assets through Pollywog Creek… Read more »

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

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