CDC of Tampa OpenDoorFCLF's mission is to offer expertise and capital to help make projects successful and help organizations improve lives and communities. Our goal is to help organizations build, acquire and rehab projects – ultimately, to help people and build strong communities. We believe a community is defined by its components: housing, schools, healthcare, grocery stores, local businesses. Our loans help stabilize communities by providing resources to help local non-profit and mission-based for-profit organizations succeed and achieve their missions.

For more than 20 Years FCLF has provided Stability and Success in Florida communities.   

Here are some of the ways we have touched lives and communities through our financing programs. 

As of June 30, 2018, FCLF has achieved...

$354 million in total financing into projects totaling $980 million in project costs, through
305 loans through its community development lending, and
23 transactions through the New Markets Tax Credit Program.

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Our borrowers provide affordable housing, for sale and rent, to households that meet low-income criteria. As of June 30, 2018, FCLF has financed 4,774 affordable housing units.

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Supportive housing is financed through FCLF for low-income residents who are at-risk or have special needs. This type of housing typically provides social services on site. FCLF financing has provided 1,305 supportive housing units.
 
FCLF also finances community facilities that serve low-income families and neighborhoods. These include healthcare, education, food access, and other social service facilities. As of June 30, 2018, FCLF has financed or provided NMTC for 138 community facilities, totaling 2.1 million square feet.
 
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When a project obtains financing through FCLF, jobs are provided either as newly created jobs or retained jobs that may have been eliminated had the project not proceeded. Through June 30, 2018, FCLF projects created or retained 8,974 temporary construction jobs and 3,303 permanent jobs.
 
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Projects financed through FCLF and our NMTC program have also provided social services to an estimated 340,260 Floridians each year.
 
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In addition to these measurable impacts, FCLF advocacy work aims to improve public policies that:

  • affect the operating environment in which our borrowers work,
  • create opportunities for increasing the capacity for non-profit developers, and
  • promote transparent accountable strategies for increasing the flow of capital for community and economic development in low- and moderate-income communities.

Our efforts include educating state and federal elected officials on the role of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) as important intermediary institutions with the capacity to leverage state and federal dollars to achieve greater impact.

To read more about organizations we have financed, we invite you to Meet Our Borrowers. Our Impact report also has more information on our financing throughout Florida.


Here is a snapshot of FCLF's Components of Capital at June 30, 2018:

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 Here is a snapshot of FCLF's Impact throughout Florida as of June 30, 2018. You can download the full Our Impact brochure from our Downloads page.

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"FCLF plays a significant role in sustaining vibrant and thriving communities. We are pleased to support your ongoing community based efforts." – Ernie Diaz, South Florida Market President

TD Charitable Foundation

"We couldn’t have pulled this project together without FCLF as partners. This is the start of great work in Jacksonville’s historic Springfield district." – Kevin Gay, Exec. Director

Operation New Hope

"FCLF understands and is a part of what we are doing: helping families have the American dream of owning a home." – Isaac Simhon, Executive Director

Housing Programs, Inc.

"Without the FCLF initial loan to purchase land, we might not have been able to move forward with farmworker housing." – Peter Routsis-Arroyo, CEO, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice

Casa San Juan Bosco

"FCLF shows a clear strategy and demonstrated evidence of addressing prevalent community needs." – J. Reymundo Ocañas, Director, Corp Responsibility

BBVA Compass

"I appreciate FCLF for lending in rural areas, where many other lenders are exiting. From the first moment we spoke with FCLF staff, we felt we had a partner." – Jamie Kerr, President, AMCS Dev.

Griffin Heights

"FCLF understood our context, embraced the project vision, and were willing to make an investment that others deemed as too risky." – Lynn Brockwell-Carey, Executive Director

Brevard Neighborhood Development Coaliti…

"FCLF made it possible for us to provide many special needs and low-income students with the educational services that they need." – Charlotte Tollefson, Director & Founder

Woodlawn Community Academy

"I recommend FCLF for attracting investment to the Florida Preservation Fund... I believe that says something about investor comfort." – Nancy Muller, Policy Director

Florida Housing Finance Corp.

"The Fathers Table Foundation appreciates the services FCLF provides and the impact on the communities you serve. We believe in your organization and your mission." – Dan Gilardi, President

Fathers Table Foundation

"Our relationship with FCLF provides the capital to achieve long-lasting impact." – Terri Murray, Exec Dir

Neighborhood Renaissance

"Thanks to FCLF, we are one step closer to providing a permanent housing solution for veterans and others seeking quality housing at an affordable price." – Carrie Davis, Executive Director

Wealth Watchers

"BankUnited understands the challenges facing our communities; we applaud FCLF's efforts. Thank you for making our community a better place to live." – Katrina Wright, VP Comm. Dev.

BankUnited

"We appreciate the accomplishments your organization attains." - Robert Sucher, Executive VP

Sabadell United Bank

"We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with FCLF and working together to meet the needs of our communities." – Nancy Merolla, VP/CRA Officer

Florida Community Bank

"It is really working. FCLF is really touching low-income people." – Florida Community Loan Fund Founding Board Member

Sister Mary Heyser, RSHM

"FCLF has a keen knowledge of Florida challenges & opportunities. We are confident our investment will be used to improve lives." – Kathleen Rizzo Young, Sr. VP, Community Development

HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

"We consider FCLF a valued partner and strong advocates for low-income communities and families. We look forward to many more years of working together." – Jennifer Westerbeck, Vice President

US Bancorp CDC

"Trinity Health is happy to partner with FCLF. We look forward to seeing the impact in the communities you serve." – Sr. Kathleen Coll, SSJ, Administrator, Shareholder Advocacy

Trinity Health

"FCLF staff shares our vision and commitment to serve needy families and provide a high quality education to all children." – Thomas Cole, Founder

Emma Jewel Charter Academy

Our Partners

Axiom Bank
Support from Axiom Bank helps FCLF build strong communities.
Casa San Juan Bosco and FCLF
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, financed the land for farmworker rental housing with FCLF.
Northern Trust Roundtable
FCLF supporter, the Northern Trust Company, hosted a housing roundtable in Sarasota.
MTZ Carver Construction
FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
FCLF Board and Staff
FCLF Board Members represent our investors, borrowers, and technical experts.
Million Meals 2012
FCLF staff and supporters volunteer at Million Meals event.
DuPuis Pointe Miami
DuPuis Pointe offers affordable, hurricane proof homes in Miami.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee
FCLF staff and US Legislative staff at an event honoring Youth of the Year.
duPont Fund and FCLF
The duPont Fund used FCLF and NMTC Financing to revitalize downtown Jacksonville.
ASPIRA of Florida and FCLF
FCLF CEO and one of our supporters visit the ASPIRA Arts Deco school.
KIPP Jacksonville
Rep. Ander Crenshaw visited KIPP Jacksonville School
Mathis Place Resident
Residents at Neighborhood Renaissance's Mathis Place enjoy affordable rent.
Emma Jewel Academy and FCLF
Emma Jewel Charter Academy offers education for the whole child in Brevard County.
FCLF at Florida Housing Conference
FCLF staff are active at statewide conferences and events.
Haley Park Construction
FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
Armature Works
FCLF and the NMTC Program renovated a historic building into a small business incubaor.
BNDC Greater Heights
Greater Heights offers new, safe, affordable rental homes in what was formerly a high crime area.
Neighbor Up and FCLF
FCLF Chief Lending Officer visits with the Executive Director of Neighbor Up (formerly BNDC)
TD Bank Charitable Foundation
Support from TD Bank Charitable Foundation helps FCLF build strong communities.
Neighbor Up, Affordable Housing
Neighbor Up, formerly BNDC, offers affordable housing in Brevard County.
Emma Jewel Charter Academy
Nutritious snacks are a part of the healthy focused curriculum at Emma Jewel Charter Academy.
Valley Bank
Support from Valley Bank helps FCLF build strong communities.
FCLF and Florida Housing Coalition
FCLF representatives are ready to talk about your project success.
FCLF and Rep. Webster
Rep. Daniel Webster visited FCLF staff.
RCRI Conference 2012
The RCRI Conference allows FCLF staff to touch base with our religious supporters.
Housing Programs, Inc.
FCLF financing to Housing Programs, Inc. helps provide affordable homes for ownership.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee
FCLF and NMTC are creating a new facility for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County
Casa San Juan Bosco and FCLF
New rental homes are available for farmworker families at Casa San Juan Bosco.
TD Charitable Foundation, TD Bank
TD Charitable Foundation and TD Bank have supported FCLF's mission since 2006.
Greater Heights Resident
FCLF Financing to Neighbor Up Brevard helps provide affordable rental housing.
FLACDC Conference
FCLF Staff meet and greet friends at an FLACDC event.
FCLF at Florida Housing Conference
FCLF Staff are on hand at conferences and events to discuss our programs.
Metro Min Grand Opening
FCLF staff with local supporters at Metropolitan Ministries Tampa.
ASPIRA of Florida Aspirantes
ASPIRA of Florida offers education & mentoring with a focus on low-income and Latino students.
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Our Vision Opportunity and dignity exist for every person and community in Florida.
Our Mission Our expertise and capital make projects successful and help organizations improve lives and communities.