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New Mobile Shower Unit Available for Broward’s Homeless

broward-HOPE-mobile-shower-unit.jpgNew 30-foot long air conditioned / heated mobile trailers will soon offer showers to homeless men and women, thanks to the efforts of HOPE South Florida. These showers are intended to build self-esteem and be a benefit to our community. Ongoing operational needs include small toiletries such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant and shaving kits, as well as gently used clothing for men and women. If you would like to donate supplies, please contact pcanan@HopeSouthflorida.org. Read more…​

Broward Housing Summit Coming March 29th

The Coordinating Council of Broward in partnership with the Broward Housing Council will host a Broward Housing Summit​, 8AM – 4PM, Wednesday, March 29th at the Rick Case Arena at Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Avenue in Davie. The goal of the summit is to engage the community in dialogue about the county’s affordable and workforce housing crisis, the need for a dedicated funding source, ideas for moving forward and more. 
                         Please register for the event here​​. 

Broward County Receives $8M Grant to Help Homeless​

The Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership has been awarded a grant of more than $8 million by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the 2016 HUD Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition. The HUD CoC Program awards projects to assist homeless adults and youth clients. More…​

Land Trusts Bring Affordable Housing to Eligible Buyers​

SF-land-trust-home.JPGCommunity land trusts can help fill the gap of affordable housing in South Florida, though the nonprofit programs struggle with funding and attention. Land trusts give eligible consumers opportunities to buy homes even as prices escalate. Residents build equity and receive other benefits of ownership…More

Florida Among Toughest States for First-Time Homebuyers​

sfbj-Top25-toughest-states-to-buy-a-house.jpgFirst-time homebuyers in Florida have among the most obstacles in the nation when it comes to bagging a property, according to a study by Bankrate.com. The financial information website evaluated home affordability relative to median income, credit availability, unemployment, the tightness of supply in the housing market, and the percentage of young homeowners in every state... More

President’s Budget Plan May End CDFI Fund

CDFI-Fund.JPGPresident Trump reportedly wants to eliminate a $258 million banking program that aids the rural and urban poor in order to help offset $54 billion in increased military spending. The ​Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund​, which aids economically distressed localities, will see its funding slashed practically to nothing… More