Urban Land Institute’s Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council today announced that it has been named a recipient of The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s 2014 Community Development Grant. The grant is part of a $402,500 collective donation to address issues related to affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization in South Florida to organizations throughout the region. The District Council’s individual grant will support its Technical Assistance Program (TAP) in low-income and emerging neighborhoods.
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) membership organization whose mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Its TAP program addresses specfic land use and redevelopment issues in selected communities across its seven county service area located along the SE Florida coastline.
For years, Bank of America has invested in community development grants throughout South Florida. This year alone, the grants will impact approximately 354,855 individuals in South Florida.
“It is crucial to provide stable, affordable housing and home ownership to individuals in Southeast Florida, so we can build a healthy and vibrant community. Through the Community Development Grant, Bank of America is making a lasting impact and we are honored to be a recipient,” said Julie Medley, ULI’s Executive Director. “Bank of America provides a great example of the potential of corporate social responsibility with this grant and is a model for investing in nonprofits who are serving the critical needs of those in their local communities.”
ULI will use this grant to support TAPs in both Broward and Miami-Dade Counties during the remainder of 2014 and into 2015. Its TAP program has a long history of providing market-driven advice on building more sustainable communities, crafting redevelopment strategies for outdated or underused corridors, and addressing thorny development issues. If you feel a TAP would be helpful in your community, contact the District Council office at 954-783-9504 for more information.