Neighborhood Renaissance Receives a $500,000 Project Reinvest Grant for the West Village Art Lofts in Lake Worth

Neighborhood Renaissance Receives a $500,000 Project Reinvest Grant for the West Village Art Lofts in Lake Worth

Lake Worth — Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc.  announced at its recent groundbreaking ceremony for the West Village Art Lofts the receipt of a $500,000 grant award from NeighborWorks America through Project Reinvest: Neighborhoods.  The West Village Art Lofts is a mixed-use residential and commercial development that includes 8 three-story live/work artist townhomes and 2,000 sq. ft. of much needed “Class A” commercial space. Designed to attract arts related businesses and amenities, the new commercial building as well as street level artist work space will add to the vibrancy of the West Village commercial area through small business development.

Lake Worth’s Art Lofts of West Village, is the second phase of live-work residences specifically for low and moderate-income working artists and has been made possible by funding from the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 and the donation of distressed land. Project Reinvest grant funds will be used to construct the commercial building.  Neighborhood Renaissance was one of 55 nonprofit organizations across the country to receive this neighborhood stabilization grant award through a highly competitive process.

About Neighborhood Renaissance

Neighborhood Renaissance, a proven nonprofit community based organization for 25 years, is dedicated to building and supporting strong economies and diverse communities in Palm Beach County. We work in partnership with residents, local government, businesses and lending institutions to reclaim troubled properties and improve neighborhoods. Our efforts helped over 135 low and moderate-income families to become first-time homeowners and we built or substantially rehabilitated over 158 affordable homes. In the past 5 years our efforts targeted nearly $24.5 million of reinvestment into low-income communities.

Pleasant City Ribbon Cutting

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April 4, 2017, Pleasant City, West Palm Beach –

Mayor Jeri Muoio and West Palm Beach officials celebrated with Neighborhood Renaissance and first-time homebuyer, Craig Coleman dreams come true for 3 new homeowners.  The newly built 3 and 4 bedroom homes are within the financial reach of working families with prices starting at $110,000.  It has been more than a decade since new single-family homes have been constructed in Pleasant City, a historic African-American neighborhood located in the City’s north end. The City of West Palm Beach provided a $328,000 federal HOME grant and donated land needed to make the homes affordable.

New Homeowner Moves to the Northwood Community

March 3, 2017 West Palm Beach, FL – Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc. closed on the sale of a single-family home located on 38th St. in Northwood to Leandra Silfa who works as a case manager for Adoptive-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, Inc. In addition to becoming a new home owner, Ms. Silfa and her 10-year old son just welcomed a new baby girl to their family. “I am so happy to have the security of owning my own home where I can raise my family.” The nonprofit development corporation constructed the 4 bedroom and 2.5 bath Florida style bungalow home in 2008 with assistance from the City of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County’s Dept. of Economic Sustainability.

Valley National Bank Supports Neighborhood Renaissance’s Pathway to Prosperity Program

West Palm Beach, FL – on March 3, 2017 Valley National Bank  presented Neighborhood Renaissance with a $5,000 contribution in support of helping low and moderate-income families to become homeowners.

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Neighborhood Renaissance Wins Annual TD Charitable Foundation Housing for Everyone Affordable Housing Grant Competition, Awarded $100,000 for the Mango Cove Apartment Community

December 14, 2016 – West Palm Beach, FL –Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc. was recently awarded a $100,000 affordable housing grant through the TD Charitable Foundation’s Housing for Everyone grant competition. The grant will be used to help fund the development of 36 newly built apartments on 8 acres located within Palm Beach County’s Urban Redevelopment Area at 1561 Florida Mango Road.

The energy efficient 2 bedroom units will be within the financial reach of low and moderate income families with rents $150 below market and is located near good schools, shopping, public transportation and recreational facilities. On site amenities include a playground and picnic area, and a washer and dryer in each unit.

“We’re going to be offering a quality product at a reasonable rent” said Michael Pecar, real estate development director at Neighborhood Renaissance. According to Palm Beach County official, Ed Lowery, “This effort is the culmination of a lot of planning and prayer that brought good people together for the benefit of residents who need an affordable and decent home.”

This year’s “Housing for Everyone” theme was Affordable Housing for Single Parent Families, focusing on initiatives that support the development of safe, clean, accessible housing for families headed by a single individual (parent, grandparent or guardian).

The Housing for Everyone grant competition is one of the TD Charitable Foundation’s most widely known signature programs. The competition invites local non-profit organizations from Maine to Florida to submit proposals outlining their plans and initiatives to support and provide affordable housing initiatives in their communities. Twenty-five organizations throughout TD Bank’s footprint from Maine to Florida were awarded a $100,000 grant for a total grant donation of $2.5 million in 2016.

About Neighborhood Renaissance

Established in 1992, the nonprofit community based organization is dedicated to building and supporting strong economies and diverse communities in Palm Beach County by creating and preserving affordable homes, undertaking neighborhood improvements, and through homeownership assistance and financial literacy training. It helped over 120 low and moderate income families to become homeowners and built or substantially rehabilitated over 150 homes. In the past 4 years the organization invested nearly $23 million to help low-income communities prosper. www.neighborhoodrenaissance.org

About the TD Charitable Foundation

The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation’s mission is to support individuals, families and businesses in the communities TD Bank serves, The Foundation has made more than $167.3 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002 primarily in the areas of affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com.

About TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD”. To learn more, visit www.td.com.

December 14, 2016 – West Palm Beach, FL – TD South Florida Market President (third from left) and TD Florida Community Relations Manager Debbie Rahamim (fifth from left) present Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc. with a $100,000 award to build homes for low and moderate-income working families through the TD Charitable Foundation’s Housing for Everyone grant competition. The grant will help fund 36 newly built apartments on 8 acres located within Palm Beach County’s Urban Redevelopment Area at 1561 Florida Mango Road. Neighborhood Renaissance representatives accepting the award from left to right are real estate director Michael Pecar,  real estate committee member Kathleen Ward, executive director Terri Murray (4th from left), board chair Carl A. Flick, (6th from left), and board members: Annette Whitehead, Joey Eichner and Tim Coppage.

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Coming Soon! 3 Newly Constructed Single-Family Homes in Pleasant City. Prices start at $110,000!  Learn more…

Bank United Helps Neighborhood Renaissance to Build Homes within the Financial Reach of Palm Beach County’s Working Families

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West Palm Beach, FL – on September 6, 2016 Bank United presented Neighborhood Renaissance with a contribution of $8,750 in support of the organization’s efforts to address the needs of low and moderate-income families to obtain quality homes within their financial reach.

TD Charitable Foundation Supports Neighborhood Renaissance Efforts to Help Low and Moderate-Income Families to Prosper through Homeownership

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July 15, 2016 West Palm Beach, FL – TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® presented Neighborhood Renaissance with a $5,000 grant in support of the organization’s Pathway to Prosperity program, which helps Palm Beach County’s low-to moderate-income residents to achieve home ownership and obtain quality homes that they can afford.   An affordable and fixed housing cost allows families to thrive by allowing more monthly income for other necessities as well as for savings. The program also positively impacts the communities we serve by increasing owner occupancy, which is key to creating neighborhood stability.


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(left right: NR executive director Terri Murray; TD Vice President/Community Relations Manager Debbie Rahamim and NR Board Members Carl A Flick and Bette Anne Starkey)

Uplifting Neighborhoods through First-Time Homebuyers

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West Palm Beach, FL – Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc. closed on the sale of a single-family home located on 39th St. in Northwood to first-time buyers Diego and Nelva.  The nonprofit development corporation constructed the 4 bedroom and 2.5 bath Florida style bungalow home in 2008 with assistance from the City of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County’s Dept. of Economic Sustainability.

Prior to purchasing their home, Diego and Nelva rented a small 2BR/1BA cottage in the same neighborhood for $1,300 per month where they lived for the past 3 years with their three children: ages 18, 6 and 1 years old. With the birth of their youngest son Jonathon, they quickly outgrew their cottage and began looking for a larger home.  The fact that they could own a home for less than renting, enticed them to become homeowners.  Because of low interest rates and Neighborhood Renaissance’s affordably priced home, their monthly housing cost as homeowners, including property taxes is about half of what they paid as renters.  This savings is helping the couple to support their oldest daughter’s college education who is attending Florida Atlantic University. Monica plans to become an anesthesiologist.

 

Neighborhood Renaissance is a community based nonprofit agency that builds strong economies and diverse communities in partnership with residents and local government by transforming neighborhoods by building quality homes that are within the financial reach of working families. It has helped over 115 low and moderate-income families to become first-time homeowners and has developed over 140 homes. 

Find out about other first-time buyer opportunities. Contact Lashea Brooks, 832-6776 ext. 103, lbrooks@neighborhoodrenaissance.org 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FROM GENERAL CONTRACTORS, PLEASANT CITY ADDENDUM #3

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RFP for Legal Services – Art Lofts at West Village

RFP for Legal Services – Art Lofts at West Village

Neighborhood Renaissance is requesting proposals from law firms to provide legal services for our project in Lake Worth as described in the attached solicitation. The project is funded in part by federal funds and is subject to HUD procurement procedures. The requested scope of services is not expected to exceed $25,000 from acquisition of the project in September through the final sales of the townhomes by the end of 2017.

Please don’t hesitate to call me if you have any questions. Michael Pecar

Request for Proposals to provide legal services for the development of townhomes and commercial space located at 110 North F Street in the city of Lake Worth, Florida. This project is partially funded by Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 through the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).

All responses must be received on or before 4 pm, July 1, 2016, Palm Beach County local time. Submit your response to Neighborhood Renaissance at 510 24th Street, Suite A West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Attention: Michael Pecar, Real Estate Development Director. It is the responsibility of the Proposer to ensure that all pages are included and acknowledgement of Addenda.

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Everyone needs a place to call home – somewhere safe and comfortable to raise a family that will grow and prosper.

Thank you to our individual supporters for your generosity! Neighborhood Renaissance exceeded our $4,500 goal and raised $5,803 in a single day, which will be matched by an additional funds from the Great Give 2016 bonus pool!

We would like to recognize the following local businesses for supporting our efforts to provide homes that are within the financial reach of Palm Beach County’s workforce:

Aaron Group, LLC
Alexi Knight Architects, Inc.
Deprez Team
Dixie Printing
Flick Photographic
Florida Community Bank
Friedman, Feldmesser & Karpeles, CPA, LLC
Hartnett Building Group LLC
Maid Pro
Miller Land Planning, Inc.
Signature Home Maintenance
The Coppage Company
Wellington Electric