The South Florida Community Development Coalition (SFCDC) is a nonpartisan policy advocacy coalition building power through collective action to advance comprehensive community development for social justice. Comprehensive community development is our strategy to build stronger and more resilient neighborhoods by addressing interconnected issues. The Coalition serves as a regional intermediary to innovate and advocate solutions regarding quality of life in South Florida. This entails empowering advocates and stakeholders to proactively engage in decision- and policymaking to promote economic mobility opportunities and ensure affordable housing for low- and moderate-income (LMI) residents. Our collective action aims to advance equity, accessibility, sustainability, and prosperity for all who call South Florida home.
We believe that only by collaborating can we achieve greatness.
We seek to build inclusive communities fighting against the inequities that exist in society.
We believe in promoting excellence by achieving tangible results and holding ourselves accountable.
We believe in investing and building the power and leadership of our communities through collaboration, education, and communication.
We will be forthright, transparent, and truthful in both character and action.
We stand for openness to change and embracing new ideas to meet the moment of community needs.
Organize our members and stakeholders. We facilitate needs-based training and technical assistance as well as leadership development to ensure our members have tools and knowledge to be effective and the frameworks and best practices to be efficient. When each member can function as their best, our entire ecosystem is better positioned to advocate transformational solutions.
Strengthen the ecosystem. We foster capacity building for organizations, institutions, and agencies and forge alliances across and within the ecosystem to drive cross-sectoral partnerships. This strategic alignment improve our ability to drive change on interconnected issues and reinforces a unified voice for collective action.
Amplify equitable policies. We aggregate resources and research and develop campaigns to dismantle inequitable policies and practices. By contextualizing federal, state, and municipal legislation we create narratives to deeply engage stakeholders and advance priorities through a racial equity lens.