Advocacy is at the heart of what we do--we advocate on behalf of low-to-moderate income (LMI) residents and small business owners to co-design and -create solutions that are equitable, accessible, and sustainable. Through popular education, public policy, and other campaigns, we are raising awareness of the sharpest intersections our members' work together in many ways to ensure that under-resourced neighborhoods have equitable housing and economic opportunities in communities throughout South Florida.
Given the civil rights movement roots of the community development framework, our objective is to reframe place-based solutions to center and promote diverse forms of social justice at the core of community and economic development, including:
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We believe everyone deserves a safe and healthy home to live, work, play, and grow. We are combatting the conditions working again that to promote means to build personal and community wealth. This includes eliminating homelessness and displacement while promoting ownership.
Small Business Support
We are rethinking what it means to foster more regeneration and local procurement to support minority-owned and micro businesses. We are working together to combat displacement and gentrification by advocating for incentives, protections, and investments.
We believe a sustainable community manages its human, natural, and financial capital to meet current needs while ensuring adequate sources are available for future generations. It takes a long-term perspective – focusing on adapting to change while protecting our most vulnerable neighbors and resources.