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Humanities Council Seeks Applications for Community Project Grants

The Florida Humanities Council seeks applications from Florida nonprofit organizations for the planning and implementation of public humanities projects that will benefit state residents.

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Community Development from Coast to Coast

A roundup of community development-related news from around the nation.

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LA Councilman Proposes to Save Existing Affordable Housing Units

Los Angeles Councilman Gil Cedillo (D) is pushing a proposal to use some $9 million in former redevelopment funds to help keep rent and housing costs low for hundreds of residential units in his district. If approved, it could become a model program for adoption by other districts in the city.

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Florida Subsidized Housing Rescue Mapped

The Florida Community Loan Fund (FCLF) unveils plans to rescue multifamily rental housing at risk of being converted to market rate rents, which would force out low-income residents.

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HUD Backs Off on Hillsborough CDBG Refund Demand

HUD’s order to Hillsborough County, FL to repay the department $1.02 million for what the department alleged was the county’s misspending has been quietly pulled back.

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Tampa Becomes HUD’s Latest Fair Housing Target

The Hillsborough County Affordable Housing program is accused by HUD of improperly spending more than $1 million of its community development block grant award in upscale neighborhoods rather than in poor neighborhoods as the department now requires.

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Miami-Dade Commission OKs Plans for Transit Development

In a unanimous vote, Miami-Dade County Commissioners have approved All Aboard Florida’s land use plans to construct the highly anticipated 9-acre multi-modal station and transit-oriented development that will be located in the western portion of downtown Miami, just east of Miami-Dade County Hall.

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‘All Aboard Florida’ Unveils Plans for Key Station

Commemorating yet another significant milestone in the project’s ongoing progress, All Aboard Florida’s West Palm Beach station stands at the historic center of a project that is furthering Henry Flagler’s vision for Florida and taking another step toward bringing express passenger rail back to Florida.

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Florida To Raid Housing Trust Fund Again

Ignoring pleas from affordable housing, business and construction lobbies, the Florida legislature proposes a budget to divert $136.8 million from the state’s affordable housing trust fund to plug holes in the state’s general spending account.

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New Agency has Big Plans for Jacksonville's Development

The Authority is in the midst of updating the city's downtown master plan which will provide a guide for community development.

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