Building Lives, Building Homes, Building Community....
May 18, 2017
Bank United supports The Affordable Housing Program at HACDC
The staff and Board of Haitian American Community Development Corporation (HACDC) want to thank Bank United for this $11,000 grant that will go toward supporting our Homebuyer Education Program (HOP) and the sponsorship of HACDC 30th Anniversary Dinner. We really appreciate Bank United commitment to HACDC programs and goals, and the communities that we serve.
This contribution will go to furthering Haitian American Community Development Corporation mission of providing decent affordable housing, and educational and business enterprise opportunities through programs that create and sustain economic advancement in Haitian American communities throughout South Florida.
April 22, 2017
City of North Miami Fair Housing Affordability Fair
To conclude the Housing Fairness Month, City of North Miami held a Fair Housing Affordability Forum on April 24, 2017. It was a great success, 60 individuals attended and many positive feedbacks.
March 29, 2017
HACDC Welcomes Capital Good Fund to Little Haiti, Miami
Nonprofit Personal Lender Expands in South Florida
Capital Good Fund partners with the Haitian-American Community Development Corporation in Little Haiti, Miami
March 27, 2017 Little Haiti, Miami, FL— Capital Good Fund, a Rhode Island nonprofit lender, has hired its first employee in Florida. César Salas will work out of the office of community partner, the Haitian-American Community Development Corporation (HACDC), a nonprofit that seeks to address the lack of quality affordable housing in Little Haiti and beyond. As a Client Services Officer, César will be focused on building partnerships with community organizations and leaders; presenting at community events; and helping clients through the loan process.
HACDC Executive Director Sam Diller notes that “the loans Capital Good Fund offers, especially for things like vehicle purchase or repair, security deposits, and immigration expenses, are tremendously important to the people we serve. Access to safe and affordable credit, which is often out of reach for our clients, can stabilize a family, help it build credit, invest in its future, and get on a path to upward mobility. We’re excited to be working with Capital Good Fund as it grows its presence throughout Florida.” For more info click here!
March 13, 2017
Save The Date: HACDC 30th Anniversary Dinner
On September 15, 2017, come celebrate with us our 30 Years of providing affordable housing and community development services in the Haitian-American community and hear about our future plans. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner buffet, music and cultural performance. More information will come soon. however if you are interested in sponsorship opportunites contact Sam Diller at 786-230-3779 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 3, 2017
HACDC SINGLE-FAMILY RIBBON CUTTING
On February 3rd, 2017 the Haitian American Community Development Corporation (HACDC) celebrated the completion of this 3 bedroom/2bath home located at 325 NW 127th Street, North Miami, Florida. This new–construction home, developed by HACDC is being purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Auster Jean Bertrand and Mirlaine Delva. As participants in HACDC first-time homeowner program they and their four children will soon be taking ownership of this beautiful home for $245,000!
The development of this home and the homebuyer services provided by HACDC are key strategies used by HACDC to see increased housing affordability for its clients, and a key strategy used to create wealth and asset building in the communities it serves.
Development Financing Provided by Neighborhood Lending Partners, Inc. and City of North Miami
Home Buyer Financing and Provided by Florida Community Bank & Miami Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT)
Program Support Provided by Wells Fargo.
November 30, 2016
A new home built by HACDC purchased by a client counselled for 4 years...
After four years of credit and budget counseling, Quetelaine finally gets her dream home, as you can see, she can't hide her happiness. Congratulations!... At Haitian American Community Development Corporation we work patiently with these clients to help them attain this goal of affordable homeownership. We also built new and affordable units throughout Miami-Dade County.
November 1, 2016
HACDC Annual Fundraising Luncheon took place on October 28, 2016....
HACDC wants to thank all the sponsors who participated in our 2016 Annual Fundraising Luncheon! Click here! for the list of HACDC 2016 Sponsors and Donors! The theme for this event was “ HACDC: We are Little Haiti.” This annual fundraising event featured three speakers: Dr. Edward Ned Murray from FIU, Dr. Marie Flore Lindor-Latortue, and Joanne Milord from NE2P who provided unique insights on the past, present and future of Little Haiti. As a result of your support, HACDC will continue to provide its community development services throughout South Florida.
March 1, 2016
News from HACDC’s First-Time Homebuyer Program
HACDC’s housing department helped 25 families accomplished their goal of first-time homeownership in 2015 including 6 families who purchased one of HACDC’s completely renovated or new construction single family homes. HACDC has begun 2016 with 2 clients closing on the purchase of their first home. In many cases HACDC staff worked with these buyers (and hundreds of other clients currently in the program) for more than a year. Staff conducted homebuyer education classes and provided individualized counseling on budgeting, money management, credit repair, and helped them develop savings plans – all necessary for them to realize their dream of purchasing a home. These two families, Tibercant Camille and Magareth St Lot & Jena Julien Saint-Louis made the sacrifice and learned the true reward of patience and perseverance. Thanks to our partnership with the lenders, local governments, the contractors and realtors, they are paying less than 30% of their income towards housing. They are building assets and HACDC is building community.
Congratulations to all!
July 1, 2016
Immediate Help Needed!
HACDC is seeking the community’s help in making much needed upgrades to the Little Haiti Community Center located at 181 NE 82nd Street. ). The Little Haiti Community Center, which is owned and which was developed by HACDC houses its offices and those of the Haitian Women of Miami (FANM) and the Center for Information and Orientation (CI&O). These three non-profit organizations provide much needed services ranging from after-school programs to affordable housing, from immigration advocacy to economic development programming, all targeted primarily to members of the Haitian-American community. Well over 300 clients visit the facility every day!
HACDC is seeking funding to make immediate repairs to the parking lot, to replace doors and windows, and to repair exterior elements of the building and to repaint. These repairs are estimated to cost over $100,000. We specifically need the help of local corporations.
The development of the Little Haiti Community Center located at 181 NE 82nd Street is approved by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity as an approved project within the Community Contribution Tax Credit Program (CCTCP). Donations through the CCTCP will allow HACDC to make critical updates to this 11,000 square foot community center. Corporate donations through CCTCP allow business to designate their state tax dollars for this local project. Donors will see a $50 reduction in tax liability for every $100 donated, or a $50 cash refund on every $100 donation if they collect and remit sales taxes to the state.
To be considered for a 2017 credit donations must be made before June 30th, 2017! Please consider support for this key community project.
For more information see the attached informational package link, or contact Samuel Diller, Executive Director at email@example.com or at 786.230.3779.
June 1, 2015
Felipe Malo is the new Vice-President of HACDC Board of Directors....
On June 25, 2015, HACDC Board of Directors unanimously nominated and elected Felipe Malo as the new Vice-President. Felipe Malo is currently the Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Mercantil Commercebank, N.A..