Community Development

 

The Central County Community Development Corporation (CCCDC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Urban League of Broward County (ULBC), Inc.  CCCDC was created to acquire, develop, sponsor, purchase and rehabilitate deteriorating and/or substandard housing for subsequent sale and/or rental at affordable prices to residents of low and moderate incomes.  CCCDC has been certified by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) since May 2001.  CCCDC has been certified as a CHDO by Broward County since March 2009.

The subsidiary has developed single-family homes in the Broward Estates and Washington Part neighborhoods of Central Broward County.  ULBC and CCCDC also helped create a coalition of non-profit affordable housing developers called the Broward Alliance for Neighborhood Development (BAND).  The premise of the coalition was to “BAND” together to leverage resources and talent that could translate into a competitive advantage when seeking funding.  The goal was to develop a non-profit developer clearinghouse that would develop systemic solutions for the lack of quality, sustainable affordable housing in Broward County.  BAND’s first engagement by a municipal funder was the “Hollywood Revitalization Project”.  The project entailed new single-family home construction in lots acquired by the City of Hollywood.

CCCDC currently owns eight (8) single-family homes which it rents as affordable homes to individuals at or below poverty guidelines established by Broward County.  One of those homes was built with CCCDC funds, one property was donated by JP Morgan Chase and six homes were deeded to the CCCDC by the City of Plantation, Florida. 

Changing a Community: Block by Block

In March 2017, the Urban League of Broward County has been selected to build affordable single-family homes as part of a new Board of County Commissioners project to construct more homes for qualifying very-low to moderate-income households across Broward County. The county’s Housing Finance and Community Redevelopment Division of Broward County has entered into an agreement with the Urban League and nine other Broward County nonprofit housing agencies to construct forty new affordable single-family homes. Each nonprofit agency, including the Urban League, is being awarded four lots to build homes with a minimum of 1,500-square-feet, three bedrooms, two-baths and a two-car garage. The agencies will need to get permits within six months and complete construction 12 months after permitting. 

The homes will be available for purchase through a lottery system to very-low to moderate-income households who qualify for first mortgage financing with an approved lender and who will use the homes as their primary residence. The County may also provide purchase assistance for qualified buyers. All new buyers are required to attend homeowner education class and meet current Housing Finance and Community Redevelopment Division underwriting criteria for the home purchase and loans.  

 

The other participating nonprofit agencies are: 
1. Broward Alliance for Neighborhood Development (BAND)
2. Dania Economic Development Corporation
3. Habitat for Humanity of Broward
4. Housing, Opportunities, Mortgage Assistance and Effective Neighborhood Solutions, Inc.  (HOMES)
5. Housing Foundation of America
6. Liberia Economic and Social Development
7. Minority Builders Coalition, Inc.
8. Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida, Inc.
9. Sunrise City Community Housing Development Organization, Inc.

The Urban League's new homes will be unveiled during a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, June 30, 2018.