SFCDC provides capacity building and policy advocacy services to community development practitioners in Miami-Dade County. Our capacity building work includes one-on-on technical assistance, group training, and business development through our franchise restaurant initiative. Our advocacy work focuses on preserving and expanding local, state, and federal funding sources for community development and monitoring the use of these funds.
|Capacity Building||Policy Advocacy|
|Technical assistance||Local funding – Miami-Dade County Surtax|
|Group training||State funding – Sadowski Housing Trust Fund|
|Franchise restaurant pre-development||Federal funding – CDBG and HOME|
SFCDC’s mission is to expand the capacity of community development practitioners to develop affordable housing and economic opportunities for Miami-Dade County’s low and moderate-income families and neighborhoods.
- Provide training and capacity building opportunities to community development practitioners.
- Advocate for public policies that improve the capacity of non-profit community development organizations to provide housing and economic opportunities for low and moderate-income families and neighborhoods.
- Advocate for public policies and systems that improve housing and economic opportunities for low and moderate-income families and neighborhoods.
- Establish a forum in which community development practitioners can share information and form partnerships to enhance outcomes for low and moderate-income families and neighborhoods.
SFCDC envisions a Miami-Dade County where:
- All low and moderate-income people have access to the tools necessary to build wealth.
- All neighborhoods are livable, safe, and economically vibrant.
- Community development practitioners collaborate meaningfully to enhance outcomes.
- Local, state, and national investors employ a long-term strategy of significant investment in our community development efforts.
- The field of community development has effective leadership representing the public, non-profit, and for-profit sectors.