Metropolitan Ministries has served homeless and needy populations in the Tampa Bay area for over 40 years. Phase One used NMTC to build a new homeless services and housing facility in Tampa. With NMTC financing, Metro-Min’s Phase Two expanded on that original campus, adding an on-site elementary school and a youth center and chapel. Phase Two also included renovation of a building in Pasco County that is now a food bank and includes an on-site commercial kitchen that is utilized for career training.
The Cade Museum, which formerly operated from a small building near downtown Gainesville, has built a new facility using NMTC financing. The new Cade Museum is the anchor in the redevelopment of local Depot Park, and through a 21,000 sq-ft building provides services annually to 6,000+, with a focus on area low-income youth through targeted education programs and mentoring.
In Fort Myers, Florida, the historic 1920s train station had been vacant for some time. With NMTC financing, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation partnered with the City of Fort Myers and the Community Reinvestment Association to restore and renovate the train station into a 2-building, 24,000 sq-ft center providing collaborative office space for area nonprofits and a state of the art technology hub that is available to both residents and businesses.
The Armature Works building was originally built in 1910 as a streetcar maintenance facility. With NMTC financing, the facility was renovated, and now includes local market and food vendors downstairs, and a small business incubator and co-working space upstairs. The overall building includes 76,500 sq feet and has created or retained an estimate 900 jobs. The area is a USDA Food Desert, and in addition to offering local, fresh foods, it encourages small businesses and has stimulated economic development in the surrounding area.
The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, located in Bradenton, Florida, serves 10 counties. With NMTC financing, the Museum added a wing to house educational classrooms and exhibit space designed to break down barriers to STEAM education in nearby disadvantaged neighborhoods and area schools. The 23,000 sq-ft addition will serve an estimate 11,000 low-income students annually, and expand overall visits to the museum to 37,000 annually.
Orange Blossom Family Health was founded in 1993 to provide healthcare to homeless and uninsured patients in the Orlando area. The organization has grown to 8 location and serves 20,000 patients. With NMTC financing, OBFH built a new 12,000 sq-ft clinic that reaches 6,000 annually in a medically underserved area. Services include medial, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, x-ray, urgent care, and an on-site lab. There is no other medical provider in this zip code currentlly offering sliding fees for service or care regardless of ability to pay.
The YMCA of South Florida has served Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties since 1915. With NMTC financing, an aging building will be replaced to meet the community’s growing needs. The new LA Lee YMCA / Mizell Community Center will serve 800-1200 residents daily from predominantly low-income households. On-site services include GED and job training programs, nutrition and wellness education, on-site daycare, and tutoring, to name a few.
A $3 million expansion of the Crisis Stabilization Center at Centerstone’s Behavioral Hospital & Addiction Center at 2020 26th Ave. E., Bradenton
The Jessie Ball duPont Center provides nonprofit office space, community meeting space, and individual / group co-working space in downtown Jacksonville. With NMTC financing, the Center renovated a historic library into a new 129,000 sq-foot facility that is LEED certified and incorporates many green features. The project was a catalyst for reinvestment in this downtown city core, which had been stagnant for years.
CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse) will build a new 100-bed domestic violence shelter in St. Petersburg, greatly expanding its reach to individuals in need. CASA’s current facility has been in operation for more than 25 years, and with a capacity of 30 individuals the organization must turn away 1,400 people each year.