Nonprofit Housing Roundtable Kick-Off Stakeholder Meeting

November 10th, 2016

JPH & Associates is assisting the Orlando Regional Realtor Foundation in the re-establishment of the Nonprofit Housing Roundtable of Central Florida.  The first of three stakeholder events is scheduled for November 17th and will involve key stakeholders from the area.  Subsequent stakeholder meetings will include government officials and homeowners/renters.
 
The Orlando Regional Realtor Association, through the Realtor Foundation, has established two priorities concerning affordable housing and these include; 1) To address critical community housing issues; and 2) To support initiatives which enhance the quality of life within Florida communities.  By combining resources and reestablishing the Nonprofit Housing Roundtable of Central Florida it will be better equipped to not only identify, but actively support and participate in projects that will address critical housing needs.

Recent Grant Awards

November 10th, 2016

Recent Grant Awards

JPH & Associates helps to secure $30,000 in new grant funding. The National Association of Realtors awarded the Orlando Real Estate Association $5,000. Funds will be used to re-establish the Nonprofit Housing Roundtable of Central Florida under the Orlando Regional Realtor Foundation. The reset of the Nonprofit Housing Roundtable will benefit the community in a number of ways from advocacy to fund raising to data collection/analysis. As second grant award in the amount of $25,000 was made by the Galloway Foundation to the Ministry on South Street. Funds from Galloway will help offset expenses associated with critical community programs such as summer camps, after school care, and community engagement events.

2 New Grants for JPH & Associates

June 28th, 2016

JPH & Associates is pleased to announce the award of over $352,000 in grant funding. The first grant totals $287,000 (from SHIP funds) and is being given to Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida by Lee County for improvements to Hatton Rogers Apartments. This is an affordable elderly community built in 2003. Funds will be used to improve individual units and increase the overall energy efficiency of the property.

A second grant, totaling $65,000, comes in the form of CDBG funds and is being distributed by the City of Orlando to South Street Ministries. Funds will be used to offset salary expenses for an affordable after school program serving children who reside in a local housing authority property.

2 New Grants

February 6th, 2016

JPH & Associates is pleased to announce the awards of two recently submitted grants totaling $17,500. One grant originates from the TD Bank Foundation and totals $7,500. The second grant originates from the “Support Homeownership for All,” which is a Florida license plate program and totals $10,000. The grants will be used for the Orlando Board of Realtors and Florida Real Estate Foundation Heroes’ Common’s at Jefferson Park project. This project will provide six mortgage free new homes to income-qualified veterans and their families.

St. Joseph Towers Grant Opening

September 22nd, 2015

JPH Associates is pleased to announce the opening of St. Joseph Towers, a project sponsored by Archdiocese of Miami. This 69 unit, $9.4 million project for the elderly is located in the City of Pompano Beach. The project is LEED certified, meaning it is extremely energy efficient. In addition, the project has been constructed to withstand future hurricanes which could impact South Florida.

Grant Award Announcement

September 22nd, 2015

JPH & Associates is pleased to announce the award of $124,460 in grant funding to Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. Funding is originating from both Lee County and the City of Cape Coral’s SHIP program. Funds will be used to refurbish a ten-unit apartment complex called Coronado Place Apartments which is located in Cape Coral and which serves persons who are disabilities. Improvements will focus on energy conservation, improved maintenance, and improve livability for the project’s residents. Work will be completed in November of 2015.

Submission of Grant Applications for Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida

September 22nd, 2015

JPH & Associates has been retained by Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida in preparing and submitting grant applications for upgrades to Coronado Place Apartments and Hatton B. Rogers Apartments. Coronado Place is ten year old project in Cape Coral consisting of ten units of affordable housing for persons with disabilities. Requested upgrades include floor tile, gutters, insulation, ranges, air conditioners, hurricane windows, and a fire suppression system. A total of $126,460 in SHIP funding is being requested from both Lee County and the City of Cape Coral.

Hatton Rogers is also a ten-year-old rental property consisting of 54 units and located in North Ft. Myers, which serves the elderly. Requested upgrades include floor tile, refrigerators, air conditioners, water heaters, and resurface the parking lot. A total of $306,268 in SHIP funding is being requested from both Lee County and the City of Cape Coral.

Submission of Grant Applications for the Ministry on South Street

August 19th, 2015

The Ministry on South Street is seeking funding to support a program called “Empowering Families for Community Change.” This program partners with a local church and utilizes a community engagement tool called Circles USA (seeks to inspire and equip families/communities to resolve poverty and thrive). Individuals from selected families will participate in a one-year program that focuses on several disciplines including community organizing, case management, grassroots leadership, goal setting, financial literacy, mentoring, peer-to-peer counseling, and child/youth development. Participants in this program come from the South Street community, and more specifically Reeves Terrace, which a public housing complex within the community. Expected benefits for participants include; 1) Systemic barriers to escaping poverty will be addressed; 2) By including partners from various income groups, as well as stakeholders, participants will experience a strong sense of belonging, a compelling commitment to shared goals, and a high level of accountability to themselves and the group; and 3) Not only will low income families be positively impacted, but so will the community in which they live.

On behalf of South Street, JPH & Associates submitted the following funding applications in support of this program;

William J. and Dorthy K. O’Neill Foundation – $15,000
CNL Corporate Grant – $50,670
Central Florida Community Foundation Special Project Proposal – $50,670

Submission of Grant Applications for the Orlando Board of Realtors

August 19th, 2015

JPH & Associates has been retained by the Orlando Board of Realtors and Florida Real Estate Foundation to assist in preparing and submitting grant applications for their Heroes’ Commons at Jefferson Park project. This project will provide six mortgage free new homes to income-qualified veterans and their families. Two homes will be offered to families with household income at or below 80 percent of the area median income and four to families between 80-120 percent of the area median income. The project total cost is $801,500 of which over $500,000 has been raised.

The following is a list of recently submitted grant applications;

Wells Fargo Corporate Grant – $15,000
Wells Fargo Homeownership Grant – $15,000
Home Depot – $50,000
Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation (CAHEC) – $10,000

Award of SHIP Funds

August 19th, 2015

JPH & Associates is pleased to announce the award of $124,460 in SHIP funds to Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. On behalf of Goodwill, JPH & Associates drafted and submitted this funding application to both Lee County and the City of Cape Coral. Goodwill will use these grant funds to make repairs to Coronado Place Apartments, an affordable housing project serving residents who are physically disabled. Improvements will include;

New energy efficient HVAC units
New energy efficient ranges
Additional insulation
Replacement of carpet with tile in all units
Gutters on the exterior
Hurricane resistant windows
Fire suppression systems in all kitchens