Community Reinvestment Alliance of South Florida for the 2016 Fall Summit

oin the Community Reinvestment Alliance of South Florida for the 2016 Fall Summit. This year’s summit is focused on Partnerships for fair and equal access to capital, credit and financial services. Learn from experts from the South Florida region and around the country.

Who Should Attend:
Community-Based Organizations, Financial Institutions, Local Businesses, Public Officials

Schedule at a glance:
8am Registration & Networking
9am Breakfast & Opening Session
10am-11:45am Workshops
12pm Lunch & Keynote Speaker
2-4 Workshops

Registration: $25.00 (Scholarships are available)

For more information & to register – 954.622.4184 –
Tickets at

Membership in CRASF is comprised of community organizations throughout South Florida working to promote fair and equal access to credit, capital and banking services in South Florida. These organizations represent community development corporations (CDCs), civil rights groups, local and state government agencies, religious and community- based institutions. CRASF is an alliance of community leaders advocating to ensure equal access to financial products/ services, economic justice, and increased community investments. Become a part of this powerful collective voice and growing coalition today. Our members are our strength and enable us to make real and lasting changes that benefit South Florida’s communities.

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) 2nd Annual North Dade Business Expo

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MDEAT will host the second North Central Dade Business Expo on September 8, 2016, at the Joe Celestine Community Center, 1525 NW 135 Street, North Miami, FL. Small business owners interested in displaying their products and/or services for FREE can download an application and email a complete form to by Friday, August 26, 2016.

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Miami-Dade County First Budget Hearing

The First Budget Hearing regarding the County’s Budget and proposed millage rates for Fiscal Year 2016-17, has been scheduled and will begin at 5:01 PM.


Bank fund targeting affordable housing in South Florida


Ten banks, with six located in South Florida, helped launch the Community Development Fund with $25 million dollars. The fund was introduced by Ken Thomas, an economist and banking consultant, who is tired of South Floridians making $40,000 or $50,000 a year and not being able to afford to buy a home. The funds will be used to invest in securities backed by mortgages valued in the $100,000 to $200,000 range to encourage lenders to keep making the loans and builders to find ways to develop communities that first-time buyers and young professionals can afford.

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