Fifty years ago during the month of April, the Fair Housing Act was passed. It was a landmark law that was established to prohibit discrimination in housing. Since the passage of the Act in 1968, housing discrimination is still prevalent in and throughout communities of color. This is why our housing advocacy efforts must continue because Fair Housing is not just an act, it is the law.
The overall purpose of the event is to signify the importance of the Fair Housing Act and to reflect upon its past and present. It is also our aim to discuss the seven protected classes of the Act and how it works in the 21st century.
OLCDC’s homebuyer education workshops are designed to guide first-time homebuyers step by step through the home buying process. Workshops are FREE, but reservations are required. One-on-one counseling with an OLCDC certified Housing Counselor is also available.
During each 8-hour homebuyer education workshop, attendees will hear presentations from industry professionals—lenders, realtors, home inspectors, closing agents, attorneys, etc.—on the following topics:
Preparing for Homeownership
Shopping for a Home
Applying for Available Grant Funds
Obtaining a Mortgage
Closing on Your Home
Importance of Fair Housing, Predatory Lending
Participants are encouraged to come to the workshop prepared to ask the facilitator and presenters questions throughout the day. At the end of the workshop, participants will receive contact information for the OLCDC housing counseling staff and the workshop presenters and may contact these professionals if they have questions regarding their home buying process.
Upon completion of the entire 8-hour workshop, participants will receive a certificate stating they have completed the 8-Hour Homebuyer Education Course. This certificate is required by developers and subsidy programs. Please bring a valid photo I.D., proof of income (i.e., 2011 W-2, 2 pay stubs, benefits letter) and a copy of your pre-qualification letter if you have received one. These documents are required to receive your certificate.
Get EXCITED! We’re hosting our 5th Annual Health and Resource Fair with support from and in partnership with local organizations. We’re promoting healthier lifestyles, improvement of access to healthcare providers, and connecting residents to community resources.
We’re also providing free health screenings and examinations; interactive health workshops; and a tour of our Thrive Campus Urban Garden followed by delicious healthy food preparation demonstrations and tastings. Financial education, housing education, and career planning workshops will be offered while you’re here, so take advantage!
We’re also promoting living an ACTIVE lifestyle, so come have fun at our large live obstacle course, Hip Hop Yoga, hooper size hooping, various dance workouts and human hamster games.
Bring the whole family out for a day of fun – seniors, parents, teens, and children. We are excited about this opportunity to engage the community and bring resources to the families of Opa-locka.
Miami Homes For All is partnering with National Housing Trust and Enterprise Community Partners to host a know your rights workshop. This workshop will be specifically catered to youth experiencing housing instability on how to get an apartment and keep it. This workshop will address tenant’s rights. We will have interactive activities on what it means to be a tenant, what a landlord can and can’t do, etc.
The 2018 Florida Blue Foundation Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards will be held on May 3-4, 2018, at the same place, the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida. The theme for the 2018 Symposium is Big Issues in Health. It is an exciting and timely topic and we have lined up great local and national speakers, incredible professional development sessions, networking opportunities and fun moments for all.
Be part of the walking movement for better cities! Residents of all ages are invited to experience community-based building, May 4th through the 6th weekend.
TransforME Ayiti, Inc. is pleased to announce its first inaugural Miss TransforME Ayiti Pageant. This event will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at Fabiola’s Venue in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The mission of the Miss TransforME Ayiti Pageant is to “celebrate young Haitian- American women while promoting culture, entrepreneurship and community service.”
As a 501(c) (3), not for-profit organization, we collaborate with other organizations, businesses and stakeholders to offer workshops and outreach services in Haiti and South Florida communities. Now in existence for over two years, TransforME Ayiti continues to strive to expand it’s programming and enrich the lives of Haitian girls locally and abroad. We have raised funds and collected school supplies for our annual Back to School Drive in Leogane, Haiti. Furthermore, we have traveled to Haiti on several occasions to speak to nursing students at HELP Hospital and School of Nursing and distribute medical supplies, personal hygiene items, and learning materials.
It is our mission to continue to equip the next generation of Haitian-American women through faith, education, cultural awareness, economic development and entrepreneurship. This an opportunity for a young lady to win a $500 Scholarship, waived fee ($97) for YOUnique Academy Launch Your Non-Profit Boot-camp and all expense paid trip to Haiti for our 3rd Annual Back to School Drive Trip.
Please join us during this siganture fundraising event and let the best contestant win.
TransforME Ayiti Team
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and how we approach everything we do.
In the last year, the Prosperity team helped 5,443 clients access imperative financial and health services. We helped families move toward comprehensive household wellness by offering non-predatory financial products, financial coaching, free tax preparation, benefits enrollment, healthcare access, and more.
In the last year, we enrolled 268 participants in our two-generation leadership development programs. Participants learned about effective leadership, policy advocacy, project design, and how to affect social change in their communities. They represented several neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County.
In the last year, we convened over 700 residents through our summits and gatherings. We advocated for local, state, and national anti-poverty policies through direct actions, communications efforts and community convenings. Our multi-stakeholder partnerships enabled us to develop several reports and tools that facilitated the engagement of residents and organizations in policy advocacy. We weaved networks that increased collaboration and strengthened the social justice movement in South Florida.