Florida Community Development Legal Project

Creation of affordable housing is vital to ensure that members of a community  have access to housing in their neighborhoods. To find out more about the work that we do to create affordable housing and support small businesses or to apply for services click here.

Florida Community Development Legal (FCDL) Project is a collaboration between Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc., and Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc. FCDL has nine (9) attorneys and two (2) paralegals located throughout Florida with significant experience in all aspects of (i) affordable housing and community development and (ii) small business creation and representation. FCDL represents clients from the Orlando area to the Florida Keys.

Our Clients
  • Non-profit affordable housing developers
  • Non-profits providing vital community services to L-M-I* neighborhoods
  • After School Programs
  • Therapy Services
  • Job Training
  • Small Businesses owned by L-M-I* individuals and serving L-M-I* neighborhoods
Our Services
  • Contract/commercial lease negotiation assistance & contract drafting
  • Joint venture & partnership agreements
  • Dispute resolution assistance
  • Non-Profit/Small Business Formation
  • Bylaws and articles of incorporation amendments
  • Assistance with tax exemption issues
  • Board training and general legal advice
  • Representation before administrative agencies
  • Financing Transactions
  • Tax Credits: Low Income Housing Tax Credits & Community Contribution Tax Credits

**L-M-I – low to moderate income which is less than 120% of Area Median Income