Community Redevelopment Associates of Florida (CRA) has been proudly serving it’s clients throughout the State of Florida since 1990. CRA is an employee-owned, urban affairs consulting firm located in Broward County, Florida. At CRA, we take a pro-active position in meeting the needs of our clients in the public and nonprofit sector. Through many years of experience (75 years cumulative), CRA has familiarized itself with the challenges our clients face and their need for creative solutions. With experience, and commitment to service at the foundation of the firm, CRA of Florida’s professionals offer you the enhanced technical assistance you require.
CRA has administered and/or provided direct services to 17 municipalities and counties in Florida with respect to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME) and State Housing Initiatives Program (SHIP) programs.
CRA developed and implemented affordable housing programs that have been approved by Fannie Mae, FHA, the Florida Housing Coalition, and HUD. These housing programs are currently administered in various cities that receive federal and state funding.
CRA consistently maintains above-average HUD timeliness ratios for the expenditure of federal dollars.
CRA has an established lenders consortium dedicated to working with first-time homebuyers in South Florida.
CRA has overseen more than 2000 homes either rehabilitated or purchased in the last 14 years as part of our administration of residential rehabilitation and purchase assistance programs.
CRA is actively involved in policy-making activities with the State of Florida.
CRA has worked administratively for projects such as Sunrise’s Sunset Strip Commercial Revitalization Project, Miramar Athletic Park Improvement Project, Pembroke Pines Children’s Harbor Project, the development of the Lauderdale Lakes Community Redevelopment Area Plan, among others.
CRA completed the 2004 South Broward County Annexation Study which examined the feasibility of the creation of a new municipality (West Park) in Broward County.
CRA works with you on your challenging community development needs and projects!