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NeighborWorks Week 2022: Empowering our residents for success!

NHSSF NeighborWorks Week 2022, came to a superb close this past Saturday, June 11, with over 100 South Florida residents dancing, laughing, and celebrating together at our Community Block Party!


The community event at our headquarters was part of 2022 NeighborWorks Week, (June 4 – 11), when NeighborWorks network organizations around the country, like us, organize community service projects to celebrate the successes of communities and how NeighborWorks and residents work together to enable people to enhance their lives.

As part of these celebrations, from June 7 – 9, we provided a Homebuyer Orientation and a Financial Fitness classes (both in the main languages spoken by our residents across South Florida: English, Spanish & Haitian Creole). We aimed to create informed consumers -whether they will purchase a home in the future or take back control of their finances- as a way to empower communities to thrive. Over 40 residents attended our online classes during that week.

Regarding the Community Block Party on June 11, we were honored to award Miami Dade County District 5 Commissioner, Eileen Higgins, and SMASH President & CEO, Adrian Madriz with the “Stand Up for Your Neighbor” NHSSF Prize. We believed that this community event was a perfect scenario to recognize both Commissioner Higgins and Adrian Madriz for their unwavering commitment to affordable housing and their enduring service as community advocates in favor of the hard-working residents across South Florida.

The party was a great success and all our invitees had a great time with amazing salsa music, delicious food and a splendid time for our children.


Thank you all for coming!


NHSSF Block Party

Community Block Party at the NHSSF site

Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF) is hosting a Neighborhood Appreciation Block Party as part of NeighborWorks Week 2022


Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida will host a Community Block Party, where staff and volunteers will present the future NHSSF FREEDOM POINTE development for the senior population of Little Havana, while we celebrate community resiliency with some Free Food, a Salsa Class, a Domino Contest and a Creative Corner for our kids. The projected building will consist of 75 affordable units for our seniors in Little Havana and will include supportive services to residents as well as a ‘health hub’ in the building. We want to introduce the community to this affordable housing project and ask for their input about the supportive services their senior family members would like to receive.

Additionally, being our first gathering after the Covid-19 pandemic, we want to celebrate our Little Havana Community with food, music and additional activities. The event is part of NeighborWorks Week (June 4-11), when NeighborWorks network organizations around the country organize community service projects to celebrate the successes of communities and how NeighborWorks and residents work together to enable people to enhance their lives.

WHAT: NHSSF BLOCK PARTY (free food, domino contest, salsa classes, and much more!)

WHEN: Saturday, June 11, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

WHERE: At NHSSF headquarters, located on 300 NW 12th Ave., Miami, FL 33128

WHO: All Little Havana residents & families are welcome to attend!

Come and celebrate with us!



NHSSF Block Party Announcement


Community Block Party en el sitio de NHSSF

¡Ven a nuestra fiesta comunitaria!

En Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF) estamos organizando una Fiesta de Agradecimiento Comunitario como parte de la Semana de NeighborWorks 2022.

El sábado 11 de junio, de 11 de la mañana a 2 de la tarde, te estamos invitando a una Community Block Party, donde te presentaremos el futuro desarrollo de NHSSF FREEDOM POINTE, un edificio de departamentos para la población de adultos mayores de la Pequeña Habana, al mismo tiempo que celebramos la resiliencia de la comunidad ofreciéndote comida gratis, clases de salsa, concursos de dominó y un rincón creativo para nuestros niños.

El edificio proyectado constará de 75 unidades asequibles para nuestros adultos mayores de la Pequeña Habana e incluirá servicios de apoyo para los residentes, así como un “centro de salud” en el edificio. Queremos presentarle a toda la comunidad este proyecto de vivienda asequible y pedir su opinión sobre los servicios de apoyo que les gustaría recibieran sus familiares mayores.

Además, al ser nuestro primer evento en persona después de la pandemia de Covid-19, queremos celebrar a todos nuestros vecinos y a la comunidad de la Pequeña Habana con comida, música y actividades adicionales. El evento es parte de la Semana de NeighborWorks (del 4 al 11 de junio), durante la cual las organizaciones de la red de NeighborWorks en todo el país organizan proyectos de servicio comunitario para celebrar los éxitos de las comunidades y cómo NeighborWorks y los residentes trabajan juntos para permitir que las personas mejoren sus vidas.

¿QUÉ? NHSSF BLOCK PARTY (¡comida gratis, concurso de dominó, clases de salsa y mucho más!)

¿CUÁNDO? Sábado, 11 de junio, de 11:00 am a 2:00 pm

¿DÓNDE? En la sede de NHSSF, ubicada en 300 NW 12th Ave., Miami, FL 33128

¿QUIÉNES ESTÁN INVITADOS? ¡Todos los residentes y familias de Little Havana están invitados a asistir!

¡Ven y celebra con nosotros!


Homwownership 101

Homeownership 101 in Pompano Beach

District 5 City Commissioner Cyndy Floyd, the City of Pompano Beach and Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF) will host the event “Homeownership 101” to educate residents on the homebuying process.


Homeownership 101 flyer


This Homebuyer Orientation event will help residents of Pompano Beach asses if they are ready to become homeowners, consider the advantages of owning a home vs renting, and provide them with essential knowledge to achieve their dream.

Date:       Thursday May 19, 2022
Time:       6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Mcnair Park Gymnasium at 951 NW 27th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33069.

Description: This 2-hour, free, informative session, will walk you through the steps you need to take to become a homeowner by providing you with all the essential information related to the process of purchasing a home.

Topics that will be discussed during this event:

  • The path to homeownership
  • Renting vs Owning
  • Previous steps to applying for a mortgage
  • The importance of housing counseling
  • How to determine your Area Mean Income (AMI)
  • How to obtain the best loan
  • Government assistance programs with down payment and closing costs in the City of Pompano Beach


  • Cyndy Floyd, Commissioner District 5, City of Pompano Beach
  • Jenifer Lizardi, Manager and Housing Counselor at NHSSF Center for Homeownership Education & Financial Wellbeing
  • Miriam Carrillo, Director of the Office of Housing and Urban Improvement, City of Pompano Beach
  • Alex Goldstein, Program Compliance Manager, City of Pompano Beach
  • Marty Kiar, Broward County Property Appraiser


REGISTRATION & additional information

Tap the link to register now for this event:

Light food and refreshments will be provided during the event.

For additional information, please email us at or call us at 305-751-7755.


Homeownership 101 flyer