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Getting back in the swing of things

Whenever an accident happens, it takes anyone out of balance. Now imagine two unfortunate events occurring one after the other: the foundations of what until then was a normal life are in danger of collapsing.


Luz Granja works at her desk as she processes an application for emeregency assistance for a fresident of Broward county.
Luz, our program processor, working very hard on every case to expedite the very much needed aid.

That is precisely what happened to K. and J., both Broward County residents, who have received assistance to cover their house rent, through our NHSSF C19 Emergency Relief Program secured with funding from the Community Foundation of Broward.

Shortly after the coronavirus pandemic began, K. had a stroke, her roommate is disabled, and she works independently. This health episode – amid a health and economic crisis that was beginning – directly affected her financial and existential livelihood: the stroke forced her to rest, but resting and recovering meant for her to stop working and, therefore, stop receiving an income.

In this desperate situation, Kelly searched through Google anyone to help her with her bills. To her surprise, the NHSSF program appeared on the list and contacted us immediately to apply. The help provided has had a definite impact on his present life:

It stopped me from having another episode and getting me back on track with my health. It has been a couple of hard months trying to get back in the swing of things. Thanks to you at NHSSF, I think it will become possible.”

No one should have to choose between regaining their health versus the need for an economic income, and that’s just what Kelly would like authorities to do:

I would like for the local or state authorities to advertise more (assistance programs like NHSSF) and extend their reach a litter further financially where I, and others like me in my situation, should be able to recover and not forced to go back the work right away.



Thank you, K and J., for your trust and patience.

God bless you!



About the Program 

Starting in May, meaningful housing relief was delivered to help residents focus on regaining employment and getting back on their feet without the fear of losing the roof over their heads because they’ve failed to meet their rent or mortgage payments. After a couple of months of processing applications, the NHSSF C19 Relief Program’s funds have been exhausted. We thank the patience and trust of applicants. We genuinely appreciate the Community Foundation of Broward’s support in making this program possible.

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Virtual Public Hearing (VPH) for the City of Miami HUD Action Plan

On June 29-30 the City of Miami will hold two Virtual Public Hearings (VPH) to gather public input for the City of Miami Action Plan 2020-2021 (Oct. 1, 2020 – Sept. 30, 2021), to be submitted to US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

We invite the City of Miami residents to participate in the hearings and leave their comments and suggestions. Interested persons should visit for details on how to comment or watch the VPHs live.

You can find additional information below. Please feel free to share this information with your neighbors and community members.

ActionPlan public hearing flyer 2020-2021


Lender's Day 2020

Lender’s Day Virtual Forum with Lenders on June 12, 2020

NHSSF is pleased to announce 

Lender’s Day
Virtual forum with lenders (via Zoom)
June 12, from 8:30 am. to 2:30 pm.

Many things have changed in recent months, but not our commitment to continue serving you with products, literacy programs, and services that promote your financial well-being and put you on the path of buying a home and making your dream come true.

Therefore, this 2020 we invite you again to participate in NHSSF Lender’s Day, an event in which all interested parties (potential homebuyers -be they first-timers or not- and real estate agents) can learn about the products and services from different mortgage lenders so that now, or in the near future, they can take an informed decision that will allow them to purchase a home.

The format, this time, will be different. To keep the preventive measures established by local and federal health authorities in place, NHSSF Lender’s Day 2020 will take place in a virtual forum. In a free Zoom session, those invited participants can enter the meeting at the time they consider most appropriate and attend the lender’s presentation of their interest. They need to REGISTER LINK and they will receive a link with the invitation to access the virtual forum.

We will celebrate NHSSF Lender’s Day this coming June 12, from 9 am to 3 pm and will feature the following lenders:

TopicPresenting Lender
How to Qualify for LoansNHSSF Lenders
How to Compare Loan ProductsChase
Exploring Unfamiliar Loan ProductsCitibank
How to Manage the Lender-Buyer RelationshipIberia Bank
How to Work Together with a Lender and a RealtorLoan Depot

If you have the vision of buying a house or helping others fulfill that dream, the Lender’s Day is a unique opportunity to take one more step towards your goal.

Register Now