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Neighborhood Lending Partners, Inc.

Neighborhood Lending Partners, Inc.
(813) 879-4525

Debra Salas Nominated for Financial Advocate of the Year

We are super proud and excited to announce that Debra Salas, Program Director of our Small Business Lending Program has been nominated for South Florida District and State of Florida Small Business Financial Advocate of the Year by the SBA Administration!

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Debra Salas

A Proud Partnership with HACDC!

This new construction 3 bedroom / 2 bath home located in North Miami, Florida was developed by HACDC for purchase by family of 6. This family has been in the HACDC program since December 2012. They did not qualify for a loan immediately due employment and credit issues. Due to their patience and perseverance they finally arrived at this point where they purchased their dream home.

Development Financing Provided by Neighborhood Lending Partners, Inc. through the FMIHF Program and City of North Miami. Home Buyer Financing and Provided by Florida Community Bank & Miami Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT). Program Support Provided by Wells Fargo.


2017 Annual Membership Meeting & Strategic Planning Session

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2017 Neighborhood Lending Partners, Inc. and Neighborhood Lending Partners of Florida, Inc. Annual Membership Meeting and Strategic Planning session. We would like to extend a special thanks to Sonja Newland of Seaside Bank and Claire Raley of BankUnited for sponsoring the meeting. The meeting was a huge success and we are looking forward to working together to serve Florida's underserved communities in the year ahead.

2017 Membership Meeting

NLP-Financed Affordable Senior Community Opens in Tallahassee

NLP is proud to announce the opening of Kenwood Place, a 112 unit affordable housing development that will provide high quality housing for income restricted seniors in Tallahassee. Wendover Housing Partners, a long time NLP customer, developed the property. Its team of professionals consistently builds exceptional affordable senior communities with amenities that include screened porches, accessible pools, activity room, fitness room, theater, salon, library and an array of activities that foster a strong sense of community, including outdoor gardens. NLP partnered with Chase on the construction financing and will be the sole source of $3,425,000 in long term fixed rate permanent financing for the development. According to Lanie Wasserman, SVP/Senior Lender at NLP, "Jonathan Wolf and his Wendover team are first rate and care deeply about the residents they are serving."

NLP Kenwood Kenwood Pool

How a Tiny Brewery Found a Little Financing to Grow
a Big Idea Into a Small Business

Owners, Enrique J. Garcia and Juan Pablo Vergara of Bousa Brewing Co. had a vision for their start up local brewery. They wanted to be the first local brewery in Little Haiti, but they needed the financing to fulfill their dreams of merging two things they love- beer and business. After being turned away from traditional lenders due to their start-up phase, they sought alternative non-profit funding from Neighborhood Lending Partners who believed in their concept and helped their small business plan come to fruition with a $161,500 small business loan.

Bousa Logo

Continuing the trend of repurposing industrial buildings in Miami, Bousa Brewery will operate in a recently renovated and rehabbed multi-tenant warehouse, with an initial capacity to make 4,000 barrels of beer annually. In partnership with Eagle Brands, Bousa is already selling draft beer in more than fifty bars and restaurants in Miami-Dade and expects to open the tap-room by May 2017.

"Little River is becoming an Innovation district, and we are excited to be on the border of two other dynamic neighborhoods, Little Haiti, already known as a Culinary District, and the MIMO District, also known as Fashion District," said Enrique Garcia, co-owner of Bousa Brewing Company. "We are bullish on the growth of this community and look forward to collaborating with local businesses to grow the craft beer footprint in Miami."


The brand's flagship beer has a medium body IPA and features a delicate balance of malty and hoppy-citrusy notes; it is a friendly, introductory beer that has attracted consumers to try Bousa for the first time. Bousa has also started to sell their second beer, called Bousa Blonde; a refreshing and crisp American wheat, light in body with high carbonation, dry and crisp.