Call Us at: 954-765-8950 | Open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
Call Us at: 954-765-8950 | Open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Community Economic Development

Areas of Legal Service

Community Economic Development

The Florida Community Development Legal Project (FCDL) helps build stronger communities by providing free and low-cost legal services to eligible Florida nonprofit corporations and small businesses serving low-to-moderate-income (LMI) areas. Supported by participating Florida legal aid organizations, The Florida Bar Foundation, and other generous donors, FCDL is helping small businesses and nonprofits overcome challenges and achieve their goals.

Our Focus

Non-profits servicing LMI areas

  • After-school programs
  • Therapy services, health clinics
  • Food pantries, Disaster relief
  • Job training services
  • Rent assistance programs
  • Affordable housing development

Small Businesses

  • Owned by LMI Individuals
  • Serving LMI neighborhoods

Our Services

  • Contract negotiation and drafting
  • Joint venture / partnership agreements
  • Board training and general legal advice
  • Opportunity zones
  • Community land trusts
  • Bylaws and articles of incorporation
  • Small business formation

  • Non-profit formation
  • Dispute resolution assistance
  • Commercial lease negotiations
  • Tax exemption, tax credits
  • Financial transactions
  • Trademarks
  • Other eligible areas

Eligibility

  • Located in Broward County
  • Non-profit servicing *LMI Area
  • Small business owned by *LMI individuals and servicing *LMI area
  • For eligibility questions call 754.312.3353

*LMI (low-to-moderate income) means less than 140% of area median income.

Intake

*Note: because of Covid-19 our offices are closed for walk-ins, please call 954.358.5638 for assistance

  • Clients are assisted by appointment only
  • For assistance or to schedule an appointment call 754.312.3353
  • You can also contact us via email to sdepointes@legalaid.org
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