The Plant City Community Development Corporation PCCDC) mission and goals are as follows:
The corporation's mission is to engage and empower very low, low and moderate income communities by responding to needs of these communities. Activities that will meet these needs may include but are not limited to:
a. Helping residents to become agents of change in their communities;
b. Initiating and reviewing neighborhood planning;
c. Acquiring and rehabilitating properties and constructing affordable housing;
d. Renovating and developing commercial and industrial properties;
e. Assisting small businesses and local entrepreneurs;
f. Promoting job creation and retention;
g. Providing job training and job referral;
h. Promoting neighborhood beautification and enhancement of amenities;
i. Providing educational and recreational programs for youth;
j. Promoting community arts and cultural events;
k. Providing leadership development;
l. Advocating for improved social and public services and public and private investment in area very low, low, and moderate income communities.
m. Providing credit counseling, education and training to first time home buyers and other home buyers
n. Promoting elder care
PCCDC purpose is to revitalize two neighborhoods, Lincoln and Madison Park through the new construction, acquisition and rehab of single family homes for sell to first time homebuyers and to systematicaly improve access to quality apartment rentals in the Eastern Hillsborough area.
To assist homebuyers who have extremely low, very low, and low income obtain affordable housing using comprehensive approach that will revitalize and strangthen throubled communities.
To build on its partnership with the City of Plant City and Hillsborough County by expanding, further stabilizing and improving the access to and efficiency of its Affordable Housing Programs, including the Self-Help new construction housing, the HUD Discount Home Program and the County NSP Program.
To provide homebuyer education and counseling to 50 families in the next 2 months and 300 families annually beginning FY 2010.
To qualify 27 homebuyers, build 15 new homes in FY 2010; and acquire and rehabilitate and resell 12 homes or multifamily rental property with all homebuyers or renters moved within twelve months in FY 2010.