Organization opens new center for foreclosed residents
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida organization aimed at helping struggling residents have opened a new center.
The Urban League of Broward County celebrated the opening of its new state-of-the-art Community Empowerment Center in Fort Lauderdale Friday.
The 28,000-square foot building offers everything from foreclosure prevention services to health education and job retraining programs. "We've been involved with the league for quite a while, and when they approached us about the concept of the community empowerment center, we thought this is exactly the kind of need that is needed," said JM Family Enterprises' Colin Brown.
Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh of the Urban League of Broward County aid, "This is really transformational for us to be able to have our own facility that will be able to provide services in the community."
The $7 million project is located along Northwest 27th Avenue and Sistrunk Boulevard in the newly redeveloped midtown Fort Lauderdale area.
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