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  OLCDC Quick Facts:
Since 1980, the OLCDC has constructed over 1400 affordable apartment units in the following multifamily housing projects:
  Aswan Village
  Douglas Pointe
  Villa Esperanza
  Siesta Pointe
  Green Vista
  Park City
216 Units
368 Units
176 Units
192 Units
392 Units
  94 Units
180 Units


OLCDC seeks proposals for Public Art Mural @ 675 Ali Baba Avenue, Opa-locka

The OLCDC seeks bids from artists to create site–specific original artwork for the exterior treatment of the façade of our new arts residency and home to our OLCDC Creative staff, HIPPY USA staff, and Early Learning Coalition program located in the heart of Downtown Opa-locka at 675 Ali Baba Avenue.

Click here for more information.

OLCDC and partners offer third Summer Math & Robotics Camp @ North Dade Middle

From July 7 through August 1, the OLCDC and partners are conducting a free Summer Camp for middle school students, combining exciting robotics with a fun focus on preparation for the mathematics sections of the FCAT.

Students attend daily classes in mathematics; enjoy hands-on robotics activities; participate in field trips; learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and talk with inspirational guest speakers.

1st Time Homebuyer Class (English)
Saturday, July 26, 2014
8:45am - 5:30pm

For more information and to register, click here.

1st Time Homebuyer Class (Spanish)
Saturday, August 9, 2014
8:45am - 5:30pm

For more information and to register, click here.

OLCDC conducts annual Board of Directors’ election

OLCDC welcomes its 2014-2015 Board of Directors, elected Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

OLCDC wins a Surdna grant to support arts-based initiatives to revitalize Opa-locka

The OLCDC is one of a select group of nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive one of the Surdna Foundation's most competitive grants through the Thriving Cultures Program. The OLCDC will receive $450,000 over the next three years to support its growing arts and cultural initiatives to engage the community and align design projects with broader community goals.

The grant supports the planning and implementation of several arts-based revitalization projects that foster community engagement, improve neighborhoods by addressing housing, infrastructure and public  spaces, enhance economic and educational opportunities, and provide cultural programming. Projects are guided by the Opa-locka Public Art Master Plan which presents a vision of how art can be incorporated into the fabric of the city to enhance the lives of its residents and optimize its transformation.

Refer at-risk elementary students to the OLCDC's Keeping Our Promise program

Recognizing the importance of providing a comprehensive system of care to improve outcomes for children and support their families, the OLCDC and partners have developed Keeping Our Promise (KOP). KOP provides behavioral health, physical health, and education services to elementary school students displaying at-risk behaviors and attending schools in the Opa-locka area to positively affect their educational performance. The program focuses on building more supportive communities, improving coordination of services, and strengthening cohesive engagement among schools, families, agencies, and service providers.

Student referrals to KOP can be submitted by schools, local churches, law enforcement agencies, local child and family service providers, etc. To make a referral, complete and fax the Referral Form to (305) 919-4053.

Engrave a brick at Magnolia North Community Park!

Commemorate a special event in someone’s life; honor a friend, family, or corporation; or memorialize someone special.

Click here to order your brick online today!

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ARTtuesdays/MIAMI spotlights exciting developments in Opa-locka

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, ARTtuesdays/MIAMI's panel discussion--"Up-and-Coming Opa-Locka: Get the Inside Story"--spotlighted the exciting developments in urban design, art and architecture that are now revitalizing Opa-locka for both longtime residents and newcomers. OLCDC experts described using innovative projects to enrich Opa-locka by taking advantage of its distinctive Moorish Revival architecture and showcased creative initiatives to transform the City with a positive, visual and economic impact while involving and empowering the community at large.

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