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NORTH MIAMI AWARDED $100,000 HOUSING GRANT FOR SENIORS

North Miami, FL – 1/15/2016

North Miami is 1 of 3 recipients selected from the State of Florida to receive the TD Charitable Foundation Housing for Everyone Award

The city of North Miami was recently awarded a $100,000 affordable housing grant through the highly coveted TD Charitable Foundation’s Housing for Everyone Grant Competition. The grant will be used to demolish a dilapidated unit and rebuild a new, green, energy-efficient triplex in North Miami for seniors. On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Florida Market President, Tom te Riele from TD Bank attended the regularly scheduled council meeting, presented a check and shared words of commendation amongst residents and officials applauding the City’s efforts to promote quality housing that is both affordable and sustainable.  

“We recognize that our elderly population lives on a fixed budget and face many challenges with their health and finances. The proposed development is intended to create an affordable, energy efficient unit equip with energy saving appliances and an edible urban garden.“- Tanya Wilson-Sejour, Planning Zoning & Development Director   

The grant competition’s theme was Affordable Housing for Seniors, which focuses on initiatives that support the development of safe, affordable, and accessible housing for older adults, aged 55 and over. Upon the awarding of the grant, the city of North Miami will leverage funds from its General Fund to revamp the site and create the new triplex for seniors providing a safe and personal sanctuary which the elderly can enjoy for years to come.   

The Housing for Everyone grant competition is one of the TD Charitable Foundation’s most widely known signature programs. The competition invites local non-profit organizations from Maine to Florida to submit proposals outlining their plans and initiatives to support and provide affordable housing initiatives in their communities. Twenty-five organizations throughout TD Bank’s footprint from Maine to Florida were awarded a $100,000 grant for a total grant donation of $2.5 million in 2015.  

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About North Miami, Florida 
North Miami, Florida (pop. 60,000+) is a diverse community, located midway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale.  As the sixth largest city of Miami-Dade County, North Miami is committed to growth in its business community, while focusing on issues such as education, arts and cultural affairs, leisure activities, and sustainability to provide a viable future for its residents and to preserve the City’s rich history since incorporating in 1926.   

About the TD Charitable Foundation 
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation's mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made more than $148.1 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The Foundation’s areas of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com.   

About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank® 
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.    

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD". To learn more, visit www.td.com.  
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