Portrait of DJ Neree, the Little Haiti Revitalization Trust interim executive director, outside of the Little Haiti Cultural Center art complex on Dec. 1, 2022. (Ashley Miznazi/ The Haitian Times)

With $6 million available for the Little Haiti community, the Little Haiti Revitalization Trust says it’s focusing on getting the money into the hands of first-time homebuyers, small businesses and others looking to renovate or build in the new year.

“We will gladly revisit and accept any proposals that may have fallen through the cracks,” said Dufirstson Julio “DJ” Neree, the organization’s newly-appointed interim executive director. 

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Ashley Miznazi is a Report for America corps member covering the Haitian community in the South Florida/Miami area for The Haitian Times. Her work will heavily feature photography, video and other multimedia storytelling. Previously, Ashley was a multimedia fellow at The Texas Tribune, where she reported on DACA, Afghan resettlement and the foster care system.