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Funding
Tax increment financing is a unique tool available to cities and counties for redevelopment activities. It is used to leverage public funds to promote private sector activity in the targeted area. The dollar value of all real property in the Community Redevelopment Area is determined as of a fixed date "base year," also known as the "frozen value." The base year of the Beach District is 1997 and the Downtown District is 1979. Taxing authorities, who contribute to the tax increment, continue to receive property tax revenues based on the frozen value. These frozen value revenues go to their general funds and are available for general government purposes. However, any tax revenues from increases in real property value, referred to as "increment," are deposited into the Community Redevelopment Agency Trust Fund and dedicated to the redevelopment area.

The trust fund revenues generated through tax increment are contributed by several taxing authorities including the City of Hollywood (City), Broward County (County) Children's Services Council of Broward County (CSC), and South Broward Hospital District (Hospital).