Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Manor Affordable Housing Community Opens in Miami's Liberty City
$30 million apartment complex developed by Carrfour Supportive Housing includes 100 affordable housing units for low-income and formerly homeless families.
Online PR News – 30-April-2012 –Carrfour Supportive Housing, Florida’s largest nonprofit affordable housing developer, is teaming up with Miami-Dade County and the Florida Housing Finance Corporation to provide much-needed permanent housing and supportive services for 300 individuals with the launch of Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Manor affordable housing complex. Located at 1400 NW 54th Street in the heart of Miami-Dade County’s Liberty City neighborhood, the $30 million mixed-use community includes 100 affordable housing apartments.
Fifty of Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Manor’s units are designated for formerly homeless families transitioning from life on the streets in Miami, with another fifty units set aside for elderly residents and low-income families earning at or below 60% of the Area’s Median Income. Among the community’s 250 residents are dozens of American military veterans who served their country before falling into cycles of homelessness and drug addiction. At the same time, development of the project produced approximately 200 construction jobs and six permanent positions.
“Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Manor is a good example of a project that provides a safe place for our community’s needy while also stimulating the local economy,” said Carrfour President Stephanie Berman. “Not only is this complex providing homes for hundreds of families and individuals in need of an affordable, safe place to live, but it is also serving as a catalyst for expanded housing and job opportunities for local residents.”
With units ranging in size from studios to three-bedroom apartments, Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Manor offers amenities including an exercise facility, multi-purpose community room, parking garage and 16,000 square feet of ground-floor office space. The community will also offer an array of amenities and supportive services aimed at helping residents achieve independence and revitalizing one of Miami-Dade’s most distressed neighborhoods.
Carrfour celebrated the grand opening of Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Manor during a special reception attended by former Miami-Dade Commissioner Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler, County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez, and Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor Russell Benford.
The development was named in honor of the former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler, who has demonstrated a longtime commitment to the Liberty City neighborhood and advocacy for affordable housing.
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