Carrfour Supportive Housing, Florida’s largest nonprofit affordable housing developer, teamed 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.
Audrey M. Edmonson (Miami-Dade County Commissioner District 3), Garth Reeves (Miami Times Owner), Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler (former Miami-Dade County Commissioner), David Raymond (Executive Director of Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust), Gregory Dean (Shuler Manor resident/formerly homeless veteran), Carol Fine (Chair of Carrfour), Stephanie Berman (President/CEO of Carrfour), Tere Garcia (Carrfour board member).