Photos of ribbon cutting ceremony for Maria Esperanza and Melanio Rojas, new homeowners through the joint efforts of local nonprofit organizations, Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF) and the Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation.
Maria Esperanza (middle) and her husband Melanio Rojas (left of Maria) cut the ribbon on their purchased home. Arden Shank, CEO of NHSSF(behind Melanio) and Willie Logan (behind Maria), President of Opa-Locka CDC join Armando Fana (right of Willie Logan), Field Director of the Miami US HUD Office and Mercedes Marquez (in front of Armando), Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development, US HUD.
Douglas M. Gaither (left), Management Consultant of NeighborWorks America and Arden Shank (right), CEO of Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida join Maria Esperanza (home buyer, second from the left) and Armando Fana (second from the right), Field Director of the Miami US HUD Office at the Opa- locka CDC ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, January 25, 2011.
Oliver Gross, President of New Urban Development, LLC , a wholly owned subsidiary of the Urban League of Greater Miami, Inc., speaks on the importance of the NSP2 funds for a better South Florida. Arden Shank(left) and Willie Logan (right).