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Miami, Other Affordable Housing Developments Receive National Recognition

August 10, 2009

Six affordable housing developments in Miami, St. Louis, Alexandria, Durand (MI) and Santa Barbara have been recognized nationally by Affordable Housing Finance magazine. Affordable Housing Finance is the national journal of the affordable housing industry. Readers of the journal are polled annually to select the ďnationís best affordable housing developmentsĒ for the magazineís 2008-2009 Readers Choice Awards.

Two Miami projects, Royalton Apartments and Village Allapattah, are among the six finalists that were selected for two categories: Historic Rehabilitation and Mixed-Use/Master Planned. Both of these developments are located in Miami and were developed with the Cityís support. Royalton Apartments is a special development targeted to serve the formerly homeless, and is a Historic Renovation of a 1920ís era downtown hotel. The project also received important support from the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust. It provides 100 units of housing as well as numerous job training and health and social services for residents.

Village Allapattah, built on YMCA land, consists of 200 affordable housing units of affordable housing for elderly residents and low-income families, built over both a state of the art YMCA daycare center, and a fully-equipped YMCA health and exercise facility.

The Affordable Housing Finance 2008-2009 Readers Choice Award finalists are:

Historic Rehab Finalists:

  • Royalton Apartments in Miami; developed by Carlisle Development Group and Carrfour Supportive Housing, Inc.

  • Sycamore House in Durand (MI); developed by The Woda Group, LLC

  • Winston Churchill Apartments in St. Louis (MO); developed by The Eagle Point Cos.

Mixed-Use/Master-Planned Finalists:

  • St. Vincentís in Santa Barbara (CA); developed by Mercy Housing

  • The Station at Potomac Yard in Alexandria (VA); developed by Alexandria, Potomac Yard Development, LLC, a joint venture of national home builders Pulte and Centex Corps., and the Alexandria Housing Development Corp.

  • Village Allapattah in Miami; developed by Carlisle Development Group, Biscayne Housing Group and the YMCA of Greater Miami