(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- On March 14, 2003, County Commissioner Dennis Moss joined officials from the Miami-Dade Housing Agency (MDHA) for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the near completion of four homes in Peck's Landing, a new affordable housing community under construction in the South Miami Heights area of South Miami-Dade. The four homes are among 19 in Peck's Landing being built under Miami-Dade County's Infill Housing Initiative, which promotes economic development in urban core areas by increasing affordable homeownership. The homes, some as large as 1,600 square feet, are also the largest to be built since the Initiative began in 1997.
The land was donated to the South Miami Heights Community Development Corporation (CDC) by and is named after Roy and Stella Peck of North Bethesda, Maryland, who were present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The South Miami Heights CDC is responsible for social and economic development in the area.
"The Peck's Landing housing development is just the type of project we need to revitalize the Southridge corridor in South Miami Heights," said Commissioner Moss during the presentation. "The South Miami Heights CDC is to be commended for this effort."
The ceremony was held at one of the four homes near completion that has already been bought by Tania Davila, a first-time homebuyer. The Infill Housing Initiative has provided many low- to moderate-income families with an opportunity to own their own homes while eliminating vacant properties and bringing families back to historic neighborhoods.
"This development provides Miami-Dade County residents with an example of the options that are available under the Infill Housing program," said MDHA Deputy Director Alphonso Brewster. "Peck's Landing shows the opportunities available to low-and moderate-income families thanks to the mortgage funding that we are providing to homebuyers."