(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Commissioner Dennis C. Moss and the Princeton/Naranja Community Development Corporation (CDC) celebrated on April 18, 2003 the near completion of the first two affordable housing units in the Sunny Haven area, which is bordered by Southwest 137th Avenue and 139th Avenue to the east and west and Southwest 264th Street and 268th Street to the north and south. Twenty-two more homes in the area are targeted to be constructed, rehabilitated and made available to lower-income residents in the next four years through federal housing grants as part of The Moss Plan, Commissioner Moss' economic stimulus plan for his South Miami-Dade district.
The Moody Drive Initiative, spearheaded by the Princeton/Naranja CDC and Commissioner Moss, seeks to use $800,000 in federal housing funds to buy-out existing owners of dilapidated homes in the one-square-mile area so the structures can be rehabilitated or torn down and re-built. In addition to the two homes near completion, two more are under contract to be developed. The CDC handled identifying developers, buyers and financing to make the project a reality.
"The Princeton/Naranja CDC deserves the highest commendations for their efforts to create more affordable housing in the area and beautify this neighborhood," said Commissioner Moss. "I look forward to seeing many families benefiting from these cost-friendly homes."