It was show-and-tell on Friday morning as Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan met Helen Edmond as she inspected enhancements made to her home as a result of the Beautification Program administered by the county’s Community Action and Human Services Department. Commissioner Jordan congratulated homeowners who qualified to take part in the program.
“The District One Home Beautification Program helps enhance the value of homes in our neighborhoods,” said Commissioner Jordan. “The program is designed to assist homeowners who otherwise would not be able to afford investing in the upkeep of their homes.”
According to program guidelines, the home must be located within District 1, the applicant must be the owner of a single family home and the home cannot be an investment property. Additionally, the income for a one-person household cannot surpass $66,080.
Through the program, applicants can qualify for up to $5,900 in landscaping and painting improvements. James Baptiste, a participant in the program received painting and landscaping assistance totaling $4,834, while Helen Edmond, who received only landscaping upgrades received $1,975 in services.
“As home construction materials escalate, beautification projects such as this one helps defray expensive costs that the elderly and underprivileged cannot afford,” said Commissioner Jordan. “The facade and landscaping upgrades to these homes would not have been possible without the assistance of this program.”
In 2005, Commissioner Jordan authored legislation that resulted in the District One Home Beautification Program. To date, more than 160 homes have been improved.
For more information regarding the Beautification Program, contact Corey Jones, Human Services Liaison, at (786) 469-4655.