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For Immediate Release:
September 23, 2013
Media Contact:
Melonie Burke


Commissioner Jean Monestime to celebrate completion of new home for low-income family

MIAMI) – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime and the Miami-Dade Affordable Housing Foundation will welcome a low-income family to their new home at 810 NW 115 Street on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m.

The new three-bedroom, two-bath home stands on a once derelict abandoned lot that was donated to the Foundation by Miami-Dade County. The Foundation provided the construction financing and administration and homebuyer counseling.

The purchasers, Mr. and Mrs. Lemonfort St. Luc, are long-time residents of Miami-Dade County.  Mr. St. Luc is an associate at Home Depot where he has worked the last six years.  He is excited to be purchasing a home which he says will make him “truly an independent man.” 

Since its incorporation in 1999, the Miami-Dade Affordable Housing Foundation has helped hundreds of families achieve the American dream of homeownership.  In the last two years, through its partnership with Miami Community Builders and Palmetto Homes, Inc., the Foundation has completed 10 homes for low- to moderate-income buyers.  Seven additional homes are currently under construction.  This partnership has also produced some of Florida’s premier affordable green housing.

For more information, please contact Commissioner Monestime’s office at 305-694-2779.

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2
Opal A. Jones, Executive Director, Miami-Dade Affordable Housing Foundation, Inc.
Patricia J. Braynon, President, Board of Directors, Miami-Dade Affordable Housing Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Lemonfort St. Luc, Homebuyers
Ario Lundy, Palmetto Homes of Miami, Builder
Open House of future homeowners Mr. and Mrs. Lemonfort St. Luc
September 25, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
810 N.W. 115th Street, Miami