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For Immediate Release:
May 06, 2011
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Marta Martinez-Aleman

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Vice Chairwoman Edmonson Celebrates Opening of Two Family Homes Renovated After 2003 Tornado


ice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson with families
Photo caption: (L-R) Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson; Vernon Allen, son of Gwen Allen, Brownsville Homeowner; Howard Piper, Special Assistant, Miami-Dade County Executive Office; Gwen Allen, Brownsville Homeowner; Rowena Crawford, Assistant Director, Miami-Dade Department of Housing & Community Development; Armando Cazo, CAZO Construction; Reverend Larrie Lovett, Brownsvillehttp://teamsite/iw-cc/command/iw.group.formspub.generate Affordable Housing Development Corporation/BCDC; Al Townsel, Al Townsel, Inc.; Steve Graziani, Consultant

When a tornado hit Miami in 2003, several homes in the Brownsville area were severely damaged. Now, the work of Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson and the Miami-Dade County Housing and Community Development (HCD) Department has helped two more families move back into their homes after renovation. On April 29, 2011, Vice Chairwoman Edmonson and HCD officials cut the ribbon on the newly refurbished homes of the Allen, 2465 NW 55 Terrace, and Durand families, 2229 NW 61st Street, homes. The County, working with the Brownsville Affordable Housing Development Corporation, has helped 12 families to rebuild their homes, restoring affordable housing to the Brownsville area.

ice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson cutting ribbon

Photo caption 2: Rowena Crawford, Assistant Director, Miami-Dade Department of Housing & Community Development;
Theresa Durand, Brownsville Homeowner; Vice Chairwoman Edmonson.


(Photo Credits: Armando Rodriguez/Miami-Dade County)