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For Immediate Release:
April 26, 2012
Media Contact:
Marta Martinez-Aleman


Vice Chairwoman Edmonson celebrates grand opening of Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Manor


Left to right: Vice Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson; Garth Reeves, Sr., Publisher Emeritus The Miami Times; Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler; David Raymond, Executive Director Miami-Dade Homeless Trust; Greg Dean, Carey-Shuler Manor resident; Carol Fine, Carrfour Supportive Housing Board Vice-Chair; Stephanie Berman, Carrfour President and CEO; Tere Garcia, Carrfour Board member. 
(Photo by Basil Binns/Miami-Dade County)

Vice Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson was proud and honored to help cut the ribbon on the Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Manor, 1400 N. W. 54 Street, in Miami on April 24, 2012 alongside her mentor, Dr. Carey-Shuler, the first African-American woman to chair the Miami-Dade County Commission, former District 3 commissioner and tireless advocate for affordable housing.  Carey-Shuler Manor is a $30 million mixed-used community which includes 50 units designated for extremely low-income families and 50 units for formerly homeless families developed by Carrfour Supportive Housing.  Living at Carey-Shuler Manor, a public-private development, are dozens of American veterans who served our nation before falling into cycles of homelessness.

"Throughout her elected service, which dates to her appointment to the County Commission in 1979, Dr. Carey-Shuler has led the way, championing the creation of jobs and business opportunities for minorities and women," Vice Chairwoman Edmonson said. "She also created the infill housing ordinance to provide clean-title lots to non-profits for the creation of low-income housing.  She has been a stellar example of what it means to be a public servant and it is fitting that this beautiful affordable housing complex bears her name."

Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Manor, 1400 N.W. 54 Street, Miami.
(Photo by Armando Rodriguez/Miami-Dade County)