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For Immediate Release:
May 10, 2012
Media Contact:
Marta Martinez-Aleman


Vice Chairwoman Edmonson rededicates Claude and Mildred Pepper Towers for seniors

Left to right: Rick David, Managing Director, Wells Fargo; Tony Fransetta, Florida Alliance of Retired Americans; Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson; State Representative Cynthia Stafford; John Benton, Director, Miami Office of Housing and Urban development Department (HUD) and Steve Protulis, Executive Director, Elderly Housing Development and Operations Corp. (Photo by Jessica López/Miami-Dade County)

On Tuesday, May 8, 2012, Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson joined State Representative Cynthia Stafford and other dignitaries to rededicate the Claude and Mildred Pepper Towers, 2350 NW 54 Street, in Miami. Owned and operated by the non-profit Elderly Housing Development and Operations Corp. (EHDOC), the 30-year-old senior citizen housing complex benefitted from more than $9 million in renovations with the assistance of Wells Fargo, the federal Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD), Florida Housing Finance Agency, AGM Financial, Telesis Corporation and Morrisey Construction.  The affordable housing towers house 150 seniors and are named after the Hon. Claude Pepper, who spent five decades as a public servant, including in the U.S. Congress, and was a strong and effective advocate of health care reform and economic security for all, especially senior citizens.