Archive for March, 2013

CBS-4’s Neighbors 4 Neighbors: “Helping Feels Good” at Verde Gardens

By Nicole Maristany

Combating childhood obesity is a hot topic across the country. From First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, to the NFL's "60 Minutes a Day" initiative, many are focused on helping our children lead healthier lives. And one of the best ways to get kids excited about exercise is to head out to the playground.

But what if you don't have one? That was the case for the children of Verde ...

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Hundreds of Volunteers Build Dream Playground for Formerly Homeless Children Living at Verde Gardens in Homestead

New playground’s design based off of drawings created by the children living at the South Miami-Dade affordable housing community.

MIAMI, FL – March 25, 2013 – The dreams of hundreds of formerly homeless children living in South Miami-Dade County have finally come true as a brand new playground they designed rose from the ground at Verde Gardens, an affordable housing community in Homestead, Florida. The playground project – funded by a partnership between Carrfour Supportive Housing, the John S. ...

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GlobeSt.com

Carrfour Leads Affordable Playground Project

GlobeSt.com

By Jennifer LeClaire

More than 200 volunteers joined Carrfour Supportive Housing, Miami-Dade Homeless Trust, the Knight Foundation and KaBOOM! to build playground in less than eight hours on Saturday. The playground fulfills the dreams of hundreds of formerly homeless children who live at Verde Gardens, an affordable housing community in Homestead, FL.

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KaBOOM! – Build Day at Verde Gardens

The dreams of hundreds of formerly homeless children living in South Miami-Dade County have finally come true as a brand new playground they designed rose from the ground at Verde Gardens, an affordable housing community in Homestead, Florida. The playground project – funded by a partnership between Carrfour Supportive Housing, the John S. James L. Knight Foundation, and organizers from KaBOOM! – was launched months earlier, when the community’s children were ...

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Commercial Property Executive

Harvard House Apartments Re-Opens After Major Renovation

Commercial Property Executive

By Georgiana Mihaila

A formerly distressed North Miami Beach apartment complex recently reopened after undergoing an $8 million redevelopment process led by nonprofit affordable housing developers Carrfour Supportive Housing and the National Housing Trust.

The redevelopment of Harvard House Apartments was made possible through support from the U.S. Department of Housing ...

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NBC 6 Miami: Newly-Renovated Low-Income Apts. Open in N.M.B.

By David Jeannot

A red ribbon was cut Tuesday at Harvard House, which officially reopened to 140 low income residences in North Miami Beach.

“I’m living here for 11 years but I can’t tell you how happy I am for the renovations, “said Rose Mondesir. “Everything is brand new!”

More than 100 people including North Miami Beach Mayor George Vallejo were present at the grand reopening ceremony put on by Carrfour supportive housing. “Ladies ...

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North Miami Beach’s Harvard House Apartments Re-Opens Following Major Renovation

MIAMI, FL – March 20, 2013 – In the latest example of federal stimulus dollars being put to work in Miami-Dade County, nonprofit affordable housing developers Carrfour Supportive Housing and the National Housing Trust (NHT) have partnered to transform a formerly distressed North Miami Beach apartment complex into a newly-redeveloped affordable housing community, providing homes for approximately 140 low-income residents. The $8 million redevelopment of Harvard House Apartments was made possible through support from the U.S. Department of ...

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