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HUD No. 20-087
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Monday
June 22, 2020

SECRETARY BEN CARSON VISITS AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMMUNITIES AND HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING TO CELEBRATE COMPLETION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT
The newly completed ‘Home at Tamarind’ is made up of 6 units for developmentally delayed adults who are either homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless.


WEST PALM BEACH, FL - Today, Secretary Carson traveled to West Palm Beach, Florida to meet with City Mayor Keith James, local officials, and to tour new construction and rehabilitation of the Dr. Alice Moore Apartments, Coleman Park Neighborhood, and the West Palm Beach Housing Authority Projects. Following the tour, Secretary Carson participated in a ribbon cutting at the ‘Home at Tamarind’ housing development.

Secretary Ben Carson and West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James unveil new affordable housing unit, ‘Home at Tamarind.’
Secretary Ben Carson and West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James unveil new affordable housing unit, ‘Home at Tamarind.’


"The housing developments I toured in West Palm Beach today with Mayor James are a testament to the near-limitless possibilities when the government and the private sector work together to achieve our shared goals,” said Secretary Ben Carson. “I was thrilled to join with the community to keep the positive momentum going with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new ‘Home at Tamarind’. This ribbon cutting was a warm welcome to all of the Floridians who will soon call this wonderful, new development home!"

“We are so excited to finally inaugurate Home at Tamarind because of the significance it will play for six deserving individuals,” said Mayor Keith A. James. “Not only will this be a place to call home, but also this development will provide stability, renewed confidence and a sense of togetherness warmly shared among residents.”

A breakdown of the HUD funding, in conjunction with public-private partnerships, that made the renovations and construction possible can be found below.

  • Dr. Alice Moore Apts. - $1.1M (HOME) - 36 units
    • The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) provides formula grants to States and localities that communities use - often in partnership with local nonprofit groups - to fund a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership or providing direct rental assistance to low-income people.
  • Coleman Park Neighborhood - approximately $8M (Neighborhood Stabilization Program, HOME, Community Development Block Grants)
    • New construction & rehabilitation of single-family housing, street improvements & infrastructure
  • Housing Authority Projects
    • Silver Palm Place - 240 units
    • Royal Palm Place - 150 units
    • Sabal Palm Place - 20 units
    • Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior Complex - 130 units
  • CDBG (Community Development Block Grants) - West Palm Beach - $943,823

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