Long displaced, old neighbors enjoy new homes
Fourteen families have moved back into the former Scott-Carver community, this time to new homes built by Habitat for Humanity.
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Estella Moss moved back into the Scott-Carver community Wednesday. But the neighborhood on Northwest 69th Street in Miami looked nothing like it did the day she was forced to leave a year earlier.
Brightly colored houses have replaced the cluster of two-story barracks in a crime-ridden housing complex. Now it’s a neighborhood with cul-de-sacs, lawns and 14 new homeowners.
All these new homeowners were displaced from the Scott-Carver housing projects, forced to move between 2001 and 2005. Habitat for Humanity built their new homes in months, after taking over a lagging multimillion-dollar effort by the Miami-Dade Housing Authority known as HOPE VI.