Habitat for Humanity built new homes in months, after taking over a lagging multimillion-dollar effort by the Miami-Dade Housing Authority known as HOPE VI.

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.

Source:  MiamiHearld.com

rsamuels@MiamiHerald.com

Tasha Holmes, left Tasharra Payne, center, and Sheneka Jones, former residents of James E. Scott Housing Projects, celebrate their new homes.

PATRICK FARRELl/MIAMI HERALD

 

HAPPINESS: Tasha Holmes, left Tasharra Payne, center, and Sheneka Jones, former residents of James E. Scott Housing Projects, celebrate their new homes.

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.

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