Affordable Housing Project For Mentally-Ill Homeless Residents Breaks Ground In WPB

Mar 14, 2019 1 Comment by

Carrfour Supportive Housing has teamed up with the Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health, a comprehensive behavioral health services provider, to deliver much-needed permanent supportive housing for residents of Palm Beach County.

The Dr. Alice Moore Apartments, a $17.5 million development located at 335 27th Street in the Northwoods Shore neighborhood of West Palm Beach, will comprise of 36 supportive housing units for residents impacted by mental illness and residential instability.

All of the units at Dr. Alice Moore Apartments will provide residents earning at or below 60% of HUD’s area median income (AMI), with individualized and comprehensive services within a supportive community that promote residential stability, self-determination, wellness and independence. Of the community’s 36 units, 26 will be designated for adults living with severe mental illness who require supportive services to live independently.

 

“The Dr. Alice Moore Apartments will offer residents who are living with mental illness the promise of a brighter future by offering them comprehensive supportive services within a safe and affordable housing community that they can be proud to call their new home,” said Stephanie Berman, President and CEO of Carrfour Supportive Housing.

With units ranging in size from studios to one-bedrooms, the mid-rise, four-story apartment building will offer amenities including an outdoor community green space, library/business center, a gym, lobby and reception area, and ample community meeting space.

Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health has 48 years of experience as a mental health provider and will provide comprehensive behavioral health services. Since 1970, the Golden Center has been a leader in delivering mental health services to the Palm Beach County community. The Golden Center is a private, not-for-profit agency that has brought quality mental health care to the community in a dignified and humane manner.

 

“We are grateful for the partnership of Carrfour and the City of West Palm Beach to enable our clients to live independently and take advantage of all that our community has to offer,” said Dr. Linda De Piano, CEO of the Jerome Golden Center.

Dr. Alice Moore Apartments will be managed by Crossroads Management, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carrfour Supportive Housing, Inc. In collaboration with the Jerome Golden Center, the community will offer a variety of on-site supportive services aimed at helping residents achieve wellness independence, including a full range of behavioral health and primary care services.

Funders of the development include Florida Housing Finance Corporation, Enterprise Community Partners and The City of West Palm Beach who, through its Department of Housing and Community Development, contributed $1.1 million in federal program funds and other development incentives for the project.  Bank of America also provided construction financing.

Carrfour has a 25-year history developing and operating supportive housing in Miami-Dade County for the community’s most vulnerable populations, including veterans with special needs and the chronically homeless. Over the last two decades, Carrfour has successfully assembled hundreds of millions of dollars in financing, tax credits and subsidies to develop and manage more than 2,000 affordable/supportive units in 17 housing communities across South Florida. The organization currently has another three communities in development set to deliver an additional 150 units over the next two years.

 

 

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One Response to “Affordable Housing Project For Mentally-Ill Homeless Residents Breaks Ground In WPB”

  1. Elinor Daitch says:

    I’m looking for an affordable,private, living space near other like-minded individuals. I wonder whether a brother or a sister could be welcome in an emergency. I’m on SSD, can’t drive because of my disabilities, and might need some support now and then. I may or may not be able to hold a part-time or volunteer job, like to be up late at nights, and like to do my own shopping and cooking which I hope to get to on public transportation. I’ve heard that Carr Foundation has many sites and would like to choose the best one available for my situation. Please, would you keep me informed and up to date on
    the goings on in the organization, and the available openings.My family lived in Florida for 2 generations, but I got stuck in New Jersey, and would like to move back soon, but my parents are very elderly, and don’t want me to live with them. Maybe I could keep in touch and maybe fit in somewhere. Hopefully Yours, Elinor.

    and I lived in Florida before, but I got stuck in

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