CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH JOINS PARTNERS, BREAKS GROUND ON DR. ALICE MOORE APARTMENTS
WPB contributes over $1.1M in Federal program funds & development incentives to build project to help address issue of homelessness
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (March 26, 2019) – On Thursday, March 14, 2019 , the City of West Palm Beach and Carrfour Supportive Housing, in collaboration with the Jerome Golden Center, co-hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Dr. Alice Moore Apartments, an affordable rental housing development that will help address the issue of homelessness in West Palm Beach. Dr. Alice Moore Apartments will be a community for those individuals who may not have been able to afford safe, suitable housing otherwise.
The Dr. Alice Moore Apartments will consist of 36 rental housing units comprised of 10 affordable housing units and 26 permanent supportive housing apartments for adults diagnosed with a mental disability. The project is located at 335 27th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. The overarching goal of Dr. Alice Moore Apartments is to provide residents with individualized and comprehensive services within a supportive community that promotes residential stability, self-determination, self-sufficiency and independence.
“Dr. Alice Moore Apartments is another example of the City’s ongoing commitment to addressing the issue of homelessness and affordable housing. We have contributed over $1.1M in federal program funds and other development incentives toward this project alone”, said Armando Fana, Director of Housing and Community Development for the City of West Palm Beach.
In the last five years, 572 new units of affordable rental housing serving the elderly, homeless and families have either been developed or are under development in West Palm Beach. Another 51 new homes providing affordable home ownership opportunities to families and greater stability to neighborhoods have been constructed or are currently under construction. Dozens of other affordable rental and homeownership housing units are in various stages of predevelopment and will come online in the next 2 years.
“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.
The City of West Palm Beach is a vibrant, resilient, inclusive and safe world-class city that partners with its communities to preserve and enhance quality of life through an extraordinary focus on service. The City of West Palm Beach Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) strives to improve the quality of life of City residents through the development of housing, social, and economic opportunities.
For more information, contact HCD by calling (561) 822-1250, send an email to HCD@wpb.org, or visit wpb.org/Departments/Housing-Community-Development.