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POAH breaks ground for new affordable housing in Miami Dade County

July 19, 2023

POAH leaders were joined by Miami Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, project partners and future residents at a groundbreaking for Meridian Point at Goulds Station, a new-construction, affordable housing development located in the Goulds area of southern Miami-Dade County. When completed, the development will feature an 80-unit seven-story mid-rise and a 33- unit  three-story garden building with a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes for families with incomes ranging from 30% to 80% of Area Median Income.

Sixty-eight of the 113 units will be reserved for families currently residing at the nearby Cutler Manor Apartments which is slated to be developed into a mixed-income, affordable community. Meridian Point’s location will provide excellent access to public transportation, retail amenities, healthcare services, employment centers and entertainment.

Meridian Point at Goulds Station leverages private and public sector investments in south Miami-Dade County to help ensure long-time Goulds’ residents have high quality, sustainably designed and affordable homes.

 “We are pleased to have this opportunity to fill a critical need for affordable housing among Miami-Dade County residents, who are among the most rent-burdened in the nation” said Aaron Gornstein, POAH President and CEO. “Meridian Point will play a crucial role in ensuring that private sector investment in southern Miami-Dade County does not come at the expense of longtime low- and moderate-income families.”

The speakers also included Alex Ballina, Executive Director, Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development; Joe Demps, The Optimist Foundation of Greater Goulds; and Lisa Lewis Capers, a resident of Cutler Manor.