WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Carrfour Supportive Housing, Florida’s largest nonprofit affordable housing developer, 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.
About Carrfour Supportive Housing: Carrfour Supportive Housing is a nonprofit organization established in 1993 by the Homeless Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Carrfour develops, operates and manages innovative housing communities for individuals and families in need through a unique approach combining affordable housing with comprehensive, on-site supportive services. As the leading not-for-profit provider of supportive housing in Florida, Carrfour has supplied homes for more than 10,000 formerly homeless men, women and children since its founding. Learn more at www.carrfour.org
About the Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health: The Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health, a 501(c)3 organization, is a large safety net mental health provider, serving over 8,000 individuals annually in Palm Beach County. Their mission is to help people achieve and sustain their recovery and wellness and build meaningful lives in their communities. Their focus is to promote hope and recovery through evidence-based and best clinical practices for mental health and substance use challenges and foster independence and quality of life through housing, employment, and other supportive services. For more information, call (561) 383-5841 or visit www.goldenctr.org