New homes coming to District 2

caines | 1/3/2013, 4:30 a.m.

Monestime sparks first construction effort in 10 years

After a 10-year lull, new home construction has begun in the Gladeview neighborhood a community in Miami-Dade Countys District 2 that borders Brownsville to the south, Liberty City to the east and West Little River to the north. At a recent unveiling of five new single-family homes at the subdivision called DuPuis Pointe, County Commissioner Jean Monestime said he hopes home ownership will bring a sense of pride to first-time owners. DuPuis Pointe will empower residents with the economic independence that comes with home ownership, he said. As we all know, home ownership is the key to creating strong, stable communities. The subdivision sits on 4.2 acres and was built by Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida with funding from the Florida Community Loan Fund, Coral Gables Congregational Church and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developments Neighborhood Stabilization Program (Round 2). When the subdivision is completed there will be 27 single-family homes available for purchase. Each of the five homes already completed are contracted to see and pending closing. Through the hard work of Neighborhood Housing Services, the DuPuis Pointe homebuyers were able to attend a homebuyer education program and receive pre- and post-homebuyer counseling, Monestime added. This is important because we want families to have the tools to stay in their homes and make a lasting impact on their communities. By D. Kevin McNeirkmcneir@miamitimesonline.com