History & New Beginnings: Hampton Village

Hampton Village Apartments

Hampton Village Apartments

In September 2012, the Housing Finance Authority of Miami-Dade County (HFA) board of directors approved a resolution to finance the Hampton Village Apartments located at 4301 NW 29th Avenue in the Brownsville neighborhood of Miami. At that time, the location was home to an apartment development that had seen better days. The dilapidated building was an eye-sore in the community.

BEFORE

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Landmark Companies undertook the redevelopment of the Hampton Village Apartments—bringing the area back to life. The 100-unit multifamily residential development has lifted the entire neighborhood as will the adjacent Historic Hampton House Preservation Project once it is complete in March 2015. During the decades of segregation, the Hampton House Motel was a social and cultural haven for African-Americans including Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

The 4-story Hampton Village Apartments feature a conference room, playground, clubroom, modern interior design elements and urban landscaping.

AFTER

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Thanks to District 3 Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, CITICarrfour Supportive Housing, Historic Hampton House Community Trust and HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program for helping to make this possible.  For more information about leasing and availability call (305) 635-2126.  

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Retirees Rock!

Yesterday we had the honor of meeting with members of the Miami Northwest Chapter #4686 of AARP at Charles Hadley Park. Seniors and retirees make up a special part of our community and that’s why we have devoted our time and resources to promoting our Legacy Housing program. Homeowners and their families need the tools and information to make the right decisions about preserving their legacy — their home.

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DSC02288 - CopyMrs. Nancy Dawkins, President Emeritus of Chapter #4686, was kind enough to allow us to reach out to chapter members regarding the Legacy Housing program. Our partners include the  Tax Collector’s OfficeProperty Appraiser’s Office,Property InsuranceDade Legal AidLegal Services of Greater Miami and Trinity Empowerment Consortium. Our goal is to inform families about their options for keeping their property in the family. Tackling issues like estate planning, reverse mortgage options, property insurance and property tax are critical to protecting your home.

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DSC02335 - CopyOur Legacy Housing program is supported by several of our state and local elected officials including State Representative Cynthia Stafford and State Senators Dwight Bullard and Oscar Braynon II. Representative Stafford was in attendance at the AARP chapter meeting as was District 2 School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall. We had a great time with Chapter #4686 and we hope to come back soon.

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For details about the Legacy Housing program and upcoming events, call (305) 499-8743 or visit us online. We are happy to help you and your family protect your greatest asset.

Chinese New Year Festival

One of the greatest and most obvious characteristics of Miami-Dade County is the high level of cultural and ethnic diversity. On any given day in any given neighborhood, you can find people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. A wide spectrum of cultures come together to make Miami-Dade a unique place to live.

Sundays’ annual Chinese New Year Festival was a perfect example of this. Miami Dade College hosted the festival at their Kendall campus and the turnout was excellent! People of all ethnicities showed up in droves to get a taste of Chinese heritage and traditions. There was a sea of exotic Asian food options and arts and crafts booths. Bounce houses and face-painting stations kept kids of all ages excited. The drum performance and lion and dragon dance captivated everyone!

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The Chinese Cultural Association and the Organization of Chinese Americans made this event possible. In between the cultural shows, dance performances and food stations, you could get a real sense of what makes Miami special. The Housing Finance Authority of Miami-Dade County (HFA) had the opportunity to share information about our programs and services with members of the Chinese-American community and others.

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A big part of maintaining cultural heritage is being able to have a safe, comfortable place to call home. Home is where traditions and values are passed on from generation to generation. To help Miami-Dade County residents make affordable housing possible, we offer homeownership and rental housing programs. Learn more about the HFA today and check out our Facebook album!

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Legacy Housing + Event

By definition, a legacy is something handed down from the past. Naturally, you may be thinking about the legacy you will leave behind for your family. Through our Legacy Housing program, we assist families with preserving their legacy for generations to come. Your home is the most important purchase of your lifetime. After working tirelessly to own your home, now is the time to make plans to protect your investment.

DSC01255Leaving a legacy means taking steps toward keeping your home in the family or making decisions that will offer you and your family peace of mind. Your home is the place where memories are made. To ensure that your children and grandchildren can continue making memories there, you need to take the right steps. Like most people, you are probably looking for information on how to evaluate your options and take action. We can help you find answers to some very common questions.

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  • When are my property taxes due?
  • What happens if I don’t pay my taxes?
  • Can I request a tax waiver?

Property Appraisal

  • What is the value of my property?
  • When should I file my homestead exemption?
  • When is the annual tax notice mailed?

Property Insurance

  • Do I need homeowner’s insurance?
  • Do I need Flood insurance coverage?
  • What does property insurance cover?

Reverse Mortgage

  • What is a Reverse Mortgage?
  • How does a Reverse Mortgage work?
  • Is a Reverse Mortgage a good option for me?

Estate Planning

  • What must I do to protect my property?
  • Why do I need a Will?
  • Do I need a Power of Attorney?

We have partnered with several organizations and Miami-Dade County departments including the Tax Collector’s Office, Property Appraiser’s Office, Property Insurance, Dade Legal Aid, Legal Services of Greater Miami and Trinity Empowerment Consortium. Our partners offer their expertise about the legal and financial issues that can affect you and your family… now and in the future.

Multi Generation Hispanic Family Standing In ParkJoin us on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 2-8:00pm for our Legacy Housing program kickoff during the Healthcare Enrollment and Resource Fair sponsored by State Senator Oscar Braynon II, City of Opa-locka Vice Mayor Joseph L. Kelley and the Opa-locka City Commission. The event will take place at Sherbondy Village, 215 Perviz Avenue, Opa-locka, FL 33054.

Enrollment Fair Flyer by Opalocka-page-001The Housing Finance Authority (HFA) is proud to serve our community through affordable housing rental and homeownership programs. The HFA is also interested in giving back to the community through special initiatives like our Legacy Housing program. To get in touch with our Legacy Housing partners and get more information, call (305) 499-8743 or 311. For details on our Legacy Housing workshops visit us on Facebook and Twitter by searching HFA Miami.

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