The Real Deal Miami

Miami Heat star wants to develop affordable housing

November 10, 2008 02:22PM

Miami Heat player Alonzo Mourning wants to develop a 190-unit
affordable housing rental complex for families and the elderly in
Overtown, a neighborhood in downtown Miami. Mourning’s charitable
organization, the Alonzo Mourning Charities, wants to lease five acres
of county-owned land for
the development. In the three proposed buildings, 95 two- and
three-bedroom units would be reserved for families and 95 one-bedroom
units would be allocated for the elderly. Residents would need to make
60 percent or less of the county’s adjusted median income. Miami-Dade’s
Economic Development and Human Services
Committee will hear the request Wednesday.