Florida

The Housing Credit in Action

The properties below are just a few examples of the Housing Credit in Florida. Statewide, the Housing Credit has provided more than 201,000 affordable homes for low-income families, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities in Florida.

See the state fact sheet to learn more about the Housing Credit’s impact.

Housing Credit Resident Stories

Brenda Montalvo

Brenda Montalvo, a single mother of two children, was struggling to pay rising rents in Miami. She eventually found Southpoint Crossing Apartments, where she was able to not only provide a safe home for her children but also join a community fostered by other residents. The support services at Southpoint Crossing Apartments were also able to help Brenda through her cancer treatments. Once her two children moved out and started careers, Brenda decided it was time to move on herself. She lost her battle with cancer shortly after moving into her own home. To read more about Brenda, click here. To see more stories from the National Housing Trust’s Voices Out Loud series, click here.

Ricky Fitzpatrick

Ricky Fitzpatrick is a military veteran who was living in a market-rate neighborhood near Miami when he was the victim of a drive-by shooting. The resulting injuries took Ricky out of the workforce and he moved in with his mother. Thankfully, his friends were able to connect him with Harvard House Apartments in North Miami Beach, FL. He is proud to pay his own rent and live an independent life. To read more about Ricky, click here. To see more stories from the National Housing Trust’s Voices Out Loud series, click here.

Bill and Grether Ginorio

Grether and Bill Ginorio’s comfortable life took a devastating turn when a scheduled surgery went wrong and Grether fell ill; doctors did not think she would live long. They sold their home, gave up the church they ran, and moved to their daughter’s home in Mississippi. When Grether unexpectedly recovered her health, the couple was without a home or an income other than Bill’s small veteran pension. They eventually landed at Tequesta Knolls Apartments in Miami Beach, FL, and now work for the Department of Children and Family. To read more about Bill and Grether, click here. To see more stories from the National Housing Trust’s Voices Out Loud series, click here.

Bill and Grether Ginorio

Sandie Richard, her husband, two children emigrated to the United States from Haiti in 2013. Sandie, pregnant at the time, and her family moved directly into a home at Harvard House Apartments in North Miami Beach, FL. Just a week after moving in, Sandie’s son was admitted to the hospital and eventually diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease. When she gave birth to her third child, Sandie was juggling many challenges in a new country. Thankfully, her son received a bone marrow transplant and is now Sickle Cell Free. Sandie is grateful for the support she received from the Harvard House community. To read more about Sandie, click here. To see more stories from the National Housing Trust’s Voices Out Loud series, click here.