Housing Trust Group, AM Affordable Housing Celebrate Grand Opening Of ‘Tucker Tower’ In Perrine, Miami-Dade County

Tucker Tower. Credit: Housing Trust Group.

Housing Trust Group (HTG), a leading multifamily developer, and AM Affordable Housing, a nonprofit founded by NBA Hall of Famer and Miami Heat legend Alonzo Mourning, are excited to announce the completion of Tucker Tower, a new $44 million, 120-unit affordable housing community for seniors aged 62 and older at 9910 Hibiscus Street in the Perrine neighborhood of southern Miami-Dade County. The project team for Tucker Tower includes general contractor BDI Construction; engineer HSQ Group, LLC; architect Corwil Architects; landscaper Witkin Hults + Partners; and Interior designer B. Pila Design Studio.

Tucker Tower, the eighth joint venture between HTG and AM Affordable Housing, will be exclusively available to income-qualifying residents, ensuring accessibility to those earning at or below 25, 30, and 60 percent of the area median income (AMI). With rents ranging from $463 to $1,359 per month, these rates are a notable contrast to the average rental prices in Miami-Dade County, which currently stand at $2,451.

Tucker Tower grand opening. Credit: Housing Trust Group.

The developer hosted a grand opening ceremony with partners to commemorate the milestone on Monday, March 4th. The event recognized building and design team members along with individuals instrumental in making Tucker Tower a reality. Speakers included Alonzo Mourning, Director of AM Affordable Housing; Matthew A. Rieger, President and CEO of HTG; Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine-Cava; Director of Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development Alex Ballina, and District 9 Commissioner Kionne L. McGhee.

“We are delighted to contribute to the expansion of high-quality, affordable housing in Perrine—a burgeoning working-class community in Miami-Dade County facing the challenges of rising rents due to the city’s population surge and increased relocation south in search of attainable housing,” said Rieger. “Additionally, we look forward to fulfilling our commitment to addressing the pressing housing crisis for seniors, who represent one of the most financially vulnerable populations in Miami-Dade County, where housing affordability remains a significant concern for the majority.”

Tucker Tower grand opening. Credit: Housing Trust Group.

According to a recent study from the University of Florida,  Miami-Dade County has a gap of more than 90,000 affordable and available units for renter households with incomes below 80% of the area median income. This gap is projected to grow to nearly 116,000 units by 2030 unless affordable units are added.

Located at 9940 W Hibiscus Street, Tucker Tower is an eight-story community offering a mix of one- and two-bedroom units ranging from 601 square feet to 895 square feet. Six units are fully accessible, and three units are hearing-impaired units. Amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, luxury swimming pool, pet grooming station, a modern library outfitted for leisurely or professional work, a multipurpose theater room, and lighted pathways along accessible routes, providing enhanced safety. In-unit amenities include Energy Star®-rated appliances, modern fixtures, and vinyl plank flooring.

Tucker Tower grand opening. Credit: Housing Trust Group.

Funding sources for Tucker Tower include $28.4 million in 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credit equity syndicated through Raymond James and purchased by Bank of America; a $30 million construction loan from Bank of America; a $9.5 million permanent loan from Berkadia; and an additional $3.2 million in tax credit equity through the 2022 Construction Housing Inflation Response Program (CHIRP), an emergency program quickly and efficiently established by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation to fill funding gaps as a result of supply chain delays, inflation, labor shortages and construction material price increases. HTG was also granted Miami-Dade County Surtax funding of $2.4 million.

Tucker Tower. Credit: Housing Trust Group.

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2 Comments on "Housing Trust Group, AM Affordable Housing Celebrate Grand Opening Of ‘Tucker Tower’ In Perrine, Miami-Dade County"

  1. Precious Blount | March 25, 2024 at 9:22 am | Reply

    I need section 8

  2. Lesbia M Garcia Hernandez | March 26, 2024 at 3:01 pm | Reply

    Apartment that arrange from $463 still available??
    I’m retired person

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