State Attorney Fernandez Rundle Attends Liberty Rising Phase Two Grand Opening Ceremony

Photo: KFR attends Liberty Rising Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
L-R: Denise Cleveland-Leggett, U.S. HUD Administrator Region IV; Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle; Albert Milo, Jr., President, Related Urban Development Group; Jorge M. Pérez, Chairman, Related Group; Sandra Veszi-Einhorn, South Florida Board Member, Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC); Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez; Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson, County Commissioner, District 3; Leighton Brown, CEO, LCN Group and subcontractor for Eden at Liberty Square; Michael Liu, Director, Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development Department, and U.S. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart. Photo Credit: Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development Department

Miami (October 30, 2020) – Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle recently joined Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson, U.S. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator for Region IV Denise Cleveland-Leggett and other community leaders, for a grand opening ceremony to celebrate the completion of the second phase of the Liberty Rising development in Miami’s Liberty City community.

“Liberty City is truly rising. We are celebrating a new approach, a new perspective, and a new vision. It is a new day in Miami-Dade County,” said State Attorney Fernandez Rundle.

“This grand opening is a true message of commitment by U.S. HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Miami-Dade County government, and private sector partners to develop affordable housing that gives housing authorities flexibility to care for their vulnerable populations.”

For more than 30 years, State Attorney Fernandez Rundle has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to bringing positive change to residents of Miami-Dade County’s public housing sites, including lawsuits against Dade County and taking the issue to the Miami-Dade County Grand Jury.

“As State Attorney, I have long recognized that there is a strong connection between substandard housing and incidents of violent crime. Substandard housing impacts our entire community.”

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Scenes from the grand opening ceremony for the second phase of the Liberty Rising development in the northwest Miami-Dade County. All photos courtesy Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development.