Thursday, August 30, 2012

More good news from the CRA and the NSP2 Program!

 CONTACT: Joan C. Oliva
 August 31, 2012  9:30am


(Coconut Walk 219 North L Street -Lake Worth, FLThe Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is the lead entity of the Lake Worth NSP2 Consortium, a $23.3M grantee of Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) stimulus funds authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).The Consortium continues to successfully acquire and rehabilitate or construct over 100 properties in a targeted area of the CRA district, disproportionately affected by the foreclosure crisis and economic downturn. The goals of the program include helping to stem the free fall in property values, putting residential properties back on the tax rolls, reconnecting neighborhoods and providing safe, energy-efficient homes for program-eligible families. The program provides for down-payment and closing cost assistance to low and moderate income households.

Cary Sabol, LW-CRA Chair will introduce local officials tomorrow, and together the consortium will celebrate the "Re-Birth Of Lake Worth" and dedicate multiple homes to families, delivering their dream of owning a home. These new homes will add to the collection of new homes in this revitalized community. 
Family Bio’s Coconut Walk Home Dedication 219 North L Street
Friday, August 31st 9:30 am

 Jose Diaz 20 South D Street

"My name is Jose Ramon Diaz II. I am 23 years old. I was born at Brooklyn Hospital in New York, but I was raised here in Florida for 21 years of my life. I have one sibling, my little brother Matthew Joseph who is 5 years younger than me. My mother, Milady Joseph is currently staying with me. I have always strived to be good at anything that I put my mind to. When I was 15 years old, I started college at PBSC to start my regular credits, which I applied to when I was 16 to my college credits at New England Tech. I graduated 2nd in my class at 18 years old with a full associates degree in automotive technology. I was invited to the BMW STEP program in the German training facility after my graduation because they saw the level that I was learning at. After graduating, I worked for almost 5 years at a super car company called Mosler Automotive. Currently I am working as a service advisor/technician level 2 at Sears Auto Center. I am really impressed thus far with the CRA program and all the help they have been able to provide for my family and I in getting a beautiful home as quickly as possible and with utter flexibility. Bringing life back to Lake Worth means a lot to me because I see the potential of life in Lake Worth, and the close knit community that it holds. My new home is in Lake Worth and I am proud to say that I am a Lake Worth resident."  
Jill Karlin 219 North L Street #100
Jill Karlin is born in Boston, but found her home in Florida in the mid 1980s.  A Renaissance woman, Jill is an artist, yoga instructor, cookie maker, and sales woman.  Her art works have been shown and are in collections the world over, including an exhibition in New Delhi, India hosted by patron Biki Oberoi and The Oberoi Hotel. 
Darryl Sturrup 219 North L Street #110
Darryl Sturrup was born in Florida and raised in Seminole Circle, a housing project in Lantana.  He was raised by his mother and began developing a love for music at a very young age.  Darryl moved to Canada in his early twenties and recorded his first studio single “Forever” which sold over 10,000 copies.  Darryl continues to capture hearts with his song writing capabilities. 
Anthony Cancigllia 219 North L Street #111
 Anthony Christopher Canciglia was born in Florida and has lived here for most of his life. His family did move to Tennessee, where he resided for about a year, but decided that he missed Florida too much and moved back.  Anthony graduated from Seminole Ridge High School, which is in Loxahatchee. Mr. Canciglia enjoys living in Lake Worth because it is a great area with proximity to the beach, shops and delicious restaurants.
Nancy Jack 219 North L Street #104
Ms. Nancy Jack wanted to buy in Lake Worth because she loves Lake Worth's casual, funky personality and its affordability. Ms. Jack moved here from Los Angeles and found many of the same attributes like - beach, sun and diversity - without the high prices. Lake Worth offers affordable living within walking distance of a beautiful beach,  shops and restaurants . Ms. Jack was a writer in L.A. but now practices law in Florida. Ms. Jack states “Lake Worth helps me keep in touch with my creative side.”
Anthony Reindel 111 Lake Avenue #1
Anthony just recently graduated school in Ohio with a fine arts degree.  Mr. Reindel wanted to thank everybody at the Lake Worth CRA for helping to put a roof over his head and giving  him the opportunity to own a beautiful home in these tough times… A gift that is greatly appreciated by him… and his parents.
Mr. Diaz is a Lake Worth local who works as automotive mechanic.  He would like to become more involved with his neighborhood association and work closely with his neighbors to decrease crime in the South end of Lake Worth.