Media Contact: Kassandra Timothe, Public Information Officer
City of North Miami
305-893-6511, ext. 12106


North Miami, FL – 9/16/2015

The Single Family Home Beautification program provides grants up to $10,000 to each qualified home for repairs such as exterior painting, replacement of exterior doors, repaving of driveways, and replacement of older windows with hurricane impact windows

On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, Councilman Alix Desulme hosted a reception awarding ten (10) residents of District four $10,000 worth of home rehabilitation services through an open lottery process to ensure fairness and transparency. Councilman Desulme created the “Home Beautification & Ownership Program” (HBO) to improve and repair the exterior façade of homes in District 4. Applicants were pre-qualified based on the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development guidelines.   

Congratulations to the following residents of District 4:

  1. Luthers Clerger
  2. Roselia Julien
  3. Sharon Ferguson
  4. Susan Daubert
  5. Andre Desir
  6. Villus Pierre-Paul
  7. Karol Geimer
  8. Shirley Porter
  9. Marie Mondestin
  10. Sydney Clarke

Councilman Alix Desulme has an outstanding record of public service and takes pride in his commitment and dedication to the community. Councilman Desulme is a certified teacher, small business owner and an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University. On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Alix was elected to the North Miami City Council, representing the West portion of the City of North Miami, District 4. In a 2009 city-wide election, Councilman Desulme made history becoming the first Black elected City Clerk of North Miami. Councilman Desulme holds the distinction of being the youngest and first Haitian-American elected as City Clerk in the United States of America.
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