Carrfour’s mission is to confront homelessness by developing affordable housing and providing supportive services as a pathway to self-sufficiency. We are guided by a vision where everyone has safe and decent housing and is self-reliant.
Meet four people who became homeless, including three veterans, to learn more about how VA programs such Supportive Services for Veteran Families and supportive housing work together to help thousands of Veteran families and others rebuild happy, productive, successful, self-sufficient lives.
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor Russell Benford, and Commissioner Bruno Barriero celebrate grand opening of new affordable housing community serving 89 families, including many who were formerly homeless in Miami, Florida.
Grand opening of Karis Village, Carrfour's newest supportive housing development in Miami's Goulds neighborhood
Residents of Carrfour's Verde Gardens development, a 145-townhome community, where formerly homeless residents are given the opportunity to be employed at the property's 22-acre organic farm component.
A group of formerly homeless veterans who are part of Carrfour's Operation Sacred Trust veteran program funded by the VA.
Carrfour leadership and residents at the groundbreaking of Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Manor in Liberty City.
Villa Aurora, home to Carrfour's corporate headquarters, located at 1398 SW 1st Street in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood – just blocks away from Marlins Park. The complex consists of 76 apartments with 39 units serving formerly homeless families and 37 units serving low-income families/elderly residents. Amenities include a parking garage, community center, computer room and gym – as well as the Miami-Dade County Public Library's Hispanic Branch, located on the ground floor.
Carrfour's in-house team spearheads new ground-up development, renovates existing properties, and partners with for-profit and non-profit organizations across Florida to meet demand for affordable housing. Carrfour oversees all aspects of the development process from creating an initial concept and securing funding, to navigating the permitting process and managing construction.
Carrfour specializes in managing affordable and supportive housing for populations with high-needs throughout Florida, both for its own developments and on a third-party basis for communities built by other nonprofits. The organization's expertise varies from managing high-rise apartment buildings in urban neighborhoods, to single-family homes operated throughout scattered-site programs.
Carrfour offers a full-range of community based supportive services that promote self sufficiency and empower residents to permanently exit homelessness. On-site services often include service coordination, life skills training, disability advocacy, benefits coordination, employment training services, recovery support and children's activities.
Operation Sacred Trust
Carrfour's Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) programs, known as Operation Sacred Trust (OST) and Operation Sacred Trust-LIFT (OST-LIFT), are funded by $2.8 million in annual grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) – to promote housing stability among very low-income military veteran and their families who are homeless, facing homelessness, or residing in transitional housing. The community-centered initiatives helps Veterans improve social role functioning, interpersonal relationships, decrease symptom distress, and access a range of supportive services as a bridge for former servicemen and women to enter affordable housing or stay in their current homes. Learn more at www.411veterans.com