December 2021
Riviera Beach Housing Authority

Happy Holidays From Our Team to Yours!
Following our re-scheduled December meeting held on Dec. 21, we hosted our first-ever Jingle & Mingle event--and that's what we did! Our husbands and wives were there, a minority contractor and his wife were there, an RBHA resident and her daughter were there. It was fun!
An Affordable Housing Discussion
Board Commissioner Alexis Lockhart is also the Communications Coordinator for the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, which hosts each month a breakfast discussion on a different topic. For November: affordable housing. She invited the team to come. This is what she had to say:

Thank you all who attended the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours Breakfast on Essential Workforce Housing yesterday morning at the Embassy Suites. We were well represented and Commissioner Horace Towns did a great job starting things off with the Welcome and Pledge and also letting the audience know about the great things we are doing for the City. Thank you all for your support!

For more information on the Chamber, click here. And who is that other man in the picture, on the right? Riviera Beach Mayor Ronnie L. Felder.
She Continues to Give Back
From the time she was appointed to the Board in 2016, Vice Chairwoman Jessica Thurmond has worked with--and on behalf of--the residents. She's been bringing issues to the Board from Heron Estates Senior residents, supporting them with free food and, during the pandemic, helped ensure they received tests and vaccines.
Even during this holiday season through her church, Faith Holy Temple Church in Riviera Beach, she did the same for the Christmas Toy Giveaway on Dec. 18 and Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31. Indeed, for those events, more than 350 children received free toys and 150 families received free food--and she'd helped collect both. "Giving back to my community has always been a passion of mine," Vice Chairwoman Thurmond said. "And both my church and the housing authority have given me a wider platform to serve more residents of Riviera Beach. It means a lot to me."
Development Update
The work continues! Heron Estates Family is now 74 percent complete and occupancy in the 79-unit workforce housing development is likely to begin in March of 2022, according to Ray Wells, our construction consultant. The grand opening should also be coming soon; that's according to Chairman Jackson. Read what he says, below.
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