April-May 2021
Riviera Beach Housing Authority
Heron Estates Family is 79 units of townhouse-style workforce housing and it represents the second new affordable housing built in Riviera Beach in more than 40 years. Heron Estates Senior was first. Family is nearly 32 percent complete.
The Work Continues!
Heron Estates Family--the gray-colored buildings in the picture, shown on the west side of the Heron Estates Senior three-story building--is coming together wonderfully, according to the monthly reports from Raymond Wells, our construction consultant.
From Homelessness to Homeownership
At a Development Workshop held in June last year, Boardmembers and members of the public, both, pushed for housing initiatives that run from homelessness to homeownership. What we do—providing affordable rental housing—is in the center, but the RBHA is now creating a responsive initiative that works on issues related both to being homeless and to wanting to buy a house. According to the 2020 U.S. Census, there were 21.9 percent of Palm Beach County (PBC) residents living in poverty, while 53.1 percent of residents in Riviera Beach are homeowners. Though the highest number of PBC’s homeless residents live in West Palm Beach and Lake Worth Beach, according to the Census, we still want to help on both ends—lower the number of homeless, increase the percentage of homeownership—in Riviera Beach. Stay tuned; we’re getting started. And who's that in the picture? Executive Director John W. Hurt.
For Heron Estates Senior Residents
News, Events and Useful Information from the City of Riviera Beach
Support From All Levels of Government
Pandemic-Related Funeral Assistance is Now Available, Thanks to the Federal Government

To be eligible, the death has to have occurred in the United States, its territories and the District of Columbia and the applicant has to be a U.S. citizen, a nationalist or qualified alien—even though the deceased person doesn’t have to be any of those. The death certificate, though, must indicate the death was caused by the pandemic. For questions or help call 844-684-6333 or 800-462-7585 (TTY) between 8 a.m. and 8 pm. (CST). Callers must have the official death certificate, funeral expense documents and other-source funds information. Click below to apply.

The State of Florida Now Provides Home-Bound Vaccinations

 That is in addition to providing vaccinations, generally, to people aged 12 or older. Interested? Click the button below and send an email. That email should include the name of the person needing home vaccination—and the names of anyone else in the home who wants the same. The state will call and schedule the vaccination event. For more information and to do a scheduling, click the button below.
City Neighborhood Services

Wonder what public services are provided by the City? Then, this evening, join City and Riviera Beach CRA officials for their ‘Neighborhood Services 2021’ event, which will share information about services and programs offered by the two government agencies. The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Riviera Beach Marina Event Center, 190 E. 13th Street. Plus, there will be $25 gift card drawings every half hour. For more information and to register, call 561-844-3408 or send an email here. Short notice, big event!
Plus: Resident of the Month
The Resident of the Month is a new initiative that we have implemented to celebrate the residents who live in any of our properties. We look forward to continuing this and encouraging all of our residents to always put their best step forward.--Commissioner Alexis Lockhart, project lead

Cheryl Williams is a resident of Heron Estates Senior and its property manager, Anthony Poland, had this to say about her:

"She's always helping her neighbors. Always willing to pick medication up for someone or take them to pick up something from the store. She has been a part of the most, if not all, events we've had here. She's just a pleasure to have in the building."
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