The 2021 Outstanding Small Agency
That's according to the Tallahassee-based Florida Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (FAHRO), which awarded the Authority at its annual conference, held September 14-16, 2021, in Orlando. Boardmembers and Executive Director John W. Hurt were there and received the award.
Learn More About Why We Won by Reading Our Monthly Newsletters!
Our next regular Board meeting is scheduled for October 12, our first meeting since August. This is not our first time together since then, though: instead, we went, together, to a conference in Orlando. Huge. See above. Or come to our meeting.
The business of the Riviera Housing Authority is to provide safe, decent and affordable housing to the residents of Riviera Beach.
The Riviera Beach Housing Authority (RBHA) was established by the City of Riviera Beach - Resolution No. 173-68 adoptedo on December 4, 1968, under STate of Florida Statutes Chapter 421. The City Commission adopting this resolution declaring that:
An unsanitary and unsafe inhabited dwelling accomodations in the City of Riviera Beach, Florida; and
There is a shortage of safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations in the City of Riviera Beach, Florida, available for persons of low-income as rentals thay can afford; and
There is a need for a Housing Authority in the City of Riviera Beach, Floriday.
In 2008, the State of Florida expanded the statutes under Chapter 421 to allow for housing authorities to either act as developer or partner to build and expand affordable housing within the state.
"To provide safe, decent and affordable housing to persons of low-income; to make efforts to ensure that persons of low-income will be made obligees of the Authority and that, to the success of the Authority those obligees shall also profit. Additionally, to create viable partnerships to the Authority's overall goals and objectives."