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City of Riviera Beach makes room for worker housing

The City of Riviera Beach is addressing the urgent need for workforce housing solutions. Alfred Fields Jr. is president of the Alpha Educational Foundation at the Judge Rodgers Center for Community Development, located in the 200 block of West 11th. Riviera Beach Street. Fields and Councilor and Board President Douglas Lawson said the facility is used by nonprofit organizations that provide resources to the community. Fields said they have a food pantry that operates two days a week. “We serve everyone who comes through,” Fields said. “It doesn’t matter what they look like, what they drive, it’s about helping those in need.” Stay in the know: The latest headlines and weather from WPBF 25. He said the center also offers mentoring services. As a member of my fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., we operate our Men of Tomorrow program, which has been running for 35 years,” Fields said. “Where we mentor young men in high school.” The center, which located near the Palm Beach Marina and Harbor, will now become the site of a new 140-unit staff housing development. “Affordable housing is vital,” Lawson says. the housing authority, who then partnered with the Alpha Foundation to bring this resource to our community, giving them the land and resources to build.” Fraternity members showed up to commemorate the agreement earlier this week Beach has the second lowest median income in Palm Beach County, so we wanted to make sure we had doors for residents who could actually live here in this community,” Lawson said. Officials said the center would be demolished to make way for the new one. development, then rebuilt alongside development so residents can continue to receive the services they need. Main titles: Follow us on social networks: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | TikTok | Youtube

The City of Riviera Beach is responding to the pressing need to provide housing solutions for workers.

Alfred Fields Jr. is president of the Alpha Educational Foundation at the Judge Rodgers Center for Community Development, located in the 200 block of West 11th Street in Riviera Beach.

Fields and Councilor and Board President Douglas Lawson said the facility is used by nonprofit organizations that provide resources to the community.

Fields said they have a food pantry that operates two days a week.

“We serve everyone who comes through,” Fields said. “It doesn’t matter what they look like or what they drive, it’s about helping those in need.”

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He added that the center also offers mentoring services.

“As a member of my fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., we operate our Men of Tomorrow program, which has been in existence for 35 years,” Fields said. “Where we mentor young men in high school.”

The center, which is close to the Palm Beach Marina and Harbor, will now become the site of a new 140-unit staff housing development.

“Affordable housing is vital,” Lawson said. “We partnered with the housing authority, who then partnered with the Alpha Foundation to bring this resource to our community, giving them the land and resources to build.”

Brotherhood members showed up to commemorate the agreement earlier this week.

“Riviera Beach has the second lowest median income in Palm Beach County, so we wanted to make sure we had doors for residents who could actually live here in this community,” Lawson said.

Officials said the center will be demolished to make way for the new development, then rebuilt alongside the development so residents can continue to receive the services they need.

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