HHA Newsletter - January 2022 - Volume 3
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Message from the Executive Director
|We welcome 2022 wishing everyone a year of good health, joy and prosperity.
This year I will continue to pursue new opportunities to add quality housing to the City of Hialeah. In 2021 we added 175 Section 8 vouchers, and a brand-new building "Villa Mariposa" housing 83 elderly families. Our goal this year is to continue to work together with our local, state, and federal elected officials to allocate funding for our housing authority's current programs and keep adding affordable housing to our beautiful City. One of our yearly priorities is always to maintain our properties in good condition to provide our residents with good quality housing.
Thank you for reading this quarter's newsletter.
Message from our newly elected Mayor Esteban "Steve" Bovo
I am humbled and honored by your support.
As Mayor, I consider the Hialeah Housing Authority a pillar of our community, which serves those who have built this city into what it is. These newsletters are an incredible way to highlight the legacy that HHA continues to build. I am happy and blessed to be a part of that.
My administration will work hand in hand with Executive Director Julio Ponce and the Board of Commissioners to ensure the highest quality of life.
Thank you for allowing me to give power to your voice! I am at your service always.
Esteban Bovo, Jr.
2022 Important Dates
|January 17, 2022||Martin Luther King, Jr.||-HHA Offices Closed|
|February 14, 2022||Valentine's Day|
|February 21, 2022||President's Day||-HHA Offices Closed|
|March 13, 2022||Daylight Savings begins|
|March 17, 2022||St. Patrick's Day|
|April 15, 2022||Good Friday||-HHA Offices Closed|
|April 17, 2022||Easter Sunday|
HHA in the Community
Job, Educations and Resources Fair
The Building Futures Initiative of the Hialeah Housing Authority hosted a Job, Educations and Resources Fair on October 20, 2021. Members of the community were able to speak with community partners to receive information on jobs, education, and professional development.
Thank you to our community partners that were present for the event:
- Career Source South Florida
- MDCPS Head Start Program
- Miami Dade College - Hialeah Campus
- Florida International University
- Cunano Builders Corp.
- MDCPS Technical Colleges
- City of Hialeah Police Department
- The YWCA
- South Florida Institute of Technology
2021 Turkey Drive
On November 17, 2021, our yearly Turkey drive was led by our Executive Director Julio Ponce and our City Mayor Esteban Bovo Jr. Their goal was to serve our community and bring a Thankgiving meal to many of our residents. Bringing joy to our community is of great satisfaction to all HHA staff. Together we can make a difference, that is why we constantly look for generous donors and partner to help our residents.
Christmas Toy Drive 2021
On December 16, 2021, the yearly Christmas Toy drive was a total success, bringing joy and smiles to our children between the ages of 0 to 12. We want give thanks to Mayor Esteban Bovo Jr. from the City of Hialeah, Channel 51 and many of the HHA's vendors that with their generous donations made this event memorable residents and staff.
Happy Birthday Fara
|December 7, 2021 - Commissioner Fara Alvarez's Birthday. Fara has been a tenant at Vivian Villas for more than 35 years and has always served our community. We thank her for her love, and her endless dedication to the Hialeah Community.|
Senior Christmas Party
|On December 9, 2021, together with the City of Hialeah, we celebrated the Holiday Season the "old fashioned way". We welcomed our residents with great music from Los 3 de la Habana band, delicious food and dancing the afternoon away! Our new Mayor Esteban Bovo Jr. joined us along with Senator Manny Diaz, Councilman Jesus Tundidor and Councilman Bryan Calvo. The Mayor gave a remarkable message to the community of the City of Hialeah.|
Senior New Year's Party
|On January 13, 2022, the elderly community celebrated the New Year's party in the beautiful Milander Center in the Heart of the City of Hialeah. The Executive Director Julio Ponce, City Mayor Esteban Bovo Jr., and Senator Rene Garcia hosted the first elderly dance for 2022.|
HHA Elderly Services
The recreational and activities program offers trips to different sites all over South Florida. It also offers pick up and drop off for grocery shopping. The activities are by reservation only. If you are interested in the program, please contact the recreation and activities department by calling (305) 257-3502 or (305) 888-9744 Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
As the COVID-19 continues to be present, we must continue to take precautions to ensure everyone's safety. Mayor Esteban Bovo, Jr. also understands the importance of taking the necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. At the same time while we protect the health of our residents, Hialeah respects freedom. Hialeah is not planning to slow down the progress and lives of our residents by shutting down. We are however committed to offer all the best options for testing and treatment for all those who need it.
Benny Babcock Park
Bucky Dent Park
Monoclonal Treatment Sites
Benny Babcock Park
Bucky Dent Park
Please call the following number to
Hialeah Housing Authority
- Julio Ponce - Executive Director
- Maida Gutierrez - Chairperson
- Mario Diaz - Vice Chairperson
- Barbara Hernandez - Commissioner
- Fara Alvarez - Commissioner
- Juan Junco - Commissioner
City of Hialeah
- Esteban Bovo, Jr - Mayor
- Carl Zogby - President
- Monica Perez - Vice President
- Bryan Calvo - Councilman
- Oscar De La Rosa - Councilman
- Luis Rodriguez - Councilman
- Jacqueline Garcia-Roves - Councilwoman
- Jesus Tundidor - Councilman
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75 East 6th Street - Hialeah, Florida 33010 - Phone: 305.888.9744 - Fax: 305.887.2216 - www.HialeahHousing.org