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HHA Newsletter – July 2024 – Volume 12

A Message from the Executive Director

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart has been a leader supporting our community for decades. His relentless support and dedication, especially to the Hialeah elderly community, is admirable. With his help, along with our dedicated State Representatives, our Mayor, and local officials, we have been able to secure millions of dollars in programs to address the needs of the people in our beautiful city. The Congressman makes it a point to always visit our lunchrooms and attend our events whenever his busy schedule allows it.

Senator Rick Scott visited our elder community at Goodlet Park on June 19, 2024. We are grateful for his commitment to our community.

"Together we will continue to make Hialeah thrive". Thank you for your support and for reading this quarter's newsletter.

Sincerely,
Julio Ponce, Executive Director

Executive Director Julio Ponce portrait.

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A message from Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Protecting our most vulnerable populations, including our veterans, seniors, and persons with disabilities, as well as ensuring decent, safe, and affordable housing has always been a top priority of mine.

Through my work in the House Appropriations Committee, I have a proven track record of reducing costs while securing millions in federal funds to Florida's 26th Congressional District, which I have the honor to represent.

I look forward to continuing this work and I thank HHA's Executive Director, Julio Ponce, and City of Hialeah Mayor, Esteban Bovo, for their leadership and teamwork, which have been instrumental in HHA's success.

Sincerely,
Mario Diaz-Balart, Congressman

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart portrait.


Senator Rick Scott Visit to Goodlet Park 6/19/2024
On this date we welcomed Senator Rick Scott to Goodlet Park. It is always an honor for our elected officials to visit our community. Their continued support is the reason we can serve our community.

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HHA in the Community

Hurricane Season
June 1, 2024 was the start of Hurricane Season. It is important to stay informed and prepared at all times. Please be in the lookout for any information we send you in the event of any weather disturbances in our area. Your safety is our priority.

St. Patrick' Day Elderly Dance 3/07/24
On St. Patrick's day celebration we were "lucky" to have our four (4) HHA Commissioners present - full quorum. Chairwoman Maida Gutierrez, Vice-Chairman Juan Junco, Commissioner Maria Rodriguez and Commissioner Fara Alvarez. We are grateful to have these four individuals truly committed to our community, their work and dedication is highly appreciated.

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Mother's Day Elderly Dance 5/09/2024
Celebrating our beautiful mothers with a special visit from our representatives, Senator Bryan Avila (District 39) and Alex Rizo (District 112). As always, our Mayor Esteban "Steve" Bovo Jr. and our Executive Director Julio Ponce gifted our beautiful mothers with an unforgettable celebration. Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Sanchez, who is now running for Miami-Dade County Sheriff in the upcoming elections, brought the one and only "El Caballo Viejo" Roberto Torres to serenade at this unique event.

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Congress Members
On June 6, 2024, HHA welcome three (3) members of our Congress at HHA. We had the honor to welcome Congressman Steve A. Womack, Mike Quigley, and our very own Mario Diaz-Balart. The Housing need in our community was the main topic at this meeting.

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Commissioner Kevin Cabrera Visit to Villa Aida 6/07/2024
Our District 6 Commissioner Kevin Cabrera's track record of helping our community. Today he brought to Villa Aida for our seniors the Special Transportation Service ("STS") to guide them with the application and process how to obtain low-cost transportation. In addition, he brought the Golden Passport office to process the free transit easy cards.

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Father's Day Elderly Dance 6/20/2024
On this date we gathered to celebrate the fathers in our communities. A special recognition to our HHA drivers presented by the Mayor. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our elders.

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Elder Affair's Secretary Michelle Branham visiting Hoffman Gardens 6/10/2024
On June 10, 2024, State Representative Alex Rizo invited Elder Affairs Secretary Michelle Branham to visit HHA property to discuss the need of Affordable Housing in the community. Executive Director Julio Ponce offered a tour HHA's upcoming Affordable Housing redevelopment Hoffman Gardens. Hoffman Gardens will provide the community with a total of 564 affordable units. With the help of our elected officials and the Department of Elder Affairs we have been able to secured and allocated state funds to start Phase I and Phase II. In addition, our elected official has secured federal and state funds. This will be the second yet biggest project that HHA has yet undertaken.

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Your Local Government at Work!

Hialeah Housing Authority

  • Julio Ponce - Executive Director
  • Maida Gutierrez - Chairwoman
  • Juan Junco - Vice-Chairman
  • Fara Alvarez - Commissioner
  • Maria Rodriguez - Commissioner

2024 Important Dates

  • July 4, 2024 - Independence Day - HHA Offices Closed
  • July 5, 2024 - Independence Day - HHA Offices Closed
  • September 2, 2024 - Labor Day - HHA Offices Closed
  • September 8, 2024 - Grandparent Day
  • September 11, 2024 - Patriot Day
  • September 22, 2024 - First Day of Autumn

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.

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