|Posted by Anne Siren on January 18, 2013 at 1:45 PM|
Deerfield Beach – The 96 units at Stanley Terrace, one of the city’s low-income housing projects, will be completely renovated to “green” specifications thanks to a new Housing and Urban Development Initiative that has awarded $8.6 million to the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority.
Exact amount of the renovations will not be known until a needs assessment is completed said Dr. Nadine Jarmon, the Authority’s Executive Director. When that amount has been determined a portion of the grant, $400,000 or more, will be available for partnering with the city on other programs, Dr. Jarmon said.
She gave credit for the grant to the city’s Section 8 Director Rochelle Hobbs, adding Deerfield has a “high performing housing authority” with the management capacity to carry out the grant. Only two other Florida authorities were chosen for the HUD funds.
Converting Stanley Terrace into a “green” building will save future utility costs, Dr. Jarmon said. In addition, the interiors of the units will be remodeled. All the work must be completed within three years she said.
MLK Day events
Deerfield Beach – Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday will be celebrated here Monday, Jan. 21 with a 10 a.m. parade beginning at Pioneer Park followed by a day of music and activities at Westside Par, 445 SW 2 Street.
Keynote speaker at 11 a.m. will be Rev. Nathanial Knowles, senior pastor, Emmanual Church of Christ.
Deerfield Beach – A free lacrosse clinic for children ages 6 to 14 will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 at Westside Park, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Participants will be shown basic skills and take part in drills coached by the staff of the Indoor Sports Complex. For more detail, call 954-480-4427. Westside Park is south of Hillsboro Blvd. on Martin Luther King Blvd.