Housing Trust Group Breaks Ground on New $21.4 Million Affordable Rental Townhome Community in Riviera Beach, Florida

RIVIERA BEACH, FL - Housing Trust Group (HTG), one of the nation’s largest developers of affordable housing, has closed on financing and broken ground on Heron Estates Family, a new $21.4 million affordable townhome community in Riviera Beach, Florida. Units at Heron Estates Family will be set aside for income-qualifying residents who earn at or below 30, 60 and 70 percent of area media income (AMI), with rents ranging from $264 to $1,598 per month. The property is scheduled to deliver in October of 2021.

The development is a public-private partnership between HTG and the Riviera Beach Housing Authority, and is the second phase of a two-phase redevelopment that includes Heron Estates Senior, a 101-unit garden-style apartment community for seniors that HTG completed in 2019.

“We applaud the City of Riviera Beach for investing in high-quality affordable housing for both families and seniors,” said Matthew A. Rieger, President and CEO of HTG. “We know Palm Beach County’s population will continue to grow, with people from all over the country moving to the area for the business-friendly climate and warm weather. It’s important, however, that members of our community earning less than area median – many of them deemed ‘essential workers’ throughout this pandemic – are not displaced or deprived of a safe and affordable place to call home.”

Financing for Heron Estates Family include an $11 million mortgage bond from the Florida Housing Finance Corp. (FHFC) that will be purchased by JPMorgan Chase Bank; a $6.1 million loan from FHFC’s SAIL program; a $1.44 million loan from the National Housing Trust Fund; and a $500,000 HOME loan from Palm Beach County.

Located at 2003 West 17th Court, the two-story townhome community will offer a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units ranging from 712 square feet to 1,354 square feet. Community amenities will include a clubhouse with club room, state-of-the-art fitness center, media center, and business center/leasing office; a playground, pool, dog park, multipurpose sports court, and outdoor grill/lounge seating areas. Residents will also have access to employment assistance, financial management, and literacy services on-site.

The project team for Heron Estates Family includes general contractor Newport Construction LLC, architect Luntz Group, and engineering firm Wantman Group Inc.

About Housing Trust Group: Housing Trust Group (HTG) is an award-winning full-service developer of multifamily residential communities whose real estate transactions exceed $3 billion in commercial, land and residential developments across Florida, Georgia, Texas and Arizona. HTG develops, builds and manages a diverse portfolio of affordable housing, workforce housing, market-rate housing, and mixed-use developments. For more information, please visit www.htgf.com

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