04 Dec Hallandale Beach CRA Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for its First Modular Home
Hallandale Beach, FL, Nov. 29 – The Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (HBCRA) marked the end of its first modular home project for the city with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony. The home was pre-assembled, delivered, and installed at 620 NW 4th Ave. Local residents attended this culminating event for the project, which was held on November 29.
During the ribbon-cutting event, opening remarks were presented by Assistant City Manager Jeremy Earle describing the significant collaboration that occurred between multiple city departments for the success of the project with the prospect of providing additional affordable housing using modular homes, followed by statements made from Mayor Joy Adams praising the work done by the various departments and congratulating property owner Barbara Ferguson for her patience and tenacity. ,
Barbara Ferguson, was excited to see the installment of her home be completed, as she was on-site to witness the placement of her new home on its foundation. “I thank God for the opportunity to see the progress thus far,” Ferguson said. The home was built by Affinity Building systems and installed by Little River Box Co., which also installs kiosks, pop-up bars, event spaces.
City of Hallandale Beach Assistant City Manager Dr. Jeremy Earle was on-site for the construction. “Hopefully for us in the City and in the CRA, this will be a model for how we can do affordable housing or even market-rate housing in the future,” Earle said. The City of Hallandale Beach currently provides an affordable housing program for first-time buyers in which it offers contributions to down payment costs. Also, a mixed-use project, known as the Hallandale City Center, will include fourteen apartments designated for affordable housing.
A modular home is one that is built indoors in a factory-like setting, which allows for more control over the building process, in addition to being more sustainable and energy efficient. They are completely different from manufactured or mobile homes, and are more cost-effective than traditional, site-built homes. Modular homes can be designed and assembled in the factory and installed on-site, all in a matter of a few months, as they don’t see the typical on-site delays caused predominantly by the weather. Those built for South Florida are required to not only meet all local building codes, but also to withstand a Category 5 hurricane. They are appraised, insured, and carry the same value as traditional, site-built homes.
About the Hallandale Beach CRA:
The mission of the Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is to enhance the quality of life by eliminating and preventing blighted conditions through the facilitation of community partnerships, business growth, job creation, and neighborhood revitalization. For more information on their services and programs, please visit cohbcra.org.