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For Immediate Release:
October 31, 2013
Media Contact:
Betty Aguirre


Chairwoman Sosa to attend ribbon-cutting for Villa Alegria elderly housing/multipurpose facility in Hialeah on Nov. 1

(MIAMI)  – County Commission Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa and members of the Board of County Commissioners, along with City of Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez and the Hialeah City Council, invite the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Villa Alegria, a new 72-unit elderly housing/multipurpose facility located at 275 Palm Avenue in Hialeah. The ribbon cutting will take place on Friday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m.
The five-story, 72-unit project was designed as an environmentally friendly “Green” building, in accordance with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification guidelines of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The project is within walking distance of local grocery stores, banks, medical care and other services.
Each one-bedroom/one-bath unit has a fully equipped kitchen and rents for $300. The facility also offers handicap accessible units and a multipurpose recreational facility on the first floor.
Funding for the $8 million project was secured from the County’s General Obligation Bond as a result of Chairwoman Sosa’s diligent efforts. The City of Hialeah, which owns and manages the project, provided the land and a parking garage.

Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa
Members of the Board of County Commissioners
Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez
Hialeah City Council
Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Villa Alegria elderly housing/multipurpose facility
November 01, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
275 Palm Avenue in Hialeah