Nassau unveils $65M affordable housing complex in Freeport

The New Moxie Rigby building in Freeport is a 100-unit apartment building.

News 12 Staff

Mar 3, 2021, 5:42 PM

Updated 1,236 days ago

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Officials in Nassau have unveiled a $65 million affordable housing complex in a ceremony to honor the county’s first elected African American court judge.
The New Moxie Rigby building was officially unveiled in Freeport this morning.
The 100-unit apartment building is home to residents who lived in the old Moxie Rigby building across the street that was damaged from Superstorm Sandy. The building is named after Freeport resident Moxie Rigby, who was the first Black district court judge elected in Nassau. "It's the largest affordable housing development in Nassau. The original was under flood conditions. Cost to fix was tremendous. We've upgraded, raised apartments 12 feet off the ground. Flood proof for 100 years. The old equipment really needed substantial repairs," says Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy.
Residents moved in to the new building about 15 months ago, and the old building is expected to be torn down in the future.


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