Florida Construction News staff writer
Orlando’s newest apartment community has added 116 affordable housing units to the city.
Blue Sky Communities and Community Assisted and Supported Living recently celebrated the completion of Fairlawn Village, a 116-unit affordable housing apartment community reserved for residents with incomes at or less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Additionally, 20 units are designated as permanent supportive housing, with casework services provided for people experiencing homelessness, survivors of domestic violence, people with a disability or youth aging out of foster care.
As affordable housing continues to be one of the most complex challenges facing cities today, the City of Orlando remains committed to ensuring that every person, regardless of economic status, has access to quality housing that is safe and affordable and continues to work to develop short and long-term strategies to expand the city’s housing inventory for residents at all income levels.
Fairlawn Village is the last of several parcels of land to be redeveloped after being purchased by the city in 2015. The other new developments include:
- Village on Mercy, a 166-unit affordable apartment community developed by Ability Housing
- Pendana at West Lakes, a 200-unit, mixed-income multifamily community
- Pendana at West Lakes Senior Residences, a 120-unit affordable apartment homes designated for seniors.
Both Pendana communities were developed by LIFT Orlando.