Even During the Pandemic, Some Affordable Housing Projects Are Moving Forward
The coronavirus has created a housing crisis all across Florida. Thousands of families who were cost-burdened by high housing prices before the pandemic now face eviction and foreclosure. The financial impact of the pandemic has exposed an ongoing problem all across the country, and how can workers afford rising housing costs when wages stay the same?
Even worse, many of the projects and developments that aimed to address this problem have seen dramatic funding cuts as housing funds are diverted elsewhere during the coronavirus emergency. Still, some projects have been able to retain funding, and they show promising results for the future. News4 Jax reports on an affordable housing project by Habitat For Humanity of Jacksonville. This project involves tiny homes – a popular new trend in housing that mitigates housing costs significantly. The Jacksonville units are approximately six hundred square feet each. They feature appliances and internet access and are designed for households of just one or two persons. There will be income eligibility requirements for these units.
Tiny homes are a promising solution to the ongoing problem of a lack of affordable housing in Florida. Tech companies and other innovators are also working on solutions, but this is a systemic problem that will require long term change. In the meantime. Thousands of Florida families are facing eviction or foreclosure, and they need help now.
Seek Help from Casselberry and Oviedo Foreclosure and Eviction Lawyers
The experienced Florida eviction and foreclosure attorneys at Quattrochi and Torres are here to help all Florida families stay in their homes to stop the spread of COVID-19. We fight to protect residents’ legal rights during the eviction or foreclosure process, and we can also help you explore affordable housing options or emergency housing funds. Call 407.452.4918 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation.