New Affordable Housing Units Open in Lakeland – But the Housing Crisis Continues
After a year of a global health crisis and financial devastation, there is a little good news for Lakeland families. The Ledger reports that 132 affordable housing units are being made available at the Twin Lakes Estates in Lakeland. These units are available to residents earning 60 percent or less of the median household income in Polk County, which is $24,720 for an individual or $40,980 for a family of six.
Rent for these units is well below the market rate: $604 for a one-bedroom apartment, $730 for a two-bedroom, and $845 for a three-bedroom unit. There is, however, a lengthy waiting list already in place for these 132 units. This demand illustrates a larger problem: there is a serious lack of affordable housing in Lakeland, in Polk County, in Florida, and across the Nation. Many communities have addressed the problem with individual housing projects -including the Twin Lakes Estates. But there is a serious lack of affordable housing for Florida families, and the problem has only gotten worse with the coronavirus pandemic.
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If you need help securing affordable housing, the experienced Oviedo and Casselberry eviction and foreclosure attorneys at Quattrochi, Torres, and Taormina are here to answer all your questions. We help protect tenants’ legal rights during the eviction process. We can also help you negotiate payment plans with your landlord or agree to vacate the premises early to keep an eviction off your housing record.
We help Florida families protect their housing rights and apply for the many local housing aid programs made possible through coronavirus stimulus finding. Call407.452.4918 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation. The sooner you get legal advice, the better options you will have for staying in your home and protecting your financial future.