Fairlawn Village, a new affordable housing development in Orlando, Florida, opened today, providing over 500 homes for low-income families.
The development is the largest of its kind in the area, and was built in partnership with the Fairlawn Housing Authority, the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, the Greater Orlando Urban League, Orange County, and the City of Orlando. The development will provide 536 townhomes and apartments for tenants with incomes at or below 60 percent of the area median income.
In addition to these units, the development will also feature a community center, outdoor classroom, fitness center, and playground.
The developer, AmeriSouth Realty Advisors, is offering the units at a below market rent to qualified tenants, and has committed to workforce development initiatives, and affordable transportation options for residents.
The development was built with the intent to be a part of an affordable housing corridor, which includes other subsidized housing options that exist along South Orange Blossom Trail.
By offering more low-income housing opportunities, Fairlawn Village is dedicated to creating an economic and social hub for its residents. This includes providing education and job training, as well as access to community services and recreational activities.