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Immokalee Fair Housing Alliance to host March 1 'Wall Raising' for new affordable housing community
Community invited as walls rise on first 16 apartments for Immokalee farmworkers, other lower-income workers
By: Immokalee Fair Housing Alliance
"Many farmworkers and other low-income families in Immokalee are currently living in overcrowded and dilapidated shacks and trailers, with holes in the floor and walls, persistent mold, non-working toilets, air conditioning or appliances, and this is simply unacceptable,"
The new category 5 hurricane-rated rental complex on Lake Trafford Road in Immokalee will include 128 two- and three-bedroom apartments, along with a community center for meetings, after-school programs, health care assistance and more.
Made possible through grants and private philanthropic support, the community's rental rates will be capped at no more than 30% of a family's household income and long-term maintenance for the apartments and communities will be fully covered.
The first of eight rental buildings planned for the project is scheduled to be completed in late-2023.
RSVPs to the March 1 event are encouraged but not required. To learn more, visit http://www.ImmokaleeFairHousing.org.
Immokalee Fair Housing Alliance
The Immokalee Fair Housing Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) created in 2018 by a group of concerned citizens who saw the damage done by Hurricane Irma to already substandard trailers and shacks rented by farmworker and other low-income families in Immokalee. The IFHA vision is for these families to have access to secure, affordable, hurricane-resistant rental housing, which will strengthen the community by fostering health, education, dignity and financial stability. The organization has embarked on a project to create community awareness and raise funds for a 128-rental unit complex in Immokalee. For more information, please visit http://www.ImmokaleeFairHousing.org.
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