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Escambia County Breaks Ground on Infill Affordable Housing Project

Published Mar 21, 2022

A new affordable housing project is coming soon to Escambia County. On Monday, March 21, Escambia County broke ground on the Infill Affordable Housing Project, an initiative developed in partnership with Pensacola Habitat for Humanity and Northwest Florida Community Housing Development Corporation (NFCHDO). A total of four houses will be developed for the project, located at 1021 W Gonzalez St.; 1015 N "G" St.; 1021 N "G" St.; and 1100 W Gonzalez St. in Downtown Pensacola.

The Infill Affordable Housing Project intends to provide access for low-income households to secure housing that is decent, safe and affordable. In addition, the project will stabilize neighborhoods in the county by providing quality infill housing. Escambia County District 3 Commissioner Lumon May, whose district encompasses the site of the project, says this will address the need for more affordable housing in the county.

“The greatest investment we can make in our community is in human capital,” says May. “Everyone should have access to safe and affordable housing. This is a stepping-stone to provide opportunities for members of our community to achieve their dreams of homeownership. I’m grateful to the work our county staff has done with Habitat for Humanity and the Northwest Florida Community Housing Development Corporation to make homeownership accessible to everyone.”

Homeowners interested in applying for infill affordable housing can visit NFCHDO’s website here to see if they qualify. The portal will open for applications on April 6 and all applications must be received by May 2. Applicants will be notified by May 13. In order to be eligible for housing through the project, potential homeowners must be at least 18 years old and have lived or worked in Escambia County for at least one year. Homeowners must also have at least six months of current employment and a least two years at any part-time job.

An affordable housing workshop for homebuyers will take place Saturday, April 2 at 9 a.m. at the Brownsville Community Center, located at 3200 W. Desoto St. The workshop is free and open to members of the public who want to learn more about the homebuying process.

For more information about the project, please contact Clara Long, Director of Neighborhood and Human Services, at 850-595-3596.

Infill Affordable Housing Groundbreaking

Infill Affordable Housing Groundbreaking

Infill Affordable Housing Groundbreaking

Infill Affordable Housing Groundbreaking

Infill Affordable Housing Groundbreaking

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