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New Jacksonville Apartment Complex Offers Affordable Housing Options

By meerna Jul11,2024
New Jacksonville Apartment Complex Offers Affordable Housing Options

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – According to Zillow, the average Jacksonville renter is paying almost 40% more for rent than in 2019.

To afford rent for an apartment that cost $1,200 a month five years ago, you would have to pay $1,700 a month.

However, there are two new options for those looking for a cheap place to stay.

Applications are now being accepted for the creation of a new social housing complex – Lofts at San Marco East.

The apartments at the corner of Philips Highway and St. Augustine Road are reserved for people earning less than 60% of the area’s income, with nine of the units offering incomes less than 33%.

According to the property’s website, the property offers studio apartments, as well as one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

Interested parties can visit the temporary leasing office across the street.

The city of Jacksonville also received an additional $2.3 million to help people purchase their own home.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development presented the Jacksonville Housing Authority with a check Wednesday. The funds will support job training for 300 people.

The plan is to provide job training and financial literacy courses before helping people in the program find jobs.

JHA is one of 14 housing agencies in the country to receive the award. This is the second time in four years it has received the grant.

People who have taken part in JHA’s Jobs Plus programme say it has helped them overcome some of their biggest challenges

“Being a single mom is tough,” Lineshia Bryant said. “I’ve had my struggles, and the biggest one was when my mom died. My mom died, she was my biggest support system for me and my kids. That was the biggest trial and tribulation I’ve ever been through. (JHA) helped me, really helped me become the mom that I am to my kids, so I can provide a stable household for them.”

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