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Photo: Asset Management & Realty, Inc.
Photo: Asset
Management & Realty, Inc.

Renovated Low Income Residential Developments Now Accepting Applications
South Florida Community Land Trust (SFCLT)
July 16, 2014

South Florida Community Land Trust has two newly renovated properties with units available on August 1st.  The properties are located in North Lauderdale and Wilton Manors, Florida.  Applicants must earn below 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) in Broward County. Thresholds for incomes, based on family size, are available by clicking this link and more requirements are listed on this link.  Contact the property manager, Asset Management and Realty, Inc., at (954) 944-3166 for more information.  More…   

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Broward County’s Housing Market
July 15, 2014

Housing values in Broward County are creeping back up to peak pricing, but only in the County’s most wealthy cities, including Cooper City, Lighthouse Point, Parkland, Southwest Ranches, and Weston.  Low median income cities are still struggling to regain more than half of their previous housing values; Lauderhill is at 57 percent below its median value and Lauderdale Lakes is at 53 percent below. Meanwhile, Fort Lauderdale is 30 percent below and Parkland is only 27 percent below and ranks as the country’s fifth best housing market.  More…   

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Report:  2014 Broward County Affordable Housing Needs Assessment
July 10, 2014

The Metropolitan Center at Florida International University (FIU), in collaboration with the Broward Housing Council, published the 2014 Broward County Affordable Housing Needs Assessment.  The study analyzes current owner and renter housing supply and demand data in Broward County and predicts future supply and demand based on Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) projections of industry and employment growth.  Twenty-three key findings were developed from the data, including that almost 50 percent of all households in Broward County are currently cost-burdened and residents are spending over 60 percent of their income on a combination of housing and transportation costs.  More…  

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Bridge Meadows community spaces allow residents to meet informally. Image courtesy of Bridge Meadows.

Community of Seniors and Foster Children Prospers in Portland
PD&R The Edge
July 8, 2014

Bridge Meadows, in Portland, Oregon, is a diverse community which provides 36 affordable housing units for low income seniors and adoptive families of three or more foster care children.  The development incorporates green features, community meeting rooms, social spaces, and bicycle parking.  In an effort to create an intergenerational environment, seniors are required to volunteer 100 hours with the Bridge Meadows’ foster children in areas such as arts, recreation, and cooking.  Staff has noticed great success in the mixed community; seniors often volunteer more than their required hours, families assist elders and bonds have strengthened, improving the lives of both seniors and families.  More… 

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