affordable housing

The Jacksonville Daily Record

While apartment construction in the rest of the country dipped over the last year, the Jacksonville metro apartment inventory grew by more than half over the same time period, according to preliminary data and projections compiled by apartment market researcher Yardi Matrix.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The National Low Income Housing Coalition has released its annual Out of Reach report, and it shows how affordable housing really is “out of reach” for millions of low-wage workers, seniors and people with disabilities living on fixed incomes, and other low-income households.

David J. Phillip / Associated Press

Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Dr. Jeff Goldhagen, Professor and Chief, Division of Community and Societal Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville on the trauma children are experiencing after being taken away from their parents at the U.S./Mexico border (01:09).     

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Monday on First Coast Connect we spoke with President of Terrawise Homes and WJCT board member Melody Shacter and Mark Sherman, Senior Loan Consultant with LoanDepot about the rising problem of affordable housing on the First Coast (01:05).

Ability Housing

A Jacksonville nonprofit CEO will be able to help shape affordable-housing policy statewide after her recent gubernatorial appointment.


Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

The rehabilitation of a senior living facility is being hailed by St. Augustine officials as vital for the city. Southern Villas Apartments celebrated its grand re-opening Thursday with a ribbon cutting and tour.

 

Vince Kong / WJCT

In our series on poverty and housing, Chasing the Dream, we’re hearing from Jacksonville residents struggling to keep decent roofs over their heads.

This segment explores how living in public housing comes with rules and the constant threat of eviction for breaking them.


Rent

All of the large-scale apartment complexes built in Jacksonville last year were considered "high-end" — that is, they’re not affordable for most families.

That’s according to a nationwide study by the property-management-software company RENTCafé.

Chasing the Dream

The deplorable conditions at the local low-income housing project Eureka Gardens captured national headlines when it came to light residents were living with dangerous mold, leaky gas pipes, and dilapidated stairs. But those conditions aren’t unique to that complex. 

Many local, low-income residents deal with these conditions every day.

For poor people in Jacksonville, finding housing that’s both affordable and livable can be hard to come by. Finding shelter often means settling for dangerously run-down apartments and dealing with the constant threat of eviction.

WJCT’s "Chasing the Dream" series, launching this week on 89.9 FM, examines what housing is available when you’re poor and what’s being done to help against a public housing system that’s underfunded nationwide.

We discuss the issue with WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo, and attorneys Katherine Hanson and Jeff Haynie of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.

Robert Batina / Flikr

More people will be allowed to develop vacant properties into affordable housing — that is, if the City Council approves a bill Tuesday evening.


MAP: Income Inequality in Jacksonville

Aug 21, 2013

The issue of income inequality in the nation’s urban centers has been among the most persistent problems of the last century.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

The 100 Homes Jacksonville initiative announced today that it had found housing for more than a hundred chronically homeless individuals and veterans in less than four months time. 

The effort was so successful, in fact, that the organization is going for a repeat performance.

100 Homes Jacksonville kicks off its second Rapid Results campaign August 1st to find permanent, affordable housing for at least a hundred people who live on the streets, in the woods and under highway overpasses in Duval County.