Nearly 150,000 households on waitlist for Jax affordable housing
Finding affordable housing in Jacksonville appears to be increasingly difficult.
As of July 9, a little over 3,000 rental units were available in the Jacksonville area with a median rent of $1,750, according to Zillow. Meanwhile, Jacksonville Housing Authority President and CEO Dwayne Alexander said Tuesday the agency has about 147,000 people on a waiting list for an affordable place to live.
“Just let that marinate for a minute,” said Alexander, adding that the number is merely heads of the household making between $12,000 and $14,000 a year, and doesn’t include family members. “Where do these folks go?”
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