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New housing for low-income, homeless people with mental illnesses is coming

This article was originally featured in the Sarasota Herald Tribune. To access the original article, please click here. By Timothy Fanning Staff Writer Posted Mar 29, 2020 at 5:01 AM Arbor Village, an 80-unit apartment building on Fruitville Road, will open to help low-income and homeless people with mental illnesses and disabilities SARASOTA — In Sarasota County today, a man with a mental illness suddenly evicted from his home, or a woman with a disability seeking safety for her children, have few options. Some wind up sleeping in a car or temporarily staying with friends. Many end up on the street. But soon, a safe harbor will open at Arbor Village in the city of Sarasota. The 80-unit apar

More affordable housing coming to Lee County

This article was featured by Fox4. For the original story, click here. By: Jessica Alpern FORT MYERS, Fla -- A new community is coming to Fort Myers, and it’s something the city and county hope will help address the shortage of affordable housing in the area. 95 affordable housing units will soon sit near Colonial Blvd. and Winkler Ave. It will help address a much-needed issue in our community. A recent study by Lee County looks at the hard numbers when it comes to the need for affordable housing. It showed that more than 100,000 households are considered cost burdened when it comes to housing. That means they spend more than 30% of income on housing. The individuals and families i

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