Fort Lauderdale Housing Campus

Sign This Petition to Support Low-Income Housing in Fort Lauderdale

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    These fairly priced apartments are for Fort Lauderdale residents who deserve housing options they can afford; it’s the neighborly thing to do.
    Did you know that 60 percent of Broward County residents spend between 30 - 50 percent of their income on rent? That’s the highest percentage in the nation’s 100 largest metro areas including Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.
    The Healthy Housing Foundation of Fort Lauderdale is working to change that. They’ve put in a proposal to build a brand-new housing development that would offer apartments at a lower price. Lower rents mean that residents will be able to live closer to where they work, cut back on hours long commutes, alleviate gridlocked streets, and take pressure off an already overburdened infrastructure.
    Healthy Housing Foundation has announced plans for an innovative campus to address the devastating housing crisis affecting low-income and other residents in Broward County.
    Given the dire need to address the housing crisis that confronts Broward County, I am so pleased that so many local community leaders and elected officials have joined forces with the Healthy Housing Foundation to support this development that will truly shift the trajectory for so many of those in need

    Michael Kahane
    AHF Southern Bureau Chief
    We can all agree that lower rents would be a good thing for Fort Lauderdale. But there’s an outspoken group who think low rents will attract “criminals” or make our streets “unsafe” for children, which is simply untrue. Those are harmful stereotypes about low income housing that have no place in our community. Here at the Healthy Housing Foundation we take pride at the inclusivity, safety, and security of our developments.

    Florida Housing FAQs

    Is this a homeless housing development? 
    Answer:This is a residential building with rents based on income. This building will address the overwhelming need for low-income housing in Fort Lauderdale. I read that this project is funded by AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

    Are these units only available to people living with HIV/AIDS? 
    Answer: Though the Healthy Housing Foundation is a subsidiary of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, these units are exclusively for low-income individuals and no priority is given for any medical condition. It is illegal to base someone’s rental eligibility on their HIV status, the same as gender, race, sexual orientation or age.

    Will this development lower my property values as a homeowner in the area?
    Answer: There has been much debate on the topic of property values and the impact of low-income housing. Economic redevelopment through mixed-income and low-income housing does not reduce property values. Not surprisingly, poorly maintained housing of any kind (whether privately owned or subsidized) has been shown to depress nearby property values. The Healthy Housing Foundation is committed to ensuring that this property is well-managed and well-maintained, which the study shows will have a positive impact on surrounding properties.

    About Us

    The Healthy Housing Foundation Powered by AHF, in partnership with an array of community stakeholders including the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, United Way of Broward County, Urban League of Broward County, Mount Olive Development Corporation, have joined forces to collaborate on innovatively addressing the housing crisis in Ft. Lauderdale. Through the development of a residential campus with affordable housing options for low-income and other residents, the collaborative initiative, led by The Healthy Housing Foundation is proactively addressing the housing crisis currently disproportionately impacting thousands of Broward residents.

    The Healthy Housing Foundation Ft. Lauderdale low-income housing residential development campus is the fourth housing residential development launched this year by the Healthy Housing Foundation, a new program of AHF to specifically address the housing needs of low-income, and chronically ill individuals and families with a focus on sustainable SRO and rental-to-ownership models.

    Current statistics indicate that 789,000 Floridians spend more than half of their income on rent each month.

    Earlier in 2018, HHF opened the doors to a 27-room temporary housing facility re-christened the Sunrise on Sunset (SOS), the renovated 220-room Madison Hotel on Skid Row, and the historic 150-room King Edward Hotel in the Los Angeles community.

    Through the development of local community collaborations and innovative approaches to combating the affordable housing epidemic plaguing communities across the nation, the Healthy Housing Foundation will continue to demonstrate that our most vulnerable citizens—those who are at extremely low and very low-income levels—can be helped or placed into clean and safe housing without the lengthy delays, the extreme scarcity of—and the outrageously high costs—that have become the accepted standard for  housing.

    AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which began as the AIDS Hospice Foundation, has a long history of providing and advocating for secure and affordable housing for the chronically ill. From starting out as a place for people to die with dignity to the 2011 efforts to preserve ADAP-based housing for Miami, AHF has been working to address the housing needs of the chronically ill for 30 years.