It’s no secret that Florida has a large retirement community. Unfortunately, many seniors in Florida struggle to find affordable housing. The problem is even worse for LGBTQ individuals. However, new affordable housing for LGBTQ seniors in Florida will soon be here. At the Residences at Equality Park in Wilton Manors, LGBTQ seniors will be welcome. According to Multi-Housing News, the housing project is already underway.
About the Project
The new housing project is the brainchild of Carrfour Supportive Housing. By offering permanent housing and support services for low-income seniors with disabilities, Carrfour will be addressing the issue of affordable housing in Broward County. While this company isn’t the first to build low-income housing for seniors in Florida, they are the first in the state to do so for LGBTQ seniors.
After doing some research, Carrfour quickly learned that LGBTQ seniors face many challenges when it comes to finding housing. They encounter discrimination and may be treated poorly. But this community will change that. Although Carrfour does not require all residents to be gay, they encourage LGBTQ individuals to apply for housing by offering LGBTQ activities and services.
The Residences at Equality Park will be four stories tall and have 48 apartments. In order to gain approval for residency, applicants will need to meet the strict age and income limitations. Once approved and moved in, residents can participate in support groups, recreational activities, and much more. It’s expected that the affordable housing for LGBTQ seniors will be completed in 2020.
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