Orlando, Fla. - Today, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill joined with the Parramore community for the groundbreaking of new homes in Parramore.
The groundbreaking signified the start of construction of the first three of 10 single-family homes being built by the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).
City Commissioner Regina Hill said the project is a great opportunity for the Parramore community.
"This project is especially meaningful to me, as a Parramore resident who grew up in this neighborhood, I want to make sure we're continuing to create opportunity for residents to own homes right here in our community," Hill said.
When complete, the homes will each feature a minimum of 1,300 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Additionally, as part of the project, a new CRA Down Payment Assistance Program will be created to provide additional financial assistance aimed at making these homes more affordable for qualified buyers. The new program will complement existing City and state down payment assistance programs.
This project further supports the City of Orlando’s efforts in revitalizing and investing in the Parramore neighborhood and also ensuring access to quality, safe and affordable housing options for residents.
“As Mayor, I am continually striving to make our City more livable for everyone,” Mayor Buddy Dyer said “Part of that effort is ensuring that anyone who wants to live in Orlando, can live in Orlando -- regardless of their income. I am thankful for public-partnerships like this that help us continue to increase affordable housing options, meet the needs of our growing community and ensure we are taking care of our all our residents.”