ECONOMISTS EXPECTED THE LABOR MARKET TO SHOW SOME COOLING. ERIN: CREWS INNOVATE TODAY ON A NEW APARTMENT COMPLEX IN DELRAY BEACH. TIFFANY: THIS WILL BE A GREAT HELP FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE STRUGGLES WITH RENT. CALEB: THEY HAVE INITIATED A 60-UNIT HOUSING PROJECT FOR FAMILIES IN NEED THAT HOPE TO HIGHLIGHT THE SHORTAGE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN DELRAY BEACH, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO ALREADY LIVE HERE. UNITS WILL BE RESERVED FOR HOUSEHOLDS WHO EARN 30% TO 80% LESS THAN ARE AREAS MADE IN — MEDIAN INCOME. IN 2019 THE DELRAY BEACH HOUSING AUTHORITY TOLD ME THIS WAS PLANNED TO BE FOR SALE TOWNHOUSES. DUE TO THE SEVERE SHORTAGE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND A PEAK IN RENTS, A COMPLEX DESIGN FOR FAMILIES IN NEED WAS MORE IMPORTANT. >> THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR RESIDENTS LIVING HERE IN DELRAY WHO WANT TO STAY IN THE COMMUNITY. THEY LOVE DELRAY BEACH. BUT, THEY HAVE CHALLENGES WITH THE RENT. THE RENT IS EXTREMELY HIGH. CALEB: 18 OF THE 60 UNITS HERE WILL BE RESERVED FOR TEACHERS, FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE OFFICERS AND OTHER ESSENTIAL WORKERS AS PART OF HOMETOWN HEROES, A FLORIDA PROGRAM TO PROVIDE HOUSING TO ESSENTIAL WORKERS. >> IT ALLOWS PEOPLE WHO WORK IN CITY TO LIVE IN CITY, POLICE, EMT. CALEB: CONSTRUCTION SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF ASKE

Delray Beach Opens New Affordable Housing

On Friday, Delray Beach officials broke ground on a 60-unit housing project designed for families in need. It also hopes to address the shortage of affordable housing in Delray, especially for those already living in the community. ‘It’s just not sustainable’: Protesters demand affordable housing options in Lake Worth BeachThese units will be reserved for households making 30-80% or less of the area’s median income. It will also include a clubhouse, gym and pool for families. In 2019, the Delray Beach Housing Authority said the site was originally planned to be townhouses for sale. However, due to the severe shortage of affordable housing and soaring rental prices, a complex designed for needy families was more important. “This is definitely an opportunity for our residents living in Delray, they want to stay in this community. They love Delray Beach, but they have issues with rents. Rents are extremely high,” said Shirley Erazo, Director Executive of Delray Beach. Housing Authority. Palm Beach County: Official Reopening of Rental Assistance Program Additionally, 18 of the 60 units here will be reserved for teachers, firefighters, police officers and other essential workers as part of Hometown Heroes, a Florida program designed to help provide housing for essential workers. “There’s a workforce component here that really keeps people who work in the city staying in the city. Your cops, your EMT,” said Darren Smith of Smith & Henzy Affordable Group. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of next year. In West Palm Beach: People who are homeless due to rent come to the outreach clinic

On Friday, Delray Beach officials broke ground on a 60-unit housing project designed for families in need.

This also hopes to remedy Delray’s shortage in affordable housingespecially for those already living in the community.

“It’s just not sustainable”: Protesters call for affordable housing options in Lake Worth Beach

These units will be reserved for households earning 30-80% or less of the median income of the area.

It will also include a clubhouse, gym and swimming pool for family use.

In 2019, the Delray Beach Housing Authority said the site was originally planned to be townhouses for sale. However, due to the severe shortage of affordable housing and soaring rental prices, a complex designed for needy families was more important.

“This is definitely an opportunity for our residents living in Delray, they want to stay in this community. They love Delray Beach, but they have issues with rents. Rents are extremely high,” said Shirley Erazo, Director Executive of Delray Beach. Housing Authority.

Palm Beach County: Rental Assistance Program Officially Reopens

In addition, 18 of the 60 units here will be reserved for teachers, firefighters, police and other essential workers as part of Hometown Heroa Florida program designed to help provide housing for essential workers.

“There’s a workforce component here that really keeps people who work in the city staying in the city. Your cops, your EMT,” said Darren Smith of Smith & Henzy Affordable Group.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

In West Palm Beach: People who are homeless because of rent go to the local clinic