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Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey says there's been a 67% increase in certified affordable housing units

Arm holding a key with a charm in the shape of a house unlocks a door
More housing units are becoming available in Tallahassee

The City of Tallahassee is announcing success in its efforts to increase the amount of affordable housing within its limits.

Mayor John Dailey says there has been a 67% increase in the number of certified affordable housing units completed or in progress.

“We’re very excited about surpassing our goal, but we also recognize that we have a lot of work to do in this community," he said. "

"That is why the city commission for the past four years has made housing and affordable housing a top priority.”  

Lafayette Gardens and Magnolia Oaks are recent examples of new developments adding certified affordable housing units to the pipeline. Dailey says three more projects -- the Orange Avenue condos, Parkside Village and Arbors -- are in the permitting stage.

Work on the redevelopment of the Orange Avenue apartments is already underway. The project will replace the exact same number of income-capped apartments to the area while adding other, market-rate apartments to the mix.

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Margie Menzel covers local and state government for WFSU News. She has also worked at the News Service of Florida and Gannett News Service. She earned her B.A. in history at Vanderbilt University and her M.S. in journalism at Florida A&M University.