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Florida’s first LGBTQ+-focused affordable housing project for seniors opens

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Florida’s first LGBTQ+-focused affordable housing project for seniors opens

The project is located on The Pride Center’s five-acre Equality Park campus in Wilton Manors.


By David Malone, Associate Editor | May 13, 2021
The Residences at Equality Park exterior

Photos: Eisenthesky Productions

The Residences at Equality Park, a $15.3 million affordable housing development, has recently opened in Wilton Manors, Fla. The development is Florida’s first affordable housing project with supportive services for LGBTQ+ seniors. The project provides permanent affordable housing coupled with on-site supportive services for low-income senior adults ages 55 and older living with disabling conditions such as physical illnesses or disabilities due to complications from diseases including HIV/AIDS.

The four-story apartment building comprises 48 units ranging in size from studios to two-bedroom apartments. Thirty-four of the units are reserved for residents earning 60% or less of Broward County’s Area Median Income. The remaining five units are assigned to those earning 33% or less of the Area Median Income.

 

The Residences at Equality Park entrance

 

Amenities include a fitness center, a library, and a computer room. Also featured on the greater Equality Park campus are 30,000 sf of office and meeting space for programs and services.

Miami-based Carrfour served as the project’s developer, operator, and service coordinator.

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