Together, we have made a commitment to bring quality and affordable housing options to the Parramore neighborhood. As part of this effort, I was thrilled to join District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill and residents on October 31 to break ground on three of the 10 infill homes that will be built by our Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) on Short Avenue.
We know that increasing the number of homeowners can have significant impacts in Parramore. Homeownership can improve the economic stability and health of residents as well as create a sense of pride and increase engagement within the community.
We want to ensure that anyone who wants to live in Orlando can live in Orlando. The CRA Down Payment Assistance Program will provide additional financial assistance and make our city more livable for everyone. This new program will complement existing city and state down payment assistance programs.
To help bring more quality and affordable housing to Parramore, the city has developed a multi-pronged approach that includes multi-family developments, infill single-family development and exploring changes to design standards. In the months ahead, we will be transforming the vacant lots across from Short Avenue into a mixed-income housing development called Parramore Oaks.
This development will offer affordable housing, permanent supportive housing, and market-rate housing. These strategies align with recommendations from the recently-completed Parramore Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan.
We are committed to ensuring that residents have access to quality, safe and affordable housing, regardless of their income.
– Buddy Dyer, Mayor