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New affordable housing in Pensacola
New affordable housing in Pensacola will be revealed Wednesday, June 18, 2014. This is the first new housing of this type in more than two decades. The area housing commission has built three new triplex homes in Morris Court. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 10:00 Wednesday morning.
Executive Director of Area Housing, Abe Singh, says the new housing was funded by Escambia County through the neighborhood stabilization program. She says "Escambia County is deficient in providing housing for lower income citizens of the city and of this county. Since we are public housing, we make housing affordable for our population and that's why you see what you see today."
Area Housing Commissioner Marie Young has served on the board for 15 years. She says in the last two or three years, we have had lots of calls for individuals who would like to come and live with us. She says there is a waiting list. "I am just happy to have three additional spaces for families that are homeless, families that are living with other relatives and now they will have their own unit and their own apartment to live in. It is very important for our children, for academics, for schooling for families to be together."
For a look at the new triplex homes, watch the video attached to this story.
There are three ways to apply.
1. Call Area Housing Commission: (850) 438-8561
2. Download the application on the AHC website, AreaHousing.Org
3. Or visit the AHC headquarters at 1920 West Garden Street, Pensacola, FL. There you can fill out a paper application. The AHC office only allows the public to come in and fill out a paper application from the 15th to the 25th of each month.