Posts Tagged ‘Physically Disabled’

Sweetwater Place Apartments

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

In 2012, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida received $1.8 million of HUD Section 811 funding to construct 14 apartment units in the City of Clewiston, Florida. Supplementing HUD funding was an additional $200,000 in funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank Atlanta. FHLB funds enabled installation of a metal roof, exterior fencing, emergency generator, upgraded cabinets, ceramic tile in the bath and kitchen, and a larger electric service. The facility is now open and moving in residents who are income eligible and who are physically disabled. The project is one of the first new HUD Section 811 projects to receive green certification under the Florida Green Building Counsel. Ultimately this certification will mean dramatically smaller utility bills which will help both the residents and owner.

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Abilities @ Crestview II

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

In 2000, Abilities of Florida received $1.17 million of HUD Section 811 funding to purchase and renovate 18 condominium units in the Crestview Condominium complex in Cocoa. Thirteen years later, Abilities received $873,000 million in Section 811 funding to acquire and renovate an additional seven units. JPH Associates is pleased to announce that a total of 25 units or 20 percent of all units in the complex are now accessible for persons who are disabled and whose household incomes are defined as very low income. The newly renovated units are but a handful of units within the State of Florida that have received the Florida Green Building Coalition Green Certification designation. This designation allowed for the inclusion of features such as high SEER air conditioning/heating, energy star appliances, low flow plumbing fixtures, impact resistance/low e windows, low emission paints, and the incorporation of recycled materials throughout. The end result is a more efficient and intelligent design, plus significant reductions in future operating costs, which will directly benefit those tenants who are physically disabled.Abilities @ Crestview II Abilities @ Crestview II WallkwayAbilities @ Crestview II Kitchen AreaAbilities @ Crestview II Apartment