In the News: In Orlando, One Mixed-Income Housing Approach Aims to Break Cycles of Concentrated Poverty

ORLANDO, Fla. – When Lift Orlando first opened Pendana at West Lakes a few years ago, demand was incredibly high, with more than 10,000 applicants in line for just 200 apartment units.

Latasha Ross, one of the first in line, managed to secure a unit for herself and her two children.

“The community is excellent,” Ross said. She loves the sprawling grounds and the community’s central location; both her kids can walk to school. In partnership with Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Lift Orlando also provides some baked-in support for community residents who want to learn about transitioning into homeownership.

That’s Ross’s next goal: owning a home.

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Source: Spectrum News 13 Orlando 

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