On Wednesday, April 4, leaders from Ability Housing, the City of Orlando and the Florida Housing Finance Corporation will break ground on a new multifamily housing development, Village on Mercy, bringing 166 affordable apartment homes to the Mercy Drive corridor. The development will comprise of four apartment buildings, a community center, a playground, a fitness trail and recreation space along Lake Lawne. The Village on Mercy development will be a catalyst for the city of Orlando’s Mercy Drive Vision Plan, aimed at strengthening the neighborhood and improving the quality of life in the area.
All of the apartments will be affordable, with income restrictions of 60 percent or less of the Area Median Income; 50 percent of the units will provide permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals and families. Construction will begin in April 2018 and is expected to take 18 months.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Ability Housing President & CEO Shannon Nazworth
- City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
- City of Orlando District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill
- Florida Housing Finance Corporation Director of Policy and Special Programs Nancy Muller
Wednesday, April 4, 10 a.m.
Village on Mercy
1740 Mercy Drive
Photo and video opportunities include:
- Groundbreaking ceremony, including participation by children from the Word of God Pentecostal Church daycare program
- Renderings of the Village on Mercy community
- Interviews with confirmed speakers