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Ability Housing Starts Construction on $27.4M Affordable Housing Community in Orlando

Village on Mercy will be certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition and will feature a community center, playground, a fitness trail and recreation space along Lake Lawne.

ORLANDO, FLA. — Ability Housing, in conjunction with the City of Orlando, has started construction of Village on Mercy, a 166-unit affordable housing project located along Mercy Drive in Orlando. The Florida Housing Finance Corp., Bank of America NA, Enterprise Community Investment Inc. and the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) provided funding for the $27.4 million project. The community will be certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition and will feature a community center, playground, fitness trail and recreation space along Lake Lawne. All of the apartments will be reserved for residents earning 60 percent or less of the area median income (AMI), and half of the units will provide housing for formerly homeless individuals and families. Construction on the project is expected to last 18 months. Ebert Norman Brady Architects is the architect for Village on Mercy, and Sauer Inc. is the general contractor.

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