DHA Acquires 20 New Housing Units
DUNEDIN, FLORIDA – The Dunedin Housing Authority (DHA) is rebuilding its public and affordable housing programs with the purchase of two 10-unit apartment buildings for $730,000. Located at 110 Lady Mary Drive North and 30 Lady Mary Drive North in Clearwater, the newly acquired properties are within DHA’s service area of the city of Dunedin and a 10-mile radius outside of it.
David Kelly, DHA board chairman, said, “The board’s priority is to acquire or build additional affordable housing options in and around the city of Dunedin. Our goal is to be able to provide safe, quality housing to Dunedin residents in need. Our purchase of these buildings is the beginning of this process.”
DHA will lease 15 of the units to public housing eligible families with incomes up to 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). The remaining five units will be affordable housing, serving families from zero to 150 percent of the AMI.
About Dunedin Housing Authority (DHA):
The Dunedin Housing Authority (DHA) was created in 1966 to provide safe, decent and affordable housing for low-income residents in the city of Dunedin. A governing body of commissioners, made up of five volunteers who are appointed by the Mayor of Dunedin and confirmed by the City Commission, develops the policies and goals of the housing authority. DHA’s income is derived from tenant rents, federal subsidies, grants, and investments. DHA does not receive operating income from the city of Dunedin or the state of Florida. DHA is an Equal Opportunity Housing Provider. For more information about DHA, please visit the agency’s website at http://www.stpeteha.org/DHA.htm.
For immediate release: Nov. 1, 2010
Audra Butler, Communications Officer
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