Build 100 housing units in Immokalee
Offer these new housing options at affordable rent rates to farmworkers and their families
Support farmworkers and families to create a safer and flourishing community
All housing units will be hurricane resistant (to wind speeds of 250 mph), energy efficient and low maintenance.
The conceptual site plan above, with a zoning density of 10 units per acre, will incorporate open space, a playground and a building with a laundry room and multi-purpose space that can be used as a community meeting room as well as early learning and computer assisted learning after school classrooms.
The project will be funded by grants and donations, eliminating the need for a mortgage, which makes it possible for monthly rents to be affordable. Monthly rents of $600 to $800 per unit, while affordable for farmworker families, the rent will be sufficient to cover real estate taxes, insurance, maintenance of the housing units and common areas, reserves for replacements and an innovative rent supplement/assistance reserve to cover periods when farmworker employment is suspended due to hurricanes and other weather events lasting a week or more.