Our Plan

  • Build 128 multifamily housing units of 800 – 900 square feet each. 

  • Offer these new housing options at affordable rent rates to farmworkers and their families

IFHA, Inc. proposes to help farmworker families by lifting them from the burden of high rents and poverty by building 128 housing units. This will help protect these families from the unfair practices of rent-gouging by landlords. This project shows compassion and helps to treat these hardworking families with dignity while creating a safe, healthy environment for the children.

STEP 1: NOW COMPLETE

Now Complete: Due to a generous foundation in Collier County we have purchased approximately 10 acres of land on Trafford Lake Road close to markets, churches, schools and transportation.

First Step: Land

Now Complete: Due to a generous foundation in Collier County we have purchased approximately 10 acres of land on Trafford Lake Road close to markets, churches, schools and transportation.

STEP 2: NOW COMPLETE

Preliminary studies, surveys, environmental reports, and engineering reports have been done.

Second Step: Due Diligence

Preliminary studies, surveys, environmental reports, and engineering reports have been done.

CURRENT STEP: WHERE WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

We are in serious discussion with a builder who believes in this cause.  He is excited to build units that are steel and concrete construction, hurricane-proof up to 250 mph.

Third Step: Builder

We are in serious discussion with a builder who believes in this cause. He is excited to build units that are steel and concrete construction, hurricane-proof up to 250 mph.
As of July 22nd we have filed the PUD with the county. We are currently working with the county to provide more information where requested.

Fourth Step: PUD

As of July 22nd we have filed the PUD with the county. We are currently working with the county to provide more information where requested.

Site Plan The conceptual site plan below, with a zoning density of 14 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.

Our Plan

Project Details:
 
All housing units will be hurricane resistant (to wind speeds of 250 mph), energy efficient and low maintenance.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. 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.
 

Timeline: 

The building is projected to begin:  2020 and buildings will be erected in phases as funds are raised

The Need:

We have completed our Phase 1 need to raise $535,000 to purchase the land we had under contract. This covered the price of the property, plus closing and due diligence costs. The land and due diligence has now been fully funded. The acquisition of the property is projected to be completed by December 31st, 2019.

We are now raising $10-13 million for site development, infrastructure and to building.

Having a safe, affordable home is critically important for all of us and yet the people who harvest our food and their children lack this basic human need.

 

  • Rendering of Building

    Rendering of Building

  • Rendering of Exterior

    Rendering of Exterior

  • Site Plan

    Site Plan

  • IFHA_Housing_Rendering2
  • IFHA_Housing_Rendering1

How will these units remain affordable?

These units will be affordable rentals. These affordable rentals are made possible because we are a 501(3)(c) and do not have to provide a return on investment, do not  have to pay real estate taxes and will not have mortgage expense.

  • No mortgage
  • No monetary return on investment
  • Low risk level

Sustainability:

How will this community be sustained?

  • Affordable rent rates cover property and unit maintenance, a management company and a reserve for rental assistance
  • Built with 100% donated funds and grants
  • Building will occur as funds are raised
  • Low Maintenance
  • Low Insurance costs because of architectural design