The Real Deal Miami

Neighbors concerned about new affordable housing

December 02, 2008 03:49PM

A plan to build reduced-price apartments west of Boynton
Beach has worried neighbors who claim the affordable rental units will lower
local real estate values. The Woodwind apartments, 202 units in seven buildings
north of Lantana Road, are slated to include at least 70 workforce
housing units, geared toward teachers, young professionals and others
whose incomes price them out of most Palm Beach County housing. The rents for
the Woodwind units have not yet been set, but the county’s reduced-price home
guidelines call for rents between $1,287 and $2,173 per month.