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Dunedin Housing Authority
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Dunedin looks to sell 20 recently renovated, affordable apartments to Clearwater, in hopes it can invest in more projects.
Dunedin wants more affordable housing. So does Clearwater. To make that happen, Clearwater's affordable housing officials came to Dunedin's affordable housing officials with an offer on 20 units that they couldn't refuse. Clearwater Housing Authority recently offered the appraisal value for Dunedin's only affordable public housing units, "Fairway Gardens I and II," which opened June 2011. The just market value is $772,600, according to county property records. Dunedin housing officials are still waiting on a independent appraisal before a final price is set. Dunedin Housing Authority, which has to explain the sale with city commissioners during the April 4 public meeting, proposes using those funds to invest in a new affordable housing …
Friday, November 16, 2012
City commissioners gave preliminary approval to plans for incoming Eco Village, the nation's first green-certified village targeted at low-income home buyers at a meeting Thursday. The development is planned for the former site of Highlander Village.
The nation's first affordable green homes — Dunedin's Eco Village — are one step closer to construction. Dunedin commissioners voiced preliminary approval for the design concept of a net-zero energy, green-certified, 25-town home development marketed toward working class families at Thursdays regular meeting at City Hall. The architectural style is reminiscent of Craftsman-era of early 20th century bungalow homes, said Robert Ironsmith, director of economic and housing development. Some style elements include large windows and porches. Vehicles will park in garages behind the buildings. He said “the goal is for the new owner homeowner to have very low home-ownership costs as a result of the units being highly energy efficient and …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Four refurbished units for Dunedin residents have been available since May.
Affordable housing seems a hard sell these days. Dunedin Housing Authority is trying to spread word to area residents about four affordable housing units at the freshly renovated Fairway Gardens complex in Clearwater. Board members said on Aug. 23 that not many people have looked at the Fairway Gardens units, although they have been vacant since May. Dunedin housing officials purchased 20 units at 30 and 110 Lady Mary Drive North, now known as Fairway Gardens, for $730,000 last November. It took six months and $150,000 to renovate them for public and affordable housing use. All 15 units designated for the public housing are full. Two residents are from Dunedin, housing spokeswoman Audra Butler said. Preference goes to Dunedin residents, …