The property, 2120 SW 14th Street, has 35 units that are mostly occupied. The units are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The purchase comes as Alachua County aims to increase its number of permanent supportive housing units after years of planning.

The Gainesville-Alachua County Association of REALTORS (GACAR) has taken a proactive stance in addressing the critical shortage of housing inventory in the region by endorsing Commissioner Eastman’s proposal for minimum lot size reform.

"At the end of the day, we're not even anywhere close," she said of the number of permanent supportive housing units needed. "Even if they (the city) went downtown and they got every single person who's on the street right now to agree to take permanent housing, we don't have any place to put them!"

This amendment also removed a proximity requirement that prevented these residences from being within 1,000 feet of one another, and the requirement for common laundry facilities to be provided. The last change removes the need for 24-hour management and replaces it with a required on-call staff.

Gainesville residents, officials reflect on continuous housing crisis

the independent florida alligator • Jan. 22, 2024

Newberry Mayor Jordan Marlowe "pointed to the Gainesville City Comission’s vote against exclusionary zoning in February 2023 as an error. While time-consuming and costly, lifting restrictions would have benefited the community, Marlowe said."

.“We have to move with the time. We have to see what are families looking for now and how we make sure that homes are affordable to regular working families."

“This apartment community went out of the way to make me feel super taken care of by putting two twin beds in the room for my girls,” Saunders said. “I’m in love. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

Gainesville Sun Family

Gainesville Development Review Board approves 220 homes near UF

Main Street Daily News • Nov. 23, 2023

“Lastly, this multi-family development fulfills a market demand for housing in close proximity to the University of Florida,” the report says. “In doing so, it not only caters to the needs of the local community but also contributes to the expansion of the housing inventory within the city.”

A housing proposal sponsored by Gainesville Commissioner Bryan Eastman has finished community input sessions and will head to the full City Commission next.


Gainesville releases interactive affordable housing map

Main Street Daily News • Nov. 3, 2023

“With this dashboard, neighbors can track the initiatives we’ve put in place,” Curry said. “The City is directing $12.3 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to expand affordable housing. This dashboard gives insight into our success rate as we work to increase that availability.”

Federal Housing Grant Awarded to GHA and City

City of Gainesville Press Releases • Sept. 15, 2023

“I’m thrilled for our entire community, and particularly for east Gainesville,” said Mayor Ward. “This is exactly the sort of transformational opportunity I had in mind when I made the motion nearly two years ago for the city to partner w

Malhotra: The hypocrisy of progressive NIMBYs

Alachua Chronicle • Feb. 16, 2023

If Gainesville progressives truly desired affordable housing for all, they would support pro-housing policies. Many don’t. Gainesville is at a crossroads when it comes to the future of housing policy. Residents have become sharply divided over what they envision as the future of the city.

A Florida university town became the first in the Sunshine State to eliminate single-family zoning. But in a reflection of the high level of conflict over the issue, there’s a chance the law won't live long. After months of wrangling, Gainesville's city commission narrowly approved eliminating the

One of the most harmful legacies of America’s suburban experiment is the thicket of land-use regulations, adopted almost universally over the course of the 1950s through 1970s, that all but eliminated incremental development from U.S. and Canadian cities.