Orlando introduces new affordable housing program

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando is rolling out a new program to make it more affordable for people to live in the city.


It’s called the Certified Affordable Housing Projects Pilot Program, and it’s a building permit fee rebate.

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As long as the housing is considered affordable and within city limits, building fees would be reduced on new construction and refunded on projects approved since 2019.

At least 20% of the units in a development must be considered affordable to qualify.

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The pilot program is expected to last through February 2025.

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