Rental of the 102 Auburn Village Apartments begins Tuesday, February 1 for people age 55 and older who meet income requirements.

The apartment complex at 811 Jersey Road NW in Auburndale received approximately $354,000 from the county as well as $716,406 in impact fee waivers to help build more affordable housing for one of the city’s most vulnerable populations. Polk.

Although the rental starts on February 1, there are still some final touches to complete the project. Tenants will be able to move into the new one- and two-bedroom units on April 1. The units will be for senior households earning 40 and 60 percent of the region’s median income or less. Of the units offered, 10% of the units will be reserved for 40% of the region’s median income and 90% will be reserved for 60% of the region’s median income.

“As the local housing market continues to drive up the prices of living, affordable housing for vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, is becoming increasingly out of reach,” said Tamara West, housing development manager and quarters at Polk. “Programs like this help level out costs for those who are eligible and need it most.”

The three-story, $20 million complex will offer 60 one-bedroom, one-bathroom units; and 42 two-bedroom, two-bathroom units. The apartments will also feature Energy Star qualified appliances, washer/dryer hookups, open floor plans, balconies, wood cabinetry, and grab bars in the bathrooms. Other resort amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, community garden, swimming pool, computer lab, fire pit, barbecue area with grill, on-site management offices, and maintenance services.

The Polk County Housing and Neighborhood Development Office supports multi-family affordable housing development in Polk County through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program or the Housing Credit Program.

For more information, call (863) 600-7638 or Click here.