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Frank Mann tribute at County Commissioners meeting

The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted to allocate $7.5 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act Recovery & Resilience program to two affordable housing developments. The allocations include $5 million to the Southwest Florida Affordable Housing Choice Foundation Inc. for the preservation and reconstruction of 375 units in Southward Village, a public housing complex off Edison Avenue. The complex now has 195 units of public housing. Those units will be reconstructed and 185 units will be added in the same complex. Units will be rented to households with income at or below 140% of the area median income. Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry counties will receive $2.5 million for infrastructure development in a planned subdivision of 36 single-family homes with units being sold to households with income at or below Both will receive funding through Dec. 31, 2024. Both projects will leverage additional grant funding and donations for project completion. 

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