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Orange Avenue Update October 2022

THA is redeveloping the Orange Avenue Apartments!

The redevelopment plan is expected to bring economic opportunities to residents. Through a partnership with Purpose Built Communities, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving racial equity, economic mobility, and health outcomes in communities across the country, the revitalization plan for Orange Avenue will also improve educational and health outcomes. The revitalization plan is designed with a holistic cradle-to-college approach not only to address residents' housing but to connect resources at all angles, including educational resources and access to quality healthcare.

Phase 1 construction is underway, and the first pad has been poured. There are two buildings remaining in Phase 2 for demolition. An official groundbreaking is slated for October 25th at 11:30 AM. Please join our community in the celebration of this project!

Replacement Units/Right to Return:

All residents relocated because of the new development at the Orange Avenue Apartments site will have first priority preference right of return to move back into the new development upon its completion. Preference right of return residents are residents who meet the eligibility Section of the Tallahassee Housing Authority Choice-Based Relocation Plan. Each returning resident exercising the preference right of return will be offered a unit at a rental price based on 30% of the resident's income under HUD project-based voucher rent criteria. Subject to changes in income, family size, and assets within HUD rental guidelines, no resident shall pay more for rent than such resident was paying at time of relocation.

Please click here to view progress photos.