LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Many in our area are still struggling to find housing in Bay County, especially affordable housing.
More affordable housing is coming to Lynn Haven in Bay County. (WJHG/WECP)
"Currently with rent, it's hard to find a place," said Lynn Haven Resident Steven Roy. "If you do find one, the cost of rent is quite high, according to prior before the Hurricane.”
City leaders in Lynn Haven approved several new developments during their commission meeting Tuesday that include more than 150 townhomes and apartments.
"We all know that after the storm prices have skyrocketed in units and rentals," said Lynn Haven City Manager Vickie Gainer. "I feel very confident as these units move into our area that they are going to meet the needs of working residents."
Gainer said many of the housing options will be three bedroom homes and near city parks.
Gainer said she believes these options could solve many locals' housing problems. Several still live in trailers, waiting on insurance companies or looking to move away from the area.
"The still trying to fight with insurance companies about final settlements or if their houses were totally demolished they have to find somewhere else to live. This is a great time to move back to the city of Lynn Haven,” said Gainer.
"These new houses could be good. Bringing in new houses with modern codes to withstand more storms like that in the future,” said Roy.
Gainer said some of the units are already available. The others should be ready by the end of 2020.
Here are the new developments:
A 50-unit apartment complex set to be built off of Hilltop Lane near the Lynn Haven Sports Complex. Gainer said these will be affordable options and available for rent.
Ganier said Parkview Townhomes near Cain-Griffin Park already have 50 single-family units available for rent, and they’re building 50 more.
Landis Landings Townhomes is also being developed off of Highway 389. Gainer said they property will feature 72 homes for sale ranging from $180,000 and $200,000.
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