WHAT IS AFFORDABLE HOUSING?
Affordable housing provides safe, high-quality and sustainable homes for low- and moderate-income working families, seniors and people with special needs who would otherwise not be able to afford to live close to their jobs, families and home communities. State, local and federal policies define housing as "affordable" when the people who live there pay no more than 30% of their total income on housing costs. At Wakeland, every one of the communities we develop and operate are affordable under that definition.
What is Supportive Housing?
Supportive housing is affordable housing that is paired with comprehensive social services that are available to residents both onsite and offsite. This type of housing is geared toward people who have experienced homelessness, and has been proven as a method for reducing homelessness in many U.S. cities. Residents benefit from the combination of affordable, permanent homes and services, which help them remain housed for the long term while also experiencing higher levels of stability, independence and productivity.