We’re excited to announce our continued partnership with Green Mills Group on another affordable housing project in collaboration with Broward Partnership right in our very own backyard. If you didn’t know already, JTI’s purpose is to transform lives by the creation of experiential interiors, and we’re even more passionate about designing spaces that serve the underserved. We believe that inspiring spaces must be available for everyone to enjoy.
I’m sure it’s not news to you that we’re currently lacking affordable housing in Broward, let alone most of the country. "According to the United Way’s 2020 ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Report, nearly half of Broward County households – approximately 347,490 in total – struggle to afford basic necessities, particularly housing, due to underemployment and low income" (Site bphi.org). Back in 2019 through a competitive allocation process, the Florida Housing Finance Corporation awarded Green Mills Group and The Broward Partnership with $25 million of subsidy to create what will be Seven on Seventh. This mixed-use, affordable residential development will have 72 units designated for low income families, half of which will be set aside for formerly homeless along with a variety of community spaces. These amenities include an interactive library with a business center, a fitness center and a community room.
The groundbreaking event this summer was so special because it highlighted the people behind the passion. Some individuals involved in making this dream a reality have been advocating for it for over twenty years! Dodie Keith, who serves as the Master Planning Chair on the Broward Partnership board, spoke about the need for affordable housing and the opportunity this development will bring to our communities’ families in need. This project is known as a "Triple P" which stands for Public, Private and Partnership. Broward County/ City of Fort Lauderdale (BPHI) represents the Public and Green Mills represents the Private. Without either party, the project would not be possible. We hope it will inspire and encourage others in the development space as an example that can be replicated many times over, both in our region and throughout the United States.
Look out for construction photos and updates in the new year as Seven on Seventh is slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2022! Please visit the links below to view the groundbreaking event and learn more about The Broward Partnership.