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The Agricultural and Labor Program, Inc.

Housing and Economic Development

In 1994, ALPI was awarded $2.7 million by the USDA Rural Development for construction of a fifty-eight (58) unit farmworker rental housing development. The project (New Horizon) was completed in 1995 and is located between Auburndale and Winter Haven, Florida. Since its completion, the project continues to experience a 95-100% occupancy rate under the management of The Agricultural and Labor Housing Development Corporation.

Also during 1994, the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) transferred ownership of a home and three (3) lots to ALPI to develop “first-time” home ownership opportunities for low-income and farmworker families. Through an award of HOME Investment Partnership funds as well as Community Development Block Grant Funding from Polk County Board of County Commissioners/Community Development Department, ALPI rehabilitated the home and constructed three (3) new homes and assisted in the sale of all of these properties to low income and farmworker first-time home buyers.

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