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New workforce housing units coming to Palm Beach County

Resia Pine Ridge to open near Southern Boulevard, Jog Road
The Resia Pine Ridge development is located along Southern Boulevard near Jog Road.
Posted at 6:04 PM, Jan 13, 2023

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Finding affordable housing is a constant struggle for many residents in South Florida.

More than 200 new apartments designated for workforce housing started taking applications for leasing this week in Palm Beach County.

The Resia Pine Ridge development is located along Southern Boulevard near Jog Road.

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"These are a welcome addition to have them in the area," Palm Beach County Mayor Greg Weiss said.

Palm Beach County Mayor Greg Weiss discusses the importance of workforce housing and how the new units will help with the county's problem.
Palm Beach County Mayor Greg Weiss discusses the importance of workforce housing and how the new units will help with the county's problem.

Workforce housing is designed to make rents affordable for those earning a certain percentage of the area's median income.

On the Pine Ride website, one-bedroom apartments are listed at just over $1,700 a month for those who qualify.

That figure is considerably less than the current average rent in the West Palm area of over $2,700 a month for a one-bedroom, according to Rent.com.

"This is something that's been a priority of ours for quite a while," Weiss said referring to the soaring costs of rents in the county.