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80-unit affordable housing community pops up in Oakland Park

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Oakland Preserve is located in Broward County

The Oakland Preserve
Courtesy of Building Better Communities

An 80-unit affordable housing community called Oakland Preserve has opened its much-needed doors at 3600 Northeast 2nd Avenue in Oakland Park, offering residents one-to-three-bedroom apartments priced from $784 to $1,085 per month.

Each unit is equipped with a kitchen with energy-saving appliances, a washer and dryer, and hurricane-impact windows and doors. The not-for-profit Building Better Communities, a community improvement company, coordinated the development, planning, construction, and operations.

Building amenities include a gym, a playground, a play room, a cyber lounge, on-site maintenance, and common areas with shaded patio seating, a grill, and recreational space overlooking the water.

“Oakland Preserve is a transformational addition to the neighborhood,” said Michael Long, president of the board of directors of Building Better Communities. “We are so proud to have our first families moving in now with more to come. They are starting a new chapter in their lives.”

Median rentals in nearby Fort Lauderdale are currently priced at $1,560 and $1,900 for one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms, respectively.