GAINESVILLE, Fla., May 12, 2015—Gainesville Housing Authority, a community leader in advocating for, developing and preserving quality affordable housing and self-sufficiency opportunities, is honored by the City of Gainesville’s Beautification Board with an award for Excellence in Design following site improvements at the authority’s Oak Park property.

Built in 1968 on the corner of Main Street and NE 8th Avenue in the historical Duckpond Neighborhood, the 101-unit public housing facility underwent the Oak Park Site Improvements Project, which included the expansion of wheelchair accessibility, additional parking, grounds lighting, underground storm water retention and beautiful, low-maintenance landscaping.

These improvements, in addition to amenities such as a gym, elevator, inside open-air atrium and a large community room, offer residents a comfortable and quality place to call home.

Sponsors for the Oak Park Site Improvements Project include Brame Heck Architects; DRMP, Inc.; Buford Davis and Associates; Moses & Associates, Inc.; and Anglin Construction.

About Gainesville Housing Authority (GHA)
Since 1966, Gainesville Housing Authority has advocated for and provided affordable housing for eligible individuals and families. GHA works closely with the U.S. Department of HUD, the City of Gainesville, and area agencies and organizations. Strategic collaborations allow the organization to provide many services and opportunities to residents and the entire community. GHA aims to help residents achieve self-sufficiency by building their own wealth they move out of public housing.

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