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  • Writer's pictureTom Reilly

City of Gainesville launches interactive map to identify and track affordable housing

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 2, 2023) – The City of Gainesville has launched a new online tool for the public to visualize previously unavailable housing information in neighborhoods across the community. The Affordable Housing Resources Interactive Map is designed as a quick and simple way to keep an eye on the city’s housing data in real time.

This application was developed in response to a request from the Gainesville City Commission for a one-stop shop where neighbors and policymakers can gain a nuanced understanding of Gainesville’s housing situation. By accessing a user-friendly dashboard, visitors can review information collected from projects with start dates going back two years through the present day. The map provides a dynamic, changing view of current developments, funded housing programs, and other resources that play a pivotal role in Gainesville’s housing market.

“This is one of the methods we are using to support strategies for affordable housing in Gainesville,” said City Manager Cynthia W. Curry. “With this dashboard, neighbors can track the initiatives we’ve put in place. The City is directing $12.3 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to expand affordable housing. This dashboard gives insight into our success rate as we work to increase that availability.”

Through a combination of geographic points and navigation menus, users can click on specific locations or select fields that overlay new elements such as ongoing construction, public schools, City Commission districts, Regional Transit System (RTS) routes and grocery stores.

Built entirely in-house by staff from the Department of Sustainable Development and the Office of Management & Budget, the Affordable Housing Resources Interactive Map was made possible with information provided by the City of Gainesville’s Department of Housing & Community Development, Transportation Department, Alachua County Growth Management, and the Gainesville Housing Authority.

To remain timely, the map will continue to grow and evolve as the City’s housing inventory changes. Users can find the Affordable Housing Resources interactive Map online. It will be housed permanently on the City’s website with the other interactive maps the City publishes.

For additional information, contact City of Gainesville Public Information Officer Rossana Passaniti at 352-318-9599 or

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