Disney World Affordable Housing Community to Open in 2026

by | Apr 20, 2023 | News Outside the Parks

Disney World’s affordable housing community is one step closer to completion. Disney has shared that they anticipate the first units will be completed in 2026.

Last year, Disney revealed that they planned to contribute nearly 80 acres of land to create an affordable and attainable housing development. Disney has shared dates that they expect the first units to be completed, along with news that the community will be expanded to be larger than initially anticipated.

1,400 Units Planned for Disney World Affordable Housing Project

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Disney World Affordable Housing Plans

The community will be located on Disney World’s land in southwest Orange County, nearby Flamingo Crossings Town Center. Originally, Disney had shared plans for 1,300 units, but they now plan to build 1,400 units in the area. The first set of these units will be completed in 2026, with groundbreaking on the units set to begin in 2024.

Built and Developed by the Michaels Organization

The Michaels Organization will build and develop the properties, which will be limited to applicants within a certain income range. You can check out a video on the planned community below, which was shared last year during the initial announcement.

Jeff Vahle, President of Walt Disney World, had this to say about the project last year, “We are invested in working together with our community to solve complex issues. The lack of affordable housing is affecting many people across our country, including right here in Central Florida. With this initiative, we’re lending a hand to make a real and meaningful impact in our community by tapping into the best of our company’s strengths. This is the right opportunity and the right time to take action.”

To learn more about the project, you can visit DisneyFlorida.com for more information on the affordable housing community, along with other initiatives Disney is spearheading within Florida. And make sure to check out the links below for more on Disney housing!

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Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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