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Updated: 03/20/2017 08:30:00AM

Needy also feeling pinch of high rents

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Charlotte Crossing Apartments in Deep Creek, home of Carmen Maria, 71. Finding affordable housing for residents is a challenge.

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Demand for affordable housing is up in the region.

By GARY ROBERTS

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PORT CHARLOTTE — Carmen Maria, 71, wanted to move to Florida to be closer to family. So, the Californian called a friend here to do the legwork and found Charlotte Crossing Apartments. Although there was a waiting list, the 82-unit complex offered low-income apartments, which fit Maria’s fixed-income needs.

After having to bide her time, she finally arrived a year ago to discover a nice neighborhood in Deep Creek, a well-kept apartment building and how utterly fortunate she was to be there. Maria pays $672 per month for a two-bedroom apartment.

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