About the Developer
It takes the right partners to turn the vision for an initiative of this scale into reality. For the Housing for Tomorrow program, a key partner will be Wendover Housing Partners. After a rigorous national search, Wendover was selected to design, build and manage the affordable housing community that will be created on the 20-acre site Universal has pledged to this initiative.
Wendover Housing Partners has been building, financing and managing affordable housing communities for more than 30 years. As one of the Southeast’s premier affordable and workforce housing companies, Wendover has built a portfolio of affordable and mixed-income developments to create housing opportunities in a variety of economically and socially diverse neighborhoods.
This is a first-ever approach that brings a theme park entertainment company and its commitment of land and creative resources together with an experienced affordable housing developer to find a unique solution to one of Central Florida’s most pressing issues. This partnership represents a long-term commitment: the not-for-profit Housing for Tomorrow will retain ownership of the land and act as Master Developer and Wendover has committed to oversee the community for at least 55 years.
Residents will enjoy a wide range of amenities, architecture, and landscaping that is often found only in upscale apartment developments. Along with a vibrant transportation hub and live/work/play spaces, this development will set a new standard for what affordable housing can look like.