Ground was broken on Lafayette’s newest affordable housing community this morning.
Brook Pointe is a $34 million dollar development featuring nearly 200 garden-style apartment homes.
The complex is located on North Pierce St. behind the Walmart on Evangeline thruway.
Lafayette City-Parish Councilman Patrick Lewis explains there is a clear difference between affordable housing and low income housing.
“This is something that people need in this area of town, not low income. It’s people that live here have to have income between $29,000 and $50,000 per year. It’s not everybody that can be a homeowner, but they need somewhere they can live that’s safe and affordable.”
Construction for Brooke Point is expected to be completed by next summer.