Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New Apartments For Disabled Coming In Fall

CLEWISTON, FL. -- Affordable, disability-accessible housing will soon be available in Clewiston. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida has broken ground on Sweetwater Place, an income-subsidized apartment complex for people with physical disabilities

Sweetwater Place will be Goodwill’s fourteenth housing complex in Southwest Florida, and first in Clewiston. In Hendry County, the organization also operates Palmetto Ranch, a 28-unit complex in LaBelle.

“Goodwill and our board of directors made a commitment several years ago to expand our services in Hendry County,” says Goodwill COO Rick Evanchyk. “Since then, we have grown our retail stores in Clewiston and LaBelle, opened Job-Link centers in both cities, and now we will have affordable, accessible housing in both, as well.”

At the completion of the construction project, Sweetwater Place will provide 14 HUD-approved units specially designed to accommodate people with physical disabilities. Accessible apartments are constructed with conveniences like assistance railings, widened doorways, roll-in showers, and lowered sinks, countertops, and mirrors.

Goodwill’s barrier-free housing communities also have on-site community rooms, a laundry room and a picnic/patio area. Sweetwater Place will be located on West Ventura Ave., two blocks west of Berner Rd.

Construction of the apartment complex will be completed by Westco Builders of Florida, Inc. with an anticipated opening date in late October. The complex was designed by Associates in Architecture.

Applicants interested in living at Sweetwater Place must meet medical and income requirements, and must pass a background check to be considered for residency. For more application guidelines, call Morgan Puletti at (863) 674-5779.

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. provides programs and services to help people with disabilities and disadvantages overcome their barriers to independence. Supported programs include Goodwill Job-Link centers, disability-accessible housing, and the Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute. 


  1. Anonymous11:04 PM

    will the apartments hav a lease if so 1 year 3 yeas 4 years or 5 years on it

  2. Anonymous4:46 PM

    Is it only for disabled people?

  3. Anonymous11:24 AM

    If GREEDWILL is behind it, it is all about money and little else.BEWARE!