Walt Disney World Affordable and Attainable Housing Anticipated to Open in 2026

Justin Topa

Disney affordable housing concept art

Walt Disney World Affordable and Attainable Housing Anticipated to Open in 2026

Justin Topa

Disney affordable housing concept art

Walt Disney World Affordable and Attainable Housing Anticipated to Open in 2026

Representatives of the Walt Disney Company have announced that groundbreaking on a new affordable and attainable housing development is set to take place next year, with the first units anticipated to be completed in 2026.

The Walt Disney World Resort provided nearly 80 acres of land in Orange County to The Michaels Organization to build, own and operate an attainable housing development with 1,300 units, offering affordable options for qualifying applicants within certain income levels.  Today, representatives have also shared that they now anticipate building 1,400 units.

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“We’ve been making more and more progress on this initiative every day, and now, we’re thrilled to share that groundbreaking on this development is targeted for next year, with the first units anticipated to be completed in 2026,” said Rena Langley, Senior Vice President, Walt Disney World Communications and Public Affairs.

“We are also expanding our vision to now include approximately 1,400 total units – over 100 higher than we had initially announced. We hope to make a positive impact wherever we can in our community, so to be able to offer more units means even more Florida families will get access to attainable housing, in addition to creating new Florida jobs as part of the construction and operation.”

The land is located west of State Road 429, just a few miles away from the Magic Kingdom and near schools and shopping centers, including the Flamingo Crossings Town Center. Concept art was released last year.

The Michaels Organization, a nationally recognized developer, will build and operate the property. The development, which is planned to be privately financed, will be limited to applicants within a certain income range.  

“Walt Disney World has played an active role in building a stronger community for more than 50 years, and we will continue to find and support creative solutions that make a meaningful impact,” Disney representatives shared.

Walt Disney World has also recently joined the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, an organization that cast members support year-round through the Disney VoluntEARS program, for the grand opening of its newly renovated youth center, which was built with the help of a $100,000 Disney grant. Late last year, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort announced significant donations to local community food banks to support families in need, totaling more than $300,000.

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