Winter Haven breaks ground on its first affordable housing complex

According to the most recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau, Polk County was the fastest-growing county in the U.S. in 2021. The report specifically named Lakeland-Winter Haven the seventh fastest-growing metro area in the country. “Today is a culmination of a lot of hard work on behalf of the City of Winter Haven — our planning committee and our planning commission to finally have workforce housing coming to Winter Haven,” the city’s Mayor Bradley Dantzler told ABC Action News at a very special event on January 30. It was the groundbreaking of Winter Haven’s first affordable housing complex, two years in the making.