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Disney Sets Aside 80 Acres in Florida for Low-Cost Housing

  • The project is located very close to the theme-park gates
  • Company has been criticized for low wages for its workers
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Walt Disney Co. is designating 80 acres of land just outside of its theme-park gates in Orlando, Florida, for affordable housing.

The project, which is expected to include more than 1,300 units, will be available for Disney employees and others who apply, according to a statement released Wednesday. The company will work with a third-party developer specializing in such construction.