While Florida communities persistently face affordable housing issues, a trust fund to help solve the problem remains an easy pot to raid. But state Sen. Kathleen Passidomo hopes to safeguard those dollars in next year’s budget. One of the first bills filed by the Naples Republican for this session aims to protect the State Housing […]
Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed budget would shift nearly 77 percent of the $293.4 million earmarked for low-income housing next year to other state priorities. That works out to $224 million from state and local housing trust funds that won’t go for their intended purpose. State law reserves a portion of the take from documentary stamp […]
Lawmakers in the Florida House and Senate are recommending that $214.1 million be set aside from Florida’s housing trust funds toward affordable housing. Jaimie Ross, facilitator of the Sadowski Coalition, and president and CEO of the Florida Housing Coalition, said in a statement: “The Sadowski Coalition applauds the Senate and House for coming to a […]
The House and Senate released their fiscal 2016-17 budgets on Friday. The House proposed a $79.9 billion spending plan; while the Senate proposal is $80.9 billion. Both spending plans far surpass the $79.3 billion budget proposed by Gov. Rick Scott. The Senate proposal includes money for incentive programs; the House plan does not. The House […]
As you read this, property values, home prices and apartment rental rates are on the rise in Florida and, in some areas, starting to skyrocket. While this is good news for Florida’s economy, as well as the housing market, which has been limping toward recovery since the housing bubble burst in 2007, it’s a bad […]
Affordable housing programs received a significant boost in Florida’s near $79 billion budget passed this afternoon, says Jaimie Ross of the Sadowski Housing Coalition. In a statement issued soon after the House approved the General Appropriations Act of 2015, Ross, who serves as organizer of the Sadowski Coalition and president of the Florida Housing Coalition, […]
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