With representatives from the 30 diverse statewide organizations that make up the Sadowski Coalition joining her in front of the Florida Senate Chamber doors in the State Capitol in Tallahassee, State Senator Kathleen Passidomo announced she has filed bipartisan affordable housing legislation.
For thousands of families across Florida, SHIP and SAIL have opened the door to safe and affordable homes where they can raise their children and get ahead.
Local SHIP programs have allowed thousands of elderly homeowners to stay in their homes by funding emergency repairs and accessibility retrofits.
SHIP gives communities the flexibility they need to invest in shelters and housing for people experiencing homelessness, depending on local needs.
Sadowski funds are used in every community to help these individuals find affordable housing, or modify existing housing to make it handicapped-accessible.
No Floridian who served our country should be without an affordable, high-quality place to call home. Unfortunately, many of Florida’s low- and moderate-income veterans struggle to find housing or to keep their homes in good repair.
the sadowski housing coalition
is a nonpartisan collection of 30 diverse statewide organizations that initially came together in 1991 to obtain a dedicated revenue source for Florida’s affordable housing programs, now known as the Sadowski Act.
Facing today’s tough economic times, the Sadowski Housing Coalition urges the Florida Legislature to use Florida’s housing trust fund monies solely for housing and help create over 30,000 jobs and more than $4 billion in positive economic impact in Florida.* The faster Florida’s housing market recovers, the faster Florida’s economy recovers. Housing dollars can put Florida’s housing industry to work repairing homes and improving the real estate market, and help reduce future state budget deficits. *Impact estimates were based upon $314.08 million documentary stamp projection from August 2017 Revenue Estimating Conference for FY 18-19. The final SHIP funding report for FY 17-18 is available below.
Current Funding and Estimates of Future Local Impact:
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Over 30,000 jobs will be created if the Housing Trust Fund is used for its purpose — affordable housing.
$4 BILLION+ IMPACT
More than $4 billion in positive economic impact if the Housing Trust Fund is fully funded.
Projected funding for the 2018-19 Housing Trust Fund if it is not raided by legislators.
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