Bipartisan Affordable Housing Legislation shows that Home Matters in Florida

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.

Sadowski Funds Help Children & Families Succeed

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.

Sadowski Funds Help Older Floridians to Live Independently & with Dignity

Local SHIP programs have allowed thousands of elderly homeowners to stay in their homes by funding emergency repairs and accessibility retrofits.

Sadowski Funds Help the Homeless Make Home a Reality

SHIP gives communities the flexibility they need to invest in shelters and housing for people experiencing homelessness, depending on local needs.

Sadowski Funds Help People with Special Needs Pave the Way for Independent Living

Sadowski funds are used in every community to help these individuals find affordable housing, or modify existing housing to make it handicapped-accessible.

Sadowski Funds Help Serve Those Who Served Our Country

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.

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CALL TO ACTION!

We’ve never had a more stark difference in housing appropriations between the Florida Senate and the House. Now is a good time to thank the Senate and engage our respective memberships in reaching out to their House Members.


House TED Appropriations Proposes to Zero Out SHIP.

No money at all for FY 2018-19 other than funding for hurricane recovery in communities impacted by the 2017 hurricanes. 

If this matters to you, please take action now.

CONTACT YOUR HOUSE MEMBER

Write your own message or use/adapt this one:

Dear Representative _____________:

The residents of __________County, including our workforce, our elderly and special needs populations, need affordable housing.  Our employers and our economy need affordable housing.  We thank our Senators for a budget that uses all the housing trust funds for housing; no sweeps. 

We urge our House members to stop sweeping the housing trust fund monies and join the Senate in using all the housing funds for housing.  Please help your constituents by speaking up in favor of using housing funds for housing- we are relying upon you.

 

TELL THE SENATE THANKS!

Write your own message or use/adapt this one:

Dear Senator __________:

The residents of __________County, including our workforce, our elderly and special needs populations, need affordable housing.  Our employers and our economy need affordable housing.  We thank our Senators for a budget that uses all the housing trust funds for housing; no sweeps. 

We urge the Senate to hold firm to its position; we will encourage our House members to stop sweeping the housing trust fund monies and join the Senate in using all the housing funds for housing.  Thank you for helping your constituents and the communities you serve by using the housing trust funds solely for housing.

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:

NEW! SHIP Distribution Estimates for FY 2018-19
2018-19 SHIP Distribution Local Economic Impact by Florida Senators
2018-19 SHIP Distribution Local Economic Impact by Florida House Members

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30,000 JOBS

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.

$314 MILLION

Projected funding for the 2018-19 Housing Trust Fund if it is not raided by legislators.

SHORT ON TIME?

Here’s a few quick facts you need to know.

your toolkit

Click the button below to access a step-by-step guide to talking with your legislators about the importance of affordable housing.

CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR

Locate your elected officials by providing your address & city here.
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SCHEDULE A MEETING

Talk with your legislator or legislative aide in your district about the importance of affordable housing.

NOTIFY US

Contact Jamie Ross at 850-212-0587 or ross@flhousing.org to let her know when the meeting is to help prepare.

GET YOUR MATERIALS

We have all the documents you need to be prepared. Get started to check them out!

SAY THANKS

Express your gratitude for the time your legislator spent talking with you.

PROVIDE FEEDBACK

Follow up with Jaimie Ross 850-212-0587 or ross@flhousing.org to let her know how the meeting went!

CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR

sadowski funding helps floridians

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Sadowski funds help parents & kids succeed.

ELDERLY FLORIDIANS

Sadowski funds allow elders to live with independence & dignity.

VETERANS

Sadowski funds serve those who served our country.

PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Sadowski funds pave the way for independent living.

ending homelessness

Sadowski funds make home a reality.

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2017 Home Matters Report

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