The Sadowski Coalition – made up of 32 diverse statewide organizations, including industry and business groups; advocates for the elderly, veterans, homeless and special needs; and faithbased organizations – gathered at a press conference on February 26, 2019 to call on the Florida Legislature to use all state and local housing trust fund monies for housing in Fiscal Year 2019-20.
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.
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.* 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 $352 million documentary stamp projection from the December 2018 Revenue Estimating Conference for FY 19-20 and the Governor’s proposed budget.
Current Funding and Estimates of Future Local Impact:
View SHIP Distribution Estimates for 2018-19 here.
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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
Projected funding for the 2019-20 Housing Trust Fund if it is not raided by legislators.
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