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CoStar: “Florida Governor Signs Beefed Up Live Local Act”

Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill amending Florida’s Live Local Act, enhancing the policy’s provisions that aim to limit red tape, spur new development and lower housing costs.

Tampa Bay Business Journal: “Live Local Act changes could affect affordable housing projects in Tampa Bay”

Last year, Florida lawmakers passed the Live Local Act, a law that banned rent-control measures, eliminated local barriers to new construction, and provided incentives for builders to include workforce housing in otherwise market-rate projects.

Gainesville Embraces Supply-side Reforms

Many parts of Florida are facing housing affordability challenges and policymakers in cities across the state are looking for solutions to tackle the rising cost of housing. Under pressure from tenant activists, some local leaders considered policies that, although well-meaning, would have done more harm than good.

With Eviction Freeze Extension, Florida Landlords Wonder How They’ll Recover Lost Rent

Emily Mahoney and Christopher O’Donnell report on the difficult situation Florida’s eviction moratorium has put some property owners in. 

Opinion: ‘Affordable Housing’ is Vital for First Responders, Educators. Fund It

Ron Lieberman, board chair of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, makes the case for fully funding the state’s affordable housing fund.

Editorial: Tampa Mayor’s Affordable Housing Plan is a Smarter Approach

The Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board explains why Mayor Jane Castor has the right approach to affordable housing. 

City Officials and a Developer Have a New Affordable Housing Formula. Will it Fly?

The Miami Herald goes behind the scenes of a new affordable housing formula.

This New Plan Will Create Affordable Housing Along South Florida’s Rail Path

Rene Rodriguez and Alex Harris with the Miami Herald outline a new collaborative plan being used to create and preserve affordable housing along the rail path throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. 

Florida Fact Sheet – Click to download information on the housing crisis in FL

Miami Developing ‘Master Plan’ to Address Housing Crisis

NBC’s Andrew Quintana reports on the City of Miami’s ‘Master Plan’ to add 12,000 affordable units by 2024.

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