Protect Our Affordable Housing Fund
Florida lawmakers are still planning to permanently cut the dollars available for affordable housing programs and we need your help to keep up the pressure.
After thousands of your peers reached out, the Legislature reduced the initial 66% cut of affordable housing funds to 50%. That’s encouraging news, but it’s not nearly enough to help address Florida’s growing housing crisis.
The perfect storm of record-high housing prices, a rapidly growing population, and a severe lack of housing inventory is making it harder than ever to find affordable housing in our state.
Affordable housing is a priority for Florida’s essential workers. It is a priority for the elderly on fixed incomes. And it is a priority for hard-working Floridians looking to purchase their first home. Now is not the time to permanently take money away from programs that can help Floridians achieve the American dream of homeownership.
Help support affordable housing by telling our lawmakers to use the housing trust funds for housing!
Documentary stamp taxes in Florida add up to hundreds of millions of dollars every year. That money is supposed to go entirely to affordable housing. This year, the legislature is earmarking most of that money for other projects. Only the last third would actually go into affordable housing. This would be a permanent diversion of 66% of the fund and a total reversal of past years where up to 100% of the funds would go to affordable housing, which happened last year. We need to act now to protect affordable housing right now and for years to come.