Housing & Livability Stats
While the number of homeless individuals in Florida declined between 2017 and 2017, Florida continues to have one of the leading numbers of people experiencing homelessness.
For data that impacts Florida and your community, visit www.TheFloridaScorecard.org.
Housing & Livability News That Matters to You
Workforce Housing Credit Aims To Help Teachers, Nurses Find Homes
In Florida teachers, nurses and law enforcement officers can struggle to find affordable homes in the cities where they work. One lawmaker hopes to solve that problem by creating a Workforce Housing Tax Credit.
Affordable housing is a big subject in Florida. But Fort Lauderdale Democratic Sen. Gary Farmer (D-Fort Lauderdale) says many affordable housing programs are aimed at the lowest income earners—leaving some to fall through the cracks.
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A Guide to Housing & Livability Issues
Preparing Florida for the future means ensuring our state’s infrastructure is prepared to accommodate future housing demands for a growing population. Many Floridians around the state agree that attainable workforce housing is a critical need to address to ensure our future competitiveness. As we look toward 2030 and beyond, it will be crucial that we strengthen cross-sector collaboration to ensure efficient supply of attainable housing for varying populations—especially families, young professionals, retirees, and essential workers—and to reduce homelessness.
Whether communities are planning for next year or for 2030, it will be crucial that they consider the impact and opportunities provided by technology and new innovations. Communities will need to ensure residents have access to training and jobs, and support coordination of economic development, workforce, infrastructure and connectivity needs. These issues will continue to be crucial to the success of each community and the state of Florida.
For information on the future of housing and livability in Florida, download the Florida 2030 Key Targets & Strategies by visiting www.Florida2030.org.
Securing Florida’s Future Includes You
The Florida Chamber Foundation leads the state in future-focused research and continues to be a catalyst for positive change. But, we need your help to secure Florida’s future. Getting involved is easy.