Affordable Housing

IT’S OFFICIAL: FLORIDA is the
LEAST AFFORDABLE
PLACE TO LIVE in AMERICA

DEMOCRATS DELIVER

30 years ago, Democratic Florida Governor Lawton Chiles put in place the Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund, dedicating a portion of all real estate sales to affordable housing.

In 2021 national Democrats enacted the American Rescue Act, that subsidized Americans’ ability to stay in their homes in the face of pandemic layoffs. They also proposed other subsidies to help the economic security of working families.

REPUBLICANS OBSTRUCT

  • In Florida, during the last 22+ years Republican-controlled Legislatures and Republican Governors raided that Affordable Housing Fund of over $2.5 billion, limiting affordable housing in Florida.
  • Governor DeSantis refused to accept federal money meant to help address housing instability and homelessness across the state. His 2022-23 budget dedicated only a small amount for affordable housing and a recent session aided insurance companies but not homeowners. As a result, Floridians now pay three times the national average for property insurance.
  • Florida politicians have taken millions of dollars donated by out-of-state developers and corporations and have failed to legislatively address skyrocketing housing prices.
  • In Collier County, real estate developers financed certain Republican County Commissioner candidates, who in turn gave developers influence in our County government. Those candidates focused their campaigns on cultural issues, as a way to distract voters from their failure to enact any policies to create affordable housing for our workforce.
  • Hard-working Floridians are edging toward homelessness as housing costs soar. Across SW Florida rent has increased 43-52%. In Naples rent now averages $2200 per month and Florida renters face the second-highest risk of eviction in the country.

VOTE IN NOVEMBER
STATE ELECTIONS

Voting Information

According to the Florida Chamber of Commerce, affordable housing is an issue affecting 81.1% of Floridians

Republicans have no plan to provide housing security to hard-working Americans

VOTE DEMOCRATIC IN THE FEDERAL AND STATE ELECTIONS to stop the looting of affordable housing funds so that hard-working Americans can provide housing and economic security for their families.

VOTE FOR COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WHO TAKE NO MONEY FROM DEVELOPERS so that they enact housing policy requiring developers to build affordable housing.

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