Florida Realtors Works to Make Sure Housing is Affordable for All
Florida has had a serious problem providing places to live that the average citizen can afford, and it only seems to be getting worse.
That is why Florida Realtors is a staunch supporter of the State and Local Government Housing Trust Funds, which are the main source of funding for affordable housing programs throughout the state.
Each year the Florida Legislature decides how much of the trust fund money will go to affordable housing programs, and this activity is at the core of our public policy efforts in this area.
This is why we meet with legislators each session and advocate for as many trust fund dollars as possible. Some budget years are tougher than others, but we always succeed in promoting the value and benefit of these programs.
Our affordable housing priorities and activities center around showing lawmakers how these programs improve people’s lives, educating them on the excellent return on investment they provide and advocating that they allocate as many trust fund dollars as possible to the programs so that more people can be helped.