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Florida Has Highest Share of Renter Households Paying Unaffordable Rent

Nearly One in Three Renter Households in Florida’s Ten Largest Metro Areas Pay Unaffordable Rent

Source: Make Room™, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Make Room, a nationwide campaign giving voice to American renters, today released findings that reveal Florida has the highest level of households paying unaffordable rent in the United States. Nationally, 11 million families, or one in four of the 42 million U.S. renter households, spend at least half their income on rent, forcing them to choose between paying their rent and paying for groceries, medicine, childcare and other essentials. Of the 2.1 million renter households in Florida’s ten largest metro areas, 643,645, or 30.5 percent, pay at least half of their household income (before taxes) toward rent and utilities, a level considered to be a “severe” burden by housing experts. More...


Report: Paycheck to Paycheck

Source: National Housing Conference

Paycheck to Paycheck is comprised of an online, interactive database and accompanying report prepared by the Center for Housing Policy, the research division of the National Housing Conference, that compares wages for selected occupations with the income needed to buy or rent a home. The purpose of the database is to examine how full-time workers fare in housing markets around the country.  More...


Inclusive Communities Toolkit

Source: Enterprise Community Partners

In an effort to support communities working to address racial and economic segregation and grow more inclusively, the National Housing Conference (NHC) has released an Inclusive Communities Toolkit. The toolkit outlines various strategies for moving forward at the local level, with examples of actual policies and programs that can help meet their fair housing obligations. It highlights various approaches such as inclusionary housing, rental housing preservation, public land, zoning reforms, voucher mobility and local funding.


Save the Date: October 15, Broward County Comprehensive Plan Workshop

Proposed Update to Broward County Land Use Plan Policy 1.07.07 and Administrative Rules Document Article 10 regarding professionally accepted methodologies, policies and best available data and analysis. The workshop is free, open to the public and will be held on Thursday, October 15 at 2:30PM in Room 302 of the Broward County Governmental Center East (115 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale).   Agenda and backup materials will be posted by October 9, 2015.


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