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Affordable Rent Still Hard to Find in Florida

David Lyons, South Florida Sun Sentinel, August 1, 2023

Price-sensitive renters seeking places to stay in South Florida can take solace in this: The pace of increases in those monthly payments is easing slightly. But a lot of wage earners still aren’t able to find places that are affordable. Eight of nine Florida cities surveyed by researchers at Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University and the University of Alabama “saw yearly rent increases at or below the national average, though renters across the state are still struggling with an affordability crisis.” according to the Waller, Weeks and Johnson Rental Index. released this week.

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Florida Policy Project, a nonpartisan think tank started by former Sen. Jeff Brandes, has a new report on housing affordability and potential solution​s

Florida Policy Project, Florida State University, 2023

When the Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida asked state residents what “the most important problem facing Florida today” was, 25% said “housing costs” in their March 2023 survey.​

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