Check out news articles, opinion pieces, blogs and commentary from top media sources about the latest in housing news from across the state.


Truist Supports Affordable Housing with Impactful Grant to the Florida Housing Coalition

The  Florida  Housing  Coalition, the state’s nonprofit provider of training and technical assistance dedicated to affordable housing from ending homelessness to first-time homeownership,  announced the receipt of a $50,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation  to further the Coalition’s most critical work. READ MORE…

Affordable Housing Resource Guide Released

Local leaders and non-profits have a new resource to to help them identify and apply for funding sources to address the need for affordable housing in their area, thanks to the release of a new publication. READ MORE…

In Memoriam: Gwen Margolis

We were truly saddened to hear of the loss of the estimable Gwen Margolis who served the state of Florida for more than five decades of outstanding public service. Not least of which was her historic term as Florida’s first woman State Senate President where she successfully championed the passage of the Sadowski Affordable Housing Act in 1992. READ MORE…


Racism is on all our minds.

Message from Jaimie Ross, President & CEO

The history of housing is a history of racism; deed restrictions that expressly prohibited non-whites from buying a home, redlining, and exclusion from federal lending programs are just a few of the easily verifiable facts about the racism that haunts us. READ MORE…


Adaptive Reuse Guidebook Available

The full economic fallout from COVID-19 has yet to unfold but communities throughout Florida, and the nation, will soon be looking for new models for economic development for both big box retailers and smaller shopping centers. A new guidebook from the Coalition offers a roadmap to aid local governments and business leaders in their search for solutions. READ MORE…

Jaimie Ross: SHIP Reprogramming to Respond to COVID-19

The amount of rental assistance needed everywhere in the nation is staggering. As soon as the declaration of disaster was declared for COVID-19, Florida’s State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) programs began reprogramming local housing trust fund dollars to provide emergency rental assistance and mortgage foreclosure prevention funding due to job loss from the pandemic.


Community Land Trust COVID-19 Policy Brief

This important Policy Brief discusses how Community Land Trusts can be used to secure affordable housing options during the COVID-19 crisis.


Letter to Gov. DeSantis Regarding Moratorium

Florida Housing Coalition CEO Jaimie Ross submits a letter to Governor DeSantis regarding the extending the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures through July 25 to align with the CARES Act. 


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