The Sadowski Housing Coalition is a nonpartisan collection of more than 30 diverse statewide organizations that initially came together in 1991 to obtain a dedicated revenue source for Florida’s affordable housing programs, now known as the Sadowski Act. Facing today’s tough economic times, the Sadowski Housing Coalition urges the Florida Legislature to use Florida’s housing trust fund monies solely for housing and help create 32,000 jobs and $4.2 BILLION in positive economic impact in Florida.
CALL TO ACTION
Attention Sadowski Affiliates
The Sadowski Coalition hand delivered our letter requesting a line item veto of the $125 million sweep of housing trust funds to the Governor’s office on Friday, May 10.
Since that time, six newspapers have Editorialized- agreeing that the Governor should line item veto the sweep – Gainesville Sun, Miami Herald, South Florida Sun Sentinel, St. Augustine Record, Tampa Bay Times, and TC Palm. In addition to these, we received a terrific Editorial from the Palm Beach Post yesterday.
The Governor will be receiving the budget shortly and will then decide what line items to veto before signing into law.
Now is the time to make a request to the Governor to line item veto the sweep of the Housing Trust Funds to general revenue.
To be clear, we are NOT asking the Governor to sweep any monies going to the Panhandle/Hurricane Michael help.
Click here to read the entire Call to Action.
Become a Sadowski Affiliate
MANY Voices, ONE Message, ALL Housing Funds
The Sadowski Coalition is a collection of about 30 statewide organizations which agree that the state and local housing trust funds should be used for only one thing: Florida’s housing programs. There are many local and regional organizations that also agree with this premise.
To become a Sadowski Affiliate, email Johnitta Wells at email@example.com.
If you are with a local or regional organization and would like to be a part of this collective state message, you can join as a Sadowski Affiliate. There is no fee for becoming a Sadowski Affiliate- only the mutual agreement of understanding between all Sadowski Coalition and Affiliate members to bring a cohesive message to the Florida Legislature that all the state and local housing trust fund monies be used for existing housing programs.
As a Sadowski Affiliate, you can participate in regular conference calls regarding issues related to the housing trust funds and assist in the effort to have all of Florida’s housing trust funds used for housing.
The faster Florida’s housing market recovers, the faster Florida’s economy recovers. Housing dollars can put Florida’s out-of-work housing industry back to work repairing homes and improving the real estate market, and help reduce future state budget deficits.
The Orlando Sentinel published an Op-Ed on November 7, 2018, that emphasizes our ONE Message and encouraged the Governor-Elect to appropriate all the housing trust funds for housing. Click here to read the Orlando Sentinel Op-Ed.
Florida's Affordable Housing
Real Purpose. Real Situations. Real Lives.
Sadowski Affiliates Webinar
The Florida Housing Coalition is hosting a free webinar for Sadowski Affiliates. There is no cost. It is open to ALL HOUSING TRUST FUND ADVOCATES, including all SHIP Administrators and everyone else who wants the Legislature to use all the housing trust fund money for Florida’s affordable housing programs.
In Case you Missed it…. See the most recent Sadowski webinar recordings, PowerPoint presentation, as well as other materials used during that webinar.
Step-by-Step Guide to Talking with Your Legislators
- Contact Your Legislator Where They Live
- Schedule a meeting with your Legislator or legislative aide in your district
- Notify Jaimie Ross at 850-212-0587 or firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know when the meeting is to help prepare
- Materials for the Meeting
- Sadowski Affiliate: Sadowski Affiliates One Pager
- Download and share real stories with your legislator.
- If you know your legislator is interested in a particular subset of Florida’s population:
- Send a thank you to legislator
- Finally and most importantly we would like FEEDBACK: Follow up with Jaimie Ross 850-212-0587 or email@example.com to let her know how the meeting went and if any follow up
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