Florida Housing Trust Funds CALL TO ACTION: FIX SB 586
This is the easiest, fastest, and most effective Call to Action.
What we need you to do: Click here to fill out a short form (takes less than one minute). Hit Send
If you already responded to this Call to Action earlier (before last Friday when SB 586 was filed), it is very important to do it again, so that you specifically speak to SB 586.
- SB 586 as currently proposed substantially and permanently reduces funding for affordable housing. For example, in FY 2015-16, it would reduce the amount in the housing trust funds from $266.87 million to approximately $154 million.
- Florida voters never intended for Amendment 1 to hurt Florida’s seniors, veterans, the homeless, and hard working families trying to become first time homebuyers.
- SB 586 can and should fund Florida’s water and land conservation programs (Amendment 1) and affordable housing.
That’s all you need to do—just click here, fill out your name and address and fill in the message box with:
Please Fix SB 586, keeping the same funding for Amendment 1, without harming funding for affordable housing.
The number of comments received will be the measure of how important this issue is to Floridians.
The Sadowski Housing Coalition is a nonpartisan collection of 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 24,950 jobs and $3.1 BILLION in positive economic impact in Florida.
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.