Housing = Jobs
The Sadowski Housing Coalition is a nonpartisan collection of 25 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 more than 26,400 jobs and $2.7 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.
Florida Housing Coalition Hosts 2013 Statewide Annual Conference!
View the 2013 SHIP Awards
More than 600 affordable housing advocates, lenders, developers, administrators and policy makers across the State of Florida attended the Florida Housing Coalition’s (FHC) 26th Annual Conference this past September 8-11 in Orlando, Fla. The Conference offered a series of cutting-edge training sessions, panel discussions and opportunities to learn from a broad range of experts. To view the full agenda for the FHC’s 2013 Statewide Annual Conference, click here.
During the opening plenary, the FHC honored Donna Carman, executive director of the Indiantown Non Profit Housing, Inc., with the Housing Leadership Award for her exceptional leadership of the organization’s efforts to provide a wide range of services to low and middle income families and individuals in Martin County, as well as weatherization assistance in the Broward, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie County areas.
The FHC also honored Senator Nancy Detert for her legislative advocacy and leadership efforts on behalf of foster care children in Florida with the filing and passage of the 2013 “Nancy C. Detert Common Sense and Compassion Independent Living Act.”
The three-day conference concluded on Wednesday, September 11, with the announcement of the 2013 State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP) Awards: Outstanding SHIP Administrator Award: PHYLLIS MOORE, SHIP Administrator, Gadsden County Community Development, Special Needs Housing Assistance Award: THE JACKSONVILLE SHIP HOUSING & ABILITY HOUSING OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA, Outstanding Repair/Rehabilitation Program Award: ORANGE COUNTY HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION, Outstanding Purchase Assistance Program Award: PASCO COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, Outstanding Housing Assistance Award: CITY OF CAPE CORAL, Partnership of the Year Award: OKALOOSA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
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