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Thursday, June 8, 2023

Chamber of Chamber applauds recently passed initiative on workforce housing crisis

Affordable housing, a problem on display all around The Villages, took center stage this session before the Florida Legislature.

The Florida Chamber of Chamber contends the state’s workforce housing crisis has disrupted Florida’s economic growth potential. Rising housing costs have not only hurt Florida families, but have been a significant issue stifling competitiveness, affordability, and quality of life, according to the state chamber of commerce.

Florida is creating one in every 10 U.S. jobs, so it is essential to have affordable workforce housing to ensure Florida’s workforce can “live local” in the communities where they work.

The passage of legislation in this just-completed session will ensure Floridians can live closer to their jobs, schools, and healthcare and still remain within their household budgets.

“This game-changing legislation will also incentivize developers and communities to invest in affordable workforce housing and develop areas that have been economically struggling, while ensuring anti-market policies like government rent control are not allowed to fester at the local level,” the state chamber said.

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They just want to break the rules

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