Entries by Leeanne

Emergency Rental Assistance Reports

Treasury ERA Reports Treasury has published ERA spending data for Q1, April, and May on its website along with a report on the findings from the data collection.  Information from the report for Florida Local Government and the State of Florida are listed below.   If you are seeking rent, rental arrears, or utilities due […]

NLIHC Housing Needs – State of Florida

The National Low Income Housing Coalition has published its Housing Needs by State. This report shows 21% of renter households or 543,764 are extremely low income. There is a shortage of over 400,000 low-income housing units. This report also shows that 79% of extremely low-income housing renters are severely cost-burdened, paying more than 50% of […]

State of Homelessness – Florida

The National Alliance to End Homelessness has published its 2020 State of Homelessness report for all fifty States.  The 2019 Point In Time Count shows 28,328 individuals experiencing homelessness in the State of Florida.  This represents a 9% decrease compared the 2018 Point in time numbers.  This includes a 26% decrease in family homelessness and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget

Transmittal Letter 06.29.2020 Budget The Governor signed the budget this afternoon.  Our priorities for the 2020 legislative session are noted below: $3M Staffing Grant – approved $3,181,500 Challenge Grant – approved $115M SAIL – Approved $225M SHIP – VETOED / “held back “for General Revenue shortfall – Governor points to Cares Act funding to fill […]

House Bill 163 – Homelessness Signed by the Governor

The Governor signed House Bill 163 by Representative Thad Altman on June 18, 2020. HB 163 revises the state’s approach to preventing and ending homelessness by aligning state requirements with requirements of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for awarding grants to Continuum of Care (CoC) lead agencies. As a result, the […]