Sadowski Coalition Thanks Governor DeSantis for Continuing to Stand in Support of Housing

The Sadowski Coalition – a nonpartisan collection of more than 40 statewide organizations – today released the following statement, attributed to Mark Hendrickson, the facilitator of the Sadowski Coalition and executive director of the Florida Association of Local Housing Finance Authorities, regarding Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2024-25.

The Sadowski Coalition thanks Governor DeSantis for his consistent and strong support of
affordable and attainable housing. Time and again, this Governor has stood in support of housing, supporting both of Florida’s vital housing programs – the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program and the State Apartment Incentive Loan (SAIL) program.

Governor DeSantis has delivered yet again for Floridians in his budget recommendations for
Fiscal Year 2024-2025 by recommending full funding for Florida’s SHIP and SAIL programs. We commend Governor DeSantis for his unwavering support of housing, and we look forward
to working with the Governor and the Legislature as the budget process continues.

NEW! Governor’s Recommended Budget

NEW! SHIP Distribution Estimates FY2024-25

The Sadowski Housing Coalition

is a nonpartisan collection of over 40 diverse statewide organizations that initially came together in 1991 to obtain a dedicated revenue source for Florida’s affordable housing programs.

The coalition is collectively focused on the protection and enhancement of the funding from the Sadowski Housing Trust Funds, and the programs that it funds, SHIP and SAIL, which are pivotal to the success of affordable housing in Florida. The coalition believes that this funding is the floor, not the ceiling, for affordable housing. While additional funding for housing programs or projects outside SHIP or SAIL to help alleviate Florida’s deficit of housing is welcome, it needs to come from sources other than the Sadowski Housing Trust Funds.

Current Funding and Estimates of Future Local Impact:

UPDATED FY 2024-25 Talking Points

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44,000+ JOBS

Over 44,000 jobs will be created if the Housing Trust Fund is used for its purpose — affordable housing.


More than $7.2 billion in positive economic impact if the Housing Trust Fund is fully funded.

$448.1 MILLION

Projected funding for the 2024-25 Housing Trust Fund if it is not raided by legislators.


Projected funding will build, rehabilitate or sell over 14,000 housing units.

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