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The Sadowski Coalition is a nonpartisan collection of more than 30 diverse statewide organizations.
We began in 1991 to obtain a dedicated revenue source for Florida’s affordable housing programs. The Sadowski Act passed in 1992, creating a dedicated revenue source to fund Florida’s affordable housing programs and fund the Catalyst Program for Training and Technical Assistance.
What Florida’s Housing Programs Do
How Florida’s Housing
Programs are Funded
70% of monies to the Local Government Housing Trust Fund
30% OF MONIES TO THE STATE HOUSING TRUST FUND
Why These Programs Are Needed
- 900,000 floridians
- income spent
- 1 out of 3 Florida households are Alice
Nearly 900,000 very low income Floridians pay more than 50% of their income on housing they are one missed paycheck away from homelessness. One out of three Florida households are ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed)—the exact group that the Sadowski Trust Funds assist.
Affordable housing is important – not just to those who need it, but for our entire state. Click on the video above to learn who needs affordable, who builds it, where the funding comes from and how it works in this short, but informative clip.
SHIP and SAIL are highly leveraged, with private sector loans and equity providing $4 to $6 for every one dollar of state funding — thus greatly increasing economic impact. It is estimated that there is $350 million* available for appropriation in the Sadowski Housing Trust Funds FY 2020-21. If this money is used for Florida’s affordable housing programs, it will create over 30,000 Florida jobs and $4.4 billion in positive economic impact in Florida.*
*$423.3 million based upon the Governor’s proposed budget.