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By Peter Schorsch  |  Florida Politics

… “Sadowski Trust housing funds will help Florida’s ‘most vulnerable’ now more than ever” via Jamie Ross for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel — The full appropriation of Sadowski Trust funds for housing could not have come at a better time. All 67 counties and large cities in Florida have local housing programs, known as the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP), which are funded from the dedicated revenue source for affordable housing created in the 1992 Sadowski Act. It is highly accountable and is amply flexible to meet local housing needs. And right now, the SHIP program is working in response to the COVID-19 crisis. When DeSantis earned the mantle of housing champion, it was before anyone had heard of coronavirus. Using the housing trust funds solely for housing was first and foremost to address the housing crisis that already existed…

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