Associated Industries of Florida’s, Brewster Bevis, says affordable housing is good for both business and the economy.
“Investing in Florida’s affordable housing will go a long way towards fostering stability and economic prosperity in our state. In fact, if lawmakers fully fund the affordable housing program during fiscal year 2019-2020, we will create more than 30,000 Florida jobs and have a positive economic impact of more than 4 billion dollars in the state of Florida”, he says.
Bevis joined housing advocates Tuesday at the capitol. They want state lawmakers to make good on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ proposal to allocate the William E. Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund strictly to affordable housing. Throughout the years, the fund has been swept to sponsor other state endeavors.
Habitat for Humanity representative, Barbara Beck, says her organization builds more homes in Florida than any other state. She says the organization could serve more families if the Sadowski fund is fully appropriated to housing.