Florida Democratic lawmakers urge Gov. DeSantis to declare emergency over affordable housing, rising rent

You've heard of emergency declarations for natural disasters - even for COVID-19 during the pandemic - but a group of Florida lawmakers want the governor to declare an emergency for affordable housing. They say rent increases are placing families out of their homes. "The affordable housing crisis in Florida just keeps getting worse and worse," said Rep. Carlos Smith.

First Coast News • December 17, 2021

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Charleston County’s new affordable housing expert discusses the challenges ahead

Charleston County does not own or operate low-income housing; the area’s three housing authorities — Charleston, North Charleston and Charleston County — do that. But the county has been exploring ways to create more housing that people with moderate incomes can afford. The big-picture challenge ahead for Davis and Charleston County will be making it easier for people with different ranges of income, but particularly moderate to middle incomes, to find housing they can afford in a county that includes urban, suburban and rural areas that all have needs.

The Post and Courier • December 28, 2021

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Keys to resolving Knox County's housing shortage: available, affordable, attractive

It's no secret that Knox County is facing a housing shortage. Just ask anyone trying to rent an apartment or buy a home. What is more difficult to determine is what it will take to solve the shortage. The Area Development Foundation recently released a report that provides a starting point.

Knox Pages • December 24, 2021

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