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Florida Workforce Housing Network is a group 'blog' that focuses on news about affordable housing in Florida.
WASHINGTON, D.C. ---Florida's population growth rate dropped by more than one-third last year, according to new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau. MiamiHerald.com posts an Associated Press story with the details:According to figures released Thursday, the state's population increased by ...
MIAMI, Fla. --- Will Lennar---one of the nation's largest corporate home builders---lead Florida---and the rest of the nation---out of the housing collapse before it wrecks the economy? Lennar is dumping land---lots of it---at 40 cents on the dollar. Late last night Michael Hinman at bizjournals....
In my capacity as editor of Florida Workforce Housing Network, I interviewed senior Tallahassee lobbyist and affordable housing expert Dr. Jeffry Sharkey, CEO of Capitol Alliance Group in Tallahassee. The topic: why is property tax reform so important to affordable housing? His answer wasn't the ...
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. --- Eliot Kleinberg at the Palm Beach Post reports that neighbors opposed to a CWHIP-financed 116-unit town home project with a three-story, 30,000-square-foot medical office building plan to pack the Delray Beach city council chambers tonight and play their 'porno' card to sto...
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Across Florida, many of the same production home builders who rode the pricing explosion 'to infinity...and beyond' back in 2005 are positioning their homes for a new generation of post-bubble buyers who favor 'affordable' over old-school buzz words like 'luxury,' 'gated' and 'r...
 From Florida Workforce Housing Network, with permission:ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. --- Florida Workforce Housing Network is a 'community blog.' That means anyone can join for free to post their own news, opinions, comments or announcements for whomever visits this site (100 people daily, on average). ...
HUDSON, Fla. --- Here's a very bright, brand new idea that's bound to see some replay across the state: beachfront (sort of) mobile homes (well, not really) over garages (state law) that are priced at under $70,000 (plus lot lease, just like manufactured homes). Jodie Tillman at the St. Pete Time...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --- Fla. House Speaker Marco Rubio plans to take time out from the legislative special session in Tallahassee on Thursday to honor Fla. Rep. Mike Davis, R-Naples. The afternoon memorial event will be followed by an evening fundraiser to benefit Rep. Davis' favorite causes. Clear...
TAMPA, Fla. --- One of the nation's most prolific home builders is selling new, 1,371-square foot town homes in Zephyrhills northeast of Tampa priced from the $130's, according to a company news release. Lennar's Eiland Park Town Homes is a gated community located near S.R. 54 and Eiland Blvd. wi...
LEESBURG, Fla. --- Tavares-based JG Properties plans to unveil the first of 11 new homes under development at Dream Lake in Fruitland Park and priced so that median-income families can afford to buy them during two open house events this weekend for Realtors and potential home buyers. John D. San...

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