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Florida Workforce Housing Network is a group 'blog' that focuses on news about affordable housing in Florida.
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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 ...
12/27/2007
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....
12/05/2007
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 ...
10/19/2007
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...
10/16/2007
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...
10/15/2007
 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). ...
10/03/2007
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...
10/01/2007
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...
10/01/2007
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...
09/27/2007
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...
09/25/2007
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