Tallahassee, Fla. – March 23, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Sadowski Housing Coalition today applauded the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development for including full funding for the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program and State Apartment Incentive Loan (SAIL) Program in their Fiscal Year 2015-16 budget proposal. Specifically, the subcommittee’s budget proposal recommends that $153.6 million is allocated to SHIP, which includes $4 million to provide services to homeless persons, and $102.4 million is allocated to SAIL.
“The Senate continues to be a stalwart for affordable housing, recommending that all housing trust fund monies go to housing in their budget proposal,” said Jaimie Ross, facilitator of the Sadowski Coalition and president of the Florida Housing Coalition. “We especially appreciate the leadership of Subcommittee Chairman Senator Jack Latvala, Senate Appropriations Chair Senator Tom Lee, and Senate President Andy Gardiner for their support of affordable housing.”
“Affordable housing is not only important to those who benefit from it – Florida’s seniors, veterans, those with special needs and hardworking families – but also carries a large economic impact, as the full appropriation of affordable housing monies for housing will produce tens of thousands of jobs in Florida and billions of dollars in positive economic impact for our state,” concluded Ross.
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