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1-Repeal of the Cap: Legislative Priority Number One for 2007

4-The Sadowski Act SHIP Program: What’s Happening Now?

9-Aging Out Of Foster Care: What’s Happening NowSadowski State and Local Housing Trust Funds Provide Some Safety

15-Community Land Trusts The Property Tax Issue

16-The Florida Community Land Trust Institute

19-Community Workforce Housing Innovation Pilot Program: Successful Lift-Off

21-Florida Housing Coalition to Host ELI Housing Leadership Forum

24-2007 Annual Conference

26-Federal Update

27-Surplus Lands for Affordable Housing

28-SHIP Clips

30-Coalition News

From The Editor

Housing News Network Journal In 2005, at the request of Governor Bush, the Florida Legislature enacted a cap on the amount of monies to be distributed into the state and local housing trust funds beginning July, 2007. If the cap is not repealed, the amount of monies distributed into the state and local housing trust funds will be $243 million per year—with no meaningful increase over time. Florida’s landmark legislation will cease to function as intended; the need for housing the elderly, the infirm, and the workforce will continue to rise while the funding to meet that need will stagnate. The following “Fact or Folly” is intended to dispel myths and aid the collective effort to “scrap the cap.”

– JAIMIE ROSS is the President of the Florida Housing Coalition and the Affordable Housing Director at 1000 Friends of Florida.