Housing News Network, October 2005
Vol. 21, No. 3
1 – Housing Florida’s Workforce, Past, Present, and Future: 2006 Legislative Session
5 – KATRINA, RITA, WILMA, GAMMA . . . and Saving Our Region’s Affordable Housing
7 – Shared Appreciation:Balancing Wealth Building with Future Community Needs
11 – Preservation of Multifamily Affordable Housing: The Focus of Affordable Housing Study Commission’s 2005 Final Report
13 – Community Land Trusts: Creating Permanent Affordable Homeownership in Florida’s High Cost Areas Title and Tax Issues
19 – FHFC and Local Government Funding to Facilitate Community Land Trusts in Florida
24 – SHIP Clips
29 – Kelo v. City of New London: Eminent Domain and Affordable Housing
From the Editor
Florida can boast the best housing trust fund in the nation. But we are steadily and quickly losing ground in the fight for first-time home ownership, housing our essential first-responder workforce, and providing for our most vulnerable citizens.
WHY? Because in this time of hyper-appreciation (see map on page 3), our state and local housing trust funds dedicated to providing affordable housing, have either been used for other purposes or simply not appropriated for any purpose. It is stunningly inexcusable.