Sadowski Affiliates are local and regional organizations in Florida that support the Sadowski Coalition’s mission to ensure that all the state and local housing trust funds are used solely for housing. Join us!
Become a Sadowski Affiliate
MANY Voices, ONE Message to the Legislature: The Sadowski Act Housing Trust Funds are a floor, not a ceiling, for funding housing that is affordable to Florida households.
What is the Sadowski Coalition and who are the Sadowski Coalition Affiliates?
The Sadowski Coalition, a collaboration of diverse statewide organizations that urge the legislature to use all the housing trust funds for Florida’s housing programs. The Sadowski Act passed in 1992, increasing the doc stamp tax paid on all real estate transactions and placing these monies in a dedicated state and local housing trust fund. Today the Sadowski Coalition is comprised of 40 diverse statewide organizations representing millions of Floridians. The Sadowski Affiliates are local and regional organizations in Florida that support the Sadowski Coalition’s mission to ensure that all the state and local housing trust funds are used solely for housing.
If you are with a local or regional organization and would like to be a part of this collective state message, you can join as a Sadowski Affiliate. There is no fee for becoming a Sadowski Affiliate- only the mutual agreement of understanding between all Sadowski Coalition and Affiliate members to bring a cohesive message to the Florida Legislature that all the state and local housing trust fund monies be used for existing housing programs.
As a Sadowski Affiliate, you can participate in regular webinars regarding issues related to the housing trust funds and assist in the effort to have all of Florida’s housing trust funds used for housing.
The faster Florida’s housing market recovers, the faster Florida’s economy recovers. Housing dollars can put Florida’s out-of-work housing industry back to work repairing homes and improving the real estate market, and help reduce future state budget deficits.
What is the Sadowski Trust Fund?
Affordable housing is important – not just to those who need it, but for our entire state. Click on the video below to learn who needs affordable, who builds it, where the funding comes from and how it works in this short, but informative clip.
SHIP SUCCESS STORIES
Real Purpose. Real Situations.
Step-by-Step Guide to Talking with Your Legislators
- Contact Your Legislator Where They Live
- Schedule a meeting with your Legislator or legislative aide in your district
- Notify Jaimie Ross at 850-212-0587 or email@example.com to let her know when the meeting is to help prepare
- Materials for the Meeting
- Sadowski Affiliate: Sadowski Affiliates One Pager
- Download and share real stories with your legislator.
- If you know your legislator is interested in a particular subset of Florida’s population:
- Send a thank you to legislator
- Finally and most importantly we would like FEEDBACK: Follow up with Jaimie Ross 850-212-0587 or firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know how the meeting went and if any follow up
Sadowski Affiliates Webinar
The Florida Housing Coalition is hosting a free webinar for Sadowski Affiliates. There is no cost. It is open to ALL HOUSING TRUST FUND ADVOCATES, including all SHIP Administrators and everyone else who wants the Legislature to use all the housing trust fund money for Florida’s affordable housing programs.
In Case you Missed it…. See the most recent Sadowski webinar recordings, PowerPoint presentation, as well as other materials used during that webinar.
Membership in Sadowski Affiliates is free thanks to support from Wells Fargo.