Home Matters 2022 Advocacy Toolkit

Advocacy Toolkit

Below are social media messages and images related to the 2022 Home Matters Report that can be used online or in print. Permission to reprint all or some of the images is granted, provided appropriate credit is given to the Florida Housing Coalition. All images are copyright of the Florida Housing Coalition. 

THE GAP IS GROWING: The gap between income and housing costs is growing in Florida—at minimum wage, a Florida resident needs to work 2.6 jobs in order to afford a typical 2-bedroom apartment. Read more at: https://flhousing1.org/2022homematters #HomeMattersinFlorida #GapisGrowing #FloridaNotAffordable

THE GAP IS GROWING: The gap between income and housing costs is growing in Florida—over 1 million very low-income households pay more than 50% of their incomes on housing. Read more at: https://flhousing1.org/2022homematters #HomeMattersinFlorida #GapisGrowing #FloridaNotAffordable

RACIAL DISPARITIES IN HOUSING COST-BURDEN: Households of color are more likely to pay greater than 30% of their income on housing. In 2019 (the last year for which this data was available), 44% of Blacks and 43% of Hispanics were housing cost-burdened, compared to 26% of whites. This increases to more than half when looking solely at renters. Read more at: https://flhousing1.org/2022homematters #CostBurdenbyRace #HomeMattersinFlorida #FloridaNotAffordable

THE GAP IS GROWING: The gap between income and housing costs is growing in Florida—over 2 million Florida households pay more than 30% of their income on housing. Read more at: https://flhousing1.org/2022homematters #HomeMattersinFlorida #GapisGrowing #FloridaNotAffordable

FAMILY HOMELESSNESS ON THE RISE: Children who are doubled-up or living in motels due to their family’s loss of housing or economic hardship are defined as “homeless” by the Dept of Education. Florida has seen a 122% increase in students identified as homeless in the last decade. Read more at: https://flhousing1.org/2022homematters #FamilyHomelessnessinFlorida #HomeMattersinFlorida #GapisGrowing #FloridaNotAffordable

RENTS ARE RISING: Rents are rising in Florida, making housing unaffordable for many workers – a restaurant cook cannot afford a typical one-bedroom apartment in key cities throughout Florida. Read more at: https://flhousing1.org/2022homematters #HomeMattersinFlorida #RentsareRising #FloridaNotAffordable

RENTS ARE RISING: Rents are rising in Florida, in many cases by double digits – a Florida resident making minimum wage needs work 86 hours per week to afford a typical one-bedroom apartment. Read more at: https://flhousing1.org/2022homematters #HomeMattersinFlorida #RentsareRising #FloridaNotAffordable

SUPPLY IS DOWN: There is not enough affordable housing to either buy or rent in Florida — single-family housing construction was up in 2022, however, new construction has still not kept up with the affordable housing demand and Florida’s increasing population. Read more at: https://flhousing1.org/2022homematters #NotEnoughAffordableHousing #HomeMattersinFlorida #FloridaNotAffordable