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The Scoop: Thu., May 2, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Housing affordability One of the main issues Floridians face is housing affordability. Community and industry leaders came together today(Wednesday) at the Florida Housing Summit in St. Petersburg Wednesday to discuss problems and solutions in housing....
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Housing summit experts: zoning must change to ease Florida housing crisis

One of the biggest culprits in Florida’s ongoing housing affordability crisis is zoning, said three experts who will gather at USF St. Petersburg Wednesday to discuss ways to increase housing stock and lower costs. Former...

St. Petersburg City Councilwoman Lizette Hanewicz joins MidPoint guest host Gary Gibbons to discuss the pros & cons of the new proposed Tampa Bay Rays Stadium and the proposed redevelopment plans for Tropicana Field...

Kimberley Overman of the Housing Council of Tampa Bay and Cicely Hodges, Housing Analyst for the Florida Policy Institute are our guests to discuss the new Florida homeless laws, including establishing municipal homeless camps and...

DeSantis signs a bill targeting ‘squatters’

The bill, in part, could lead to second-degree felony charges for squatters who intentionally cause at least $1,000 in damage.
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The Scoop: Wed. March 27, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

A new IRS tax tool will allow taxpayers in Florida to file their federal taxes online for free.

MidPoint: Homeless Camps and Other Legislative Plans

We continue our review of 2024 legislative proposals with today's focus on efforts at criminalizing "sleeping in public" and establishing homeless tent camps around the state, and the problems of private equity firms buying up...
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New “State of the Region” report highlights Tampa Bay’s affordability crisis

University of South Florida researchers lifted the veil on a new report on how Tampa Bay stacks up to other similar metropolitan areas. 

State legislature discusses the cost of tax breaks on affordable living spaces

The state Revenue Estimating Conference considered the cost of HB 1299, a proposal regarding affordable living spaces, on Friday.
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The Scoop: Wed., December 27, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Rent caps and grants State lawmakers will discuss bills related to housing in Florida in the upcoming legislative session. Two bills could help Florida renters and homeowners amid record-high housing costs.   Homes for the...

Florida’s Live Local Act spurs new affordable housing in East Hillsborough

A new affordable housing project under Florida’s new “Live Local” Act is underway in Hillsborough County. WMNF's Chris Young reports
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The Scoop: Thurs., December 14, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Affordable housing is top concern St. Pete residents were able to weigh in on how $50 million in funding associated with the Historic Gas Plant District redevelopment should be spent. Affordable housing was the top concern...

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