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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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Florida leads nation in number of cost-burdened renters

A new study shows Florida has one the highest rates of cost-burdened renters in the country. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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Orange County rent control battle goes to the Florida Supreme Court

Orange County has gone to the Florida Supreme Court in a battle about a ballot measure aimed at rent control.
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Housing challenges linger in Florida after Hurricane Ian

Temporary housing remains an issue for thousands of residents displaced by Hurricane Ian, two months after the storm.
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Tampa Bay home prices increased 35 percent over the last year — that’s the most in the country

Home prices in the Tampa metro area jumped 35% & continued to increase more than any of the other 20 large metro areas in the country.
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Are Tampa Bay elected officials doing enough to solve the housing emergency?

Housing costs are spiraling out of control. some Tampa Bay area communities to declare a housing state of emergency. Is it enough?
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Listen to the WMNF News morning headlines for Friday, July 29

WMNF headline news stories from July 29, 2022, including about Tampa City Council voting to declare a housing state of emergency.
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Working people in St. Petersburg struggle to afford living in the city in which they work

The Sunshine City is becoming unaffordable for working-class residents, including essential workers in the public sector.
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Activists rally to defund police, invest in social programs on anniversary of George Floyd’s murder by police

Activists in St. Petersburg rallied at City Hall on the second anniversary of George Floyd's murder by Minneapolis police.

Florida Democrats, advocates say rent stabilization and right to counsel could help address the state’s housing and eviction crisis

Florida Democrats are calling on Governor Ron DeSantis to add the state’s housing crisis to the agenda of a special legislative session focused on Florida’s property insurance market that’s scheduled to begin next week.  During...

St. Petersburg residents share priorities for city budget, call for more action on housing

Tangela Butler, a local bus driver, approached one of two podiums in the meeting room of St. Petersburg City Hall on Monday night. Dozens of community members sat in the pews behind her. She had...

A new law in St. Petersburg bans landlords from discriminating against housing voucher recipients, but some argue it doesn’t go far enough

Under a new city law, landlords in the increasingly unaffordable city of St. Petersburg can now face a financial penalty for denying housing to applicants who use government assistance, such as Section 8 housing vouchers,...

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