WMNF News poll on the costs of housing and insurance in Florida

Republicans are more likely to blame the federal government for high insurance costs while Democrats are more likely to blame the state.

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.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs into law restrictions on sleeping in public

DeSantis says the law 'will keep sidewalks from becoming “tent cities” and “ensure that Florida streets are clean.'
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The Florida Legislature passed a bill that could clear the way for farmworker housing

Florida’s agriculture industry hopes the bill to preempt local regulations on farmworker housing will help bring in more foreign workers.

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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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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Probe into the embattled Florida housing director is closed

The Florida House Financing Corp. took little action on hostile workplace accusations after the director of the agency resigned.

Hillsborough County awarded 4.6 million in federal funds to address youth homelessness

Listen: Hillsborough County received an award of 4.6 million dollars towards ending youth homelessness. The federal funding was announced in Tampa on Wednesday. The funds were given to the Tampa/Hillsborough County Continuum of Care, or...

FGCU raises student housing costs

The Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees approved raising student on-campus housing costs by 5 percent a year over four years.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., August 22, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Veteran housing The Manatee County Commission is delaying moving forward with a project for veteran housing. Earlier this month, they heard the proposal to use county-owned property for affordable housing.   Prescribed burning Two prescribed...
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Florida tax projections get a $2.77 billion bump

Economists added $2.77 billion to Florida’s general-revenue tax projections for the current fiscal year and next fiscal year.

Tampa City Council considers the mayor’s budget, and how to make room for affordable housing

City improvements in parks, roads, housing, and public safety are all included in the mayor’s budget proposal that would raise Tampa’s millage rate by 16%. Last night at a budget workshop, Tampa City Council tried...

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