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Interim Update from February 22, 2023


SB 102- Relating to Housing

On Wednesday, February 22nd, SB 102 by Senator Alexis Calatayud (R-Miami) was heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee and was reported favorably with 17 yeas and 0 nays. AIF’s Vice President of Governmental Affairs Adam Basford stood in support of this legislation.

This bill seeks to address Florida’s backlog of affordable and attainable workforce housing in the state. SB 102 will not only maintain the high level of funding for Florida’s SHIP and SAIL programs, but it will provide additional funding for SAIL and work to increase attainable and affordable housing options for Floridians throughout the state. SHIP (State Housing Initiatives Partnership) and SAIL (State Apartment Incentive Loan) both provide long-term, sustainable access to affordable housing.

SB 102 will now go to the Senate Floor for consideration.

AIF supports legislation which allows for continued and more reliable access to affordable housing in underdeveloped communities. These proposals create jobs and broaden the economic impact of communities with historically low economic returns.