Over the last 10 years, Florida government has diverted over $2 billion out of existing affordable housing trust funds, and spent it on other unrelated projects. To make the process more accountable, Floridians are proposing a constitutional amendment that would put affordable housing funds in a lock box so they are used for affordable housing, and nothing else.
This amendment would guarantee that the portion of the taxes charged on documents like deeds and mortgages will only be used to make homes and apartments safer and more affordable for seniors, low-income, and moderate-income Florida residents. The intended purpose of these funds is that they be used for housing programs, but for nearly two decades the legislative process has resulted in billions of these dollars being used for non-housing projects.
Voting YES for the amendment would make sure these funds only go to affordable housing projects— but first, we need to get the amendment on the ballot!
Click here to read the full text of the amendment
We need ONE MILLION petitions by December 31, 2021 to place this on the ballot.
Complete the petition below and either mail it to the address listed, or bring it to MCRTC and we will mail it for you. THEN, send this to every person you know who is eligible to vote in Florida so they can also complete and send in a petition.
Get more information at www.HousingFunds4Housing.org
TAKE ACTION NOW
Mail the completed petition to:
Floridians For Housing
3515 NW 98th Street, Ste. 200
Gainesville, FL 32606
Then, SHARE this page with everyone you know who is a registered Florida voter so they can fill out the petition, too!