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Florida House takes up affordable housing measure

Naples Daily News - 3/20/2007 12:00:00 AM
by Michael Peltier

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – March 20, 2007 – Florida’s House Committee on Infrastructure is considering legislation proposed by its chairman, Rep. Mike Davis (R-Naples), that aims to build on affordable-housing programs approved last year.

The bill would provide additional housing assistance to teachers and other public servants and base the taxable value of affordable housing on rental income. It also would waive a rule that forces developers to ensure that roads can accommodate anticipated numbers of new residents, provided that their units are affordable and near commercial areas.

According to Davis, “We’re trying to get at breaking down some of the barriers to private sector participation in affordable housing.”

Source: Naples Daily News (FL) (03/20/07) Peltier, Michael