New Fact Sheet Shows Over 715,000 Florida Renters in Need

The Shimberg Center recently released a fact sheet showing that 715,032 low-income renters in Florida paid more than 40 percent of their income for housing in 2013-a 24% jump in need since 2007. The brief shows that homeownership fell among younger households and families with children during this same time.

The fact sheet updates the analysis of rental housing affordability trends from the Statewide Rental Market Study. Additional reports describe the state's public and assisted housing supply and the housing needs of homeless persons, people with disabilities, and farmworkers.

Connecting Housing, Transportation and Jobs

The Shimberg Center's Housing Suitability Model is a tool that assesses affordable housing sites in terms of their access to jobs and transit, driving costs, physical environment, and neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics. The Center recently used the model to help regional planners in South Central Florida and the Orlando metropolitan area plan for sustainable growth.

The Shimberg Center for Housing Studies was established at the University of Florida in 1988 to promote safe, decent and affordable housing and related community development throughout the state of Florida.