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COVID-19 & Housing Resources

Check back often for new information. Questions, suggestions, requests for custom data or maps? E-mail us at fhdc-comments@shimberg.ufl.edu.


Our new COVID-19 Data Application provides county and state level data on the following indicators. Click the table name below for Florida statewide data, choose counties here or view data on a map.

  • Population by age. Older persons are at particular risk from COVID-19 health effects.
  • Children and Education. With schools and childcare centers closed, families with children may be struggling. Shows number of children, public school students, and homeless students, plus percentages of children without health insurance and Internet access.
  • Workers in Affected Industries. Counts of workers in the Leisure & Hospitality and Retail industries, which are heavily impacted by COVID-19 job losses. Also shows Health Care & Social Assistance workers. Includes average wages and associated affordable rent.
  • Housing Burden. Households already paying more than they can afford for housing risk falling further behind. Shows median rent and shares of cost burdened renters and owners.
  • Federally Financed Multifamily Housing. Tenants of most rental developments with federal subsidies and financing are eligible for eviction protections under the CARES Act . View lists of potentially eligible properties in the Assisted Housing Inventory (rental developments with federal and state subsidies), Homeless Assistance Programs (shelters, transitional housing, and supportive housing), and FHA Insured Mortgages (affordable and market-rate multifamily developments with mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration). Note that properties with HUD Public Housing funding often comprise multiple complexes or buildings; download Public Housing Buildings for a statewide, address-level list.
  • Congregate Facilities. COVID-19 presents particular difficulties for residents and staff of congregate living facilities. View lists of Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes, Other Residential Health Facilities, and Correctional Facilities.


Map of COVID-19 Data Application (population, workforce, CARES Act, congregate facilities)

Where Employees Live and Work

Florida's workforce has been hard hit by job losses in the accommodation and food services, arts/entertainment/recreation, and retail industries, while health care and social assistance workers are central to the response to the pandemic. These maps show neighborhood concentrations of jobs in these industries by workplace locations and employees’ home locations. Click any Census tract to see the total number of jobs by business and by workers’ home locations. Rent data is also provided to flag areas where workers may be struggling with high housing costs.


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