Florida Senate aims to help alleviate state’s lack of housing for workforce

(The Center Square) — Florida lawmakers want to alleviate the state’s growing affordable housing shortage by fixing some of the shortfalls in the Live Local Act of 2023.

The bill passed unanimously with the Senate Committee on Community Affairs on Jan. 9 and was due before the Senate Committee on Fiscal Policy on Thursday, however, it was temporarily delayed. No new meeting date has been posted on the state Senate’s website. 

Senate Bill 328 is sponsored by state Sen. Alexis Calatayud, R-Miami, who stated during her bill’s introduction to the Senate Committee on Community Affairs that the bill is designed to amend the Live Local Act, a historic $700 million piece of legislation, and top policy issue for Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, during the 2023 regular session.

“As we know the passage of large and complex legislation, lessons learned during implementation highlights the need
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