St. Augustine affordable housing benefits local economy

Mac Kenzie

Executive director, St. Johns Housing Partnership

Bill Lazar

New homes and communities make all the headlines. Not the lack of affordable housing in Northeast Florida that negatively impacts the local economy and makes life for diligent workers and families that much harder.

Stable, decent-quality and affordable housing is critical for our communities and the overall economy. Housing instability can impede workers’ ability to secure and maintain employment.

Housing costs (rent or mortgage) should be around 30% of your income. When you are paying closer to 50% of your income for housing, you are one step away from a crisis.

St. Augustine’s affordable housing crisis

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