The Housing Leadership Council (HLC) is a coalition of business, civic, and community leaders working to sustain the economic viability of the area by ensuring that housing is attainable for the workforce at all income levels.

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A big thank you goes to all of our members for providing their time and support toward a better housing ecosystem for a thriving Tallahassee workforce.


How the Hidden Costs of Housing Affect Affordability

Posted on The News Blog of the NAHB, March 3, 2020 Rising home prices continue to put homeownership out of reach for many Americans. TheHill.TV reported in a recent episode that the median home price has jumped from $220,000 in 2010 to $331,000 in 2020. According to recent economic analysis by NAHB, more than half […]

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How Some of America’s Richest Towns Fight Affordable Housing

by Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, The Connecticut Mirror May 22, 2019, 5 a.m. EDT In southwest Connecticut, the gap between rich and poor is wider than anywhere else in the country. Invisible walls created by local zoning boards and the state government block affordable housing and, by extension, the people who need it. WESTPORT, Conn. — […]

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How Poor Americans Get Exploited by Their Landlords

By RICHARD FLORIDA MARCH 21, 2019 for CityLab.com American landlords derive more profit from renters in low-income neighborhoods, researchers Matthew Desmond and Nathan Wilmers find. Do the poor pay more for housing? That’s the question at the heart, and in the title, of a detailed paper published in the American Journal of Sociology on the […]

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Budget conference: Lawmakers won’t sweep affordable housing fund

By A.G. Gancarskion March 8, 2020 for FloridaPolitics.com Legislative budget chairs said affordable housing funds will not be swept as has been the case in recent years. And then the House and Senate agreed on the biggest budget number for the fund in years. The Governor and Senate each wanted $387 million for the Sadowski […]

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‘Affordable housing’ is vital for first responders, educators

By: Ron Lieberman for the Tallahassee Democrat The state of Florida has problems with affordable housing for our workforce. Our lawmakers know this, and it is why the Sadowski Housing Trust Fund was created almost 30 years ago. Each year the Florida Legislature allocates funding for affordable housing, and yet each year we come up […]

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