Affordable Housing in Florida: A Crisis for Hispanics and Recent Arrivals from Puerto Rico
Since the Great Recession, Hispanic Floridians have made significant progress toward recovering their financial stability. However, for many, rental housing remains unaffordable and homeownership is still out of reach. The affordable housing shortage in Florida has only worsened following the devastating ruin of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, with many displaced Puerto Rican families seeking shelter in the state. The affordable housing crisis must be addressed to ensure these families, and those already living in Florida, have access to safe, affordable homes.