Keys News  

County increases building height; Moves forward on employee housing  

Monroe County Commission members agreed Tuesday, Nov. 15, to increase the allowable building height in the unincorporated areas of the county to combat flooding and storm surge and moved forward on a plan to create affordable worker housing for county government employees. 


FOX 35 Orlando  

Orange County unveils new plan to ease Orlo Vista storm flooding  

ORLANDO, Fla. – On some streets in Orange County’s Orlo Vista neighborhood, it still looks like Hurricane Ian happened yesterday, even though it has been several weeks since the storm struck Central Florida.    


Action News Jax 

St. Johns County faces ‘impossible task’ in Summer Haven after Nicole breach 

  1. JOHNS, Fla. — It’s a decade-old issue in St. Johns County and the beach at Summer Haven again opened up to new problems.



Hillsborough County commission to see new Republican majority with focus on old problem  

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Wednesday was the last meeting for Democrats Mariella Smith and Kim Overman to serve on the Hillsborough County Commission. 


South Florida Sun Sentinel  

Broward’s 911 system still needs critical fixes, panel warns 

Nearly five years after the Parkland school massacre, the county’s 911 emergency system still faces some of the same problems that could cause delays in the police response, a state school safety panel warned Wednesday. 


Florida Today 

Brevard hotel tax can be used for more things under ordinance change 

Brevard County commissioners have unanimously approved changes to how the county’s 5% tourist development tax can be used, potentially expanding the opportunity to use revenue from the tax for everything from affordable housing initiatives to infrastructure projects to help the Indian River Lagoon. 



Bay News 9 

Rent stabilization measures win in U.S. midterm election  

Ballot measures in the U.S. to build more affordable housing and protect tenants from soaring rent increases were plentiful and fared well in last week’s midterm elections, a sign of growing angst over record high rents exacerbated by inflation and a dearth of homes. 


Spectrum News 13 

County commissioners to debate what’s next on rent control  

ORLANDO, Fla. — The housing crisis for many Central Floridians looks like this: rising rent, multiple roommates, nowhere else that’s affordable to go. 



Disney chooses developer for 1,300 low-income housing units near theme parks 

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (WFLA) — Walt Disney World took the next step in a previous plan to build affordable housing in Florida. On 80 acres of land in Orange County, just miles from the Magic Kingdom, Disney announced they’ve chosen a developer to build more than 1,000 housing units. 


Fox 13 News 

Hillsborough commissioners agree to provide affordable housing option in Riverview  

RIVERVIEW, Fla. – Renters in the Tampa Bay area are paying the sixth most over-valued prices in the country, so Hillsborough commissioners took a stab at the county’s affordable housing crunch. 



Alachua County motions to support single family zoning in Gainesville  

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – An appeal to the state to stop Gainesville’s ban on single family zoning has a new ally, Alachua County. 



Florida Today 

Brevard County opens door for federal aid to clean roads  

The Brevard County Commission passed a resolution Tuesday supporting the removal of debris from roads and streets in Brevard, opening the way for federal reimbursement of the task.