The 1992 Sadowski Affordable Housing Act statutorily created a dedicated source of revenue from a portion of documentary stamp taxes on the transfer of real estate to make affordable housing available for Florida’s workforce.

Unfortunately, the Republican-led Legislature over the past two decades has instead seen fit to shift approximately $2.3 billion of Sadowski housing funds – enough to have subsidized nearly 177,000 new housing units – to other legislative interests.

Get more from the Citrus County Chronicle