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WOMEN BUILD raises more than $220,000 for Habitat Homes 
This is the 11th Anniversary of WOMEN BUILD. This transformative experience enables women to directly help other women and families in Seminole County and Apopka by raising dollars for and helping to construct Habitat homes. Watch the video and be inspired.
Wekiwa Springs ranked as the 11th-best suburb in Orlando
The Wekiwa Springs neighborhood is a hidden gem that offers a unique blend of natural beauty and urban convenience. Now, it has a ranking to match.
Many cities prohibit duplexes and high-rises. Although residents enjoy the extra space, it contributes to housing costs.
Worried about housing shortages and soaring prices? Your community’s zoning laws could be part of the problem
When households pay more than 30% of their income toward housing, the census calls those households “cost-burdened.”
Members of the 202nd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers Squadron, Florida Air National Guard, clear roads in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, in response to Hurricane Ian, Oct. 1, 2022.
Florida board approves premium reimbursement formula to help insurers
The Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Advisory Council has approved a new premium reimbursement formula to help alleviate the burden on insurance companies operating in Florida.
On Thursday, Homes in Partnership, Inc. broke ground on developing 29 single-family homes priced in the mid-$200,000s in the second phase of its affordable Holly Creek community in Zellwood. 
Homes in Partnership breaking ground on 29 single-family homes in Zellwood
Since 2020, Homes in Partnership has built and provided homes to 157 individuals and families in Lake, Marion, Orange, and Sumter counties, with an additional 65 planned for 2024 – 2025.
Agricultural workers in Immokalee, FL.
New Florida development aims to give rent-burdened workers a leg up
The project will build 180–200 single-family homes on 50 acres with gridded streets and sidewalks. The units will be targeted to be affordable to residents at 30–80% of the area median income, with rents as low as $674 for a two-bedroom house.
The house looks like it’s from an era that never happened.
How America’s affordable house of the future failed
Would today’s America, reeling from a yearslong housing affordability crisis, be better off if the experiment had worked?  
A family reunion with a twist
Habitat for Humanity Seminole-Apopka recently held its first-ever Habitat Homeowner Family Reunion. The festivities took place at FINFROCK.
Orange County provides $3 million in financing for the 195-unit Southwick Commons project in Apopka
The developer’s agreement approved by the BCC involves a 195-unit project called Southwick Commons planned for downtown Apopka.
Orlando Regional Realtors Association endorses Nesta in Seat #4 re-election campaign
The Orlando Regional Realtor's Association has endorsed Commissioner Nick Nesta in his re-election bid for Seat #4 on the Apopka City Council. 
LINCOLN PARK, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 02: River water floods West Williams Street on September 02, 2021 in Lincoln Park, New Jersey.  NJ Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Ida caused flooding and power outages throughout New Jersey as the Northeast was hit by record rain and tornadoes. Numerous deaths in New York and New Jersey have been blamed on the storm. NY Gov. Kathy Hochul has also declared a state of emergency.
Senate tax proposal includes property insurance relief as Florida homeowners struggle with affordability
The proposal also exempts flood insurance policies enacted or renewed after July from premium taxes for one year, according to the analysis.
MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 02: Construction workers build a residential high rise on October 02, 2023 in Miami, Florida.  According to the Census Bureau, apartment building starts fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 334,000 units in August, marking a 41% decline from the pace seen the same month a year prior.
When will housing affordability improve? Spoiler alert: It will take some time
Here’s what to know about ongoing construction shortages, high-interest rates, where housing prices are climbing, and what policymakers could do about it.
Florida Legislature considering homeowner policy increases exceeding 50%
Increases greater than 50% on homeowner policies by two insurance companies will be considered in hearings by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation later this month.