Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) was created by the Legislature more than 40 years ago. We are the state’s housing finance agency (HFA) that administers state and federal resources to help provide affordable homeownership and rental housing options for citizens of Florida.
Relationship to the State Government: Self-Supporting Public Corporation
Current Staff Size: 130Visit FHFC's Website
FHFC is established
Issued first mortgage revenue bonds (multifamily and single family)
Passage of William E. Sadowski Affordable Housing Act
Florida Housing became a public corporation
Total Financing Provided
Total Renters Served Since 1980
Total Homeowners Served Since 1980
State Apartment Incentive Loan (SAIL) Program
Funded through the William E. Sadowski Affordable Housing Act in 1992, it serves to bridge the gap between the development’s primary financing and the total cost of the development while targeting elders, homeless persons, farmworkers and persons with special needs on a geographic basis.
SAIL Proceeds Funded and Served: –
Harold “Trey” Price
“I believe Florida Housing will have to face the issue of climate change, as the State of Florida is likely to be affected by sea level rise. We need to rethink development sites and whole counties could be drastically changed. This will provide an opportunity for us to consider how to deal with placement of affordable housing going forward.”
Hurricane Michael Home Dedication
Wewahitchka, FL in Gulf County
In May 2021, Florida Housing staff traveled to Wewahitchka in Gulf County for a home dedication for the McDaniel family. The McDaniel family was living in a one-bedroom trailer that was ravaged by Hurricane Michael and are now in 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom fortified gold home! Gulf County utilized Florida Housing’s Hurricane Housing Recovery Program (HHRP) funds that were appropriated during the 2020 legislative session to assist this family and eight others in the neighborhood.
A Place to Call Home
Fajr Ibraheem, a veteran and mother of three, lost all her material possessions in 2020. Today, she and her family have a home and a place to rebuild their lives in Tallahassee thanks to Florida Housing’s Homeownership Pool (HOP) Program and the Big Bend Habitat for Humanity. After many volunteer hours, hard work and dedication, Fajr and her family are living in a beautiful 3-bedroom and 2-bathroom home!
Florida Housing’s Statewide Art Contest
Launched in April, Florida Housing invited kids and teens between the ages of 5-18 to submit their visions on the theme: What does home mean to you? The contest aimed to increase awareness on the importance of having a home. By early May, Florida Housing received hundreds of submissions from across the state and the top 40 winners were announced on May 24th. The artwork is displayed throughout Florida Housing’s office, and on our website at www.floridahousing.org/artcontest.