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Housing advocates: Lawmakers Raiding Our Funds

Sadowski Trust fund being used for other purposes, they say

WEST PALM BEACH – A “stunning number” of state dollars dedicated to housing issues have been scraped away by Florida lawmakers for the past decade — and it’s time for that to stop, advocates said this month.

More than $2 billion over the past 10 years have been taken out of the Sadowski Trust Fund, a fund originally intended to pay for housing programs and improvements, said Suzanne Cabrera, president and CEO of the Housing Leadership Council of Palm Beach County.

That’s money that could go toward helping thousands of low-income Palm Beach County residents secure more consistent, safe places to live, she said.

The county faces a dire need for workforce housing for low- and middle-income households, including seniors, young families and millennials, advocates say. Read more.