Homelessness in Central Florida: What you need to know
We’re housing a LOT of people. During 2021, our staff at the Homeless Services Network of Central Florida provided long-term housing to more than 4,100 people who were once living on the streets, in the woods or in temporary shelters.
We must do more. Unfortunately, with the current state of the rental housing market and record inflation, the work ahead promises to be more challenging than ever.
Skyrocketing rent and the link to homelessness: Since the start of the pandemic, the average metro Orlando rent has climbed by $380 a month – to $1,819.
The affordable housing gap: Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford is tied for the second worst affordable rental housing shortage across the 50 largest metro areas in the nation. Only 18 affordable units are available for every 100 needed.
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