Housing

Photo: Jessica Meszaros, WGCU

While most of Southwest Florida is getting back to normal nearly three weeks after Hurricane Irma, in Everglades City in southern Collier County, it’s a different story. The town saw eight to ten feet of storm surge from Hurricane Irma, some homes completely washed away, and those still standing filled by mud, mold, and destruction.

Houses in areas prone to natural disasters across the country are increasing in value.

While that might not make sense, that was the finding of a yearly nationwide study by ATTOM Data Solutions, a company dedicated to crunching housing numbers.

After Hurricane Irma, there have been lots of conversations about how best to rebuild given the area's elevation and tendency to flood, even on sunny days.

Roughly 260 sex offenders have registered as their residence the intersection of Northwest 36th Court and 71st Street, on the edge of Hialeah and Miami.  The closest house is four blocks away and the only buildings here are squat warehouses.

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Visits Orlando

Jul 17, 2017
Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Today the Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, will visit Orlando to deliver the keynote address at the annual convention for LeadingAge Florida.
 The nonprofit coalition represents more than 250 nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and retirement communities across the state.

Florida homeless agencies are working to shelter people in the state. But proposed cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development could leave the state with fewer federal resources.

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