HUD Secretary Ben Carson Visits Orlando

Jul 17, 2017
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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.

Palm Beach County is taking steps to combat South Florida's affordable housing problem. 


Two New Solar Co-ops Launch In South Miami

May 25, 2017

About 30 people dressed in yellow t-shirts gathered in front of South Miami City Hall Wednesday to announce the addition of two new solar co-ops in South Florida.

A solar co-op is a group of homeowners who team up to install solar panels on their rooftops and use solar energy. Together, they are able to negotiate lower prices by contracting with the lowest bidder. 

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The problem of affordable housing in affluent Collier County is crossing into southern Lee County, and communities like Bonita Springs and industry leaders in Southwest Florida are moving to address the growing housing crunch.