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Collier Affordable Housing Crunch Crosses Into Southern Lee County

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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.

They've formed the Lee County Attainable Housing Action Coalition Group to address the affordable housing crunch. The group, formed in partnership with the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce, other area entities like Lee Health and Habitat for Humanity, and local banks, builders, and more.

Tuesday at 1 p.m., Tiffany Esposito, the president and CEO of Bonita chamber, joins the show to explain the efforts of the coalition and how they're working to address the needs for affordable housing along the Lee/Collier border.

Matthew Smith is a reporter and producer of WGCU’s Gulf Coast Live.