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Sun Sep 29, 2019, 04:44 AM

Raiding state housing funds hurts disabled Floridians who need homes

A modest brick house with a metal roof and white shutters in Bradford County is one way to look at the Florida Legislature’s annual debate over affordable housing funding.

Thanks to the state’s affordable housing program, The Arc of Bradford County received $210,000 to renovate the home, which houses six women with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

The renovations included a new roof, a heating and air system, a screen porch, handrails, updated bathrooms to comply with the American with Disabilities Act and a covered walkway. Carpeting was replaced with a tile floor to avoid falls.

“It was a tremendous amount of work,” said Sherry Ruszkowski, the executive director of The Arc of Bradford County.

Read more: https://www.floridaphoenix.com/2019/09/27/raiding-state-housing-funds-hurts-disabled-floridians-who-need-homes/

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