Study Shows Over 756,000 Florida Renters in Need

The Shimberg Center's Rental Market Study shows that 756,648 low-income renters in Florida pay more than 40 percent of their income for their housing. The report also describe the state's public and assisted housing supply and the housing needs of homeless persons, people with disabilities, and farmworkers.

Connecting Housing, Transportation and Jobs

The Shimberg Center's Housing Suitability Model is a tool that assesses affordable housing sites in terms of their access to jobs and transit, driving costs, physical environment, and neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics. The Center recently used the model to help regional planners in South Central Florida and the Orlando metropolitan area plan for sustainable growth.

The Shimberg Center for Housing Studies was established at the University of Florida in 1988 to promote safe, decent and affordable housing and related community development throughout the state of Florida.