Mike Sutton (center), president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, presented a check to Pinellas County commissioners, representing the nearly $960,000 in property taxes paid in 2020 by homeowners helped by Habitat.
COVID-19 remains an issue, hundreds of thousands of Floridians are out of work, there is a looming eviction crisis and Florida is staring down the barrel of billions of dollars in budget deficits. When the Florida Legislature convenes for the 2021 legislative session, there won’t be too many easy options. Tough decisions will need to be made, including budget cuts, cuts to services, and other cuts in discretionary spending. However, this year unlike any other years in recent history, the legislature must fully appropriate the Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund.