Our affiliate was recently recognized by Habitat for Humanity International in the #CostOfHome Advocacy Insider newsletter for our work surrounding a policy success in St. Petersburg.
“Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties helped the City of St. Petersburg become the first city in Florida to implement a new law, HB 1339, that will make it easier for affordable housing developments to be approved. Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco Counties identified the rezoning effort tied to HB 1339 in St. Petersburg as one of the key priorities in its 2021 legislative agenda. Rezoning commercial and industrial property for affordable housing will help increase the availability of redeveloped land, especially near transit corridors. Thanks to the affiliate’s advocacy work, which included speaking before the St. Petersburg City Council on Oct. 14, more affordable housing units will be available on land that would have otherwise been vacant or used for non-residential means.”
To learn more about our advocacy work and how you can become an #Ambassador, please visit http://habitatpwp.org/advocacy.