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Fishkind Conversations: Central Florida Affordable Housing In Short Supply


The lack of affordable housing affects communities across the U.S. and particularly here in Central Florida. Local leaders have been working to develop new plans and policies in a series of workshops.

Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says he has seen some of the resulting ideas implemented. For instance, Orange County allocated $5 million and partnered with private companies to support affordable housing projects, and Osceola County recently put a moratorium on some development-related projects so leaders can focus on affordable housing issues.

But Fishkind tells 90.7's Nicole Darden Creston that leaders are mostly still in the discussion phase.

Click the Play Audio button above to hear their conversation.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.