LeadingAge Florida, Florida’s only association representing the entire continuum of care for older adults, issued a statement following the passing of SB 102.
The following statement is attributable to President and CEO Steve Bahmer.
“The demand for affordable senior housing in Florida dramatically outstrips the supply, and older adults can spend as many as five years or more on a waiting list before housing becomes available. Among other things, this legislation fully funds Florida’s SHIP and SAIL programs and provides a record amount of funding for the Sadowski Trust Fund, making it easier to build and preserve affordable senior housing.
Improving the housing supply is an important step in tackling the problem and will better assist our member communities in connecting residents to the services and supports they need to age independently.
“We appreciate Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, Senator Alexis Catalayud and Representative Demi Busatta Cabrera’s leadership in passing this important piece of legislation and urge the Governor to sign it into law.