ORANGE COUNTY, Florida. – Before the coronavirus pandemic, a study by the Orlando Economic Partnership showed that 1,500 people moved to central Florida every week and 1,000 residents moved in Orange County.
News 6 has featured stories in the past on a adoptive father piled up in a two bedroom condo with four children and the struggle to find an apartment for less than $ 1,000 per month. News 6 also reported stories on how the region tackles the issue of affordable housing and current projects to make more housing available at a reasonable price.
We were “on fire,” as Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said, adding that the pandemic was not preventing people from moving here.
“I don’t think it stopped them at all,” Demings said. “We have opened at a much faster rate than most metropolitan areas. We continue to grow, we are one of the fastest growing metro areas here in the state of Florida. “
This growth has put pressure on an already tough housing market, the Orlando Realtor Association says housing supply is at an all-time low as the median cost of a home hits an all-time high of 300,000. $, up 15% since May 2020.
News 6 is committed to highlighting these issues and finding solutions every week.
“By 2050 it is predicted that we will have an additional 7 million people here in our county, which would bring us to over 2 million in the next 30 years, that means we are growing, we have to prepare to this growth, ”added Demings.
Now for an upcoming episode of Solutionnaries, we want to highlight the people or organizations who are fighting for change and working to solve housing issues in the Orlando area.
To find these people, we ask for your help.
Complete the short survey below, or Click here if you can’t see it, to let us know who in the community is at the forefront of this issue. We also want to know your take on the situation, how it affected you and what you think needs to be changed.
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