Construction

Habitat for Humanity Completes Two Homes Funded By State Housing Program

Habitat for Humanity received $500,000 from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership program to build three homes in Sarasota.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Housing Hope

Three New Affordable Projects Address Sarasota’s Workforce Housing Dilemma

Forty-two percent of the households in Sarasota County are cost burdened, which means that they pay more than 30 percent of their family’s income in rent or for a mortgage.

10/25/2018 By Nancy Joy Cook

R.I.P.

Affordable Housing Entrepreneur Dies

Harvey Vengroff, who became well known in recent years for his efforts to build more affordable housing in Sarasota and Bradenton, died Thursday at age 77.

10/12/2018 By Staff

Affordable housing

City Official Named Florida Housing Coalition Board Chair

Don Hadsell is the director of the Office of Housing and Community Development with the City of Sarasota.

09/11/2018 By Staff

Data

Housing Affordability Drops

The Housing Opportunity Index recently declined to its lowest point since the third quarter of 2008.

08/14/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Study Finds Home Prices Are Least Affordable Since 2008

Home affordability is below historic averages in both Sarasota and Manatee counties.

06/28/2018 By Staff

Planning

State Wants Input on Affordable Housing

Florida's Affordable Housing Workgroup is asking for public input on what the state can do to address affordable housing needs.

12/12/2017 By staff

Housing

Workforce Housing Plan Moves Forward in Venice

First project of its kind in decades would have rents starting at $750

05/26/2017 By staff

No Place to Call Home

The Growing Affordable Housing Crisis

We’ve compiled statistics to provide a snapshot of our affordable housing challenge and asked some experts to shed light on the growing crisis.

03/13/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Brad Baker

Construction

Rosemary District Apartment Complex Welcomes First Residents

CitySide, the new urban apartment community located at 700 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota, in the Rosemary District, has opened and residences are beginning to fill up.

02/15/2017 By staff

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Why Millennials Struggle in Sarasota

The good news: Not all young people hate Sarasota. The bad news: The obstacles to keeping them here are bigger than most people realize.

02/14/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Everett Dennison

Planning

County Seeks Input on Affordable Housing

Sarasota County is asking for public feedback on the topic of housing affordability through a new online survey.

11/08/2016 By staff

Deals

Vengroff Company Purchases Hotel for Affordable Housing Complex

Harvey Vengroff's company Robin's Apartments, LLC, recently purchased a Knights Inn hotel property for $4.4 million.

07/20/2016 Research by staff

Housing

Affordable Housing Luncheon Scheduled for July 21

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee is presenting an affordable housing Lunch & Learn event with speaker Jaimie Ross, president and CEO of the Florida Housing Coalition.

07/18/2016 Research by staff

Development

Manatee County Commission Approves Map Change for Affordable Housing Complex

The project, planned by affordable housing developer Harvey Vengroff, is slated for a Bradenton Knights Inn hotel property.

06/02/2016 Research by staff

Events

Forum on Affordable Housing 'Crisis' Takes Place June 16

The discussion will include Sarasota County's Allen Parsons, Jon Thaxton of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, developer Harvey Vengroff and Rob Young of the Sarasota Young Professionals Group.

05/25/2016 Research by staff

Housing

Manatee Planning Commission Approves Land-Use Change for Affordable Housing Proposal

The move is intended to allow a Bradenton Knights Inn hotel property to become an affordable housing complex.

05/12/2016 Research by staff

The SEEN

Manatee Tiger Bay April Luncheon

Impact fees: A fair revenue generator or an affordable housing killer?

05/11/2016 Photography by Lori Sax

Housing

City Commission Punts on Affordable Housing Proposal

The Sarasota City Commission voted Monday evening to continue discussion of a 393-unit affordable housing complex proposed by Harvey Vengroff along Fruitville Road.

05/03/2016 Research by staff

Housing

Report Shows Rise in Local Homelessness

The Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness found a 22.5 percent increase in the number of homeless residents in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

04/15/2016 Research by staff