Nowhere to Go

Inside Sarasota's Affordable Housing Crisis

In Sarasota, rent increases are exceeding wage increases—and local agencies have seen a 25 percent increase in the number of people seeking homelessness services.

07/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Living the Dream

Sarasota Once Again Named One of the Best Places to Live in the U.S.

The ranking is based on data from a nationwide survey that measures a city's desirability, quality of life, job market and overall value.

05/23/2022 By Chloe Nelson

Planning

City Approves Affordable Housing Measures, But Scraps Changes to Building Height Rules

If implemented, the changes could add an estimated 2,000-3,000 more affordable housing units to the city.

05/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

The Median Price for a Single-Family Home in Sarasota-Manatee Hits $500,000

But there are some signs that maybe—just maybe—the market might start to level off.

04/20/2022 By Staff

Affordable Housing

First Senior-Focused Affordable Housing Development in 50 Years Opens in Newtown

The senior-focused affordable housing project in north Sarasota replaces a subsidized housing project called Newtown Heights.

02/02/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Sponsored Content

Finding Solutions to the Affordable Housing Crisis

Gulf Coast Community Foundation helps facilitate collaboration to bring opportunity and solutions for community members in need of affordable housing.

11/11/2021

Real Estate

Can You Buy a Home in Sarasota for Less Than $250,000?

Yes—but you have to act fast.

10/18/2021 By Robert Plunket

Affordable Housing

Joint Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Makes Recommendations

They include modifying impact fee requirements and allowing flexibility in densities.

08/31/2021 By Staff

City News

Accessory Dwelling Units Now Allowed in Sarasota Citywide

City commissioners unanimously agree to give homeowners more flexibility with their properties.

07/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Development

Affordable Housing Development Set to Break Ground Downtown

Construction of the $33 million Lofts on Lemon housing project is estimated for completion in mid-2022.

01/08/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

Affordable Housing Property Sold for $3.1 Million

Beneva Oaks is a 40-unit, project-based, head-of-household-disabled, Section 8 community near downtown Sarasota.

06/05/2020 By Staff

Affordable Housing

New Affordable Housing Community Coming to Bradenton

Rents at Sandpiper Place are scheduled to start at $377 per month.

06/03/2020 By Staff

Housing

Organization Creates Campaign for More Accessory Dwelling Units

The plan is in response to the region's affordable housing crisis.

03/17/2020 By Staff

Big Problem, Small Solution

Can Accessory Dwelling Units Ease the Area’s Affordable Housing Crisis?

In Sarasota County, four out of 10 households are defined as being “cost-burdened,” meaning they are spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing.

01/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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