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

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

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

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

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

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

941CEO Daily

393-Unit Affordable Housing Project to Be Discussed Wednesday

The City of Sarasota Planning Board will consider a change to its Future Land Use Map in order to make way for 393 affordable apartments on 7.9 acres just north of Fruitville Road near Audubon Place.

03/07/2016 Research by staff