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 Helpful Hopeful Housing campaign 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

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