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Data
  • Wages and Housing Costs, by Occupation
    Search for entry-level, median, and experienced worker wages for 47 occupations compared to a two-bedroom apartment at the HUD Fair Market Rent or a median-priced single family home. Data available for 21 Florida metro areas;

  • Wages and Housing Costs, by Industry
    Search for local mean wages for 48 industries compared to a two-bedroom apartment at the HUD Fair Market Rent or a median-priced single family home. Data available for Florida's 67 counties.

  • Florida Housing Coalition
    The Coalition provides training and technical assistance in a number of areas relevant to workforce housing. See especially these sections of the Coalition's website: Workshops, Training and Technical Assistance; Local Government and Non-profit Developer Tools.

  • State of Florida's Housing: Shimberg Center report that is the source of county-level median sales price data used in the income and housing cost comparisons.

  • Out of Reach: National Low Income Housing Coalition report that also compares wage and FMR data. Provides an hourly "Housing Wage" for each county, metro area, and state in the US that would be necessary to afford a 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4-bedroom apartment at FMR.
  • Resources
  • Links
  • Florida Labor Market Statistics: Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation site that is the source of wage data used in the wages and housing cost comparisons.
  • HUD Fair Market Rents: Source of rent data for the income and housing cost comparisons. HUD estimates FMRs for metropolitan areas and nonmetropolitan counties annually to determine eligibility of rental units for Section 8 housing assistance. The FMR is set at the 40th percentile for standard-quality rental units in the area.