Affordable housing is a key driver of economic growth and creating a state economy with broadly shared benefits. With the prevalence of low-wage jobs across Florida, and the rising cost of housing, the need for investing in affordable housing is greater than ever. However, state budget decisions on both spending and revenues, and the regulatory environment create disincentives that prevent the development of affordable housing. This presentation will provide an overview of Florida’s state budget priorities, the economic impacts of affordable housing development, and what the state can do to increase investment and ensure housing affordability for more Floridians. You will come away from this session with the economic facts that support using all the housing trust funds for housing.