6/19/19: Affordable Housing; Hemp Industry; 'Chicago'
A new report says affordable housing is out of reach for millions of Americans.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition said it’s impossible for anyone earning the federal minimum wage - that’s $7.25 an hour - to afford a basic apartment when working a standard 40 hour work week.
Florida's minimum wage is $8.46, which the organization said is also not enough. Someone earning Florida's minimum wage would have to work 87 hours per week to afford a modest 1 bedroom apartment, according to the study.
Here in Jacksonville, there’s been a push to build more affordable housing. But is it enough to meet the big demand out there?
Shannon Nazworth, President & CEO of Ability Housing, joined us in Studio 5 with more.
It’s being called Florida’s hottest new cash crop.But can the state’s hemp industry get off the ground?
Sally Peebles is a Partner at Vicente Sederberg, and she serves on the state’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee; and Shelton Hull, who writes a weekly cannabis column for Folio Weekly joined us for a closer look.
Show Director A.J. Allegra; Star Gena Heylock, who plays Roxie; and Ian Mairs, who runs Apex Theatre joined us with a preview.