Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Governor Ron Desantis is greenlighting legislation to eliminate local governments’ ability to impose affordable housing mandates on developers. 

aerial photo of the site of the future complex
Jacksonville Daily Record

An affordable housing complex is on track to break ground in Brooklyn this year.

As Mike Field tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo, the project could help those who were pushed out of the once-thriving working-class neighborhood, move back.

Housing Experts Predict Slower 2019, But Jacksonville Market Hotter Than Average

Dec 17, 2018
house with For Sale sign
Scott Lewis via Flickr

Housing market trends generally have been positive in recent years as the market recovers from the financial crisis a decade ago.

However, several firms that collect data on the market see signals of a slowdown heading into 2019.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

The overall premium people pay for waterfront homes is shrinking around the country, but Jacksonville is bucking that trend.

exterior of apartment building in LaVilla
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

One national trend that’s been bringing residents into urban cores is dense, highly walkable, mixed use developments, but a new report shows the growth rate of this type of project is slowing, after it had grown for several consecutive years.

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

This week, in our Chasing the Dream series, we’ve met families facing eviction, possible homelessness and desperation over shoddy houses.

And although federal, state and city governments help tens of thousands of Jacksonville residents get homes, there’s higher demand than there is inventory.

But in the last story in our series, WJCT talks to the people working to create more affordable housing while revitalizing the communities around it.  

Vince Kong

In our Chasing the Dream series, WJCT looked at the thousands of Jacksonville residents on the wait list for housing vouchers, as well as as those struggling to avoid eviction from public housing.

Now, the series examines options available to people who qualify for public housing but, for one reason or another, choose to live somewhere else.

Vince Kong

In our series on poverty and housing, Chasing the Dream, we’re hearing from Jacksonville residents struggling to keep decent roofs over their heads.

This segment explores how living in public housing comes with rules and the constant threat of eviction for breaking them.

Palencia clubhouse

An international real estate firm is looking to build a mixed-use development near J.Turner Butler Boulevard on Jacksonville’s Southside.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

Revitalizing some of Jacksonville’s most struggling neighborhoods is the goal of an effort that was discussed at City Hall Tuesday.

The multi-pronged effort includes something called a land bank.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

The wheels were set into motion Monday for the creation of a special committee whose job it will be to figure out what to do with the more than 20,000 vacant and abandoned properties in Jacksonville.

Foreclosures, Angela Corey, and redistricting are in the headlines today.


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida had the nation's highest foreclosure rate in April, even though it was lower than the same time last year.

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It’s a situation homeowners across the country are dealing with, and many thousands in Florida — they’re current on their house payments, but they owe more on their mortgage than their home is worth.

Florida Reopens Fund For Underwater Homeowners

May 14, 2014

Florida housing officials are reopening a program to help homeowners who owe more on their mortgages than their houses are worth.