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

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 / WJCT

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 / WJCT

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.

Rhema Thompson / WJCT

Just off Beach Boulevard, east of Kernan Boulevard, a row of shiny, new Mediterranean-style homes teem with dozens of potential residents.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Springfield residents showed up in force to a meeting Thursday night to discuss a new housing development for the homeless proposed for the neighborhood.

beach chairs

According to a new report, Florida is a great place for investors to buy cash-flow rental properties.