945,687 very low-income Florida households – which include hardworking families, seniors, and people with disabilities – pay more than 50% of their incomes for housing.
Florida has the third-highest homeless population of any state in the nation, with 28,328 people living in homeless shelters and on the streets. This includes 2,472 veterans and 7,063 people in families with at least one child.
Low-wage jobs are prevalent in Florida’s economy. In many occupations, workers do not earn enough to rent a modest apartment or buy their first home.
*These statistics were obtained from The Florida Housing Coalition (www.flhousing.org). Note that these numbers only include people who are unsheltered or staying in emergency or transitional shelters. They do not include people who are doubled up or living in hotels/ motels.