Affordable housing fix? Tiny-house festival comes to Central Florida

Affordable housing continues to be a big problem in Central Florida, where it tops some lists as the worst area in the nation based on a shortage of low-cost housing.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Affordable housing continues to be a big problem in Central Florida, where it tops some lists as the worst area in the nation based on a shortage of low-cost housing.

It’s one of the reasons the largest tiny-house festival in the country is coming to Orlando this weekend.

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Tiny houses are becoming very popular as an affordable housing solution. The trend started catching on a decade ago.

“I think the financial and real estate crisis of 2008 to 2009 gave a lot of people an opportunity to reevaluate what they think is important in life,” said John Kernohan, a festival organizer.

The Tiny Living Festival starts Friday and runs through Sunday.

It is being held at Bill Frederick Park on Hiawassee Road.