Florida House, Senate Democrats call for relief for renters during special session

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida House and Senate Democrats are calling for relief for renters during a special session.


State Rep. Anna Eskamani and 27 other legislative Democrats sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis, asking that he expand the call for a special session on property and homeowners insurance to include relief to renters throughout the state.

House Democrats said they support any legislation that would provide relief to renters.

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“Every single day, I hear from my constituents about their struggles to find an affordable place to live in the face of price gouging by corporate landlords and developers,” Eskamani said. “When people work hard and do the right thing, they deserve to have the freedom that comes with a safe and secure place to live for their family. Instead of culture war fights we should be working to solve the real issues that are facing Floridians and the housing crisis is at the top of the list. Let’s make sure we make the best use of taxpayer dollars and don’t leave anyone behind when we return to Tallahassee.”

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