Rent in Central Florida has increased by more than 20% in the last year

ORLANDO, Fla. — A group of Florida Democrats just sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis. They want him to expand an upcoming special session about property insurance to also include rent relief.


Rent in Central Florida has gone up by more than 20% in the last year.

Renters in Orlando are paying about 37% of their income on housing.

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The rent rule of thumb is your monthly payment should not be more than 30% of your income.

The median price of a home has increased by $100,000 in a year thanks to huge demand and low supply.

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“1,000 people were moving here a week to the greater Orlando area. We are not building 1,000 units a week,” said Austin Valle, with Orlando Yimby.

Lawmakers said solutions are needed to bring stability to the “volatile market.”

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