TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – Governor Rick Scott has signed off on a $200 million plan in order to fund a variety of housing programs.
The Mortgage Settlement Bill (SB 1852) was approved on Tuesday after major banks and 49 states agreed on a national mortgage settlement last year.READ MORE: Miya Marcano’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Apartment Complex, Deceased Suspect
The plan will set aside money for everything from domestic violence shelters to affordable housing programs and Habitat for Humanity.READ MORE: Police Find Body In Miramar While Looking For Missing Person
In January, House Speaker Will Weatherford said there was no intention to do a “bait and switch” and use the settlement money to replace programs already receiving state funding.
However, the final state budget diverted money from trust funds set aside for affordable housing into other programs.MORE NEWS: Giant Display Teaches Important Lesson About Breast Cancer
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