• Research, Evaluation, and Best Practices

Affordable Housing Study: The Housing Suitability Model for East Central FL


Date Published: December 2014


This study uses an innovative GIS tool to evaluate the suitability of locations for the development and preservation of affordable housing in East Central Florida. The tool maps locational data in a spatial array to consider how various factors play out in relation to proximity to the new SunRail commuter rail line. The study also examines the relationship of opportunity variables from the regions' Fair Housing and Equity Assessment (FHEA).

Keywords: FL; Florida; regional planning; Heartland 2060; DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Okeechobee; Central Florida Regional Planning Council (CFRPC)

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  • East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (Enhance Central Florida)
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