Florida groups attack housing bill that preempts local ordinances

On Wednesday, Florida House Bill 1417 passed in the state’s House of Representatives.

The legislation would prohibit local governments from overseeing landlord-tenant relationships.

State lawmakers said the legislation will ensure consistency across the state, which they claim is critical in creating an ideal marketplace for development and housing.

Sheena Rolle, Senior Director of Strategy at Florida Rising, said that would be a step backward for Orange County residents who fought for rent stabilization and protections.

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The office of tenant services in Orange County just opened two months ago. If the bill is signed into law, that support could be

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