Florida lawmakers raid $100M from affordable housing for program that doesn’t exist

As outlined in Hooper’s bill, the Florida Hometown Hero Housing program would have paid up to 5% or $25,000, whichever is less, of the down payment and closing costs for frontline emergency workers, teachers, law enforcement officers and a wide range of health care professionals. Only adults employed full-time whose incomes don’t exceed 150% of the state or local median income could apply for the zero-interest loan.