Today, the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) released a new paper titled, “Fast Track to Success: How Florida Has Streamlined Its Permitting Process to Cut Red Tape and Expand Housing.”
NAPLES, Fla., June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Today, the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) released a new paper titled, “Fast Track to Success: How Florida Has Streamlined Its Permitting Process to Cut Red Tape and Expand Housing.” The report finds that by reforming its permitting process, Florida was able to sidestep the inventory and approval problems that can occur with massive increases in demand for housing. Overall, Florida’s permitting reform has reduced wait times, deterred localities from dragging their feet on approvals, and encouraged permitting entities to become more efficient.
Florida is a national leader in economic growth due to a variety of factors like its anti-lockdown approach to COVID-19 and having no income tax. The state’s pro-freedom policies have attracted hundreds of thousands of new residents, boosting the demand for housing. In fact, more than 213,000 building permits for housing units were issued in Florida in 2021—an astonishing 30 percent jump from 2020.
To foster its incredible economic growth and population boom, Florida’s new streamlined permitting process holds localities accountable and puts more money in the hands of new homeowners.
“Florida has been an example for other states on a variety of fronts over the past four years and their permitting reforms for housing is another shining example of Governor Desantis’s success,” said Hayden Dublois, Data and Analytics Director for FGA and the author of the paper. “Through their pro-freedom anti-bureaucracy approach to housing permits, Floridians and new residents have adequate housing options, lower costs to build, and less waiting for new construction to be move-in ready. Other states would greatly benefit from emulating Florida’s new housing permitting approach.”
The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) is a non-profit, multi-state think tank that promotes public policy solutions to create opportunities for every American to experience the American Dream. To learn more, visit TheFGA.org.
Victoria Eardley, Foundation for Government Accountability, 2397760172, [email protected]
SOURCE Foundation for Government Accountability