Values

  • Orlando is for everyone

  • All people should have access to affordable housing

  • People deserve robust transportation options

  • Dense, walkable neighborhoods should be encouraged


Policy Priorities

Legalize Housing

Housing is a human right

  • Legalize apartments (it is currently illegal to build anything except for single-family home in the majority of Orlando and Orange County)

  • Upzone on major transportation corridors, such as Colonial, Semoran, and Orange Ave


Introduce Inclusionary Zoning

Ensure sufficient affordable housing

  • Mandate that a certain percentage of new residential development be affordable

  • Provide development incentives such as density bonuses or tax credits


Reform Regulations

Bureaucracy and red tape inhibit supply

  • Reduce permitting fees for affordable housing

  • Cut red tape such as Design Reviews


Realign Broken Incentives

Ill-considered policies exacerbate the ongoing problem

  • Remove parking minimums to control housing costs and incentivize sustainable transportation

  • Invest in transit that is compatible with housing density (vs. $8B+ cost to widen I-4)


Accelerate ADU Development

Accessory Dwelling Units are a valuable tool for adding housing

  • Cut ADU permitting fees (current average $17K)

  • Provide low interest financing and tax credits for ADUs