Florida News– Highlights from around the state – January 6th
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- Governor DeSantis announced nearly $29 million in additional hurricane relief money has been allocated across Florida for communities harmed by hurricanes Irma and Michael. Total funds issued over the past year total nearly $1.5 billion statewide.
- Florida’s homeless population dropped by nearly 9% in 2019 from the prior year. 28,300 people were documented by HUD to be homeless at least one-night last year. Florida’s homeless rate is now 40% below the record high total set in 2013. California led the country in both homeless rate and total homeless persons with a greater than 16% increase year over year.
- Related, Broward issued a cold weather emergency that’s in force until 10 am this (Monday) morning
- Florida, Fish and Wildlife has announced finalized plans for the inaugural “Python Bowl”. The competition for python hunters of all skill levels, is a partnership between FFWC and the South Florida Super Bowl planning committee. The contest starts this Friday (10th) and concludes with an award ceremony January 25th at Bayfront Park. The website to register is: https://flpythonchallenge.org/