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Out of Reach: Housing Affordability by Florida MSA

Above: Monthly Housing Costs, Calculated by Median Wages and FMR The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) annually estimates the fair market rent (FMRs)¬† by home type for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defined metropolitan areas. For this exercise, we utilized HUD’S FMR for a two-bedroom by MSA. We then calculated the […]

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Cost of Living Index: Q2 2018

The Haas Center collected data for the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent MSA last spring for the Q2 2018 Cost of Living Index (COLI). Pensacola’s overall index score was 96.4, meaning that it is less expensive than the average metropolitan area and less expensive than five other Florida metros. Below, the overall index score for all of the […]

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Economic Footprint of Tobacco Use in Florida

The Haas Center recently completed an economic impact assessment of the use of tobacco in the state of Florida. Overall, the Florida economy would be healthier and more robust if tobacco was not used by residents in the state.¬†Special thanks to Tobacco Free Florida and the Florida Department of Health for their sponsorship of this […]

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