Affordable housing: St. Petersburg in crisis?

Part one in a series. As St. Petersburg’s reputation grows, so does its desirability as a place to live. Creeping gentrification of South St. Pete neighborhoods including Palmetto Park, Bartlett Park and Roser Park is making the construction or rehabbing of affordable housing increasingly difficult.

Mike Sutton, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, says there’s an affordable housing crisis in our midst. The nonprofit, which has operated here since 1985, enters into a contract with potential homeowners: Habitat buys the land, builds the house to suit and assumes the mortgage, then sells the note to a local bank. The sweet spot? An interest-free mortgage, much easier to pay than monthly rent.

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Pinellas County business workshops for August

Pinellas County Economic Development’s August business workshops, classes and events have been announced. Unless indicated, all events take place at the PCED Epicenter, 13805 58th Street N. Suite 1-200, in Clearwater.

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Podcast: The concerns surrounding election hacking [Axios]

Axios business editor Dan Primack is joined by Axios cybersecurity reporter Shannon Vavra. They talk about the major issues in hacking elections with the midterms coming up and if we can believe the results of the upcoming elections.

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SPx classic: Senator Jeff Brandes, Florida State Senate

Senator Jeff Brandes talks priorities in Tallahassee, establishing a bold legislative vision, and following his "true north" in policy-making.

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The Hustle

Jessie Key (Nest Hair Salon)

Cleveland native Jessie Key is the owner of Nest Hair Loft, a unique hair salon located in the heart of the EDGE district on Central Avenue. Key's hustle is also her craft and artistic expression.

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A distinguished member of the Clearwater tech hub, Malwarebytes offers a host of cybersecurity solutions for a variety of platforms.

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The Shuffle

Taylor Withers

Geneka Green
Speer YMCA


Jeff Klinkenberg

Focus: Sleep

While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.


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ACUMEN: Housing

The American Housing Crisis Might Be Our Next Big Political Issue [CityLab]

Several new advocacy groups have sprung up to push for better housing policies at the state and national level. Their first job: Communicating how significant the problem really is.

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