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Group pushing for affordable housing in Pinellas County

Posted at 5:19 AM, Aug 01, 2017

Tuesday morning, a group will rally to push for more money for affordable housing.

They will ask county commissioners to clearly allocate at least 4 percent of the next cycle of Penny for Pinellas money to go towards affordable housing. Four percent equals 85 million dollars.

Right now, 2,000 people are on the waiting list for affordable housing in Pinellas County. People like Angela Rosado who have to stay at the Salvation Army Center or St. Pete Free Clinic Shelter.

"You're constantly scared you'll end up back on the streets. Especially having a little one and that's the scariest thing of all," said Rosado.

The group of people wants to make sure that there is a certain amount of money designated to help with affordable housing instead of being combined with another area, like economic development.

The county commission meeting this morning begins at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. ABC Action News will have a crew in the meeting and keep you updated throughout the day on the discussions.