A just-released spending plan shows that the Florida Legislature plans to spend $200 million on affordable housing next year. More than half of that – $115 million – is set to go to those displaced by Hurricane Michael, which struck the Panhandle last year.Another $77 million will be put aside for other programs throughout the state, and $8 million will go toward a housing development in Jacksonville.However, the $200 million amount agreed upon by state lawmakers is less than the $338 million that Governor DeSantis requested for affordable housing in his budget proposal.In his budget request, DeSantis asked lawmakers to stop using housing funds for other purposes. Over the past decade, they have allegedly used $1.4 billion for initiatives other than affordable housing, according to an analysis by Florida TaxWatch.
Central Demerara Lions Club in collaboration with Central Georgetown Rotary Club and Humanitarian Assistance Programme (HAP) jointly donated over million in medical supplies, footwear and clothing to residents of Kuru Kururu, on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway.Over 250 residents benefited from this medical outreach and warmly welcomed the initiative.The recipient of the wheelchair along with members of the medical outreachGuyana Times was told that eye screening was conducted on 110 persons that enabled 80 residents to be in receipt of eye glasses. A large quantity of clothing and over 250 pairs of footwear were donated to the people of Kuru Kururu.In addition, medical check-ups were done on the residents and medical care was given to over 200 residents.Over 250 residents received dental services, which included extraction and filling. Upon the group’s learning of a resident’s medical condition that required a wheel chair, such was donated to the elderly man.A medical bus was used to facilitate the dental services that featured a long line of persons waiting to access the service.The medical outreach featured a number of members from each of the charity groups. President Dwarka Singh from the Central Demerara Lions Club expressed gratitude of being able to undergo such a massive project and pledges to continue the work of charity. President Rajesh Seebaran of Central Georgetown Rotary Club and Mr Stephen of HAP, Director from the USA echoed similar sentiments.