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Guarding Martin County and the Cost of Rent in Florida

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Guardians of Martin County Board President Peter Conze (L) and Jon Leckie of Rent.com

Fort Pierce - Friday December 30, 2022: This week on In Focus with IRSC Public Media, The Guardians of Martin County, an organization that is dedicated to the preservation of the rural character of Martin County.

We hear from the Peter Conze, the President of the Board of Directors who’ll talk about the priorities of the organization, including the Guardian’s views on the County’s Growth Management Plan, the Loxa-Lucie Headwaters Initiative and Brightline.

Learn more about the Guardians of Martin County on their website at: theguardiansofmartincounty.com.

Then our subject is the high cost of rents. Jon Leckie, a researcher with Rent.com who has analyzed rent data from the U.S. Department of Housing and found that rent prices in Florida have begun to ease. He’ll give us some insight into why they’ve surged so high in the past few years and what can be done to lower prices even more. However, he cautions we shouldn’t expect a return to pre-pandemic rent levels any time soon.

Learn more about rent prices in Florida and across the county on Rent.com's website at: rent.com