Public Welfare

When the goverment talks about protecting the Public Welfare, below are the subjects to which they are referring. Not for your personal Welfare per se, but Welfare agencies and related items.

These are listed in the Florida Statutes:

Ch.381-408

 

TITLE XXX

SOCIAL WELFARE

Chapter 409

SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

    

Part I:

SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE (ss. 409.016-409.5093)

    

Part II:

KIDCARE (ss. 409.810-409.821)

    

Part III:

MEDICAID (ss. 409.901-409.9205)

    

Part IV:

MEDICAID MANAGED CARE (ss. 409.961-409.985)

    

Part V:

COMMUNITY-BASED CHILD WELFARE (ss. 409.986-409.997)

Chapter 410

AGING AND ADULT SERVICES

Chapter 411

HANDICAP OR HIGH-RISK CONDITION PREVENTION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD ASSISTANCE

    

Part I:

GENERAL PROVISIONS (ss. 411.201-411.2035)

    

Part II:

PREVENTION AND EARLY ASSISTANCE (ss. 411.22-411.228)

    

Part III:

CHILDHOOD PREGNANCY PREVENTION PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM (ss. 411.24-411.243)

Chapter 413

EMPLOYMENT AND RELATED SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

    

Part I:

BLIND SERVICES PROGRAM (ss. 413.011-413.092)

    

Part II:

GENERAL VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAMS (ss. 413.20-413.74)

    

Part III:

EMPLOYMENT FIRST; UNIQUE ABILITIES PARTNER PROGRAM (ss. 413.80, 413.801)

Chapter 414

FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Chapter 415

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Chapter 418

RECREATION DISTRICTS

Chapter 419

COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL HOMES

Chapter 420

HOUSING

    

Part I:

STATE HOUSING STRATEGY (ss. 420.0001-420.0006)

420.0002Legislative findings.—The Legislature finds that:

(1)With cutbacks in federal assistance for housing programs, the projected population growth of the state, and the impact of the 1986 Tax Reform Act, Florida is experiencing a critical affordable housing shortage.

(2)The failure of the state to commit sufficient resources to address the severe housing problems has resulted in many residents of this state continuing to live in substandard or unaffordable housing or without shelter.

(3)Only seven states report a greater per capita need for low-income rental housing units than this state.

(4)First-time home buyers are growing in numbers, but, due to present trends, are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase a home because of the lack of up-front capital to pay higher down payments, insurance premiums, and other closing costs.

(5)Approximately 12 percent of the elderly population of this state live in poverty and in deplorable housing conditions.

(6)There exists a need for the construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance of multifamily elderly housing to meet existing and future housing needs.

(7)Escalating land and predevelopment costs and project financing contribute to the overall cost of housing and tend to restrict the development of housing affordable to very-low-income persons, low-income persons, and moderate-income persons.

(8)Existing state housing programs do not provide an adequate remedy to meet current or future housing needs.

(9)As a matter of public policy, special programs are needed to stimulate public and private enterprises to build and rehabilitate housing in order to provide decent, safe, and sanitary conditions for very-low-income persons, low-income persons, and moderate-income persons.

(10)The state should provide incentives for the formation of public-private partnerships as the means of achieving the greatest reduction in housing costs. The state should support partnership initiatives through regulatory relief, a streamlined application process for state-level programs, training, technical assistance, and flexible funding to enable local governments to meet local needs and to match federal funds.

History.—s. 2, ch. 88-376; s. 10, ch. 92-317.

 

From <http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0400-0499/0420/Sections/0420.0002.html>

 

 

    

Part II:

HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF FLORIDA (ss. 420.101-420.171)

    

Part III:

LOW-INCOME EMERGENCY HOME REPAIR PROGRAM (s. 420.36)

    

Part IV:

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAMS (ss. 420.421-420.429)

    

Part V:

FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION (ss. 420.501-420.55)

    

Part VI:

AFFORDABLE HOUSING; COALITIONS FOR HOMELESS; FAMILY EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE (ss. 420.601-420.635)

    

Part VII:

STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP (ss. 420.907-420.9089)

Chapter 421

PUBLIC HOUSING

    

Part I:

HOUSING AUTHORITIES (ss. 421.001-421.52)

    

Part II:

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS (s. 421.55)

Chapter 422

HOUSING COOPERATION LAW

Chapter 423

TAX EXEMPTION OF HOUSING AUTHORITIES

Chapter 425

RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES

Chapter 427

SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

    

Part I:

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (ss. 427.011-427.017)

    

Part II:

TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACCESS SYSTEM (ss. 427.701-427.708)

    

Part III:

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEVICE WARRANTY ACT (ss. 427.801-427.806)

Chapter 429

ASSISTED CARE COMMUNITIES

    

Part I:

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES (ss. 429.01-429.55)

    

Part II:

ADULT FAMILY-CARE HOMES (ss. 429.60-429.87)

    

Part III:

ADULT DAY CARE CENTERS (ss. 429.90-429.931)

Chapter 430

ELDER AFFAIRS