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Join Pulptown’s member squad and win cool prizes

(📸: @haleydrewthis/Pulptown) Welcome to New Member December! What’s that? Well, we’re launching a campaign to help us reach an important milestone in becoming a sustainable local business — 100 members (that’s 37 new members!). Join our member squad here. In addition to the good feeling of supporting local journalism, we’ve got four super cool incentives […]

Community / December 2, 2019

Is local government incentivized by increased housing costs?

(📸: giphy) Our last reader-submitted question in our series about the current housing crisis in Central Florida is about property taxes and how they incentivize local government.  It comes from Kelsey K. who asked: “Does the city/county have a perverse incentive to allow housing costs to go up? Local governments receive the majority of their […]

Civic Issues / November 27, 2019

Could strip malls be a solution to Orlando’s housing crisis?

(📸: Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay) Mark Brewer, CEO and President of Central Florida Foundation says turning old strip malls into housing could be one of many solutions needed to address our lack of affordable housing in Central Florida, but the practice comes with a lot of challenges. It’s a question our reader M. Adkins […]

Civic Issues / November 20, 2019

7 Ways to Support Good Causes in Orlando Right Now

(📸: @giphy) It’s the start of the giving season (which in our opinions should run year-round) and our readers often ask us where they should volunteer or contribute to a good cause. Like Josh Calcinis for example, he’s the reader who actually inspired this post.  So we rounded up a few local charities and nonprofits […]

Arts & Culture / November 18, 2019

The case for co-housing

(📸: @giphy) The first question in the third month of our deep dive into Central Florida’s affordable housing crisis comes from Kayla Mitchell, who asks, “Do you think co-housing could be a solution?” The tl;dr or short answer is no, co-housing is not a solution to affordable housing but it IS a possible solution to […]

Civic Issues / November 5, 2019

Legislators raid Sadowski Fund

Why do state legislators raid the Sadowski Fund?

The Sadowski Fund explainedThis is why people are asking lawmakers to "stop the sweeps" –Sponsored by Central Florida FoundationPosted by Pulptown on Tuesday, September 10, 2019“Why do our state legislators continue to raid the Sadowski state housing trust fund — a fund set-up and dedicated to affordable housing?” That’s the most recent question we’ve received […]

Civic Issues / September 17, 2019

Mural in College Park designed by Chris Hues

The City Curious: What are your questions about College Park?

(📸: akatiej/Pulptown) In our latest neighborhood spotlight, we’re exploring College Park. College Park got its name from the many streets that were named for … you guessed it, colleges. It’s pretty popular among seniors and young professionals — a decade ago, the joke was that once you aged out of downtown, you moved there. The […]

Arts & Culture / September 9, 2019

Can we lower taxes on non-homestead properties?

(📸: @giphy) We’ve been digging into reader questions for our series on Central Florida’s affordable housing crisis, and the region’s quest to provide equal and attainable housing for all. So far, we’ve learned a lot about accessory dwelling units from Ashley Z’s question and the integral part they play in addressing our housing crisis. Next up, we’re […]

Civic Issues / September 5, 2019

Celebrate Black Business Month in Orlando

Meet the woman behind Beth Autumn Art. Her name is Chanel, she’s 23, and she’s got one heck of a doting fan club on Instagram. Of the 100 comments on our post Tuesday, at least 1/3 shouted out her. (📸: @bethautumnart) August is Black Business Month and while we think it’s important to support black-owned […]

Orlando / August 22, 2019