As the #1 travel destination in the world, Central Florida thrives on a strong tourism economy. Other industries and entrepreneurs identify the region as an ideal place to build and grow their vision and companies. However, with this growth, many individuals and families live $400 away from homelessness and struggle with making ends meet—living paycheck to paycheck, unable to afford safe housing, reliable transportation, and healthy food. The Economic Stability Impact Fund disrupts these patterns, fueling action and initiatives that boosts the talent pipeline, drives employment innovation, promotes security for the local workforce and more.

THIS FUND SUPPORTS ACTIONS AND INITIATIVES THAT SATISFY THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Focus on projects that pilot, accelerate, scale or fill gaps
  • Focus on increasing income, access to housing, transportation, and nutritious food
  • Address economic issues through innovative approaches
  • Prioritize access equity, including employment, housing and transportation
  • Address crisis recovery, including immediate, short-term response and long-term critical needs
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ECONOMIC STABILITY SCORECARD

INDICATOR
CURRENT STATUS
RANKING
TREND
% OF POPULATION UNDER THE POVERTY LINE
[source]
CURRENT STATUS16.7%
RANKING31/67
FLORIDA COUNTIES
TREND
HOUSING AVAILABILITY AND AFFORDABILITY
[source]
CURRENT STATUS30
OF ORANGE COUNTY IS RENT BURDENED
RANKING3/67
FOR RENTAL UNITS PER 100 HOUSEHOLDS IN FL (11 PER 100 RENTERS)
TREND
PREVALENCE OF FOOD INSECURITY
[source]
CURRENT STATUS13.8%
RANKING36/67 
FLORIDA COUNTIES
TREND*
MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
[source]
CURRENT STATUS$54,335
RANKING20/67 
FLORIDA COUNTIES
TREND
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
[source]
CURRENT STATUS22
MAY 2020
RANKING40/51 
FLORIDA METROPOLITAN SERVICE AREA
TREND

* PRE COVID-19

Green arrow up or down: improving
Red arrow up or down: worsening
Yellow arrow: status quo