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Crist Defends Renters, Scorches DeSantis for Allowing Price-Fixing Scandal to Fuel Rental Market Conflagration

“…pushing rents through the roof while DeSantis is too distracted by extreme culture wars and banning abortion to do a damn thing about it.”

“Florida cannot afford four more years.”


ST. PETERSBURG – Charlie Crist, candidate for governor of Florida, scorched Ron DeSantis for failing to protect renters following recent investigative reporting that shows how widely used price-fixing software for rental properties is fueling Florida’s affordability crisis.

In July, Crist called for an investigation into the types of illegal and anti-competitive housing practices detailed in the report as part of his comprehensive plan to crack down on Wall Street-fueled abuses that are making Florida’s housing unaffordable and pricing out Black and Hispanic Floridians.

On average, Floridians are paying more than $700 in additional rent every month since DeSantis took office, along with the fastest increases in the nation – $25 billion in DeSanTAX for renters this year alone. Florida is the most unaffordable state in the nation, and Ron DeSantis is making it worse.

“Florida’s renters are under attack,” said Charlie Crist. “If you’re feeling gouged under this governor, it’s not in your head. Ron’s Wall Street friends are colluding to push rents through the roof and he is too distracted by extreme culture wars and banning abortion to do a single thing about it. Ron’s failure to act to protect renters from widespread, illegal behavior is unconscionable. You deserve a governor who will enforce the law against corrupt collusion jacking up your rent. Having served as Attorney General and Governor, I’ve taken on price gougers – and won.”

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