|Published:||Mar 18, 2013 6:31 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Mar 18, 2013 6:31 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida House wants to use tens of millions from a national settlement to help teachers, nurses and veterans get homes.
House Republicans on Monday unveiled a comprehensive proposal to spend $200 million that the state received as part of a national settlement reached between lenders and 49 states.
A large segment of the money would provide down payment assistance loans to teachers, veterans, military personnel on active duty, nurses, doctors as well as state attorneys and public defenders. The loans could be eventually forgiven if those who receive them do not change jobs.
The House is also proposing to spend money on reconstructing houses - as well as spending money on domestic violence centers.
Part of the money would also go to lower rents for the poor and elderly.
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