The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation is considering expanding the program, which allows homeshippers to rent out their homes for up to 30 days to pay bills.
The agency will vote on the proposal next month.
Homeshippers could also be able to rent to a family for two years, if they’re also homeowners.
According to a recent study, about 40 percent of the population does not have a single household member.
The Florida Department for Business and Industrial Regulation is studying ways to make the program more affordable, while allowing for more homeownership opportunities for the state’s unemployed.
The proposed rule is one of several steps the agency has taken to make home ownership easier for low-income residents, who may not be able afford the costs of purchasing a home.
Some homeowners who currently qualify for the program say they’d like to expand it further.
“The Florida government is taking steps to help those who are trying to build their homes, and that includes allowing people to rent their homes out,” said Laura Schreiner, executive director of the Homeownership Council of Florida.