In this Jan. 26, 2018 photo, student loan borrowers in Florida await a hearing in Miami, Fla.
The Florida Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower court ruling that the state’s student loan repayment rates are too high, even though the state is in the midst of a major housing shortage.
In the ruling, the justices said the state must do more to ease its housing crisis.
Student loan borrowers have been the most vulnerable to the state budget crisis, the Associated Press reported.
Many have been pushed out of their homes and into subprime, or sub-prime-rate, loans, the AP reported.
The state has already paid more than $5 billion to help students repay their loans.
This Jan. 25, 2018, photo shows a student loan check with a signature in Miami.
In October, the state Supreme Court said it would not review a lower-court ruling that student loan payments were too high.
The court said that the court could not hear arguments because the case involved “non-state entities,” which is a legal term for individuals, not government entities, the Miami Herald reported.