Fla.’s affordable housing group wants your ideas

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Oct. 25, 2017 – The State’s Affordable Housing Workgroup continues to seek input from the public on addressing affordable housing needs, according to a news release.

During its regular 2017 session, the Florida Legislature created the Affordable Housing Workgroup to develop recommendations to address the state’s affordable housing needs. The Workgroup is composed of 14 members from across Florida.

“Public input and feedback is an important component to developing and creating policies that will improve the delivery and access to affordable housing in the state,” says Trey Price, executive director for Florida Housing and chair of the Affordable Housing Workgroup. “We encourage the public to submit their comments and look forward to hearing those ideas.”

The workgroup recommendations must be presented to, and approved by, Florida Housing’s board of directors prior to submitting a final report to the governor, the president of the Senate, and the speaker of the House of Representatives by Jan. 1, 2018.

Public comments can be submitted via email to Nancy.Muller@floridahousing.org or by attending one of the scheduled meetings.

Workgroup areas of review

  • Market rate developments
  • Affordable housing developments
  • Building codes for affordable housing development
  • The state’s implementation of the low-income housing tax credit
  • Private and public sector development and construction industries
  • The rental market for assisted rental housing
  • The development of strategies and pathways for low income housing.

For more information about Florida Housing or the Affordable Housing Workgroup, visit www.floridahousing.org.