October 23, 2017
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Public Comments Welcome on Addressing Affordable Housing Needs in Florida

Tallahassee, FL -- Florida's Affordable Housing Workgroup continues to seek input from the public on addressing affordable housing needs at its meetings. The next meeting will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Miami Airport Marriott located at 1201 NW Le Jeune Road. This will be the third of four scheduled meetings.

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 diverse 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,'' said 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 with the approved recommendations to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by January 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 developments;
  • 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; and
  • 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.

Contact:
Taylore Maxey
Communications and Business Continuity Manager
227 N. Bronough Street, Suite 5000, Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 488-4197 | Fax: (850) 488-9809
taylore.maxey@floridahousing.org
www.floridahousing.org

Media Contact:
Jacqui Sosa Peters
jacqueline.peters@floridahousing.org
(850) 488-4197