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Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

 
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Responsibility:
The AHAC has a goal of identifying incentives that are pertinent to affordable housing and serve as an information resource to help improve affordable housing feasibility.

Triennially, the AHAC will review the established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and adopted local government comprehensive plan and will recommend specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value. The triennial report is submitted to the Board of the AHAC recommendations on affordable housing incentive strategies and review of previously recommended strategies. The Board then adopts strategy recommendations to amend the Leon County Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) to be eligible for State Housing Initiatives Partnerships (SHIP) funds.

The advisory committee may perform other duties at the request of the local government, including:
(a) The provision of mentoring services to affordable housing partners including developers, banking institutions, employers, and others to identify available incentives, assist with applications for funding requests, and develop partnerships between various parties.
(b) The creation of best practices for the development of affordable housing in the community. 

Created By:
Florida Statute 420.9076
County Ordinance No. 16-15 adopted October 18, 2016
Amended Enabling Resolution No. 16-26 adopted September 13, 2016
TYPE: Decision Making Committee in accordance with Board Policy No. 03-15 

Appointments:
At least 8 members but not more than 11 members. Members appointed by the full Board of County Commissioners. 

Terms:
Members serve a three-year term, ending March 31st. No member shall serve more than three consecutive terms per Policy No. 03-15.

The Housing Finance Authority members may serve on the committee. Each of the five dual-role members (HFA/AHAC) may serve a term that would coincide with their HFA appointment.  

Eligibility Criteria:
The committee must consist of one representative from at least six of the categories below:

a. A citizen who is actively engaged in the residential home building industry in connection with affordable housing.
b. A citizen who is actively engaged in the banking or mortgage banking industry in connection with affordable housing.
c. A citizen who is a representative of those areas of labor actively engaged in home building in connection with affordable housing.
d. A citizen who is actively engaged as an advocate for low-income persons in connection with affordable housing.
e. A citizen who is actively engaged as a for-profit provider of affordable housing.
f. A citizen who is actively engaged as a not-for-profit provider of affordable housing.
g. A citizen who is actively engaged as a real estate professional in connection with affordable housing.
h. A citizen who actively serves on the local planning agency pursuant to s. 163.3174.
i. A citizen who resides within the jurisdiction of the local governing body making the appointments.
j. A citizen who represents employers within the jurisdiction.
k. A citizen who represents essential services personnel, as defined in the local housing assistance plan. (Essential Service Personnel shall be defined as employees or persons whose profession or occupation is considered essential to the community, such as, but not exclusive to persons employed in the education system, city or county government, medical and health services, and public safety in accordance with Rule Chapter 67-37.002(8) F.A.C. and Chapter 67-37.005(8), F.A.C. and Section 420.9075(3)(a) FS.)

 

Schedule:
Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monthly meetings for the year prior to Recommendation Report due date. Other meetings as needed. 

Type of Report:
The AHAC will submit a written Recommendation Report to the Board every three years (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025). 

Contact Person/Staff:
Shinton Lamy, Director
Office of Human Services & Community Partnerships
918 Railroad Avenue
Tallahassee, 32310
850-606-1900
LamyS@leoncountyfl.gov 

Members:

Bonner, Marva

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2016
End Term: 3/31/2020
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 9/2/2014


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: k. A citizen who represents essential services personnel, as defined in the local housing assistance plan.

 

Carter, Wanda

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2016
End Term: 3/31/2020
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 4/13/2010


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: g. A citizen who is actively engaged as a real estate professional in connection with affordable housing

 

Clark, John Boston

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2016
End Term: 3/31/2020
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 3/15/2011


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: c. Representative of those areas of labor actively engaged in home building in connection with affordable

 

Cobb, Wallisa

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2016
End Term: 3/31/2020
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 7/9/2013


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: e. A citizen who is actively engaged as a for-profit provider of affordable housing

 

Horwich, Madelon

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2016
End Term: 3/31/2020
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 10/1/2016


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: i. A citizen who resides within the jurisdiction of the local governing body making the appointments.

 

Ruggles, Connie

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2016
End Term: 3/31/2020
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 10/1/2016


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: d. A citizen who is actively engaged as an advocate for low-income persons in connection with affordable housing.

 

Stouble, Bruce

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2016
End Term: 3/31/2020
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 10/1/2016


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: d. A citizen who is actively engaged as an advocate for low-income persons in connection with affordable housing.

 

Thomas, Michael

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2016
End Term: 3/31/2020
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 10/1/2016


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: i. A citizen who resides within the jurisdiction of the local governing body making the appointments.

 

White, Chuck

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2016
End Term: 3/31/2020
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 10/1/2016


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: f. A citizen who is actively engaged as a not-for-profit provider of affordable housing.

 

Williams-Cox, Dianne

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2016
End Term: 6/30/2018
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 5/10/2016


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: h. Planning Commission Member
District 5

 

Worley, Mark

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2016
End Term: 3/31/2020
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 10/14/2008


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: a. A citizen actively engaged in the residential home building industry in connection with affordable housing