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2012 Annual Report

 


ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Adopted the Housing Council 2012-2013 Work Program.

  • Appointed new members to the Council: Frances Esposito, Frank Schnidman, Marcia Barry-Smith, Councilmember Caryl Hattan.

  • Spring 2012 Housing Council Retreat.

  • Board of County Commission accepted the 2010-2011 Broward Housing Council Annual Report.

  • Approximately 927 single family units were rehabilitated through the various funding sources (CDBG, SHIP, HOME, NSP, DRI).

  • Approximately 10 residents received Barrier Free assistance through the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program; this assistance removes barriers, improves accessibility for seniors and disabled persons and provides health and safety repairs.

  • Approximately 20 households were assisted with water/sewer connections through SHIP funding.

  • Approximately 130 low/moderate income households received purchase assistance through the various funding sources (CDBG, SHIP, HOME, NSP) to increase homeownership opportunities.

  • Approximately 350 clients received homeless prevention assistance countywide through CDBG.

  • Approximately 480 clients were served in emergency and/or transitional shelters.

  • Approximately 230 new affordable housing units in Broward County were funded through Florida Housing Finance Corporation; Broward County provided matching funds and/or GAP financing.

  • CHDO: approximately 24 new construction rental units and six affordable single family homes were purchased and rehabilitated for low/moderate income persons or households and in the form of transitional living facilities for youths who have aged out of the foster care system in FY12.

  • Countywide, approximately 600 residents received Housing Counseling/Homeowner Education services.

  • Approximately 190 Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers were issued to provide rental assistance targeted to homeless veterans.

  • Approximately 10,860 Housing Choice Vouchers were issued countywide.

  • Approximately 320 Portable Housing Choice Vouchers were issued to Section 8 voucher holders to move them from the jurisdiction of current housing authorities to the jurisdiction of another housing authority operating a Housing Choice Voucher program.

  • Issued approximately 135 Mortgage Credit Certificates to eligible homeowners for homeownership.

 

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