• Work Program

The items below are the areas of emphasis as stated in the2014 Broward County Housing Council Work Program.

Item I: Education and Advocacy
  • Continue and encourage all entitlement communities to fund foreclosure counseling and assistance strategies.
  • Support Homebuyer Education courses through HUD Certified Counseling Agencies for programs supported with local, state and federal affordable housing funds.
  • Continue to educate municipalities, local business leaders, and legislative leaders on affordable housing issues.
  • Forward 2014 Broward County Affordable Housing Needs Assessment study to all municipalities and the Legislative Delegation.
Item II: Legislation
  • Support retaining the funding for State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program.
  • Support establishing a Local Documentary Stamp Tax program based on the Miami-Dade model.
Item III:ForeclosureCounselingandEducation
  • Continue and encourage foreclosure counseling workshops throughout Broward County by local nonprofit HUD certified Housing Counseling Agencies and local banks.
  • Support training for foreclosure counselors.
Item IV: ProvideNewAffordableMulti-FamilyRentalUnits
  • Prioritize resources for new multi-family development.
  • Create flexible sources of “gap financing” for new multi-family development.
  • Support local government and private sector funding, including but not limited to: youths transitioning out of foster care, special needs population, veterans, and families.
  • Recommend Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) increase the 250 set-aside of units for Broward
    County tax credit projects.
  • Recommend FHFC award projects based on the greatest needs vs. project driven.
Item V:Homelessness: Rapid Re-Housing/Supportive Housing
  • Encourage entitlement communities to jointly or individually fund projects that add new transitional and/or permanent supportive housing.
  • Evaluate the number of “net” new units of transitional and/or permanent supportive housing.
  • Net reduction in the number of unsheltered homeless persons as indicated in the 2014 Homeless Point In Time count.
Item VI:Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Activities by Banks in Broward County Follow-Up
  • To be determined
Item VII: Potential Housing Linkage Fee Program for Broward County
  • To be determined
Item VII: Assessment of the Countywide Affordable Housing Land Use Plan Policy 1.07.07
  • To be determined
Item IX:Maintain the Broward Housing Council Website and Quarterly Newsletter
  • The website shall include, but not limited to, the following elements:
    • Federal, state and local housing agency’s links
    • Federal, state and local training opportunities (public and private)
    • Federal, state and local funding and resource information
    • Broward County entitlement communities' Consolidated Plans, Annual Action Plans, and LocalHousing Assistance Plans
    • Request for Proposals (RFP) for affordable housing strategies
    • Nonprofit, for-profit and foundation affordable housing activities/opportunities
    • Policy and Data Research
    • Best Practices at the local, state and federal level
  • Prepare quarterly newsletter to be distributed via e-mail.
Item X: ProducetheHousingCouncilAnnualReport
  • Production and funding for homeownership.
  • Resources and clients for foreclosure counseling.
  • Production and funding for home repair.
  • Production and funding for barrier-free/special needs populations.
  • Production and funding for multi-family rental.
  • Report on all Housing Council Work Program activities.
  • Report on total units and funding for the Housing Authorities.
  • Add success case studies.

*HUD: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


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