• Broward Housing Council Newsletter -Summer 2014
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State and Local Information

 
AMENDMENT TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE RULES DOCUMENT: BROWARD COUNTY LAND USE PLAN
On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, the Board of County Commissioners adopted an amendment to the Administrative Rules Document: Broward County Land Use Plan, creating a new Article 10 entitled, “Rules for Implementation and Administration of Broward County Land Use Plan Policy 1.07.07,” regarding affordable housing. Read Article 10 (PDF)
 

​CS/CS/HB 979: HOMELESSNESS  
The CS/CS/HB 979 bill passed and if approved by the Governor will be effective July 1, 2014. The bill specifies that $3.8 million will be put into the General Appropriations Act and $200,000 will be allocated for training and technical assistance. The bill also revises requirements and qualifications regarding "Challenge Grants.” 
 

SHIP DISTRIBUTION ESTIMATES
The Senate and House budget conference committee reached an agreement on April 22, 2014 on the level of funding for housing programs:

State Housing Initiatives Partnership program (SHIP) $100,000,000
State Apartment Incentive Loan program (SAIL) $ 67,660,000
Total: $167,660,000

This appropriation level represents 75 percent of the funds estimated to be distributed into the housing trust funds and available for appropriation during FY 2014-2015. It is also the highest level of funding since FY 2007-2008.  Estimate of SHIP distributions by County and City: http://bit.ly/RFYBy0 

Reference: Florida Housing Coalition, April, 2014