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 October 26th, Workshop

Tree Tops Park, 3900 SW 100th Ave, Davie, FL 33328

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Broward Housing Council Releases 2016-17 Annual Report​

 

Source: Broward County Planning and Development Management Division

 

 

 

On August 14, the Board of County Commissioners accepted the Broward Housing Council’s 2016-17 Annual Report.  The purpose of Annual Report is to provide a summary of the Broward Housing Council’s activities between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017.  It is not intended to, and does not, highlight individual municipalities, housing authorities or county agency funding sources.  More…​


 

 

RSVP! Broward Housing Council to Sponsor October Workshop

 

The Broward Housing Council will sponsor a workshop from 8:30 a.m. – Noon on October 26, 2018. 

“Stakeholders, Strategies & Solutions for Affordable Housing” is a free, half-day workshop for developers, bankers, regulators and non-profits.  All are encouraged to attend.  Please RSVP by Friday, October 19, with Housing Council or by calling 954-357-6634.  Reference Affordable Housing Workshop.  More...​


 

How Much Salary Do You Need to Afford a Median-Price Home in South Florida?

Source: Sun-Sentinel, August 20, 2018

Data issued by HSH.com®, a publisher of mortgage and consumer loan information, a potential home buyer in Broward County would need to earn about $78,337 a year to afford the median home sales price of $353,000.   This represents a 31% increase over the past three years in both home sale prices and the purchaser’s earnings required to qualify for a mortgage.   More…


 

Amendment 5 Would Exacerbate Florida’s Affordable Housing Crisis (Policy Brief)

Source: Florida Policy Institute, August 2018

 

On November 6, Broward County voters will decide on Amendment 5, which requires a two-thirds supermajority (2/3) vote of the Legislature to approve any new revenues, taxes, fees and would eliminate certain tax incentives, loopholes and other similar expenditures.  If approved, it would take only a third of House or Senate members to block any future tax increases or repeal existing exemptions.  These revenue restrictions would negatively impact the expansion of affordable housing initiatives and continue to put pressure on the Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund.   More…


 

New South Florida Apartments Surge Toward Completion: Could Rent Declines Be Far Behind?

Source: Sun-Sentinel, August 10, 2018

 

The results of a survey released by apartment search site, RENTCafe, project that that about 9,800 new apartment units will be opening in South Florida by the end of this year.  However, the rent amounts in the Broward-Miami Dade-Palm Beach tri-county area are on the rise and these increases are expected to continue. More…

 

 

Stakeholders, Strategies and Innovative Solutions for Affordable Housing

 

October 26th, 2018 from 8:3o am to 12:oo pm

Located at the Tree Tops Park
3900 SW 100th Ave, Davie, FL 33328
free workshop​

 

Be a Habitat Homeowner

 

Accepting applications between
September 5th - 19th, 2018


Apply online
More information​

Broward Council Members

​Position Council Member ​Member Category
Chair:​ Marcia Barry-Smith Community Representative
Vice Chair:​ Councilmember Caryl Hattan Community Representative
Member:​ W. Ajibola Balogun  Broward League of Cities: City Manager of a city with less than 50,000 residents
Member: Heather Brinkworth  Broward County School Board
Member: Ann Deibert Broward County Housing Authority
Member: Howard Elfman  The Realtors® Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Member: Frances Esposito Chief Executive of a not-for-profit homeless organization
Member: Suzanne Fejes​ County Administrator designee
​Member: Commissioner Dale Holness Member of the Broward County Commission
Member:​ Christopher Krzemien Owner of a business that employs at least 50 employees
Member: Barbara Mendez​  Builders Association of South Florida
Member: Gino Moro Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals, Broward Chapter
Member: Mercedes J. Nunez Recipient of Section 8 housing assistance or another housing program
Member: Drew Saito  Banker​
​Member: Lisa Vecchi   Chief Executive of a not-for-profit housing organization
Member:​ Vice Mayor Beverly Williams​ Officer, Broward League of Cities
Member: Vacant Broward League of Cities: City Manager of a city with more than 50,000 residents
Member: Vacant Florida Atlantic University Center for Urban Redevelopment and Education
Member:
Vacant Owner of a business that employs fewer than 50 employees
Member Bylaws: Attendance Ordinance 2013-17 (PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​ ​

 

 
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