Affordable Housing Advisory Board

Purpose

To review the established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and adopted local government comprehensive plan of the appointing local government and  recommend specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value.

 

Membership Requirements

There are eleven members:

  • One citizen actively engaged in the residential home building industry in connection with affordable housing (Seat #1);
  • One citizen actively engaged in the banking or mortgage banking industry in connection with affordable housing (Seat #2);
  • One citizen representative of those areas of labor actively engaged in home building in connection with affordable housing (Seat #3);
  • One citizen actively engaged as an advocate for low-income persons in connection with affordable housing (Seat #4);
  • One citizen actively engaged as a for-profit provider of affordable housing (Seat #5);
  • One citizen actively engaged not-for-profit provider of affordable housing (Seat #6);
  • One citizen actively engaged as a real estate professional in connection with affordable housing (Seat #7);
  • One citizen actively serving on the local planning agency pursuant to Section 163.3174, Florida Statues (Seat #8);
  • One citizen resident of Manatee County (Seat #9);
  • One citizen representing employers within the jurisdiction (Seat #10);
  • One citizen representing essential services personnel (Seat #11).

 

Application

The Advisory Board application must be submitted for the applicant to be considered for appointment. The application is available for downloading on the upper right side of this page.

 

Meetings

Based on the guidance and direction of Diana Shoemaker, Chairperson for the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC), the AHAC will be on hiatus until June 2017.

 

The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee received all new member appointments on April 12, 2016. All meetings will be held on the third Monday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the Manatee County Administrative Center, 4th floor Manatee Room, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205. You can find the schedule here.

 

 For more information contact Denise L. Thomas at (941)749-3029, ext. 3474, or email denise.thomas@mymanatee.org

Members

 

Name Term Expires Seat

 Richard Bedford

 SMR Development

 6/09/2017  Residential home building industry - Seat #1

 Junie Benson

 Bank of the Ozarks

 6/09/2019  Banking or mortgage banking industry -   Seat #2

 Brando Fetzek

 NDC Construction

 6/09/2017  Represents labor actively engaged in home building -  Seat #3

 Donald Hill

 Turning Points

 6/09/2019  Advocate for low-income persons - Seat #4

 Loretta Ortiz

 Aaron Lake Apts.

 6/09/2017  For-profit provider - Seat #5

 Diana Shoemaker

 Habitat for Humanity

 6/09/2019  Not-for-profit provider - Seat #6

 Mike Faber

 Keller Williams Realty

 6/09/2017  Real estate professional - Seat #7

 Michael Rahn

 Regions Bank

 6/09/2019  Serves on the local planning agency - Seat #8

 Shaun Koby

 Lydecker Diaz law firm

 6/09/2017  Resident of Manatee County - Seat #9

 Samuel "Andy" Reasoner

 Royal Palm Terrace Apts.

 6/09/2019  Represents employers in Manatee County - Seat #10

 Michelle Hange

 Coastal Eye Institute

 6/09/2017  Represents essential services personnel - Seat #11

 

AHAC 2016/17 Agendas and Meeting Minutes