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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 12, 2017
December 12, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #37


Subject
Acceptance of Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Recommendations

Briefings
All

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Denise L Thomas/Ext. 3474

Geri C. Lopez/Ext. 3937



Action Requested
Acceptance of Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Recommendations/Report on Affordable Housing Incentives.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Florida Statute 420.9076 (Adoption of Affordable Housing Incentive Strategies; Committees)

Manatee County Ordinance 08-44 (State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) program, as amended)

Resolution R-16-051 (Appointment of Affordable Housing Advisory Committee)



Background Discussion

On April 22, 2008, Ordinance No. 08-44 was adopted by the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners regarding the establishment of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) pursuant to Florida Statute 420 and Rule Chapter 67-37 of the Florida Administrative Code.

On April 12, 2016, Resolution R-16-051 was adopted by the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) appointing the eleven (11) members of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee pursuant to Florida Statute 420.9072.

The AHAC is required to review the established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and Manatee County’s adopted comprehensive plan and make recommendations to the BCC on specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value.

On August 15, 2016, the first meeting of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) was held with the dissemination of the statutory requirements and goals for the AHAC.  

Subsequent meetings were held on September 19, 2016, October 17, 2016, November 28, 2016, December 19, 2016, January 23, 2017, February 27, 2017, July 17, 2017, and September 18, 2017, to review Manatee County’s Comprehensive Plan/Housing Element and Manatee County’s Land Development Code/Section 545 and make recommendations on Florida Statute 420.9076(4) Affordable Housing Incentives. 

The AHAC considered each Affordable Housing (AH) Incentive as it relates to current policy and housing impact, current housing conditions, and effectiveness of each incentive as currently addressed in Manatee County’s Comprehensive Plan/Housing Element and Manatee County’s Land Development Code/Section 545.

Recommendations were made on all incentives with the majority of the recommendations maintaining the current language in the Land Development Code. The attached 2017 Incentive Review and Recommendation Report was adopted by a majority at the Public Hearing and Regular Meeting Session held on November 20, 2017, with two (2) public comments being made.  The following are the significant recommendations made by the AHAC:

  • AH Incentive (b) - Impact Fees:  To incorporate the recently adopted provisions of the Livable Manatee Incentive program for Affordable Housing Impact Fee incentives.
  • AH Incentive (c) - Density Bonus:  To maintain language with inclusion of Urban Corridor Text Amendments and support for a future LDC amendment to allow for 2nd next highest future land use designation with a minimum of 35% affordable units.
  • AH Incentive (e) - Accessory Dwelling Units:  Explore appropriate LDC amendment language to allow for permanent accessory dwelling units for affordable housing.
  • AH Incentive (j) - County Owned Property:  Expand the availability of surplus properties for for-profit affordable housing developers.

The AHAC is submitting its recommendations to the BCC today. Staff is seeking acceptance into the Board records.

Pursuant to Florida Statute 420.9076, within 90 days after the date of receipt of the local housing incentive strategies recommendations from the AHAC, the Board of County Commissioners must adopt an amendment to Manatee County's Local Housing Assistance Plan to incorporate the affordable housing incentives it will implement within its jurisdictions. The amendment must include, at a minimum, the local housing incentive strategies required under F.S. 402.9071(16). The Board of County Commissioners must consider the strategies specified in paragraphs (4)(a)-(k) as recommended by the AHAC.

Through the development of the FY 2018-2021 Local Housing Assistance Plan, only those incentives which can be implemented through Manatee County's Local Housing Assistance Plan at that time will be brought before the BCC in April 2018 for adoption by resolution by the BCC.

There are no costs associated with this action.



County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
Accept Recommendations/Report into the record.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
None

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
None


Attachment:  2017 AHAC_Report.pdf
Attachment:  AHAC Membership Adopting Resolution.pdf
Attachment:  AHAC Public Hearing Advertisement.pdf
Attachment:  AHAC Action to Adopt Incentives.pdf