Manatee County Government Administrative Center Manatee Room, Fourth Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 18, 2017
April 18, 2017 - Work Session
Agenda Item #2

All Things Housing Reset


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Geri Lopez, Director, ext. 3937

Action Requested
Report on "All Things Housing" Status and Recommendations based on Re-evaluation of Goals and Priorities for Manatee County.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
11.1.4. Efficiency in Service Delivery

Background Discussion

Upon request of the Board, the Neighborhood Services Department presented a series of Work Sessions from January to May 2016 to allow the Board to meet with experts and discuss concerns as it relates to Affordable Housing in Manatee County.

On August 16, 2016, a final Work Session was conducted to establish goals and priorities for addressing challenges identified by the Board for affordable/attainable housing.

In October 2016, the Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department was created by moving the Community Development and Economic Development Divisions from the Neighborhood Services Department.

With the reorganization, the responsibility for the "All Things Housing" goals and priorities were moved under the direction of Geri Lopez, Director for the Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department, who is specifically commissioned with encouraging redevelopment and community partnerships to address and encourage the development and redevelopment of housing within Manatee County.

In reviewing and reassessing the goals and priorities identified in the "All Things Housing" recommendations, it was determined that a reset of priorities and goals was needed.  Staff will provide a status of the previous recommendations and recommend a reset of priorities and goals to be accomplished over the next 5 years.

The presentation will cover definitions (i.e., what is affordable housing?), provide context regarding the challenges of developing affordable housing, and highlight focus areas and next steps.

Staff will also present a conceptual incentive program to encourage affordable units within multifamily developments for Board consideration. 

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  All Things Housing - Recommendations.pdf
Attachment:  All Things Housing Reset Presentation 4-18-17 FINAL.pdf
Attachment:  All Things Housing Reset 4-18-2017.pdf
Attachment:  Follow Up Memo - All Things Housing Reset.pdf