Manatee County Government Administrative Center Manatee Room, Fourth Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 3, 2015
February 3, 2015 - Work Session
Agenda Item #4

Millennial Housing Initiative

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Cheri Coryea, Director of  Neighborhood Services, ext 3468

Simone Peterson, Neighborhood Services Specialist, Neighborhood Services Dept.

Danielle Walker, Intern, Building and Development Services Dept.

Anisley Mena, Administrative Assistant, Neighborhood Services Dept.

Ogden Clark, Americorp Vista & Ambassador Coordinator, Neighborhood Services Dept.

Action Requested

Work Session Presentation - No action required

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Efficiency In Service

Background Discussion

The most difficult challenge facing young people born between 1980 - 2000 is finding affordable, quality housing for their lifestyle.  Manatee County is no different in this regard.

Much talk about Millennials and their habits has taken place but not directly with Millennials.

The Neighborhood Services Department has undertaken the first steps in engaging Millennials in creating a venue for them to engage the County and provide insight in their housing interest.

Today's presentation, research, and call to action was created by a core group of Millennials.  This group has presented to the Manatee Young Professionals group of the Chamber of Commerce and has many other presentations set for the next several months.

It is the design of this project that Millennials in all aspects of Manatee County will be taped for their input and that in June of this year a report on the local findings of Millennial trends will be presented to the Board.

Millennials want to be included in the future infrastructure and land development decision of the County because they want to have the option of staying in this area to live, work, and play.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Report only - No instructions to Board of  Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
No cost identified at this time.

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Affordable Housing Survey Revised - 1-26-15.pdf
Attachment:  Best cities for millennial job seekers in Florida (DATA).pdf
Attachment:  Millenials Research.pdf
Attachment:  Prezi - Millenial Housing Initiative.pdf
Attachment:  Follow-Up Memo - Millennial Housing Initiatives.pdf