Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

Affordable Housing Advisory Committee 

Purpose:
The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee was created by Ordinance to review the established policies, procedures, ordinances, land development regulations and adopted local comprehensive plan of the County and to recommend specific initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value.     

AUTHORITY:
Section 5.4-37 of the Highlands County Code of Ordinances.
Ord. No. 93-11, § 7; Ord. No. 99-14, §§ 11, 12; Ord. No. 07-08-18, §§ 4, 5; Ord. No. 09-10-02 , § 

Membership:

Appointed by Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners.

The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee shall consist of 11 members and 11 designated alternates. Six (6) members or their designated alternates shall constitute a quorum. The committee may not take formal actions unless a quorum is present, but may meet to hear presentations if duly noticed. The affordable housing advisory committee shall include the following, which individuals may overlap with or be part of the Highlands County Housing Partnership and each member shall have a designated alternate who fulfills the same criteria:

  • One citizen who is actively engaged in the banking or mortgage industry in connection with affordable housing.
  • One citizen who is actively engaged as an advocate for low income persons in connection with affordable housing.
  • One citizen who is actively engaged in the residential home building industry in connection with affordable housing.
  • One citizen who is actively engaged as a real estate professional in connection with affordable housing.
  • One citizen who is a representative of those areas of labor actively engaged in home building in connection with affordable housing.
  • One citizen who represents employers within the jurisdiction.
  • One citizen who resides within the jurisdiction of the local governing body making the appointments.
  • One citizen who actively serves on the local planning agency pursuant to U.S. § 163.3174.
  • One citizen who represents essential services personnel, as defined in the Highlands County Housing Assistance Program.
  • One citizen who is actively engaged as a for-profit provider of affordable housing.
  • One citizen who is actively engaged as a not-for-profit provider of affordable housing. 

Terms:
Members and their designated alternates shall serve for two-year terms and may be reappointed for subsequent terms.

Meetings:
Meetings vary, based on availability.

Contact / Staff Liaison:
Commissioner Harris
Lucy Castillo / Staff Liaison
(863) 402-6648

Members:
This committee is currently inactive.