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Alachua County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Seeks Input for Incentives and Recommendations Report

Press release from Alachua County

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – The Alachua County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) is holding a meeting on September 21, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., to solicit input for their Incentives and Recommendation Report (IRR) and to receive the Alachua County Housing Summit report. The meeting is at the Alachua County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street, Gainesville) in the Grace Knight Conference Room.  

Residents not attending the meeting can submit input by sending an email to housing@alachuacounty.us.

Alachua County must submit an Incentives and Recommendation Report (IRR) annually as part of their State Housing Initiatives Partnership program (SHIP program).

AHAC reviews the established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and the adopted local government comprehensive plan of the appointing local government. AHAC recommends specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value. The recommendations may include the modification or repeal of existing policies, procedures, ordinances, regulations, or plan provisions; the creation of exceptions applicable to affordable housing; or the adoption of new policies, procedures, regulations, ordinances, or plan provisions, including recommendations to amend the local government comprehensive plan and corresponding regulations, ordinances, and other policies.

  • It sounds like AHAC is seeking input from either taxpayers or housing contractors. To do what is the question? It is hard to do any analysis of county policies that may be hindering REAL affordable housing for deserving residents when the AHAC cannot even provide a link to current policies they feel may be suspect! The BOCC is buying swampland with taxpayers money left and right! Why not buy properties where affordable housing can be built away from the cesspool that is the City of Gainesville? Where is the so called Master Plan found on the county website? Why should anyone spend 30 minutes or more looking for the pertinent policies when the AHAC should have already published them?

  • 1). Convert all section 8 by any other name public rentals to owner-occupied for law-abiding current tenants; (2) and future high school grads who were not misbehavior cases.

    • Always with the welfare Jeff… How about special smart villages just for these “refugee neighbor volunteers”….they can all wear face masks there too. “ an affordable living” utopia. Brandon can supply them with free needles & crack pipes a La taxpayer too.

      • I’d line to obtain one of “Let’s Go Brandon”’s free pipes they gave out. Can you imagine? An official US Gov Crack Pipe still in the box with packing? Wow!!! What are these idiots thinking. Might sell for quite a sum as a collector’s item after the extremist leftists are gone and common sense society is restarted !!!

  • Why seek input when the royal elected leaders will do what they want to anyway that further enhances their ego or finances. We see how they didn’t to the homeowners or citizens recently.

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