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Upcoming Workshops

WORKSHOP #2
AFFORDABLE HOUSING DESIGN AND PRODUCT TYPES

October 18, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Osceola County Commission Chambers

The second workshop will have a similar structure, as it will engage attendees, including representatives of the development community, by discussing new housing types and strategies that are context-sensitive and meet the needs of targeted populations and necessary income thresholds. The housing strategies and associated regulatory requirements to be discussed include mixed-use/mixed-income multi-family, adaptive reuse, smaller footprint single-family houses, accessory dwelling units, innovative senior housing, and co-housing communities, among others. Additionally, Florida developers will be featured, sharing some of their best affordable housing products.

WORKSHOP #3
REGULATORY & FINANCIAL STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The final workshop will build upon discussions from prior sessions, and it will focus on identifying regulatory mechanisms and monetary incentives that support production of affordable housing in select locations. The discussion of regulatory incentives will cover such strategies as inclusive community requirements, mixed-income neighborhoods, density bonuses, linkage fees, community land trusts, and transit-oriented development (TOD) options, among others. The second part of the workshop will provide an opportunity for a roundtable discussion with experts in the field of financial resources for affordable housing.

Previous Workshops

WORKSHOP #1 | May 19, 2017
IDENTIFYING SUITABLE AREAS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

The first free workshop in the series helped identify and explore affordable housing solutions in Central Florida. Identifying locations based on indicators such as proximity to public transportation, major employment centers and availability of community resources and services. A housing analysis and areas of opportunity were presented and identified for the region. Watch a recap of Workshop #1.

This workshop is a result of the Regional Affordable Housing Summit, which took place last October. Planners, developers, local government leaders, and citizens from across the region gathered to explore affordable housing solutions for Central Florida including strategies, tools and best practices that are being implemented throughout Florida and across the country.

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