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.
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.
REGULATORY & FINANCIAL STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING AFFORDABLE HOUSING
October 18, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Osceola County Commission Chambers
The second session in the series will build upon discussions from the Summit and the prior workshop. It will focus on identifying regulatory and monetary incentives that support production of affordable housing in various locations. Discussion of regulatory incentives will cover inclusive communities, mixed income neighborhoods, density bonuses, linkage fees, community land trusts, and transit-oriented development (TOD) options. 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. The discussion will focus on monetary mechanisms for advancing the development of affordable housing in the region.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING DESIGN & SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
The final session in the series will analyze the existing housing inventory of each jurisdiction and will continue with
identifying new housing types that meet the needs of targeted populations and income thresholds. The housing types
to be discussed include mixed-use and mixed-income multi-family units, cottage homes, smaller footprint single-family
houses, accessory dwelling units, co-housing communities and more. Regulatory requirements associated with each
of the discussed housing types, such as necessary zoning and land development regulations, will also be explored.