Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) outlines “areas of opportunity” for affordable housing incentives

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Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) held a late January rule development workshop to present information related to identifying “areas of opportunity” where it might incentivize development of affordable housing, the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) has reported in its newsletter.

“The Shimberg Center for Housing Studies at the University of Florida has prepared maps and preliminary analysis of several variables which may help identify areas of opportunity. For now, the analysis is limited to the seven large counties of Duval, Orange, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade.”

The presentation, maps, and preliminary analysis of the data are now available on the Florida Housing website.

At this time, Florida Housing is not proposing a specific definition of an “area of opportunity” or any particular method of incentivizing development in such areas, FGBC reports.  “The corporation invites the public to review the materials available on the website and to provide comments and suggestions to help identify areas of opportunity.”

Here are links to access the presentation, maps, preliminary analysis, and other materials.

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