This Board advises and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners and Affordable Housing Services on issues affecting affordable housing development

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The recommendations are to assist the County in developing new programs and policies which foster the development and preservation of affordable housing, and to evaluate the County's established policies, procedures, ordinances and land development regulations for their impact on affordable housing.

The Board shall approve the County's affordable housing priorities and Local Affordable Housing Biennial Plan and provide advice to the Board of County Commissioners on proposed affordable housing projects.

Membership:

There are 11 voting members, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, consisting of at least one representative from each of the following categories: 

  1. One member of the Board of County Commissioners, or alternate
  2. One elected official from the City of Temple Terrace, or alternate
  3. One elected official from the City of Plant City, or alternate
  4. One elected official from the City of Tampa, or alternate
  5. One Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) Board member, or alternate
  6. One citizen actively engage in the residential home building industry in connection with affordable housing (F.S. 420.9076(2)(a))
  7. One member of the Housing Finance Authority of Hillsborough County, Florida, or alternate, or a citizen actively engaged in the banking or mortgage banking industry in connection with affordable housing (F.S. 420.9076(2)(b))
  8. One citizen who is actively engaged as an advocate for low income persons in connection with affordable housing (F.S. 420.9076(2)(d))
  9. One citizen who is actively engaged as a not-for-profit provider of affordable housing (F.S. 420-9076(2)(f))
  10. One at-large resident of Hillsborough County (F.S. 420-9076(2)(i))
  11. One voting member of the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission, or alternate; (F.S. 420-9076(2)(h))

Alternate members may serve in the absence of the primary member and may only vote in the absence of the primary member.

Terms

Members shall serve three year terms.

Alternate's term is the same as the primary member's term.

Authority

AHAB Resolution modified by R21-070, adopted 8/04/21; BOCC Resolution R19-118, adopted September 18, 2019, amending Resolutions R17-061, R07-052, R08-039, and R12-088 modifying membership. F.S. Section 420.9076, (2019), Chapter 67.37, FL Administrative Code.

Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, this board meets bi-monthly. See the Council Events to view the schedule, including dates, times and locations for the meetings.

Special requirements

The existing Affordable Housing Advisory Board members who serve in a voting capacity, with unexpired terms and whose seats were eliminated with the adoption of Resolution R19-118 may, at their option, serve in a non-voting capacity for the remainder of their respective terms.

Events
May 2024
Last Modified: 4/24/2024, 1:07:06 PM
Contact
Affordable Housing Advisory Board
Brenda Brackins, Director
Email
Work
Members
The Honorable Gwen Myers
#1 - Board of County Commissioners
11/22/2022 - 11/19/2024 *
The Honorable Meredith Abel
#2 - Elected Official / City of Temple Terrace / Member
1/21/2021 - 12/30/2024
The Honorable James Chambers
#2 - Elected Official / City of Temple Terrace / Alternate
3/1/2023 - 12/30/2024
The Honorable Mary Thomas-Mathis
#3 - Elected Official / City of Plant City / Member
1/12/2022 - 1/12/2025
Mr. Michael Karr
#3 - City of Plant City / Alternate
4/6/2022 - 1/12/2025
#4 - Elected Official / City of Tampa / Member
Gary Hartfield
#5 - Hillsborough Transit Authority (HART) Member
2/21/2024 - 2/21/2027
Ms. Melanie Williams
#5 - Hillsborough Transit Authority (HART) Alternate
2/21/2024 - 2/21/2027
Mr. Marc Rosenwasser
#6 - Citizen Actively Engaged in the Residential Home Building Industry in Connection with Affordable Housing
1/17/2024 - 1/17/2027 *
Mr. David Hollis
#7 - Housing Finance Authority Member
8/16/2023 - 8/31/2026 *
Pastor Karen Jackson-Sims
#8 - Citizen who is actively engaged as an advocate for low income persons in connection with affordable housing
9/16/2020 - 11/15/2026 *
Mr. Richard Rodgers
#9 - Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County
1/17/2024 - 1/17/2027
Mr. Julius Adewopo
#10 - At-Large Resident of Hillsborough County
3/23/2022 - 3/22/2025
Mr. Bryce Bowden
#11 - Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission
4/5/2023 - 4/5/2026

* reappointed

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