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File #: 180752.    Version: Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 2/11/2019 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 6/6/2019 Final action: 6/6/2019
Title: Affordable Housing Engagement Update (B)
Attachments: 1. 180752A_Housing Affordability Engagement Note_20190606.pdf, 2. 180752B_Housing Report and Engagement Framework_PPT_20190606.pdf, 3. 180752C_City of Gainesville ForEveryoneHome Application_20190606.pdf, 4. 180752D_Housing Affordability Engagement Summary and Report_20190606.pdf

Affordable Housing Engagement Update (B)

On February 20, 2019, the City Commission held a workshop to invite feedback and input on the city’s engagement strategy for issues of housing affordability. During that workshop, citizens, Commissioners and staff worked together to articulate priorities for addressing local housing needs and to make suggestions for how best to engage the broader community around these issues. Additionally, staff created a housing needs and interests survey to increase opportunities for participation. Staff worked with community partners, faith-leaders, and community leaders to conduct a series of small group discussions with community members across the city in order to get more comprehensive input on local housing needs and create a housing engagement framework.

Staff will present an overview of community input on community housing priorities as well as a housing engagement framework.

Fiscal Note

Staff recommends that the Commission 1) Hear a presentation from staff, 2) Discuss Commission participation in a workshop to address questions to answer before we engage and to develop strategies for equitable and inclusive engagement, and 3) Discuss devoting the work of a full time employee in Housing and Community Development to housing strategy working between the Department of Doing and Housing and Community Development.



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