WORKSHOP #3 | April 11, 2018
REGULATORY & FINANCIAL STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING AFFORDABLE HOUSING SUPPLY
The final workshop of the Regional Affordable Housing Initiative built upon discussions from prior sessions, and focused on identifying regulatory and financial mechanisms that support production of affordable housing. The discussion on regulatory mechanisms covered strategies such as inclusive community requirements, density bonuses, linkage fees, site and building requirements, community land trusts, and transit-oriented development (TOD) options. Partners from Orange, Seminole, and Osceola County, and the City of Orlando presented a set of regional goals, strategies, and tools geared towards addressing the housing needs in the Central Florida region. The afternoon session consisted of panel discussions focusing on financial resources and major challenges that developers face in the affordable housing realm.
WORKSHOP #2 | October 18, 2017
AFFORDABLE HOUSING DESIGN AND PRODUCT TYPES
The second workshop engaged attendees and 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 discussed included 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 were featured, sharing some of their best affordable housing products.
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.
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.