Opportunity to Provide Feedback on Affordable Housing at Series of Open Houses


The Department of Doing and Housing & Community Development Division are hosting a series of open houses about how we can address affordable housing in Gainesville. At these open houses, the public will have the opportunity to learn what the city is doing to address housing affordability in our community and provide feedback on a variety of city initiatives around affordable housing. Other local groups that provide affordable housing options have been invited to attend, as well.

Attendees are encouraged to engage with departmental staff to discuss the proposed gnvRISE plan designed to encourage the creation of more affordable housing in the city. A survey on affordable housing in Gainesville will be available at the open houses for attendees to complete. For those who are unable to attend, but would like to complete the survey, please visit To view information about gnvRISE affordable housing plan elements, please visit

The four open houses are:

  • Monday, Oct. 29, from 4-7 p.m. at the Thelma Boltin Center (516 NE Second Ave.)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 4-7 p.m. at the Senior Recreation Center (5701 NW 34th Blvd.)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 4-7 p.m. at the Westside Recreation Center (1001 NW 34th St.)
  • Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at GTEC (2153 SE Hawthorne Rd.)

Following the series of open houses, the Gainesville City Commission will be updated on the community’s feedback at a special meeting on Nov. 29.