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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/21/2020

A draft Housing Action Plan is available for review online. The draft includes recommendations that offer eight strategies to address the challenges the City of Gainesville faces with affordable housing development including the financing and ensuring long-term affordability of units. To schedule a neighborhood or group meeting, or to provide feedback, please contact Phimetto Lewis at 393-8862. A telephone town hall is also being scheduled for April.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/17/2020

The City of Gainesville is implementing a pilot Land Donation Program that is designed to extend and strengthen partnerships with nonprofit organizations to develop affordable housing throughout the city. For that reason, the city has implemented a pilot program is offering to donate city-owned residential parcels to nonprofit organizations for the development of new affordable housing. Prior to issuing a solicitation for nonprofit organizations to participate in the pilot program, the city is conducting an Industry Forum for the purpose of gathering ideas, feedback, input and other information related to the solicitation.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/23/2020

The Gainesville City Commission will host its second of four district town hall meetings on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Senior Recreation Center, located at 5701 NW 34th Blvd.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/16/2020

The City of Gainesville is working to create a more equitable community from contracting to hiring practices to understanding our own unconscious partiality. Join us for our equity kickoff Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Heartwood Soundstage (619 S. Main St.) as we expand our equity and inclusion work in 2020.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/6/2020

The City of Gainesville receives State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program funds from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC). The purpose of the funding is to provide affordable housing assistance to Gainesville households earning very low-, low- and moderate-incomes.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/9/2019

The City of Gainesville receives State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program funds from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC). The purpose of the funding is to provide affordable housing assistance to Gainesville households earning very low-, low- and moderate-incomes.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/5/2019

Join the City of Gainesville for the Housing Discussion Series, hosted by the Housing & Community Development Division (HCD). The series intends to bring awareness to the nationwide housing crisis and engage our community in efforts to tackle housing challenges specific to the City of Gainesville. Through this series, residents and stakeholders will learn about high impact strategies that support housing that is affordable, and the public will have an opportunity to provide input on the city's housing needs.

The City of Gainesville is hosting a series of public workshops to help inform the work of the newly created Gainesville Community Reinvestment Area (GCRA) over the course of the next ten years. The meetings will be held the week of November 4 in each of the four previous community redevelopment areas – Eastside, Fifth Ave Pleasant Street, Downtown and College Park University Heights.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/8/2019

The City of Gainesville is hosting a series of public workshops to help inform the work of the newly created Gainesville Community Reinvestment Area (GCRA) over the course of the next 10 years. The series kick-off meeting is Monday, Oct. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cotton Club Museum & Cultural Center, located at 837 SE Seventh Ave.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/30/2019

The City of Gainesville’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) is holding a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. to discuss proposed recommendations to the City Commission regarding strategies and incentives to reduce the impacts of city regulations and policies on the cost of housing. The hearing is in room 201 of Thomas Center “B,” which is located at 306 NE Sixth Ave.  Information about the proposed Incentives and Recommendations Report (IRR) will be presented, and the committee seeks to get feedback from residents concerning the proposed IRR.

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