They meet just once every three years, and now Pasco County’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee is gearing up for a series of meetings beginning in May — and it needs some help.
The county is looking for people interested in identifying policies and strategies to help promote affordable housing opportunities by discussing policies and procedures related to the availability and affordability of housing through December. The goal is to ensure county ordinances don’t inhibit and increase the cost of housing, and what could be implemented to increase the amount of decent, safe and sanitary affordable housing, according to a release.
Officials say the AHAC must have a broad base of residents, and all participants must be engaged in various industries related to affordable housing. That includes expertise in areas like residential home building, banking or mortgages, affordable housing-based labor, low-income advocacy, real estate, and even residents with an interest in housing policies.
Those interested are asked to complete an application by clicking here. Applications are due April 30, and can be sent to the Community Development Division, 5640 Main St., No. 200, New Port Richey, 34652.
Final approval of applications will be made by the Pasco County Commission ahead of the first meeting in May.