The Board of County Commissioners is soliciting applications for persons interested to serve as representative to the Escambia-Pensacola Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) for the term Jan. 1, 2022 through Dec. 31, 2024. The committee was established per F.S. 420.9076 for the purpose of reviewing affordable housing incentives available within the county and to make recommendations concerning those incentives to the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners and Pensacola City Council. The committee will also help in the development of the Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) for the State Housing Initiatives Partnership program.
The Board is seeking to fill seven slots from the following categories:
- Citizen who is actively engaged in the residential home building industry in connection with affordable housing.
- Citizen who is actively engaged in the banking or mortgage banking industry in connection with affordable housing.
- Citizen who is a representative of those areas of labor actively engaged in home building in connection with affordable housing.
- Citizen who is actively engaged as an advocate for low-income persons in connection with affordable housing.
- Citizen who is actively engaged as a for-profit provider of affordable housing.
- Citizen who is actively engaged as a not-for-profit provider of affordable housing.
- Citizen who is actively engaged as a real estate professional in connection with affordable housing.
- Citizen who actively serves on the local planning agency pursuant to Florida Statutes, Sec. 163.3174.
- Citizen who resides within the jurisdiction of the local governing body making the appointments.
- Citizen who represents employers within the jurisdiction.
- Citizen who represents essential services personnel, as defined in the local housing assistance plan.
The AHAC must have at least eight and no more than 11 members representing at least six categories identified in the statute.
The committee will meet monthly during review and development of the affordable housing incentives and the new LHAP and at least quarterly thereafter. Members will serve three-year terms. Positions will be recommended to the board for approval in December.
Citizens interested in serving should complete an application available online here, or request a form via email at NED@myescambia.com. Completed applications should be forwarded to:
Escambia County Neighborhood & Human Services Department
Neighborhood Enterprise Division/AHAC
Attn: Timothy H. Evans
221 Palafox Place, Suite 200
Pensacola, FL. 32502.
All applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Nov.10, 2021 for consideration.
Please note that applications submitted for consideration are subject to public records requests and are included in Escambia County Commission meeting information, including the agenda and official meeting minutes.