Florida Senate - 2010                                    SB 1528
       By Senator Deutch
       30-00242-10                                           20101528__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to affordable housing for seniors;
    3         amending s. 163.3177, F.S.; revising provisions
    4         relating to the elements of local comprehensive plans
    5         to include an element for affordable housing for
    6         seniors; providing for the disposition of real
    7         property by a local government for the development of
    8         affordable housing; providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Paragraph (f) of subsection (6) of section
   13  163.3177, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   14         163.3177 Required and optional elements of comprehensive
   15  plan; studies and surveys.—
   16         (6) In addition to the requirements of subsections (1)-(5)
   17  and (12), the comprehensive plan shall include the following
   18  elements:
   19         (f)1. A housing element consisting of standards, plans, and
   20  principles to be followed in:
   21         a. The provision of housing for all current and anticipated
   22  future residents of the jurisdiction.
   23         b. The elimination of substandard dwelling conditions.
   24         c. The structural and aesthetic improvement of existing
   25  housing.
   26         d. The provision of adequate sites for future housing,
   27  including affordable workforce housing as defined in s.
   28  380.0651(3)(j), housing for low-income, very low-income, and
   29  moderate-income families, mobile homes, affordable housing for
   30  seniors, and group home facilities and foster care facilities,
   31  with supporting infrastructure and public facilities. Real
   32  property that is conveyed to a local government for affordable
   33  housing under this sub-subparagraph shall be disposed of by the
   34  local government pursuant to s. 125.379 or s. 166.0451.
   35         e. Provision for relocation housing and identification of
   36  historically significant and other housing for purposes of
   37  conservation, rehabilitation, or replacement.
   38         f. The formulation of housing implementation programs.
   39         g. The creation or preservation of affordable housing to
   40  minimize the need for additional local services and avoid the
   41  concentration of affordable housing units only in specific areas
   42  of the jurisdiction.
   43         h. Energy efficiency in the design and construction of new
   44  housing.
   45         i. Use of renewable energy resources.
   46         j. Each county in which the gap between the buying power of
   47  a family of four and the median county home sale price exceeds
   48  $170,000, as determined by the Florida Housing Finance
   49  Corporation, and which is not designated as an area of critical
   50  state concern shall adopt a plan for ensuring affordable
   51  workforce housing. At a minimum, the plan shall identify
   52  adequate sites for such housing. For purposes of this sub
   53  subparagraph, the term “workforce housing” means housing that is
   54  affordable to natural persons or families whose total household
   55  income does not exceed 140 percent of the area median income,
   56  adjusted for household size.
   57         k. As a precondition to receiving any state affordable
   58  housing funding or allocation for any project or program within
   59  the jurisdiction of a county that is subject to sub-subparagraph
   60  j., a county must, by July 1 of each year, provide certification
   61  that the county has complied with the requirements of sub
   62  subparagraph j.
   64  The goals, objectives, and policies of the housing element must
   65  be based on the data and analysis prepared on housing needs,
   66  including the affordable housing needs assessment. State and
   67  federal housing plans prepared on behalf of the local government
   68  must be consistent with the goals, objectives, and policies of
   69  the housing element. Local governments are encouraged to use job
   70  training, job creation, and economic solutions to address a
   71  portion of their affordable housing concerns.
   72         2. To assist local governments in housing data collection
   73  and analysis and assure uniform and consistent information
   74  regarding the state’s housing needs, the state land planning
   75  agency shall conduct an affordable housing needs assessment for
   76  all local jurisdictions on a schedule that coordinates the
   77  implementation of the needs assessment with the evaluation and
   78  appraisal reports required by s. 163.3191. Each local government
   79  shall utilize the data and analysis from the needs assessment as
   80  one basis for the housing element of its local comprehensive
   81  plan. The agency shall allow a local government the option to
   82  perform its own needs assessment, if it uses the methodology
   83  established by the agency by rule.
   84         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.