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. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 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. 63 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.