Under the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP), the BOCC announces the following AHAC opportunities for interested applicants.
(1) Residential home building industry in connection with affordable housing; (2) Banking or mortgage banking industry in connection with affordable housing; (3) Labor in home building in connection with affordable housing; (4) Advocacy for low-income persons in connection with affordable housing; (5) For-profit provider of affordable housing; (6) Not-for-profit provider of affordable housing; (7) Real estate professional in connection with affordable housing; (8) Planning Board Member; (9) Citizen who resides within the jurisdiction; (10) Citizen who represents employers within the jurisdiction; and (11) Citizen who represents essential services personnel. Appointed AHAC members shall serve a two-year term and makes recommendations to the BOCC on issues affecting affordable housing.
Applications are now available and will be accepted until Friday, November 5, 2021 at 5 PM. Applications can be obtained at www.baycountyfl.gov or by contacting Tammy Harris, Housing Program Manager at 850-215-2479 or by emailing Tharris@baycountyfl.gov. Completed applications can be submitted by email, mail or hand-delivery to Housing Services located at 840 W. 11 St. Ste 2500, Panama City, FL 32401.
SHIP funding is an annual allocation provided by Florida Housing Finance Corporation and encourages active partnerships between government, lenders, builders and developers, real estate professionals, advocates for low-income persons, and community groups to meet the needs of very-low, low and moderate-income households to expand and preserve affordable housing.