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Goal 6: Community Stakeholders

Partner with affordable housing developers, community groups, citizens, and other stakeholders related to the implementation of the Housing Compact.

  1. Create a coalition of public, private, and nonprofit sector stakeholders to support the Housing Compact and participate in its implementation. (Ongoing)
  2. In addition to the partner local governments, invite other stakeholders to formally sign on as supporters. (Ongoing)
  3. Coordinate and expand implementation of ยง274.05 F.S., and work with our local partners to use surplus lands for affordable housing. (1-3 years)
  4. Identify local private and nonprofit stakeholders who can support and fund affordable housing construction. (3 years)
  5. Consider creating an advisory board to give stakeholders a formal role in the process. (1-3 years)
  6. Develop options for the involvement by other stakeholders to take part in implementing the Housing Action Plan (e.g.: land donation, employer-based rent/homeownership assistance programs; nonprofit home goods collections for low-income residents moving into housing units; etc.) (Ongoing)

The Importance of Partnerships

  • Total project cost for affordable housing projects approved in Pinellas County since 2021 is $317,043,678. Of this total, private investors provided $145,384,108 (45.6%), Pinellas County provided $27,130,000 (8.6%), and other federal, state, and local governments provided $145,529,570 (45.6%).
  • There were over 1,100 new affordable housing units approved, under construction or built in Pinellas County in 2022.
  • As of spring 2023, there were 1,066 new affordable housing units countywide for people at all income levels approved for funding or under construction.