Goal 6: Community Stakeholders
Partner with affordable housing developers, community groups, citizens, and other stakeholders related to the implementation of the Housing Compact.
- Create a coalition of public, private, and nonprofit sector stakeholders to support the Housing Compact and participate in its implementation. (Ongoing)
- In addition to the partner local governments, invite other stakeholders to formally sign on as supporters. (Ongoing)
- Coordinate and expand implementation of §274.05 F.S., and work with our local partners to use surplus lands for affordable housing. (1-3 years)
- Identify local private and nonprofit stakeholders who can support and fund affordable housing construction. (3 years)
- Consider creating an advisory board to give stakeholders a formal role in the process. (1-3 years)
- 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.