Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 120408
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File Number: 120408 File Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: 12-35 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: INFILL HOUSING INITIATIVE PROGRAM Introduced: 2/29/2012
Requester: Public Housing and Community Development Cost: Final Action: 5/1/2012
Agenda Date: 5/1/2012 Agenda Item Number: 7F
Notes: TLL- 2/29/2012 Title: ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE VII, SECTION 17-125 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A RENTAL EXCEPTION TO THE INFILL HOUSING INITIATIVE PROGRAM; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: INFILL HOUSING INITIATIVE
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Lynda Bell, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 5/1/2012 7F Adopted P
REPORT: County Attorney Robert Cuevas read into the record the title of the foregoing proposed ordinance. The Board by motion duly made, seconded and carried adopted the foregoing proposed resolution as presented.

Economic Development & Social Services Committee 4/11/2012 1F1 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Johnson-Stacks read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. Chairwoman Sosa opened the public hearing and called for persons wishing to be heard. She closed the public hearing after no one appeared wishing to speak. Hearing no questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed ordinance.

Board of County Commissioners 3/20/2012 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing Economic Development & Social Services Committee 4/11/2012

Board of County Commissioners 3/20/2012 4B Adopted on first reading 4/11/2012 P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and scheduled for a public hearing before the Economic Development and Social Services Committee (EDSSC) on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 9:30 a.m.

County Attorney 3/2/2012 Assigned Terrence A. Smith

County Mayor 2/29/2012 Assigned County Attorney 3/20/2012
REPORT: PHCD (1ST READING 3/20/2012) (ASST. COUNTY ATTY: TERRENCE SMITH) (PENDING CMTE ASSIGNMENT) (BCC SPONSOR: CMSR SOSA)

County Mayor 2/29/2012 Assigned Russell Benford 2/24/2012 2/28/2012

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE VII, SECTION 17-125 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A RENTAL EXCEPTION TO THE INFILL HOUSING INITIATIVE PROGRAM; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:

Section 1. Section 17-125 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 17-125.1 Rental of Property.

The County in its sole discretion may allow developers to rent eligible homes on a temporary basis if the developer can demonstrate to the County’s satisfaction that they have made a good faith effort to sell the eligible home. The term “good faith effort” shall include but is not limited to marketing of the eligible home by listing the home on the multiple listing service for a minimum of three months, placing a “For Sale” sign on the property, and reducing the original asking price . In the event the developer is able to demonstrate that it has used good faith efforts to sell the eligible home and the County permits the rental of said home, the County shall require the developer to rent the eligible home to families who are eligible participants in one of the County’s or other local municipality’s rental housing assistance programs, including but not limited to, the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program administered by the Miami-Dade Public Housing [[Agency (MDPHA)]] >>and Community Development, or its successor agency or department<< or the Household Exiting Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing and Domestic Violence programs administered by the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust The County shall determine prior to authorizing a developer to rent an eligible home whether the rental of said home is consistent with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

Upon the County’s approval to rent any eligible home, each developer shall be required to comply with all applicable federal and state housing laws and regulations. Developers shall also be required to rent the eligible homes for a minimum of one year and will not be permitted to sell said eligible home during the first year it is rented, unless it is sold to the existing tenant.

This section of the Code shall sunset [[two years from the effective date of this ordinance]] >>on April 16, 2014 unless extended by the Board of County Commissioners<<

Section 2. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or provision of this ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected by such invalidity.

Section 3. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this ordinance, including any sunset provision, shall become and be made a part of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The sections of this ordinance may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention, and the word "ordinance" may be changed to "section," "article," or other appropriate word.

Section 4. This ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.

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Date:

To: Honorable Chairman Joe A. Martinez
and Members, Board of County Commissioners

From: Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor

Subject: Ordinance Amending Article VII, Section 17-125 Establishing Rental Exception to the Infill Housing Initiative Program

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended that the Board of County Commissioners (Board) adopt the attached ordinance to amend Article VII, Section 17-125 of the Code of Miami-Dade County to extend the sunset provision set forth in Section 17-125 until April 16, 2014. The extension will allow developers participating in the Infill Housing Initiative Program (Infill Housing Program), that have made a good faith attempt to sell their properties, to rent their properties to families who are eligible participants in one of the County’s or other local municipality’s rental housing assistance programs.

Scope
This provision may affect all designated Targeted Infill Areas in the County as well as areas designated as Urban Infill Target Areas (UIA), as defined in Section 33G-3(26) of the Code, and the Targeted Urban Areas (TUA), as defined in Section 30A-129(2) of the Code. In addition, Infill Target Areas shall include those portions of Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas not otherwise covered under the UIA and TUA and any geographic locations in Miami-Dade County which are designated by the Federal Government as empowerment zones shall be included in the definition of TUA at the time of such designation.

Fiscal Impact/Funding Source
The ordinance amending the code will not have a fiscal impact to Miami-Dade County.
Track Record/Monitor
This project will be monitored by Alan S. Eson, PHCD Real Estate Officer for the Infill Housing Program. The monitoring process will include reviewing changes in lease terms, updating the Infill Housing database, reviewing documentation for any rentals not previously submitted, and issuing non-compliance notifications to those developers who warrant them.

MANAGER'S BACKGROUND
Background
The proposed amendment to the ordinance pertains to the Infill Housing Program that encourages developers to build single family homes for very low, low, and moderate income families in the Target areas of Miami-Dade County.

On April 16, 2010, the Board adopted Ordinance No. 10-25 to permit developers in the Infill Housing Program, to temporarily rent their eligible homes for a period of two years if the developer demonstrated a good faith effort to sell the homes but was unsuccessful. This Ordinance is scheduled to sunset April 15, 2012.

Since the economic conditions in the housing market have not yielded the expected sales price versus the construction loans obtained to build homes, the infill developers, rather than selling short, were allowed by the Board to temporarily rent the homes to eligible families. Staff recommends that the developers be permitted to continue to rent their properties for an additional two (2) years, with a sunset date of April 16, 2014.

Upon the County’s approval, the developers are required to rent to families who are eligible participants in one of the County’s or other local municipality’s rental housing assistance programs, including but not limited to, the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program administered by Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) or the Household Exiting Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing and Domestic Violence programs administered by the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust.

Currently, there are twenty-eight (28) homes rented in the Infill Housing Program and an additional twelve (12) that have been completed but remain vacant. The developers of these twelve (12) homes may request the County’s approval to rent to income eligible families in the rental housing programs described herein.




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