Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 142716
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File Number: 142716 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-34-15 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: PROVIDE WRITTEN NOTICE TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY Introduced: 12/9/2014
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 1/21/2015
Agenda Date: 1/21/2015 Agenda Item Number: 11A1
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR THE COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO (I) INCLUDE IN ALL AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDING AGREEMENTS, GRANT AGREEMENTS AND RENTAL REGULATORY AGREEMENTS TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRING AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPERS TO PROVIDE WRITTEN NOTICE TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY OF THE AVAILABILITY OF RENTAL OR HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES; (II) INCLUDE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN SUCH AGREEMENTS REQUIRING AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPERS TO ADVERTISE THE INFORMATION DESCRIBED HEREIN IN NEWSPAPERS OF GENERAL CIRCULATION; AND (III) POST THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN SUCH WRITTEN NOTICE ON THE COUNTY’S WEBSITE [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 142387]
Indexes: HOUSING
Sponsors: Bruno A. Barreiro, Prime Sponsor
  Daniella Levine Cava, 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 1/21/2015 11A1 Adopted P

County Attorney 12/11/2014 Assigned Terrence A. Smith 12/12/2014

Health & Social Services Committee 12/8/2014 2A Amended Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendment(s) P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Terrence Smith read the title of the foregoing proposed resolution, and announced that the sponsor had requested that a proposed amendment be read into the record. Assistant County Attorney Smith noted the following proposed amendments: 1) On handwritten Page 4, Section 2 - Insert the words “and/or owners or appropriate agents and representatives" on line 5, after the words “affordable housing developers”; - Strike the words “both prior to” on line 8, after the words “homeownership units” and insert the words “at the start of any sales or leasing”; and - Insert the words “as well as contact information for the developer, owner or their appropriate agents and representatives” on line 9, after the words “and after issuance of certificate of occupancy”. 2) On handwritten Page 5, Section 4 - Insert the words “or owner” on line 2, after the words “affordable housing developer”; and - At the end of the sentence, on Line 3, after the words "web page", add the following language: “and that such information on the Public Housing and Community Development web page will inform the public that current sales, rental and availability can be acquired directly from the developer, owner or their appropriate agents and representatives using the contact information provided in Section 2”. Commissioner Levine Cava observed that this was a sorely needed initiative. She asked how the contact information would be kept current and how the public would be kept informed of any changes. Mr. Michael Liu, Executive Director, Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD), noted the proposed amended language addressed that point by indicating that once the information was placed on the PHCD web site upon the start of any sales or leasing actions by the owner or the developer, the people who were searching for this information would be directed to the contact information of the developer/owner or the sales representative. He stated that PHCD staff would update the contact information periodically. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Committee members proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as amended.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR THE COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO (I) INCLUDE IN ALL AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDING AGREEMENTS, GRANT AGREEMENTS AND RENTAL REGULATORY AGREEMENTS TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRING AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPERS TO PROVIDE WRITTEN NOTICE TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY OF THE AVAILABILITY OF RENTAL OR HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES; (II) INCLUDE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN SUCH AGREEMENTS REQUIRING AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPERS TO ADVERTISE THE INFORMATION DESCRIBED HEREIN IN NEWSPAPERS OF GENERAL CIRCULATION; AND (III) POST THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN SUCH WRITTEN NOTICE ON THE COUNTY’S WEBSITE

BODY
WHEREAS, there is a severe housing shortage which exists within Miami-Dade County with respect to the supply of housing for residents with low and moderate incomes; and
WHEREAS, the Housing Element of the Miami-Dade Comprehensive Plan sets as one of its goals that the County ensure the provision of affordable housing products that will meet the spatial and economic necessities of all current and future Miami-Dade County residents, regardless of household type and income; and
WHEREAS, the County relies heavily on its partnerships with the private sector to acquire, construct and/or rehabilitate affordable housing developments through programs such as Affordable Housing Surtax, State Housing Initiatives Partnership, HOME Investment Partnership Program, Community Development Block Grant and the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Program and any other affordable housing programs (“Housing Programs”); and
WHEREAS, without the private sector’s assistance and involvement in the County’s Housing Programs, many low and moderate income residents of Miami-Dade County would not and could not be housed; and
WHEREAS, the Board desires that the residents of Miami-Dade County be given every opportunity to apply for affordable housing funded in part through one or more of the Housing Programs; and
WHEREAS, many residents of Miami-Dade County may not be aware of the availability of such affordable housing; and
WHEREAS, the Board wishes to ensure that the public is made aware of affordable housing opportunities when they become available,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Incorporates and approves the foregoing recitals as if fully set forth herein.
Section 2. Directs the County Mayor or the County Mayor’s designee to include in all Affordable Housing Surtax, State Housing Initiatives Partnership, HOME Investment Partnership Program, Community Development Block Grant, the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Program and any other affordable housing program funding agreements, grant agreements and rental regulatory agreements, terms and conditions requiring affordable housing developers >>and/or owners or appropriate agents and representatives<<1 to provide written notice to the County related to the availability of rental or homeownership opportunities, including, but not limited to, the number of available units, bedroom size, and rental or sales prices of such rental or homeownership units >>at the start of any sales or leasing activity<< [[both prior to]] and after issuance of certificate of occupancy >>as well as contact information for the developer, owner or their appropriate agents and representatives<<.
Section 3. Further directs the County Mayor or the County Mayor’s designee to also include terms and conditions in all Housing Programs’ funding and grant agreements a requirement that each affordable housing developer advertise the information described in Section 2 this resolution in newspapers of general circulation.
Section 4. Directs the County Mayor or the County Mayor’s designee to post the information received from each affordable housing developer >>or owner<<, as described in Section 2 of this resolution, on the County’s website, such as on the Public Housing and Community Development Department’s web page >>and that such information on the Public Housing and Community Development web page will inform the public that current sales, rental and availability can be acquired directly from the developer, owner or their appropriate agents and representatives using the contact information provided in Section 2<<.

1 Committee amendments are indicated as follows: Words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] are deleted, words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< are added.

This item was amended at the December 8, 2014 Health and Social Services Committee to (1) include owners and their appropriate agents and representatives who are required to provide notice of the availability of affordable rental and homeownership units; (2) to require developers, owners or their representatives or agents to provide the County with their contact information; and (3) to require Public Housing and Community Development to include on their web page information that informs the public that such available affordable rental and homeownership units can be acquired by contacting the developer, owner or their representatives or agents directly.



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