Affordable and Workforce Housing Expedited Plan Review
Notice - Changes to Impact Fee Exemption for Affordable and Workforce Housing
On July 7, 2022, the Board of County Commissioners approved changes relating to impact fee exemptions for affordable and workforce housing development in the incorporated and unincorporated areas. The ordinance amends the Code of Miami-Dade County to expand the current impact fee exemption for affordable housing of up to 80% of the County’s Area Median Income (AMI) to now include housing developments targeted for housing for up to 120% of AMI.
The new impact fees exemption became effective beginning August 8, 2022.
If you have any questions, please contact Impact Fees at 786-315-2670.
To encourage and promote the construction of workforce housing units and affordable housing projects, Miami-Dade County has established an expedited plan review program to ensure the timely processing of permit applications and review of plans. Upon written request of the permit applicant, the County will expedite the review of building permit plans submitted for developments that include workforce housing units and affordable housing projects, provided the request to expedite meets all the necessary conditions.
Expedited plan review treatment will be limited to the new construction of developments or projects providing workforce housing units.
The term workforce housing unit will be construed to mean a living unit intended for sale to individuals or households whose income is within the workforce housing target income range as defined in Chapter 33 of the Code of Miami-Dade County.
At the time of filing the permit application, the applicant must submit a written request for expedited plan review and copy of the Housing Agreement & Declaration of Restriction.
Expedited plan review treatment will be limited to the new construction of affordable housing.
The term affordable housing will be defined as housing that is intended for sale or rental to persons or families whose total household income is at or below 140 percent of the area median income (AMI).
At the time of filing the permit application, the applicant must submit a written request for expedited plan review and an original or certified copy of a Miami-Dade County funding award letter or letter documenting final award of State of Florida tax credits.