A County That Works For Everyone: Mayor Demings’ Housing for All Task Force Unveils Final Recommendations
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings’ Housing For All Task Force recently unveiled its 10-year plan to add tens of thousands of new attainable housing and establish a local funding source that could direct $160 million into addressing Orange County’s affordable housing crisis.
“The affordable housing crisis is something that is certainly not unique to Orange County and is an issue nationwide,” said Mayor Demings. “Thank you to all the Task Force members who have provided the most comprehensive housing plan developed by the county to date that we can put into immediate action.”
In addition to pursuing funding, the main Task Force recommendations include:
- Remove regulatory barriers
- Create new financial resources
- Target areas of access and opportunity
- Engage the community and industry
The 38-member task force, created in April 2019 by Mayor Jerry Demings, issued its final report to address the shortage of affordable housing in the region.
The Housing for All Task Force reflected Orange County’s tremendous diversity and talent, and included representatives from all six Orange County Commission Districts, leaders from non-profit organizations and major regional employers, local homebuilders, industry associations, community partners, and financial institutions.
The final report and summary of recommendations is available on the Housing for All webpage at: www.ocfl.net/HousingForAll. The report will be presented to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners for acceptance on Dec. 17, 2019.
Watch the video to the news conference for Housing for All:
Photo Cutline: Mayor Demings speaks at a news conference, along with Task Force co-chairs and Orange County Commissioners, discussing the Housing for All recommendations.