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The Palm Beach County Housing Summit Steering Committee is pleased to share the outcome of the May 31st Housing Summit, the subsequent progress and the proposed path forward. Building on the tremendous response and momentum from the Summit, the Summit Steering Committee has identified Guiding Principles and Actions drawn from presentations and discussion at the Summit. These proposed Guiding Principles and Actions address both existing and future housing stock, government as well as private sector efforts and both incentives and regulations.
The Steering Committee has proposed establishing a regional framework for the ongoing effort because of the size of our county. There would be four regional subcommittees that would be tasked with working with the municipalities and County to determine the specific action items that may be appropriate for the subarea, with the support and oversight of the overall Steering Committee. The intent is to ensure broad participation while being responsive to the local conditions.
The four proposed regional subcommittees are outlined as follows:
South Region: Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach
Central Region: Lantana, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Palm Springs, Greenacres, large unincorporated area including ex-urban tier
West Region: Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Loxahatchee, Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, West Lake
North Region: Mangonia Park, Riviera Beach, Lake Park, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Tequesta
The sub-area Steering Committees will include a representative from the following organizations:
The goal is to increase housing that is affordable, attainable and appropriate to maintain a sustainable community through an inclusive, collaborative effort. To that end, they are seeking input from the various community stakeholders on the proposed Guiding Principles and Actions to share with the Regional Subcommittees. The subcommittees, in collaboration with the municipalities, will jointly determine which of the Guiding Principles and Actions are doable for their particular area and develop a tailored regional housing plan which may also include new items.
Email your ideas and suggestions to Assistant County Administrator Faye W. Johnson at FJohnson@pbcgov.org, by no later than August 7, 2017 to include in the discussion at the next Steering Committee meeting. It is scheduled for August 18, 2017 at 9:00 am at the Community Land Trust of PBC Davis Landings Apartment Complex at 4938 Davis Road in Lake Worth, FL.