August 28, 2018

Take Surplus Land to the Land Bank 3:45pm  -  5pm Take Surplus Land to the Land Bank

Take Surplus Land to the Land Bank

Add to Calendar 2018-08-28 15:45:00 2018-08-28 17:00:00 America/New_York Take Surplus Land to the Land Bank Take Surplus Land to the Land Bank

Many Florida communities are sitting on gold mines for affordable housing developers. The cost of land acquisition represents a go-no-go factor that can make or break project feasibility. Even when the price is right, private buyers can get to the closing table before most nonprofit buyers can even apply for financing. What if there was an inventory of land that had already been vetted for housing suitability and that was available only for affordable housing development at low or no cost? What if along with the land came a green light for expedited permitting, land use entitlements, maybe even some funding? No need for wishful thinking, Florida’s local governments have all the tools they need to form an affordable housing land bank. Join this session to learn about the tools needed to set up and operate a land bank, how to select the best project for the site, and how to manage acquisition and disposition in line with your program goals. Our panelists will share their expertise and experience in creating and operating an affordable housing land bank.

Moderator: Helen Hough Feinberg
Speakers: Gladys Cook, Armando Fana