Affordable Housing Task Force

Description
The goal of creating “500 Homes in 5 Years” was brought before City Council by Council President Jewel Cannada-Wynn last summer. In January, City Council approved the appointment of the Affordable Housing Task Force, which was the first step in addressing this goal. The task force will hold four public meetings from February through May 2020, where the plan to achieve this goal will be discussed and formulated. A final report outlining action steps will be presented to Council in the summer.

On February 6, 2020 The Florida Housing Coalition held an Affordable Housing Task Force Orientation Webinar, a PDF and video version of the webinar are available below:
Meeting
Schedule
The scheduled meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 3:30 PM has been canceled.
The scheduled meeting on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 3:30 PM has been canceled.
The scheduled meeting on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 3:30 PM has been canceled.
Virtual Meeting, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 3:30 PM. Members of the public may attend via live stream and/or phone.
Virtual Meeting, Monday, July 20, 2020 at 3:300 PM. Members of the public may attend via live stream and/or phone. 
Agenda &
Minutes
View 2020 Agendas & Minutes
Current
Members
Percy Goodman, Chairperson, Executive Director, Community Enterprise Investment, Inc.
Patricia Lott, Vice Chairperson, Executive Director, Escambia County Housing Finance Authority
Douglas Brown, Executive Director, Community Action Program Committee, Inc.
George Ed Brown, Jr., Vice President, United Bank
Rick Byars, Regional Manager, Corporate External Affairs, Gulf Power Company
Frederick Gant, Attorney
Laura Gilmore, Branch Manager, Senior Loan Officer, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Carolyn Grawi, Executive Director, Center for Independent Living of Northwest Florida, Inc.
Shirley Henderson, Deputy Executive Director, Area Housing Commission
John Rickmon, Real Estate Broker
Paul Ritz, Architect, DAG Architects
Renee' Wilhoit, Market Sales Leader, Synovus Mortgage Corporation