HOUSING LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
ENDORSEMENT GOALS AND CRITERIA
- Promote collaboration and cooperation that contributes to “win-wins” for as many new desirable workforce housing opportunities as possible.
- Foster endorsement, not opposition, for needed new workforce housing opportunities.
Proposed development or redevelopment project should:
- Accommodate mixed-uses (where feasible).
- Include increases in density.
- Accommodate, to the extent practicable, public or private transit and at a minimum, dedicate necessary rights-of-way for future transit use if it is not currently available.
- Provide housing for a range of income levels and not just the upper limit of affordability.
- Scatter housing and promote availability of housing close to the workplace for each geographical region of the county.
- Be consistent with the research findings by the FIU Metropolitan Center; link current and future housing demand and supply to population and employment characteristics and projections; positively benefit the current mismatch between supply and demand; and ease the backlog of required affordable workforce housing.
Other considerations that enhance a project:
- Bona fide involvement by community partners.
- Maximizes benefit for “essential workers”.
- Maximizes availability of new workforce housing units.
- Close geographic proximity to cluster(s) of workers.
- Secure financing for project.
- Timeline with immediate or near term results.
- Certainty of ownership, zoning approvals and required permits.
- Ability to be replicated if successful.
- Discourages urban sprawl.
- Fosters sustainable development principles including: Green Building and Communities criteria.
- Will encourage preservation of affordability through land use restriction or other preservation strategy.