Residents interested in recommending initiatives to facilitate affordable housing in Volusia County are encouraged to apply for membership on the county’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.
The committee is composed of 11 members who are involved in specific aspects of affordable housing. Representatives are needed from the real estate and essential service professions and the county’s Planning and Land Development Regulation Commission.
Committee structure is defined by the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program, which provides funds to help first-time home buyers with downpayment assistance, rehabilitate and repair housing, and other strategies to assist income-eligible families secure safe, decent and affordable housing.
Members will be selected by the Volusia County Council. Applications are available at www.volusia.org/government/volusia-county-council/advisory-boards.
For more information, call Paula Szabo at 386-736-5955, ext. 12308.