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In September 2000, the City Commission approved the establishment of the City's Housing & Commercial Loan Committee (HCLC) to serve several functions including approving, disapproving and/or restructuring housing and commercial loans and grants. The HCLC consists of a maximum of thirteen (13) volunteer members who represent different industries and serve four-year terms. As specified in Ch.2, Art. XI, Division 19, City of Miami Code, the HCLC serves the following purposes:
1. Approving or disapproving housing and commercial loans and grants to be provided by the city through any funds administered by the Department of Housing & Community Development including, but not limited to, Community Development Block Grant ("CDBG"), HOME Investment Partnerships ("HOME"), Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS ("HOPWA"), Florida State Housing Initiatives Partnership ("SHIP"), and the Affordable Housing Trust Fund ("AHTF");
2. Performing such other duties and responsibilities relative to affordable housing and small business development as may be set forth herein or incident thereto.
Ten (10) HCLC members will also serve on the City committee known as the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC), in accordance with Chapter 2, Article XI, Division 8 of the City Code. Pursuant to Section 420.9076, Florida Statutes, the City Commission approved the establishment of the AHAC in Feb. 2021 for the purposes specified in Chapter 2, Article XI, Division 8, of the City of Miami Code including, but not limited to, the following:
1. To serve as the Advisory Committee required by the Florida State Housing Initiatives Partnership (“SHIP”) Program; and
2. To provide oversight and ongoing recommendations on affordable housing issues.
Annually, the AHAC shall review the established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and adopted local government comprehensive plan and recommend specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value. The AHAC consists of ten (10) volunteer members representing different industries and one (1) City Commissioner serving in an ex officio capacity, for a total of eleven members who will serve four-year terms.