By Sharon Aron Baron
Vice Mayor Marlon D. Bolton was appointed to the Tamarac’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee to champion the city’s initiatives after a unanimous vote by the city commission.
According to the release from the city, Florida passed a law requiring that one elected official from each municipality participate in its State Housing Initiative Program (SHIP). This move was designed to increase accountability and ensure the creation of effective policies.
This committee advises and makes recommendations to the city commission on specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing while protecting properties’ ability to appreciate.
Bolton said the lack of affordable housing in South Florida is a serious crisis that we need to address, especially in light of the number of people at risk due to the pandemic.
“I am proud to represent the city and will do all I can ensure that our housing assistance programs are effective in addressing the needs of our residents,” he said.
The recommendations can be monetary and non-monetary housing incentive strategies submitted to the city commission and the State of Florida in an annual report. The committee is comprised of between eight and eleven residents involved in related industries that include housing, banking, home building, affordable housing, local planning agencies, essential service providers, and real estate.
“The vice mayor is always quick to advocate for the residents of Tamarac,” said Tamarac District 4 Commissioner Debra Placko. “His desire to help others, combined with his leadership experience will make him a great addition to this committee.”
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