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Dinner at the Square: Affordable to Whom?

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Funky Buddha Brewery

1201 NE 38th St.

Oakland Park, FL 33334

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Affordable to Whom? The Affordable Housing Crisis in South Florida

In South Florida, affordable housing has become a crisis, leading the nation in the highest wage-to-housing discrepancy gap. More than half of the South Florida workforce cannot afford to pay their rent, and are paying 30 percent or more of their income on housing alone.

The Sawdowski Act, created in 1991 to obtain a dedicated revenue source for Florida’s affordable housing programs, takes a portion of the documentary stamps when someone purchases real estate. The money is intended for affordable housing development projects. However, Broward County has only received a fraction of the money back that it has put in as lawmakers have swept statewide collected funds into the general state fund.

Though County government has recently taken the lead with the creation of a local dedicated funding source for housing, Broward County doesn’t have the resources to meet the demand of housing units needed at all income levels. Do we need more government intervention or does the private sector need to take the lead and provide housing options for their employees? What are we to do?


For reading material and additional information about this event please visit: http://broward.villagesquare.us/event/affordable-housing/




Panelists:

Nan A. Rich, County Commisioner for District 1, Broward County, FL; appointed to the Florida Legislature's newly created Affordable Housing Workgroup as the Florida Association of Counties designee and has also served on the Coordinating Council of Broward and the Homeless Continuum of Care Board

Jim Ellis, Founder, Ellis Diversified, Inc.; identified, selected, and financed and or developed over 10,000,000 square feet of retail, residential and commercial real estate

Moderator:

William O. Russell III, President & CEO, Sarasota Housing Authority; served as part of the transitionteam to help lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development




Price:
Pre-Registered Guests: $35. Ticket prices will increase to $45 after 10/4/2017
Registered guests: $45




Event Details:

Members of the Village Square ($68 membership) and 1 guest are invited to attend a cocktail reception prior to the panel discussion from 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. You may sign up to become a member on the registration page.

Panel discussion will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Doors will open to the general public by 6:45 p.m.




Partners:

Broward League of Cities
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance




About the Village Square: The Village Square is a non-partisan public educational forum on matters of local, state and national importance. We are dedicated to maintaining factual accuracy in civic and political debate by growing civil dialog on divisive issues, and recalling the history and principles at the foundation of our democracy.

Dinner at the Square is the signature Village Square event. These dinners are intended to be educational in a format that is entertaining. The debate will be spirited but fact-based and civil.  Dinner will be included in your ticket price. The event will start promptly at 6:45 p.m.

Become a Member of the Village Square! As a member, you not only support the mission of the Village Square and help promote the Village Square events, but you will receive an invitation for you and a guest to ALL pre-dinner speaker receptions hosted by The Village Square Advisory Board. Pre-dinner receptions will be from 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. followed by the Dinner at the Square from 6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. You may sign for membership when you register. Please note that membership does not include the price of the dinners.

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