Florence to hold Housing Implementation Plan open house today

Sept. 29, 2022 — On Thursday, Sept. 29, the City of Florence Housing Implementation Plan (HIP) project will be hosting a virtual open house with the option to view in-person at the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m and the presentation will begin at 5:45 p.m.

The City of Florence is going through a process to create a HIP. This project will research, recommend and prepare code updates that ensure internal consistency, local sustainability and conformance with state housing requirements. This work will result in a HIP that will identify multiple affordable housing strategies, programs and funding opportunities that, once complete, will guide future housing development programs in the City.

The success of this project will come, in large part, from public involvement. 

The Stakeholder Advisory Team (SAT) is made up of representatives from City departments, the local business community, education representatives, representatives from housing and social services support agencies, local health advocates and local residential housing developers.

The SAT will review work products and provide recommendations on key project issues and decisions, provide guidance on scenarios and policy options and guide stakeholder and community engagement strategies. The group will also serve as liaisons between the project and the stakeholder’s representative constituents.

For more info, visit ci.florence.or.us/planning/housing-implementation-plan-project.