Wednesday, April 12, 2006

SURE Public Action Meeting - Affordable Housing

April 20, 2006
6:30 p.m. Arrival & Registration
7:00 Public Action Starts
St. Martha Catholic Church
200 N. Orange Avenue, Sarasota

Affordable Housing: Next Steps

Sarasota continues to experience shortages of affordable or workforce housing—it does not matter whatever name is used—there is a shortage of housing for rental or purchase.

We understand that providing increased housing for low– to moderate-income persons living in Sarasota County is a complex problem, and that some gains are being made. Despite these gains, we believe immediate steps need to be taken to insure a successful affordable housing program.

At the Public Action, we will offer recommendations to the City, County, and the newly hired director of the land trust to fund Sarasota housing needs using Tax Increment Financing (TIF) money and to insure financial strength and longevity of the Trust.

Come and hear the issues and recommendations that we will make to your elected officials and decision-makers. Let us all continue to work to insure that justice and equity prevails for EVERYONE in Sarasota.

[SURE is a faith based organization composed of more than 20 churches. Current issues of importance to this group are affordable housing and early education. At this "rally" SURE will present their suggestions for increasing the supply of affordable housing in Sarasota. This is open to the public.]

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