Leon County Board of County Commissioners
Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

The AHAC was established per Section 420.9076, Florida Statutes, as required for the State Housing Initiave Partnership (SHIP) program.  Administered by Florida Housing, the SHIP Program provides funds to counties to finance and preserve affordable housing based on the locally adopted Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP).  The program targets very-low, low, and moderate-income families.

The AHAC has the responsibility to  review the established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and adopted comprehensive plan and recommends specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing.  In addition, the AHAC identifies incentives that are pertinent to affordable housing and serves as an information resource to help improve affordable housing feasibility.

Triennially, the AHAC recommends specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing in a report to the Board of County Commissioners. The triennial AHAC recommendation report includes proposed affordable housing incentive strategies and a review of previously recommended strategies. The Board then considers adopting the strategy recommendations to amend the Leon County LHAP which is required to be eligible for SHIP funds.

The advisory committee may perform other duties as requested, including:

  1. The provision of mentoring services to affordable housing partners including developers, banking institutions, employers, and others to identify available incentives, assist with applications for funding requests, and develop partnerships between various parties.
  2. The creation of best practices for the development of affordable housing in the community.

Section 420.9076, Florida Statutes
County Ordinance No. 16-15 adopted October 18, 2016
Amended Enabling Resolution No. 16-26 adopted September 13, 2016

Decision Making Committee

The committee must consist of one representative from at least six of the categories below:

  1. A citizen who is actively engaged in the residential home building industry in connection with affordable housing.
  2. A citizen who is actively engaged in the banking or mortgage banking industry in connection with affordable housing.
  3. A citizen who is a representative of those areas of labor actively engaged in home building in connection with affordable housing.
  4. A citizen who is actively engaged as an advocate for low-income persons in connection with affordable housing.
  5. A citizen who is actively engaged as a for-profit provider of affordable housing.
  6. A citizen who is actively engaged as a not-for-profit provider of affordable housing.
  7. A citizen who is actively engaged as a real estate professional in connection with affordable housing.
  8. A citizen who actively serves on the local planning agency pursuant to s. 163.3174.
  9. A citizen who resides within the jurisdiction of the local governing body making the appointments.
  10. A citizen who represents employers within the jurisdiction.
  11. A citizen who represents essential services personnel, as defined in the local housing assistance plan. (Essential Service Personnel includes teachers and educators, other school district, communty college and university employees, police and fire personnel, health care personnel, skilled building trades personnel and active U.S. Armed Forces service members.)

The AHAC will submit a written Recommendation Report to the Board every three years (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025).

At least 8 members but not more than 11 members. Members appointed by the full Board of County Commissioners. Membership must include at least 1 representative from at least 6 of the eligibility categories.

3-Year(s) Expiring March 31
Maximum Number of Terms: 3

No member shall serve more than three full consecutive terms per Policy No. 03-15.
Vacancies are filled for the remainder of the unexpired term.


Meets quarterly, except for the year the Recommendation Report is due; then meetings are monthly on first Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m.   Other meetings as needed.

Matthew Wyman, Housing Services Manager
Office of Human Services & Community Partnerships
918 Railroad Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32310
(850) 606-1900
Shington Lamy, Director
Office of Human Services & Community Partnerships
(850) 606-1900




1 Maddox, Nick 09/29/2020 1 09/29/2020 12/31/2022 2 Year(s) County Commissioner Board of County Commissioners
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3 VACANT SEAT QUALIFIER: Member must be a representative of one of the eligibility categories. Board of County Commissioners
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5 VACANT SEAT QUALIFIER: Member must be a representative of one of the eligibility categories. Board of County Commissioners
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7 Searcy, Trina Rose 05/12/2020 1 05/12/2020 03/31/2023 3 Year(s) g. A citizen who is actively engaged as a real estate professional in connection with affordable housing Board of County Commissioners
8 Waldick, Ian 11/20/2018 1 11/20/2018 06/30/2021 3 Year(s) h. Planning Commission Member Board of County Commissioners
9 Horwich, Madelon Jane 10/01/2016 2 05/12/2020 03/31/2023 3 Year(s) i. A citizen who resides within the jurisdiction of the local governing body making the appointments Board of County Commissioners
10 Frost, Kyle 11/20/2018 2 05/12/2020 03/31/2023 3 Year(s) j. A citizen who represents an employer within the jurisdiction. Board of County Commissioners
11 Pitts, Marthea 05/12/2020 1 05/12/2020 03/31/2023 3 Year(s) d. A citizen who is actively engaged as an advocate for low-income persons in connection with affordable housing. Board of County Commissioners