There is a 60 Acre plot of land on Hwy 231 in North Bay County that is for sale. This property was once owned by a developer and already has partial infrastructure installed. This would be a good place to purchase and develop an affordable community using one of the building techniques captured already (ie. container homes or 3D printed homes).
Develop a community of tiny homes similar to The Dwellings in Tallahassee.
Floating hotels, cabin riverboats, and cruise ships (smaller sizes) can be brought into the Panama City for temporary housing.
4. First, create policies that REQUIRE affordable housing to be included integrally in all major new developments over a threshold of the # units called for by affordable housing advocates. Distribute affordable housing across the county.Second, investigate feasibility of innovative approaches like creating a Tiny House community (there is one in Tallahassee).
Third, investigate mechanisms by which renders of AH can build wealth-rent to own, etc.
Fourth, set up an empowered Task Force to stick with this issue to investigate and implement most viable options.
Shipping container housing would be a great, quick, and affordable housing solution to a HUGE problem in our area. The options are limitless and can be made on all ends of the affordability scale. This is already being done all throughout international areas and is picking up momentum in the US. Best options include: -Multifamily …
Strengthen regulations to mandate additional storm mitigation accessories on residential structures. Homes built to increased storm protection standards will have fewer recovery costs. +10-2
Purchase and demolish properties in the floodplain. This will increase greenspace and reduce recovery costs from damaged structures. +13-2
Project to increase public awareness of the benefits of flood insurance though public education. +70
The majority of affordable housing projects never start because an organization whose focus is affordable housing development often do not have early funding to finance land purchase and/or soft costs. Subsiding just some of the potential lost could get financial institutions and/or national non-profits to invest in a fund which could speed up and increase …
FEMA estimates for every dollar spent on resiliency over the life of the property will save $7. Today we see strong neighbor envy over such items as granite counter tops & high end appliances yet items such as hurricane roof straps or storm windows are only a focus or desired items immediately after a disaster. …