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New Guidance Document on Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan (PDRP) Adaptation

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Division of Community Development, has completed a guide document in the Statewide Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning (PDRP) Initiative, which provides information on incorporating the guidelines into the long-term disaster recovery process.  To access this document, please click here.  Thanks to all of the members of our PDRP Focus Group and…


State Agrees to Use Bank Settlement for Housing

Sadowski Housing Coalition Statement Regarding Agreement to Use Discretionary Settlement Funds for Housing Tallahassee, Fla.  – The Sadowski Housing Coalition today released the following statement attributed to Jaimie Ross, facilitator for the coalition, regarding the agreement between Attorney General Pam Bondi and legislative leaders to use discretionary mortgage-settlement dollars for housing. Under the bank settlement…


Friends of Our Urban Forest Awards Program – Urban Forestry Council

Friends of Our Urban Forest Awards Program – Urban Forestry Council Nominations for the 2012 Friends of Our Urban Forest Award Program are now being accepted. Please apply online or download the application – see links below. Awards nomination deadline is November 16, 2012. OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL Recognition of a professional individual for his or her contribution…


National Regional Planning Councils Report on Livability

Livability Literature Review: A Synthesis of Current Practice Introduction and Purpose In 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (U.S. HUD) created the Partnership for Sustainable Communities (the Partnership) “to help improve access to affordable housing, more transportation…


2012 Local Government Financial Information Now Available

The Office of Economic and Demographic Research has published the 2012 Local Government Financial Information Handbook.  This annual report is a reference for most of the revenue sources available to local governments and contains relevant information useful for local government budgeting purposes, including descriptions of revenue sources, estimated revenue distributions, and adjusted population estimates used…