Housing is a concern that
affects living conditions for populations in every county of
the Northeast Florida Region. Affordable housing, as defined
by the Florida Affordable Housing Study Commission Final Report,
is "housing that costs no more than 30 to 35 percent of
a householder’s income." When housing costs exceed
this level, our residents may experience difficulty in building
wealth and achieving the quality of life we aspire to for all
The Council reviews Comprehensive Plans and significant developments
related to their impact on affordable housing in the Region.
The Council is also involved in meeting this need through its
administration of the SHIP (State Housing Initiatives Partnership)
Program which assists the very low, low, and moderate income
households. The Council operates as the program administrator
of the SHIP program in both Baker and in Putnam Counties.