Affordable Housing Advisory Committee


  • Meetings will be held quarterly.
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Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
Minutes from previous meetings are posted on the agenda the following meeting.
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Term Span
Doug Gilpin Local Government Official 1 year 11/2021 - 11/2022
Courtney Gage 
Banking industry 2 years 7/12/2022 - 7/12/2024
Building Industry 2 years 7/12/2021 - 7/12/2023
Amber Tucker Areas of Labor Activity 2 years 7/12/2021 - 7/12/2023
Sandra Woodard Low Income Advocate 2 years 7/12/2021 - 7/12/2023
Priscilla Lewis For-profit Housing Provider 2 years 7/12/2022 - 7/12/2024
Gene Barton Non-profit Housing Provider 2 years 7/12/2021 - 7/12/2023
Danny Smith Real Estate Professional 2 years 7/12/2021 - 7/12/2023
Sarah Gill Local Planning Agency 2 years 7/12/2021 - 7/12/2023
Luann Duncan Sumter County Resident 2 years 7/12/2022 - 7/12/2024
Matthew Yoder Employer Representative 2 years 7/12/2021 - 7/12/2023
Robert Hanson Essential Service Personnel 2 years 7/12/2022 - 7/12/2024
Melanie Peavy 
Alternate 2 years 7/12/2022 - 7/12/2024


The purpose of the AHAC is to:
  • Review the established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and adopted local government comprehensive plan of the appointing local government.
  • Recommend specific actions or initiatives to the Board of County Commissioners to encourage or facilitate affordable housing while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value.
  • Serve as the Citizen's Advisory Task Force (CATF) for Community Development Block Grants.
  • Prepare and submit a report to the local governing board that includes recommendations on affordable housing incentives outlined in Florida Statute § 420.9076(4).
The committee shall follow the guidelines mandated in Florida Statute § 420.9076, and Rule 67-37.010, Florida Administrative Code. 

The membership shall consist of at least eight but no more than eleven committee members and must consist of one representative of the categories mandated by Florida Statutes § 420.9076(2).

The Local Government Official participation is required by Florida Statutes and the Sumter County Board of County Commissioners choose which Commissioner will serve on the committee.  The selection process is done every November, at their regularly scheduled board meeting, following the general election.