Horizon Council General Membership Meeting Recap | Attainable Housing
Friday, May 18th over 100 members of the community attended the May 18th Horizon Council General Membership Meeting at Florida SouthWestern State College. The topic of discussion was attainable housing in Lee County. Benjamin Toro-Spears, a Technical Adviser for the Florida Housing Coalition, gave a presentation including options a community should develop to offer attainable housing. Following Toro-Spears’ presentation, a panel discussion comprised of community and business leaders took place where questions like “What are the barriers to attainable housing?” and “Are there ways that residential lenders can help?” were answered.
The Horizon Council is a public-private advisory board established in 1991 to advise the Lee County Board of Commissioners on economic development issues. The Council’s mission is to improve Lee County’s business environment, retain and encourage expansion of existing businesses, and attract new and diversified employers. It is the only public-private partnership of Lee County Government and business leaders. The Horizon Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organizations established as a fundraising vehicle enabling individuals and businesses to actively support the program of work of the Horizon Council and the Lee County Economic Development Office. For more information, visit www.leecountybusiness.com or call 239-533-6800.