Housing Finance Authority

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The five member authority was created on July 29, 1980 as a governmental body authorized to issue tax exempt bonds. A majority of the members must be knowledgeable in one of the following fields: labor, finance or commerce. Terms are four years.


General Information

1. Full Name: Housing Finance Authority of Collier County.

2. Public Purpose: To alleviate a shortage of residential housing facilities, and to provide capital for investment in such facilities, for low, moderate or middle income families.

3. Boundaries: Collier County, and in other locations in the State of Florida as may be approved by interlocal agreement approved by Collier County.

4. Services Provided: Issuance of revenue bonds to finance the cost of acquisition, construction, equipping, or rehabilitation of affordable residential housing facilities, or to make loans to entities qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, that provide affordable residential housing facilities.

5. Authorizing statutes and Creation Documents: Part IV, Chapter 159, Florida Statutes, authorizes the creation of housing finance authorities within the State of Florida, and the Board of County Commissioners of Collier County adopted Ordinance No. 80-66 on July 29, 1980 creating the Authority and authorizing it to act.

Chapter 159, Part IV Florida Statutes

Ordinance 80-66

Contact Information:

1. Contact Person Information

Donald A. Pickworth, Executive Director/General Counsel
5150 Tamiami Trail North
Suite 502
Naples, FL 34103

2. Governing Body Information

a. Appointing Authority: Board of County Commissioners of Collier County

b. Authority Members:

 District  Name   Current Term Ending Date
 4  Gary D. Lind, Chair  09/11/19
   Michael J. Carr, Sr., Vice Chair  09/11/22
 4  Suzanne Bradach, Secretary  09/11/19
 2  Glen Harrell  09/11/19
 4  Michael Prioletti  09/11/19


Addresses for all members:
[Member Name]
c/o Donald A. Pickworth, Executive Director
5150 Tamiami Trl N Ste 502
Naples, FL 34103

c. Registered Agent: Donald A. Pickworth [address as above]

Financial Information:

1. The Authority’s fiscal year is from October 1 to the following September 30.

2. The Authority has no taxing power. Its revenues are derived from bond issuance fees paid by project applicants. The statutory authority for these fees is Chapter 159, Florida Statutes.

3. Final adopted budget:


The Authority and its members operate under, and are subject to the applicable “Ethics Laws” as provided by the Florida Commission on Ethics. These laws are set forth on the website of the Florida Commission on Ethics.

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