Community Redevelopment Agency

Deeming a CRA

Under Florida law (Chapter 163, Part III), local governments are able to designate areas as Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRA) when certain conditions exist. Since all the monies used in financing CRA activities are locally generated, CRAs are not overseen by the state, but redevelopment plans must be consistent with local government comprehensive plans.

Examples of conditions that can support the creation of a Community Redevelopment Agency include, but are not limited to:

  • Inadequate infrastructure
  • Inadequate parking
  • Insufficient roadways
  • Presence of substandard or inadequate structures
  • Shortage of affordable housing

Finding a Necessity

To document that the required conditions exist, the local government must survey the proposed redevelopment area and prepare a Finding of Necessity. If the Finding of Necessity determines that the required conditions exist, the local government may create a Community Redevelopment Area to provide the tools needed to foster and support redevelopment of the targeted area (PDF).

History of the CRA

Annual Reports

2019 Audit

2020 Audit

Department of Financial Services

Florida Commission on Ethics

2022 Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting Schedule

CRA Operating and Capital Improvement Budges Resolution 2022-14

CRA Fund for 2019-2020 Fiscal Year - Resolution 2019-19

CRA Fund for 2020-2021 Fiscal Year - Resolution 2020-31

CRA Fund for 2021-2022 Fiscal Year - Resolution 2021-26