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Housing Finance Authority

This Authority was created in 1985 to provide incentives to the private sector to relieve the shortage of affordable housing in Hillsborough County.  Through partnerships with lenders, builders, and developers, the Authority has assisted thousands of first-time home-buyers through mortgage loan programs, which offer below-market mortgage rates and innovative down payment assistance programs. The Authority has also assisted renters through its Multi-Family Bond programs which feature below-market rental rates to lower income individuals and families.

The membership of this Authority is appointed by the BOCC and shall be comprised of  7 members. 

Not less than three of the members shall be knowledgeable in one of the following fields: labor, finance, or commerce.

Members shall serve four year terms.

Hillsborough County Ordinance 85-33; as amended by 87-8, 89-18, and 96-26.

Monthly, generally 2nd Friday, 9:30 AM
County Center, 18th Floor
601 E. Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33602


Member Position / Appointed By Dates of Service
Mr. Edward Busansky Finance  5/05/1999 -
Mr. Frank DeBose Finance   8/07/1991 -
Ms. Mercedes DiMaio Finance  2/05/1991 -
Mr. Harry Hedges Finance   1/15/1997 -
Mr. David Hollis    7/16/2003 -
Mr. Michael Kelley    4/15/2009 -
Ms. Debra Koehler     Finance  8/17/2011 -

Contact Information
Mary Helen Farris

County Attorney's Office
County Center, 27th Fl.
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602

P: 813-272-5670