Housing Finance Authority of Manatee County


The Authority was created as a public body corporate and politic pursuant to the Housing Finance Authority Law, following the enactment by the Board of County Commissioners of Manatee County, Florida of Ordinance No. 79-6 on July 17, 1979, as amended by Ordinance No. 91-40 enacted by the County Commission on May 7, 1991, and a resolution declaring the need for the Authority to function adopted by the County Commission on October 30, 1979. The Authority is empowered to alleviate the shortage of affordable residential housing facilities and to provide capital for investment in such facilities for low, moderate or middle income families and persons within its area of operation through the issuance of its revenue bonds for the purpose of providing funds to purchase mortgage loans to finance the acquisition of single-family residences.

For further information on the programs offered by the Housing Finance Authority click on this link to their website: http://manateehfa.org.

Membership Requirements

  • This five member advisory board shall be composed of at least three persons who are knowledgeable in one of the following fields: labor, finance or commerce;
  • Terms are for four years.


When a reappointment/vacancy arises, the Housing Finance Authority advertises the position and receives applications for presentation to the Manatee County Commission. Anyone interested in serving should Angela Abbott at (877) 264-0334.

The Manatee County application form is not required.


Meeting dates for the Housing Finance Authority may be viewed at this link to their website.

For information regarding the activities of the Housing Finance Authority contact:

Angela A. Abbott, Attorney/Administrator for
Housing Finance Authority of Manatee County
435 12th Street West, Suite 117
Bradenton, FL 34205
(877) 264-0334 phone
(321) 269-6840 fax
Email: angelaabbott@cfl.rr.com

For additional information contact Denise L. Thomas at (941) 748-4501, ext. 3474, or email denise.thomas@mymanatee.org


Member Term Expires
Hugh Miller, Chairman 10/31/2019
Paul Sharff, 1st Vice Chairman 10/31/2020
James J. Heagerty, 2nd Vice Chairman 10/31/2021
Rich Pierro, 3rd Vice Chairman 10/31/2022
Frank Dodson, Secretary/Treasurer 10/31/2020

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Meeting agendas and minutes may be obtained directly from the Housing Finance Authority.