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Florida Affordable Housing Conference Going on Now

More than 900 people were expected to attend the once-per-year meeting that focuses on current housing issues, trends and innovations.

ORLANDO – The Florida Housing Coalition (FHC) is hosting its 32nd Annual Statewide Affordable Housing Conference through Aug. 28 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando. More than 900 people were expected to attend the once-per-year meeting that focuses on current housing issues, trends and innovations.

Featured keynote speakers include Ken Lawson, executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, and Dr. Rodney Harrell, from National AARP, director of Livability Thought Leadership.

The State of the State Public Policy Plenary session held Aug. 26 addressed the Sadowski Act, which funds Florida’s state and local housing trust fund programs. The panel featured non-profit and government professionals who work at the state and federal levels addressing housing programs and initiatives, including disaster housing recovery, Opportunity Zones, ending homelessness, long-term affordability, land use and the major funding resources available for affordable housing.

On Aug. 27, the conference will offer more than 30 training workshops today on aspects of affordable housing, including sessions on disaster recovery, community land trusts, housing advocacy, innovations in housing, equitable development, avoiding displacement, and funding resources. This year’s forums focus on disaster recovery, ending homelessness among youth and young adults and Opportunity Zones.

On Aug. 28, the conference features three symposiums: the SHIP Administrators Roundtable, Nonprofit Building Capacity to Build Symposium and the launch of the Florida CLT Institute’s Training and Certification Program.

To learn more about the Conference, visit: www.FLHousingConference.org. For more information about the Florida Housing Coalition, visit www.FLHousing.org.

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