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AFFORDABLE HOUSING INITIATIVE

PART 1: VIRTUAL WEBINARS 

(A free zoom account and registration is required to watch the webinars live or a link will be posted shortly after airing to view at your convenience. Please allow a few minutes to complete the registration process.) 

Expert panelists will share information about issues surrounding affordable housing, and participants will be able to ask questions.

  • PROSPERITY: The case for prosperity and the role of affordable housing.
    • Speaker: Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber
    • To watch the recorded webinar, please visit our YouTube channel.
    • Mr. Wilson's presentation is available upon request, please email Sarah Presley at spresley@volusia.org.
    • To learn more about the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Prosperity Initiative visit www.flchamber.com
    • To view the Florida Chamber 2030 Blueprint, visit www.flchamber.com/florida-2030
       
  • PRODUCE: Affordable housing funding mechanism

    • Panelists: 

      • Michael Anderson, Director, Housing Trust Fund Project, Center for Community Change

      • Ashon Nesbitt, Chief Programs Officer and Technical Advisor, Florida Housing Coalition

      • Catherine McManus, President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando and Osceola County

    • To watch the recorded webinar, please visit our YouTube channel.
    • The presentations from this webinar are available upon request, please email Sarah Presley at spresley@volusia.org
  • PRESERVE: Maintaining existing affordable housing
    • Panelists:
      • Kimberly Spence, Technical Advisor, Florida Housing Coalition
      • Corry Brown, Housing and Grants Coordinator, Volusia County
      • Kara Lennard, Director of Development and Business Management, Daytona Beach Housing Authority
    • To watch the recorded webinar, please visit our YouTube channel.
    • The presentations from this webinar are available upon request, please email Sarah Presley at spresley@volusia.org
       
  • POLICY: Coordinated planning to promote homes for all incomes
    • Panelists:
      • Shawn Wilson, CEO & President, Blue Sky Communities
      • Mark Watts, partner, Cobb Cole Attorneys at Law
      • Rick Werbiskis, Community Development Director, City of DeLand
    • To watch the recorded webinar, please visit our YouTube channel.
    • The presentations from this webinar are available upon request, please email Sarah Presley at spresley@volusia.org
       
  • PROGRESS: Plans in action and success stories from the field
    • Panelists:
      • Whit Blanton, Executive Director, Forward Pinellas
      • Stephanie Lampe, Housing and Community Development, City of St. Petersburg
      • Scott Culp, Principal, Atlantic Housing Partners
    • To watch the recorded webinar, please visit our YouTube channel.
    • The presentations from this webinar are available upon request, please email Sarah Presley at spresley@volusia.org


PART 1.2: INTERACTIVE WEBINARS

  • IMPLEMENTABLE HOUSING ACTION PLANWhat makes a good affordable housing plan
    • Speaker: Jaimie Ross, President & CEO, Florida Housing Coalition
    • To watch the recorded webinar, please visit our YouTube channel.
    • The presentation from this webinar is available upon request, please email Sarah Presley at spresley@volusia.org
       
  • GETTING THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE RIGHT JOB: Affordable housing and land development regulations
    • Panelists:
      • Jessica Gow, Cobb Cole Attorneys at Law
      • Robert Gray, Chairman and President, Strategic Planning Group, Inc
      • Catherine Hartley, Director of Community Planning, Tindale Oliver
    • To watch the recorded webinar, please visit our YouTube channel.
    • The presentation from this webinar is available upon request, please email Sarah Presley at spresley@volusia.org
       
  • GETTING THE RIGHT FUNDING FOR THE RIGHT JOB: Funding the affordable housing gap 
    • Panelists:
      • William Loewenstein, President and CEO, Community Initiatives Development Corportation
      • Alexander Kiss, Managing Partner, Banyan Development Group
      • Ken Bowron, Jr., Managing Partner, Beneficial Community Partners
    • To watch the recorded webinar, please visit our YouTube channel.
    • The presentation from this webinar is available upon request, please email Sarah Presley at spresley@volusia.org

PART 2: HOUSING SUMMIT

The in-person housing summit has been rescheduled for December 7, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For registration information, visit Eventbrite.com.


PART 3: ACTION PLAN

Workgroups will propose a countywide action plan for County Council approval.



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