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TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2019

2 PM – 3:15 PM

TBD

Faith Based Grassroots Advocacy for Housing

Rising housing prices in Florida fall disproportionately on “the least of these.” Faith based organizations have historically advocated for those who would not otherwise have a voice: the poor, people with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness. With the affordable housing crisis facing so many, faith-based advocacy groups and congregations across Florida have placed affordable housing at the forefront of their mission. These organizations have used a variety of strategies to successfully advocate for more funding and better housing policies to support affordable housing. This roundtable session looks at success stories at the local level, as well as models and methods of effective faith-based advocacy.

Moderator & Presenters

Cheryl Howell

Cheryl Howell

Affordable Housing Director
Hillsborough County

Sandra Shank

Sandra Shank

CEO/Founder
kevin.donovan@53.com

Joy Willard-Williford

Joy Willard-Williford

Project Manager/Urban Missioner
Neighbor Up Brevard