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TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2019

9 AM – 10:15 AM

Salon 1

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

Blaise Denton

Blaise Denton

Technical Advisor
Florida Housing Coalition

Cheryl Howell

Cheryl Howell

Affordable Housing Director
Hillsborough County

Sandra Shank

Sandra Shank

CEO/Founder
Abundant Life Ministries-Hope House, Inc.

Joy Willard-Williford

Joy Willard-Williford

Project Manager/Urban Missioner
Neighbor Up Brevard