Florida’s Premier Statewide Affordable Housing Training and Technical Assistance Event

Day 1 – Monday, August 31


9 AM - 10 AM

Opening Plenary

Welcome and Introduction to the Florida Housing Coalition

Morning Keynote
Maria Rodriguez, Executive Director, Florida Immigrant Coalition


10:30 am - 11:45 am

Public Policy Plenary: Housing is Healthcare

Housing is healthcare – this has never been truer than in the wake of the devastation caused by COVID-19. Local communities have relied on the leadership of their state and federal partners to aid in the response to this pandemic. Beginning with a State of the State from Trey Price, hear from state and national leaders on how the response is going, what will be needed in the months to come, and the intersection of health and housing.

Eileen Fitzgerald, Moderator, Wells Fargo
Amanda Andere, Funders Together to End Homelessness
Marion McFadden, Enterprise Community Partners
Leroy Moore, Tampa Housing Authority
Trey Price, Florida Housing Finance Corporation


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Film Festival Lunch


2 pm - 4 pm


Disaster Housing Resilience and Recovery Forum
Faith-Based Forum
Housing Counselors Forum
Housing and Race: Policies and Programs through an Equitable Lens


4 PM

Conference Raffle

Day 2 – Tuesday, September 1


9 am - 10:30 a.m.

Celebration of Sadowski Success, Legislative Champions, and Fall Campaign

This was a momentous year for the Sadowski Housing Trust funds. During the 2020 Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature fully appropriated all the housing trust fund monies for housing. Join Sadowski Coalition members as we celebrate full appropriation of the housing trust funds, discuss the budget consequences from the pandemic, the special session expected in the Fall and the work that needs to be done to receive the 2020 SHIP appropriation.

Jaimie Ross, Moderator, Facilitator, Sadowski Coalition, CEO, Florida Housing Coalition
Dorene Barker
, AARP Florida
Jeff Branch
, Florida League of Cities
Bryan Cherry
, Florida Coalition to End Homelessness
Chris Emmanuel
, Florida Chamber of Commerce
Tonnette Graham
, Florida Association of Counties
Mark Hendrickson
, Florida Association of Housing Finance Authorities
Trey Price
, Florida Housing Finance Corporation
Danielle Scoggins
, Florida Realtors


11 am

CRA Panel

Join the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency community development staff in an opportunity to hear about bank partnerships in affordable housing. Participants will receive a brief overview of the Community Reinvestment Act and will have an opportunity to ask general and specific questions about working with banks. The FDIC and OCC will outline strategies related to lending, service and investment with bank partners.

April Atkins, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 
Lisa Mifflin, U.S. Treasury Department, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Bankers Can Be Your Best Partners Panel

Hear from and talk with bankers who are committed to making community investments. Learn what financial institutions are doing to assist individuals, families, and organizations get through and recover from COVID-19. Panelists will provide information about initiatives and commitments around homeownership and supporting organizations that are providing rental assistance in the wake of COVID-19.

Suzanne Cabrera, Moderator, Housing Leadership Council of Palm Beach County
Marilyn Drayton, Wells Fargo
Kathy Hazelwood, Synovus
Tammy Paycer, Truist
Aileen Pruitt, PNC Bank
Christine Ruiz, Bank of America
Thais Sullivan, Valley 



2 pm - 4 pm


Ending Homelessness
Energy Efficiency and Green Building Forum (sponsored by Duke Energy)
Housing and Neighborhood Identity: Preserving Communities of Color
Florida Realtors Forum (sponsored by the Florida Realtors)


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Keynote Address and Non-Profit Raffle

Angela Brooks and Lawrence Scarpa, Brooks + Scarpa

Non-Profit Raffle
Synovus and Wells Fargo

Day 3 – Wednesday, September 2


9:30 am - 11:30 am


9:30 am - 11:30 am

Florida Community Development Legal Project Office Hours

On-Demand Training Sessions

You don’t need to choose between sessions! One of the advantages of our virtual conference is that you can attend all of the sessions. Increase your affordable housing knowledge at your own pace with these on-demand sessions whenever and wherever you choose. Sessions are available to view for one year.

Advocacy with Results: Grassroots Efforts and Local Housing Trust Funds

Bonds 101

Construction Law

Creative Housing Problems Solving and Diversion

Digital Tools for Housing Program Administration

Disaster Case Management: The Calvary Arrives

Disaster Film Festival: Revisioning Recovery

Missing Middle- How to make it Happen

Florida Housing Finance Corporation Funding Resources

Florida’s Green Building is Certifiable!

Getting Rapid Re-Housing Right

Government Land Trust for Multifamily Housing

Harvesting the Resources and Expertise of Housing Authorities in More Impactful Partnerships

Housing is Healthcare: Ending Homelessness

Housing is Healthcare: Improving the Outcomes of Children

Housing to the Rescue: Stabilizing the Lives of Children and Families

Inclusionary Housing: Creating Mixed Income Communities in Compliance with Florida Law

Innovative Housing Designs for Rapid Rebuilding

Leading with Equity

Legislative Update from 2020 Session

Lending for Community Land Trusts

Local Preference and 9% Housing Credits

Long Term Recovery in the COVID Era: Ending Homelessness

Maximizing Virtual Community Engagement

Opportunity Zones and Affordable Housing

Race Disparity in Homeownership: Closing the Gap

Rapid Disaster Assistance with State Housing Trust Funds

Rebuilding Florida Better for the Long Term

Renewable Energy and Affordable Housing

Scattered Site Development

Senior Housing: Best practices from the public and private sector

Subsidy Savvy: Preserving Affordability and the Public Investment

The RFP and RFA process- how to make application

Two Years and Counting: Research, Community Engagement, and Hurricane Michael Recovery

Using COVID Resources to Strengthen the Housing Crisis Response System

Wind and Flood Insurance: Are dark clouds forming and can we mitigate during blue skies?

*Please Note: This Agenda is subject to change