Florida Housing Coalition
Chief Strategy Officer and Technical Advisor
Ben Toro-Spears’ expertise includes consolidated planning, fair housing, strategic planning, database management, geospatial analysis, and impact assessments for housing and community development projects. In his work for the Coalition, Ben provides training to local governments, nonprofit housing developers, and their stakeholders on compliance with affordable housing program regulations, financial and data management, and best practices for organizational management. He also prepares maps and spatial analyses using GIS, and assists with data collection and statistical analysis for the Coalition’s policy documents and housing needs assessments. Ben earned a master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Maryland, with a focus on economic development and affordable housing.