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Monday, August 28 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Preservation Forum: Planning for Permanent Affordability

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The Shimberg Center for Housing Studies reports that over 95,000 units of assisted rental units have come into the Florida market since the year 2000. However, in the same time period nearly 60,000 units of assisted rental units in Florida have turned into market rate housing due to expiring land use restriction agreements, and over 60,000 additional existing affordable housing units will likely exit the rolls over the next 30 years. In other words, we can't build our way out of the affordable housing deficit unless we require long term or permanent affordability for all the units that receive government subsidy to make those units affordable.
This forum will present permanent and long-term affordability as a key policy and program response to expanding access to sorely needed affordable rental housing, which also increases housing stability, particularly for Florida's low-income workforce. Presenters will discuss the role of mission-based organizations in tax credit partnerships and how this is encouraged through the Live Local Act, and share examples of state and local programs successfully implementing permanent affordability. Experts will also discuss the value of 99-year ground leases to ensure affordability and the implications of affordable rental housing as a permanent community asset in the context of community development and the provision of resident services for the benefit of the residents as well as the business community.

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Ed Busansky

Senior Vice President, First Housing Development Corporation of Florida
Ed Busansky has more than 20 years of real estate expertise including both market rate and affordable multifamily housing transactions. He has worked for Citibank, GMAC, and the Community Development Group of Bank of America. Currently, he is a Senior Vice President with First Housing... Read More →
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Bill Aldinger

Managing Director of Policy and Special Programs, Florida Housing Finance Corporation
Bill Aldinger is the Managing Director of Policy and Special Programs for the Florida Housing Finance Corporation and is on his 17th year at Florida Housing.  Bill has nearly forty years’ experience working on behalf of children, families, elders and persons with special needs... Read More →

Felicia Dawson

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc. (POAH)
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Dan Emmanuel

Senior Research Analyst, National Low Income Housing Coalition
Dan Emmanuel is a Senior Research Analyst at the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and has worked there since 2013. Aside from NLIHC’s annual reports on housing needs, much of Dan’s work centers on the National Housing Preservation Database (NHPD). Dan’s most recent... Read More →
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Christina Rieck Loukas

Shareholder, Winthrop & Weinstine, PA
Christina Rieck Loukas, shareholder at Winthrop & Weinstine, practices in real estate & construction litigation, with a focus on working with clients to resolve the unique issues that can arise in connection with low-income housing tax credit developments.  Christina regularly advises... Read More →
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Quin Seiler

Shareholder, Winthrop & Weinstine, PA
Quin Seiler, shareholder at Winthrop & Weinstine, is a litigation attorney who practices real estate and construction law, representing real estate developers, including non-profit and for-profit developers, as well others in the affordable housing industry.  As part of her practice... Read More →
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Vince Wang

Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Vince Wang, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Runstad Department of Real Estate at the University of Washington and Research Fellow of Grounded Solutions Network, a national nonprofit organization promoting permanently affordable housing. Vince joined the University of Washington... Read More →

Monday August 28, 2023 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Executive Ballroom I