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Tuesday, August 29 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Best Practices for Surplus Lands

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Using publicly-owned land is one of the most impactful tools the public sector has to provide and produce affordable housing. The recently-passed Live Local Act recognizes the importance of publicly-owned land, requiring the coordination of local governments and dependent agencies in maximizing this resource. This workshop will explore best practices for identifying and disposing of publicly-owned land for affordable housing, including layering additional resources for heightened impact, promoting permanent or long-term affordability and incorporating supplier diversity.

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Matthew Wyman

Technical Advisor, Florida Housing Coalition., Inc.
MATTHEW WYMAN is the Community Land Trust Institute (CLTI) Manager for the Florida Housing Coalition and is an award-winning operational efficiency expert and permanent affordability advocate. Matthew previously served the citizens of Leon County, Florida as Housing Services Manager... Read More →

Alex Ballina

Director, Miami Dade Public Housing & Community Development (PHCD), Miami Dade County
Mr. Ballina has more than 25 years of experience in the administration of institutional grade multifamily properties, U.S. HUD Housing operations and economic development programs. Throughout his career, he has administered over $3.5 billion in assets and managed programs for over... Read More →
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Kayon Henderson

Housing and Community Development Director, City of Tampa
Kayon Henderson currently serves as the City of Tampa’s Housing and Community Development Director. Kayon began her housing career in 2008 overseeing the HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS) voucher program and Housing Choice Vouchers. In 2013, Ms. Henderson joined... Read More →
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Robert Ownby

Neighborhood Property Administrator, City of Jacksonville
Native of Florida, Robert Ownby spent the first 10 years of his career working for a nonprofit organization providing affordable housing in Jacksonville’s urban core. In 2017, Robert transitioned to work for the City of Jacksonville. As the Housing Property Administrator, Robert... Read More →

Tuesday August 29, 2023 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Salon 5/6