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Tuesday, August 29 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Heirs Property and Legacy Neighborhoods

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This workshop showcases the work of LISC Jacksonville using a fine point on researching and addressing the effects of heirs property and potential solutions to decrease land loss.   The panel will also provide an update on the progress of  Project Boots. LISC Jacksonville launched “Project Boots,” to guide five local residents on their path toward homeownership in Jacksonville’s Historic Eastside neighborhood. Project Boots provides down payment assistance and a homeownership training curriculum to the five participants over the course of 12 months. Upon successful completion of the program, the five participants – all of whom are Jacksonville natives – will be able to purchase and build a new home on existing vacant lots in Historic Eastside.  This could be a replicable model for your community.

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Kody Glazer

Legal Director, Florida Housing Coalition., Inc.
KODY GLAZER is Legal and Policy Director of the Florida Housing Coalition with expertise in land use law, affordable housing planning and development, and policy implementation. Kody provides technical and legal assistance to local governments, community-based organizations, and policymakers... Read More →
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Irvin Cohen

Executive Director, LISC Jacksonville
Dr. Irvin PeDro Cohen is the Executive Director of LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) Jacksonville.  Dr. Cohen is a Jacksonville, FL native and he received his bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of North Florida, an MBA in Marketing from Pfeiffer University... Read More →
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Tequisha Myles

Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.
Tequisha Myles is a graduate of University of South Florida with a B.A. in Political Science, and received her Juris Doctor degree from Florida State University College of Law in May 2003.  After graduation, Tequisha went to work for Florida Rural Legal Services as a staff attorney... Read More →
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Kristopher Smith

Community Development Officer, LISC Jacksonville
As a Community Development Program Officer, Smith co-leads LISC Jacksonville Family Wealth Creation and its efforts to advance economic growth in urban core neighborhoods. Kristopher brings nearly 20 years of experience in community engagement and development, grantmaking and capacity... Read More →

Tuesday August 29, 2023 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Executive Ballroom I