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Tuesday, August 29 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Hazards and Housing Mitigation

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Identifying projects and funding resources to mitigate affordable housing is crucial. Assisted multi-family properties are eligible to apply to Florida DEM Hazard Mitigation Grant Program but are left out because of lack of staff coordination. This session will provide an overview of the HGMP funding, define process for working with the County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) workgroup to define priority projects to submit for funding consideration. Experts will share insights and best practices from Enterprise Community Partners programs, discuss steps for improving coordination and examples of mitigation strategies for housing.

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Gladys Cook

Board Chair, Florida Housing Coalition
GLADYS COOK is the former Resilience and Recovery Director for the Florida Housing Coalition. As a planner, Gladys has provided research and analysis skills in the formation of disaster recovery strategies for the equitable redevelopment of housing.  Gladys is a strong proponent... Read More →
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Michael Chaney

Technical Advisor, Florida Housing Coalition., Inc.
MICHAEL CHANEY is a Technical Advisor for the Florida Housing Coalition and manages training and assistance for the statewide network of 119 SHIP program offices. Michael’s work focuses on housing program administration, enhancing rehabilitation strategies, income eligibility, and... Read More →
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Sara Haas

Senior Program DIrector, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Sara Haas is Senior Director of the Enterprise Community Partners Southeast Market and National Preservation Next Program. At Enterprise, Sara leads affordable housing preservation programming in Miami and Atlanta, Keep Safe Florida , and the National Preservation Next program. Prior... Read More →
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Kristin Lentz

Mitigation Planning Unit Manager, Florida Division of Emergency Management
Kristin Lentz is an emergency management professional, with a specialized interest in hazard mitigation and planning. Kristin is currently with the Florida Division of Emergency as the Mitigation Planning Unit Manager. In this role she oversees the Planning Unit, manages the review... Read More →

Tuesday August 29, 2023 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Salon 7/8