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Tuesday, August 29 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Developing and Preserving Housing in Rural Communities

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Rural communities work to address great housing needs with limited resources. The Live Local Act will increase funding to rural communities. This session will share examples of how rural communities can maximize this opportunity to expand and preserve housing in rural communities, including effective design and utilization of financial resources.

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Carmen D. Smith

Executive Director, Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity
Carmen D. Smith is the Executive Director of Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity, an affordable housing non-profit serving Jackson and Washington counties. The organization builds homes with the intention of increasing the area’s affordable housing supply while also working to eliminate... Read More →
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Steven Brown

Executive Director, Florida Non Profit Housing, Inc.
Steven Brown is the Executive Director of Florida, Non-Profit Housing, Inc., (FNPH), a Sebring based nonprofit that has been providing technical assistance and training to non-profit housing agencies in the Southeast Region of the United States since 1978. FNPH's activities are primarily... Read More →
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Lakeisha Hood Moise

State Director, USDA Rural Development
USDA Rural Development helps improve the quality of life in rural areas through over fifty programs. We offer financial assistance to help create jobs & support economic development & essential services.Contact: Lakeisha HoodEmail: lakeisha.hood@usda.govPhone: 352.338.3411... Read More →

Steve Kirk

President, Rural Neighborhoods, Inc.
Steven Kirk is President of Rural Neighborhoods, a nonprofit housing and community development organization serving small Florida communities. Mr. Kirk, has developed more than $300M and 2,000 in affordable housing and community facilities throughout Florida. He is Duke University... Read More →
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Mackenzie Stagg

Assistant Research Professor, Auburn University Rural Studio
Mackenzie Stagg is an Assistant Research Professor in Auburn University’s School of Architecture and manages Rural Studio’s Front Porch Initiative. Established in 1993, Rural Studio gives architecture students a hands-on educational experience while assisting the underserved communities... Read More →

Tuesday August 29, 2023 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
Salon 3/4