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Monday, August 28 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Construction and Design Forum: The Importance of Factory-Built Housing

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Factory-built housing is one of the solutions for affordable production. Though there are many potential benefits, including precision built housing with cost savings, the share of factory-built housing nationally is less than 10%. In this forum, experts in finance and industry professionals will clarify terminology, such as the difference between manufactured and modular, and have an honest and open conversation about what are true challenges and what are lingering myths. Topics covered include land use and zoning, building codes and permitting, financing, production, delivery, design, resilience, and perception issues. Local governments, developers, and consumers who have avoided factory built housing in the past, may come away with an important piece of the solution for moving forward.

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Stephen Bender

Program Director, UF CityLab-Orlando, University of Florida
Stephen Bender is Instructional Associate Professor at University of Florida Citylab-Orlando, where he teaches graduate architecture with a focus on revitalizing neighborhoods through design. As a program with an emphasis on urbanism, especially concerning Florida cities, Citylab... Read More →
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Jim Ayotte

Chief Executive Officer, Florida Manufactured Housing Association
Jim Ayotte is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Florida Manufactured Housing Association (FMHA) in Tallahassee, FL.  Jim has worked in the manufactured housing industry for over 25 years and has held executive management positions at the Manufactured Housing Institute and... Read More →

Chadwick Reed

Head of Programs and Growth, Ivory Innovations
Chad Reed works as Head of Programs and Growth at Ivory Innovations, a nonprofit focused on catalyzing innovation in housing affordability. In addition to his role with Ivory Innovations, Chad works as a researcher at Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, where he recently co-authored... Read More →

David Sanchez

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
David Sanchez is a Special Policy Advisor at the Federal Housing Administration and HUD’s Office of Housing. In that role, he advances policies that promote broad access to sustainable mortgage credit, increased supply of affordable housing, stronger consumer protections, and healthy... Read More →
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Dennis Smith

Single Family Affordable Lending, Manager, Freddie Mac
Dennis Smith is an affordable lending manager in Freddie Mac’s Single-Family Mission and Community Engagement division. He manages the affordable housing preservation and manufactured housing initiatives that support Freddie Mac’s underserved markets plan.A 25-year mortgage industry... Read More →
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Will Stoker

Product Development and Industry Engagement, Fannie Mae
Will Stoker leads the implementation of Fannie Mae’s Duty to Serve plan for the manufactured housing market by partnering with members of its Single Family and Multifamily lines of business. He has a bachelors degree from the University of Tennessee in Economics.
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Byron Stroud

Director, Sales and Business Development, Skyline Champion Corp
Byron Stroud is Director of Sales and Business Development for Skyline Champion. Involved with Manufactured Housing Industry for over 50 years working for Whirlpool Corp., Fleetwood Enterprises and since 1995 with Skyline Champion. Active on Boards of Florida, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois... Read More →

Monday August 28, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Salon 3/4