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Tuesday, August 29 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Innovations in Housing Production and Management

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As the deficit of affordable housing has continued to increase, many are welcoming new methods to ease the divide between the supply and demand.  Developers, residents, and local governments are implementing solutions that result in a faster production rate of new housing units while achieving a reduction in costs.  These alternatives to traditional housing models include accessory dwelling units (ADUs), modifications to land development codes, new technology such as 3D printing, and container homes.  Creative strategies that reduce the total development cost by contracting HVAC appliances and services allowing the developer to shift costs from development to operations, reducing the total development cost to achieve financial feasibility.  This session will take the solution-focused approach to addressing challenges by implementing innovative approaches to housing development and management to inform attendees about examples that can be replicated across Florida.

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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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Leo Probo

Business Development Manager, Advantage Alliance
Leo Probo is a management sales professional where he has spent the past 12 years of his career in working alongside housing providers across the US.  Residing in Charlotte NC, Leo has been able to provide his family the comfort and support needed to make the transitional move from... Read More →
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Anna Terry

Executive Director, Space Coast Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
Anna has been with Space Coast Habitat in Brevard County since 2019 after “retiring” from a 40-year career in the fashion apparel industry.  She's an out of the box thinker and likes to leave things better and stronger than she found them.She is very proud to be leading Space... Read More →
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Craig Vanderlaan

Executive Director, Crisis Housing Solutions
Craig Vanderlaan is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Crisis Housing Solutions (CHS), a non-profit 501(c)(3) HUD Housing Counseling Agency.  CHS was founded as Adopt A Hurricane Family by Craig and his wife, Lisa, in response to the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Katrina... Read More →

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