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Tuesday, August 29 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Local Government Trust Funds in the Age of Live Local

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Many communities created local government trust funds as a response to diminishing funding from federal sources and the state's housing trust fund. With record funding through the Live Local Act, this workshop will explore the ongoing role of local government trust funds and how they can be effectively utilized to maximize the impact of increased funding through the Live Local Act.

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Suzanne Cabrera

President & CEO, Housing Leadership Council of Palm Beach County, Inc.
Ms. Cabrera’s professional volunteer roles include serving as chair of Florida Housing Coalition Board. Locally she has been a member and past chair of the Palm Beach County Commission on Affordable Housing, chair of the West Palm Beach Affordable Housing Committee, executive member... Read More →
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Michael Puchalla

Executive Director, HDC of SW Florida, Inc./HELP/Collier County CLT
Michael Puchalla serves as Executive Director of Housing Development Corporation of SW Florida, Inc., d/b/a HELP.  Mr. Puchalla joined the HUD-approved, non-profit counseling agency in January 2009, and took over as director in July of 2013.  In 2020, HELP launched the Collier County... Read More →
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Carol Stricklin

Director, Housing and Community Development Departmenth, Pinellas County
Ms. Stricklin directs the Pinellas County Housing and Community Department where she leads the Planning and Community Development Divisions.  The department's priorities include implementation of the Pinellas County Housing Compact and the County's Affordable Housing Development... Read More →

Jack Weir

President, Eastwind Development, LLC

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