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Tuesday, August 29 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Hurricanes, Housing, and the Effectiveness of Disaster Recovery Programs- CANCELLED

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After five hurricanes in five years, what can we learn from Florida’s efforts to rebuild? Join University of Florida’s Shimberg Center for Housing Studies for this research update on post-disaster recovery and the effectiveness of Federal and local programs. We will talk about findings from two Shimberg Center-Florida Housing Coalition collaborations. The first, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, quantified the role of Florida’s local SHIP programs in filling gaps left by Federal disaster assistance. The second study, funded this past year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, explores how the Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery may be better structured to meet renter needs. Lastly, we will discuss how U.S. Small Business Administration Loans fit into this funding landscape and which types of households are more likely to use these loans to recover from disasters.  

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Anne Ray

Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse Manager, Shimberg Center for Housing Studies
Anne Ray is the manager of the Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse, a free, online source of data on affordable housing needs and supply. Since joining the Shimberg Center in 2001, she also has performed research on public housing, preservation of affordable rental housing, energy... Read More →
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Maria Watson

Assistant Professor, Shimberg Center for Housing Studies
Maria Watson is an Assistant Professor in the M.E. Rinker, Sr, School of Construction Management and researcher with the Shimberg Center for Housing Studies. Before coming to the University of Florida, she was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture... Read More →
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Nasim Yeganeh

Graduate Research Assistant, Shimberg Center for Housing Studies
Nasim Yganeh, Graduate Research AssistantNasim Yganeh joined the Shimberg Center for Housing Studies in 2022 as a Graduate Assistant. Prior to joining the Shimberg Center, she was a researcher and an urban planner in her home country, Iran. She is interested in working on affordable... Read More →

Tuesday August 29, 2023 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
Salon 7/8