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Monday, August 28 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Public Policy Forum: Live Local Act

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The Live Local Act of 2023 was Florida's first landmark housing legislation since the William E. Sadowski Affordable Housing Act of 1992.  The Live Local Act included the largest appropriation of Sadowski funding for SHIP and SAIL and created additional funding sources for affordable housing from general revenue and tax incentives.  Over $800 million was directly appropriated for existing housing programs and the Legislature augmented that with member projects for affordable housing to reach an unprecedented $1 billion for the production and preservation of affordable housing in Florida.  The Live Local Act includes a host of tools, including land use overrides for affordable housing developers. In this forum, experts will recap the 2023 Legislative Session, focusing primarily on how the Live Local Act marks a new era in housing policy, and how your community can make the most of the Live Local Act to drive housing production and preservation. The Live Local Act has many parts and pieces; the panel of experts will respond to any questions or concerns about the Act and discuss future advocacy related to the Act.

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Mark Hendrickson

President, The Hendrickson Company
Since 1994 Mr. Hendrickson has been President of The Hendrickson Company, which assists clients in all areas of affordable housing, including finance, economic research, and legislative issues. Clients include multiple local Housing Finance Authorities, rental housing developers... Read More →
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Steve Auger

CEO, Birdsong Housing Partners
Steve Auger is the CEO of Birdsong Housing Partners, which develops, builds, and owns multifamily affordable rental properties, including permanent supportive housing.  Prior to joining Birdsong, Steve served from 2005 to 2017 as Executive Director of Florida Housing Finance Corporation... Read More →
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Marisa Button

Director of Multifamily Allocations, Florida Housing Finance Corporation
MARISA BUTTON was named the Managing Director of Multifamily Programs for Florida Housing Finance Corporation in 2019. She is responsible for the oversight of the rule development, allocations, underwriting, closing, and cost certification processes for the Low-Income Housing Tax... Read More →
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Jeff Branch

Legislative Advocate, Florida League of Cities
Jeff Branch is a seasoned political professional with 18 years of experience in the field. Currently, he serves as the Director of Field Advocacy Designate and Senior Legislative Advocate for the Florida League of Cities, where he manages transportation and intergovernmental relations... Read More →
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Kody Glazer

Legal Director, Florida Housing Coalition., Inc.
KODY GLAZER is Legal and Policy Director of the Florida Housing Coalition with expertise in land use law, affordable housing planning and development, and policy implementation. Kody provides technical and legal assistance to local governments, community-based organizations, and policymakers... Read More →
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Brian McCabe

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Brian McCabe is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development in the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  In that role, he works on a number of core housing policy issues, including rental assistance... Read More →

Monday August 28, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Salon 11/12