Forging Alliances Between Environmental and Affordable Housing Interests
For over a decade, the efforts of 1000 Friends of Florida and its unlikely coalition of allies have contributed to the state leading the nation with its statewide dedicated revenue for affordable housing. Jaimie Ross, the Affordable Housing Director for 1000 Friends of Florida, will explain what it took to make this happen and how that coalition continues today as a very real force in shaping state policy and spending on housing and smart growth. She will highlight the recent defeat of the Governor's proposal to divert housing funds to the clean-up of the Everglades and discuss the pivotal role that a smart growth organization can and should play to forge alliances between environmental and housing interests.
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