Alachua County Affordable Housing Summit
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Jaimie A. Ross is the President and CEO of the Florida Housing Coalition.
Prior to joining the Florida Housing Coalition as CEO, Ms. Ross served as the Affordable
Housing Director at 1000 Friends of Florida, a statewide nonprofit smart growth
organization, from 1991- 2015. Prior to her tenure at 1000 Friends of Florida, Ross
was a land use and real property lawyer representing for profit and nonprofit developers
and financial institutions with a law firm in Orlando.
Susan Pourciau is the director of Homeless Training and Technical Assistance
for the Florida Housing Coalition. She coordinates and provides technical assistance
to homeless Continuums of Care, nonprofit agencies, and local governments that are
working to end homelessness throughout the state.
Jack Humburg is the Executive Vice President of Housing, Development, and
Americans with Disabilities Act Services for Boley Centers, Inc. Boley Centers is
a 45 year old private non-profit community based origination located in St. Petersburg,
Florida. Mr. Humburg is responsible for the development of affordable housing at
Boley Centers. Currently, Boley Centers and its affiliates currently provide over
1,000 units of affordable housing in Pinellas County.
Natalie Maxwell is an attorney at Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
and leads the Renters’ Rights/Affordable Housing Unit.. Her litigation currently
focuses on protecting and preserving housing rights of low-income tenants. She has
experience litigating a variety of civil rights cases including, disability rights,
housing rights, housing discrimination, and special education in federal and state
trial courts and administrative hearings. She has also developed and conducted community
education on fair housing and accessible housing issues for attorneys and advocates.
As part of a two-year national public interest law fellowship, she was responsible
for creating and carrying out legal strategies to increase access to accessible
and affordable housing for low-income Floridians with disabilities.
Anne Ray is the manager of the Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse at University
of Florida’s Shimberg Center for Housing Studies. She directs the Center’s statewide
Rental Market Study and has performed research on preservation of assisted rental
housing, public housing, the housing needs of persons with disabilities, farmworker
housing, and states' implementation of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. Previously,
she worked for the Family Housing Fund in Minneapolis. Ms. Ray holds a Bachelors
degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and
Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Mary Alford graduated from the University of Florida with a Masters of Engineering,
specializing in Environmental Engineering and with additional background in Urban
and Regional Planning and Process Engineering. After working in Water and Wastewater
for Gainesville Regional Utilities, she moved to Progress Energy as an Environmental
Analyst, then in Power Plant Operations Management, and finally in Power Plant Construction,
managing environmental compliance. Observing first hand the environmental cost of
energy production led to a career change to energy optimization and sustainable
building practices. Currently the managing principal of the Sustainable Design Group,
Mary is the sustainability consultant for Brytan, where three homes were recently
awarded LEED Silver Certification.
Nancy Muller is Director of Policy and Special Programs for Florida Housing
Finance Corporation, the state’s housing finance agency. Florida Housing provides
financing through a number of state and federal affordable programs for homeowner
and rental housing, including permanent supportive housing for persons with special
needs and homeless people.