Media Release

Affordable Housing Press Conference and Symposium

Monday, July 28, 2008 1:00 AM
4:18 p.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - On Monday, August 4, Alachua County Commission Chairman Rodney J. Long will host a press conference to discuss the upcoming Alachua County Affordable Housing Symposium on August 13.  The press conference will be held at 11 a.m. in the Grace Knight conference room in the Alachua County Administration Building located at 12 S.E. 1st St., Gainesville, FL.  All media representatives are invited.
The Affordable Housing Symposium on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Thomas Center's Spanish Court, located at 302 N.E. 6th Ave., Gainesville, FL.
The symposium will showcase information on the status of affordable housing in Alachua County, explore options to close the gap between needs and resources, and lay the foundation for the development of an Affordable Housing Strategic Plan.
The symposium will feature nationally recognized housing professionals representing the National Association of Home Builders, Freddie Mac, and the Miami-Dade Housing Finance Authority, as well as a panel of local housing providers.
If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 or 352-374-5284 TDD.
The symposium is free and open to the public, however registration is required.  To register, please contact Candyce Reed at 352-374-5249 or by August 11, 2008.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).