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Regional Administrator Jennifer R. Collins joins inaugural affordable housing panel series at University of Miami School of Architecture
[2024 Springterm Salons: IN SHORT SUPPLY: AFFORDABLE HOUSING. February 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29]
[HUD Southeast Regional Administrator Jennifer R. Collins participated in the inaugural University of Miami Spring Term series 'In Short Supply: Affordable Housing']
[Students, housing practitioners and members of the community join the weekly panels in February to discuss affordable housing.]


On Thursday, February 1st, SE Regional Administrator Jennifer R. Collins participated in the inaugural University of Miami Spring Term series “In Short Supply: Affordable Housing." The conversations will take place every Thursday evening throughout the month of February.

Regional Administrator Collins highlighted Secretary Marcia Fudge and the Department’s commitment to working with all levels of government to review and reform zoning and land use policies.

For the first week topic, How are policies evolving to effectively address the pressing issue of the affordable housing shortage at the federal, state, and local levels? Regional Administrator Collins was joined by Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development Director Alex Ballina, West Palm Beach Assistant City Administrator Armando Fana, Miami Dade County Office of Housing Advocacy Director Delores Holley, and University of Miami Climate Resilience Academy Director Jennifer Posner. The panel was moderated by Miami-Dade County Housing Senior Advisor José Cintrón.

As cohosts for the series, HUD SE Deputy Regional Administrator and Acting Miami Field Office Director Tiffany Cobb, along with University of Miami Dean of Architecture Rodolphe el-Khoury and Associate Dean for Research Professor Sonia Chao, welcomed the audience, invited questions, and reminded those interested in providing comments that HUD has a proposed rule to revise the CDBG program regulations to make it easier for recipients to promote economic development and economic recovery, to send them by March 11, 2024.

Topics for the upcoming weeks at the School of Architecture courtyard are Beyond the bottom line: What do we lose when we lose affordable housing; how do we make housing more affordable, sustainable, and culturally connected; how do we improve affordable housing availability and design; and how is climate change compounding the housing affordability shortage.

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