Trends in Affordable Housing for Today and Tomorrow

Affordable housing has always been in short supply, but today it’s more scarce than ever. Increasing prices and public policy challenges are just two of the many factors at play. How is all this impacting your ability to provide homes in your community? Which trends are affecting you the most? With things changing so fast, how can you keep up or predict what will happen next? Join us for this timely conversation and help create a plan for moving your housing programs forward with confidence.

David Harder currently works at Suncoast Housing Connections in Clearwater, Florida as their Real Estate Manager. With over 30 years of experience in community development, construction and real estate sales, David is a Certified General Contractor and a Licensed Real Estate Agent. Through development, general contracting, project management, and consulting David has worked on over 3,000 housing units and 80,000 sq. ft. of commercial space.

Oliver L. Gross is President of New Urban Development, LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of the Urban League of Greater Miami, Inc. in Florida. Mr. Gross, thru New Urban, has primary responsibility for the acquisition, development, construction oversight, financing and property management of the myriad of commercial and residential housing developments owned and/or managed by the Urban League of Greater Miami, Inc. and its subsidiary entities (the “League”). Mr. Gross has experience as a real estate developer, public administrator, and commercial banker. Mr. Gross has earned certifications as a Real Estate Development Professional and a U.S.HUD Certified Occupancy Specialist.


Anne Ray directs the Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse, an online source of local data on affordable housing supply and demand. Since joining the Center in 2001, she also has performed research on the housing needs of farmworkers and persons with disabilities, preservation of subsidized housing, states’ implementation of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, energy efficiency and transit accessibility in Florida’s affordable housing developments, and the effects of homelessness on children’s education. Ms. Ray received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.