To facilitate the provision of safe, decent, and affordable housing and related community development throughout the state of Florida, and thereby to establish Florida as the national and international model for successful affordable housing delivery.
What We Do
The Shimberg Center conducts research into housing policy and planning, with a special focus on housing affordability for Florida residents. We provide data and applied research to state agencies, local planners, the housing industry, non-profits, and others involved in shaping housing policy in Florida. We work closely with our colleagues in University of Florida's College of Design, Construction and Planning.
Bank of America awards the Center $155,000 to create neighborhood-level data to support community development.
The Center is a partner in two HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grants, led by the Central Florida and East
Central Florida Regional Planning Councils. The Center will use the
Housing Suitability model
to help develop affordable housing plans for six rural Central Florida counties and surrounding proposed SunRail commuter train stations in the Orlando area.
Center receives grant from HUD's Research Partnerships initiative to use the
Housing Suitability Model to evaluate transportation, land use and socioeconomic conditions surrounding affordable housing locations in 17 Florida counties.