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    Authorization
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    Table of Contents
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    Executive summary
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    Introduction
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    Teaching
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    Research
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    Administration
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:, UNIVERSITY OF
SFLORIDA


ANNUAL REPORT

of the

SHIMBERG CENTER FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING


M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction
College of Design, Construction, and Planning
University of Florida
P. O. Box 115703
Gainesville, Florida 32611-5703


December 2001










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Cover Story

The Florida Building Code will be
adopted by the state in 2002. In
preparation for that event, the Florida
Department of Community Affairs
issued a contract to the Shimberg
Center to evaluate the difference in
cost and property-loss risk between
the existing code (i.e., the Standard
Building Code 1997) and the Florida
Building Code. In the first phase
three builders constructed homes and
provided access to their records as a
basis for the cost comparison. The
Shimberg Center also worked closely
with Applied Research Associates, the
Florida Home Builders Association,
and the Southern Building Code
Congress International to accomplish
the project. During the second phase
of the study the cost and risk
comparison was expanded by Applied
Research Associates using computer
modeling techniques to include
eighteen wood-frame homes and
eighteen concrete block-homes. The
Shimberg Center was responsible for
final preparation and production of the
final report of the study.










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AUTHORIZATION

The Shimberg Center for Affordable Housing in the College of Design, Construction, and
Planning, Rinker School of Building Construction, at the University of Florida was created
by the Florida legislature in 1988. The text of Section 240.5111, Florida Statutes,
establishing the Center and as amended by the William E. Sadowski Affordable Housing Act
of 1992 reads:

The Board ofRegents shall establish the Multidisciplinary Center for. I 4 .... ,!...1
Housing within the School ofBuilding Construction of the College ofArchitecture of
the University of Florida with the collaboration of other related disciplines such as
agriculture, business administration, engineering, law, and medicine. The center
shall work in conjunction with other colleges in the State University System. The
Multidisciplinary Center for Affordable Housing shall:

(a) Conduct research j il ,, I to the problems and solutions associated with the
availability of affordable housing in the state for families who are below the
median income level and widely disseminate the results of such research to
appropriate public and private audiences in the state. Such research shall
emphasize methods to improve the planning, design, and production of
affordable housing, including, but not limited to, the financial,
maintenance, management, and regulatory aspects of residential
development.
(b) Provide public services to local, regional, and state agencies, units of
government, and authorities by helping them create regulatory climates that
are amendable to the introduction of tairdale !h ,i ... ii ,i,,i their
jurisdictions.
(c) Conduct special research i,. iLar1,, to fire safety.
(d) Provide afocus for the teaching of new technology and skills i,. lil',,i to
affordable housing in the state.
(e) Develop a base of informational and financial support from the private
sector for the activities of the center.
(f) Develop prototypes for both multifamily and single-family units.
(g) Establish a research agenda and general work plan in cooperation with the
Department of Community Affairs, which is the state agency responsible for
research and planning for affordable housing and for training and
technical assistance for providers of alttlrdable housing.
(h) Submit a report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the
Speaker of the House ofRepresentatives by January 1 of each year. The
annual report shall include information j ,. ilai to the activities of the
center, including collaborative efforts with public and private entities,
affordable housing models, and any other findings and recommendations
related to the production of safe, decent, and affordable housing.

This Annual Report has been prepared and submitted in response to and in accordance with
Section 240.5111(h), F.S.










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CONTENTS




Section Page

C O V E R ST O R Y ............... .. ................ .......................... .................................................... ii

A U T H O R IZ A T IO N ......................................................................... ............................................... ........... iii

CO N TEN T S .................................................................................................................................. ......... iv

E X E C U T IV E SU M M A R Y ................. .......................................................................................................... v

IN T R O D U C T IO N .................. .............................................................. ...................................................... 1

T E A C H IN G .................................. ........................ ......................................... .... .... ...... 1
U n d erg ra d u ate C ou rses ................................................................................................................................... 1
Graduate Courses ...................................................2
G radu ate Stu d en ts.................................................................................... ............................................... 2

R E S E A R C H ................ ................................................................................................... .... ............. ..... .....3
H ou sing D ata W arehou se .................... ........................................................................................................... 3
State of F lorid a's H ou sin g ................... .......................................................................................................... 4
A nnu al H ou sin g R report ...................... ........................................................................................................... 4
Statewide Housing Needs Assessment.................................... ........ ...............................................5
Windstorm Damage Mitigation Training & Demonstration Centers.................... .......................5
B building C ode C ost C om prison ........................................................... ................................................5
Building System Education & Research Park ................................................... ................................ 6
Community Outreach Partnership Center....................................................................... ..................6
V various P rojects................................................................. .............................. ........ ..................6

SE R V IC E ................ ............................................................................................... ........ ........... . .7
O rgan ize C on feren ces ................. ...........................................................................................................7
Dissemination..................... ...... ..............................................7

A D M IN IST R A T IO N ................. ........................................................................................................... ...........8
F in an cial .............. .... .................................. .................................................... ... .... ............... 8
P erso n n el ................. ............ .................... .... ............................................... .................. ........... ....... .. 9
A d v iso ry C ou n cil .............. .... .................... ............................................................................ .. ...............

APPENDIX A ...... ....... ................................... ............ ............... 10
L ist of P u b licatio n s ............................................................................................ ....................................... 10
T technical N ote Series ..................... .................................................................................... ....................... 11
R esea rch R ep o rt s...................................................................................................................................1 1










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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


During 2001 the Shimberg Center for Affordable Housing concentrated its activities on expanding the
Florida housing database, assessing the cost impact of the new Florida Building Code, and finalizing
a curriculum and catalog of courses for a master's level degree in housing and community
development.

The database that was developed to produce Affordable Housing Needs Assessments for the cities
and counties in Florida and that served as the basis for production of the first annual edition of The
State ofFlorida's Housing, 2000, has resulted in the Shimberg Center entering into a contract to
provide housing information to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. A statewide survey of
rental housing was conducted for the Corporation during 200 land work was begun on the
development of a housing data warehouse that will serve the housing information needs of state
agencies, local governments, for-profit and non-profit organizations. Development of the full
capabilities of the warehouse will take approximately five years and will be accessible over the
Internet.

The Ford Foundation and the Fannie Mae Foundation recognized the leading-edge nature of the
Florida Housing Data Warehouse effort and awarded grants to the Shimberg Center to organize a
conference focused on small-area socio-economic statistical systems. The conference will bring
together the nation's leading researchers and practitioners to define a research agenda that will move
the field to the next generation of community statistical systems.

Under contracts from the Department of Community Affairs, the Shimberg Center has worked with
Applied Research Associates to assess the cost and the impact on property loss risk of the Florida
Building Code versus previously existing building codes. During the initial phase of the project,
three homes were built. During the second phase, these homes were used as the basis for a computer-
based model that evaluated the cost and risk changes for thirty-two wood-frame and thirty-two
concrete-block homes throughout the state. The final report of this project will provide data for the
2001 legislative debate regarding implementation of the Florida Building Code.

The undergraduate courses that comprise the currently available residential track within the
construction management curriculum continue to attract more students than there is space available.
The Housing Track courses are attracting students majoring in real estate, urban and regional
planning, interior design, and law. During 2001, the Center completed a university-wide course
catalog that will serve as a guide to students pursuing advanced degrees in housing and community
development. The next step will be to develop an industry advisory committee to provide guidance in
development of the undergraduate curriculum in housing.

Under a contract from the Florida Department of Insurance, the Shimberg Center completed
construction of the third Windstorm Damage Mitigation Training and Demonstration Center in St.
John's County, Florida. The location of the fourth such facility has not yet been determined by the
Department.

Funding for the Center provided by the University of Florida decreased five percent from the previous
year to a total $248,715. Two new staff members have been added to support the Florida housing
data warehouse effort. Funded research and endowments reached $877,553.









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INTRODUCTION

Although the Center has taught housing-related courses for several years, a formal "residential
option" within the construction management curriculum of the M. E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building
Construction was approved in 1998 and implemented in 1999. This addition to the curriculum was
the result of requests from the home building industry. In 2000-2001 the Center completed
cataloging courses from across campus that would be of value to students pursuing graduate degrees
and specializing in any of a variety of housing and community development areas.


The Center's research has been concentrated in three areas: (1) developing and maintaining detailed
quantitative data describing Florida's changing housing demand and inventory, (2) exploring housing
policy alternatives that will improve access to affordable housing for lower-income households, and
(3) documenting the performance characteristics of alternative building systems and materials.


Service activities within the university have ranged from chairing or serving on supervisory
committees of masters and doctoral students, to serving as faculty advisor for the student chapter of
the National Association of Home Builders, and to serving on various committees within the school,
college, and university. The Center's faculty members also serve on advisory committees or boards
of directors for a number of agencies and not-for-profit housing and community development
organizations in Florida. The Community Outreach Partnership Center project brought together
service and outreach activities from various colleges and departments of the university in response to
the needs of the Gainesville community which, in turn, provided insight into the components of a
model that can be applied to other Florida communities.


TEACHING


Undergraduate Courses
The residential track offered within the Rinker School of Building Construction comprises three
required courses:
* Project Planning and Feasibility exposes the student to the process of producing a proposal for
development of a residential project on a specific site. The proposal includes sections on market
analysis, site analysis, project programming, schematic design, project cost estimate, and









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INTRODUCTION

Although the Center has taught housing-related courses for several years, a formal "residential
option" within the construction management curriculum of the M. E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building
Construction was approved in 1998 and implemented in 1999. This addition to the curriculum was
the result of requests from the home building industry. In 2000-2001 the Center completed
cataloging courses from across campus that would be of value to students pursuing graduate degrees
and specializing in any of a variety of housing and community development areas.


The Center's research has been concentrated in three areas: (1) developing and maintaining detailed
quantitative data describing Florida's changing housing demand and inventory, (2) exploring housing
policy alternatives that will improve access to affordable housing for lower-income households, and
(3) documenting the performance characteristics of alternative building systems and materials.


Service activities within the university have ranged from chairing or serving on supervisory
committees of masters and doctoral students, to serving as faculty advisor for the student chapter of
the National Association of Home Builders, and to serving on various committees within the school,
college, and university. The Center's faculty members also serve on advisory committees or boards
of directors for a number of agencies and not-for-profit housing and community development
organizations in Florida. The Community Outreach Partnership Center project brought together
service and outreach activities from various colleges and departments of the university in response to
the needs of the Gainesville community which, in turn, provided insight into the components of a
model that can be applied to other Florida communities.


TEACHING


Undergraduate Courses
The residential track offered within the Rinker School of Building Construction comprises three
required courses:
* Project Planning and Feasibility exposes the student to the process of producing a proposal for
development of a residential project on a specific site. The proposal includes sections on market
analysis, site analysis, project programming, schematic design, project cost estimate, and









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financial feasibility. The final product of this project is a design-build proposal that effectively
communicates project viability in a professional manner.
* Creating Affordable Housing gives the student an appreciation for ways to reduce the cost of
housing delivery, factors in the delivery process (including finance, building materials,
construction methods) that contribute to affordability problems, and potential methods to
facilitate the delivery of housing that is affordable to the buyer. Upon completion of the course
the student will be able to identify potential markets and alternative financing vehicles for
affordable housing. They will be prepared to intervene effectively in discussions regarding local
land use and building regulations.
* Housing Transactions for Homebuilders is modeled on the real estate licensing course and
provides an introduction to ownership rights in real property and limitations on those rights, the
transfer of rights, the process of selling a property including contracts and closing, mortgages,
markets, and valuation of property. The emphasis is on providing the homebuilder with a
working knowledge of the sale and leasing of property. Upon completing the course the students
will have an understanding of mortgage types, market opportunities, and the valuation process.
They will also be able to complete the process of selling property including the documents
involved.
Graduate Courses
The Shimberg Center offers a graduate-level course titled Housing Economics and Policy that
familiarizes students with basic theories, concepts, terminology, and issues in housing as well as
examining the factors contributing to housing problems and evaluating housing policies. Upon
completion of the course the student is able to estimate the demand for housing, examine the
feasibility of a housing project, and understand the role of government, lenders, and other institutions
in the housing market.
Graduate Students
The Shimberg Center's faculty either chair or serve on committees supervising students conducting
research and developing dissertations, theses, and terminal projects that are required in partial
fulfillment of the requirements of graduate degrees. In 1999-2000 the Center faculty chaired three
doctoral committees with such diverse research topics as construction safety standards, land-use
policies, and historic preservation.


In addition to the graduate-level course in Housing Policy and Finance, the faculty teamed with
faculty from the Rinker School of Building Construction to develop and offer a required graduate









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course titled Research Methods in Building Construction. The purpose of this course is to introduce
beginning graduate students to the task of preparing a dissertation, thesis, or master's paper. It also
provides a review of basic statistical methods that many of the graduate students will need in
conducting their research.


RESEARCH


Since the passage of the William E. Sadowski Affordable Housing Act of 1992, the research activities
of the Shimberg Center have been coordinated with the activities of the Florida Department of
Community Affairs. Presented below are summaries of some of the research projects that were active
during 2000 at the Shimberg Center for Affordable Housing.


Housing Data Warehouse
The 1999 report of the Governor's Affordable Housing Study Commission cited the lack of adequate
data as a major hurdle in performing its task. Similar data concerns have been cited by the Florida
Home Builders Association, the Florida Association of Realtors, and the Florida Housing Finance
Corporation. As a result, the Florida Housing Finance Corporation board established a Housing Data
Workgroup and charged it to consider the housing data concerns that have been raised and to make
recommendations on how to address the concerns and the associated funding considerations. The
workgroup comprised representatives from:


Florida Home Builders Association
Florida Association of Realtors
Affordable Housing Study Commission
1000 Friends of Florida
Local government planning/community development departments (Leon County,
Panama City, Miami-Dade County)
Senate Community Affairs Staff
House Community Affairs Staff
Executive Office of the Governor
Shimberg Center for Affordable Housing
Florida Housing Finance Corporation
Department of Community Affairs
Department of Elder Affairs
Florida Regional Councils Association
Affordable Housing Developers Coalition









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Florida Coalition for the Homeless

A proposal was produced by the workgroup after three meetings and with the assistance of
Department of Community Affairs staff. The proposal called for: 1) establishment of a central
housing data clearinghouse that would provide easy access to data on housing need and supply; 2)
web-based access to the housing database; 3) phasing in the Florida housing data warehouse over
several years; and 4) housing the warehouse at the Shimberg Center. The board of the Florida
Housing Finance Corporation received the proposal and unanimously approved a request from the
workgroup to make a commitment to the warehouse. The FHFC directed staff to go through the
legislative process to procure the necessary funds for FY2001-2002, a total of $221,893, with 50
percent coming out of the state housing trust fund and 50 percent coming out of the local housing
trust fund.


State of Florida's Housing
The Shimberg Center produced the first annual report titled The State of Florida's Housing, 2000.
The Florida Association of Realtors provided partial financial support for this effort. The content of
the report describes not only Florida's existing housing inventory but also the projected need for
housing through 2010. The objective of producing and disseminating The State of Florida's Housing
is to establish an accepted baseline document against which policy and program effectiveness can be
evaluated and for serving as a basis for debating changes to existing policy and crafting new
programs. The 2001 issue of The State of Florida's Housing will be produced in the spring of 2002.


Annual Housing Report
The Florida legislature transferred the responsibility from the Department of Community Affairs to
the Center for producing the annual Affordable Housing in Florida report to the legislature. The
report includes sections: 1) Quantifying affordable housing needs in the state, 2) Documenting the
results of state housing incentive programs, 3)Inventorying affordable housing units resulting from
federal, state, and local programs, 4)Summarizing training and technical assistance and community-
based organization housing activities, 5)Reporting on the status of progress toward DCA housing
objectives, and 6)Recommending housing initiatives for the coming year and priorities for various
target populations. In order to accomplish these tasks, the legislature directed the Shimberg Center
to maintain statewide data on housing needs and production, provide technical assistance relating to
real estate development and finance, operate an information clearinghouse, and coordinate state
housing initiatives with local and federal programs. Working with the Florida Housing Finance









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Corporation, the Shimberg Center must review and evaluate housing rehabilitation, production, and
finance programs and evaluate the degree of coordination between state programs and among state,
federal, and local programs. It is the intention of the Shimberg Center to combine The State of
Florida's Housing and Affordable Housing in Florida into a single annual report.


Statewide Housing Needs Assessment
The 1994 Legislature directed the Florida Department of Community Affairs to provide funding for
the development of an affordable housing needs assessment methodology to be used by all
jurisdictions in Florida, and to prepare data for each jurisdiction for their use in assessing local need
for affordable housing. The Shimberg Center conducted this work. Although the work was
completed in 1999, the Center continues to respond to inquiries from local governments. Current
research is focused on developing alternative measures of housing affordability, housing condition,
and housing need and retooling for the next round of housing need assessments.


Windstorm Damage Mitigation Training & Demonstration Centers
During 2001 the third regional Windstorm Damage Mitigation Training and Demonstration Center
was completed in Saint John's County, Florida, with funding by the Florida Department of Insurance.
The next facility will be in south Florida in a yet-to-be-determined location. The primary purpose of
these centers is to create a statewide network of training and demonstration sites for improving the
wind resistance of existing and newly constructed homes. The Shimberg Center serves as the
administrator of the program working with an architect, civil engineering firm, and construction
manager. All land development and construction tasks are performed by local contractors selected
from the regions in which the facilities are built.


Building Code Cost Comparison
Under contract to the Florida Department of Community Affairs, the Shimberg Center served as
administrator of the project to compare the cost of constructing a home under the proposed unified
Florida Building Code with the historical construction cost of the same home built under the 1997
edition of the Southern Building Code (SBC97). Although twelve comparison homes were planned
for comparison, time delays and lack of participation by builders resulted in the construction of only
three homes. The Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI) served as a
subcontractor and reviewed the plans for the original home and identified the changes necessary to
comply with the Florida Building Code. Applied Research Associate, Inc., (ARA) also served as a
subcontractor and was responsible for capturing detailed costs of construction for both the original









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model and the model built under the unified code. Because the cost data from only three homes
represented a very limited view of the cost differential, a second phase of the project was initiated that
called for computer modeling of 32 masonry homes and 32 wood-frame homes. This number of test
units allowed cost differential analysis under varying exposure, enclosure, and wind-borne debris
combinations. In this second phase, Applied Research Associates performed all data collection and
analysis and the Shimberg Center was responsible for final report preparation.


Building System Education & Research Park
The Shimberg Center for Affordable Housing was awarded an internal grant from the University of
Florida, Division of Sponsored Research, Opportunity 2000 Grant Program for the purpose of
preparing a business plan for establishing and operating a national Building Systems Education &
Research Park. After preparation of material describing the Park concept, defining the roles of Park
sponsors, and preparing an five-year financial proforma, representatives of the major building system
trade associations and the NAHB Research Center met in Gainesville to discuss the Park. During this
meeting it became evident that a major obstacle existed to the participation of the trade groups.
Specifically, the trade groups did not want their building systems compared with their competitor's
systems if there was any change that they could not be rated best in all characteristics. Of course, a
major function of the Park was defined as providing the building industry and the public with a
performance comparison of the systems. Clearly, this situation was an impasse.


Community Outreach Partnership Center
The Shimberg Center has continued to operate the Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC)
with partial support provided by the Jesse Ball duPont Fund. The COPC program has been effective
in identifying the needs of the community surrounding the university and in bringing appropriate
resources from the university to satisfy those needs. During 2001, the COPC was transferred to the
outreach office of the student services office. Unfortunately, budget cuts at the University of Florida
did not permit the university to continue to support the program.





Various Projects
The Shimberg Center is a participant on a multi-disciplinary, multi-year research study of the impact
of Florida's growth management legislation on rural areas in the state. The study is examining the
use, property value, and financial implications of growth management. It is funded by the U.S.









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Department of Agriculture. The Center also completed market studies for nonprofit housing
organizations in the state. Non-funded research includes studies of the implications of concurrency
for housing in the state, the sustainability of low-income household homeownership, cost savings
resulting from energy efficiency in homeownership, and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit.




SERVICE

The Shimberg Center is called upon by many organizations and communities to participate in
working groups, to speak on issues related to the delivery of affordable housing, or to serve as an
information resource and referral center. These requests for assistance span a range of topics such as
building technology, building regulations, land development, financing, consumer education, and
more. Responding appropriately to these requests is an important function of the Center in its efforts
to encourage and facilitate the production of affordable housing throughout Florida.


Organize Conferences
The Ford Foundation and the Fannie Mae Foundation issued grants to the Shimberg Center to
organize a nation conference on the research needs for establishing small-area statistical systems for
defining, operating, and evaluating programs to improve quality of life. This conference will take
place in Tampa March 13-15, 2002.


Dissemination
The bi-monthly newsletter titled, Affordable Housing ISSUES, was not published from December
2000 through October 2001. However, the following reports were produced:

Rental Housing In Florida

Farmworker Housing Needs
Inclusionary Housing: A Discussion ofPolicy Issues

The Low-income Housing Tax Credit and Multi-family Bond Financing

The Need for Housing for Homeless Persons

Public Housing Authority Waiting List Characterisics

Rental Housing Demand by Low-income Commercial Fishing Workers










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County Locations ofFrail, Low-income, Older Persons in Need ofAffordable Assisted Living
in Florida


ADMINISTRATION


Financial
The funds that support the Shimberg Center's activities come from three sources: 1) state funds
allocated through the Board of Regents and the University of Florida, 2) endowment earnings, and 3)
contracts and grants.


During the fiscal year ending 30 June, 2001, the Shimberg Center for Affordable Housing received
$253,175 in salary, expense, and other personnel services funds from the University of Florida. The
distribution of these funds by expense category for fiscal 1995 through 2001 is shown below.


Fiscal year-- 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Total $230,950 $229,124 $238,146 $245,007 $262,020 $248,715 $253,175
Expense category
Salaries & benefits 79% 72% 83% 85% 81% 81% 87%
Other personnel services 10% 10% 10% 11% 11% 10% 10%
Other expenses 9% 16% 7% 4% 7% 6% 3%
Operating capital outlay 2% 2% 1% 1%
Unexpended 2%


The annual estimated earnings from the endowments that are administered by the University of
Florida Foundation for the Shimberg Center provide another $124,944 for the support of faculty and
graduate research assistants plus approximately $10,768 for discretionary uses. The two endowments
that produce this support for the Center are:
Ida Rogero Childre Fellowship/Assistantship in Affordable Housing

James H. Shimberg Professorships/Fellowships Endowment & Discretionary Endowment
The other source of funding for the Center is contract or grant supported activities. In FY2000-2001
the total contract and grant awards received from federal agencies, from state agencies, and from









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foundations came to $592,951. This number represents an 2.3:1 leverage of the basic Center budget
provided by the University. The backlog of pending awards for fiscal 2001-2002 stood at $627,928
in July 2001.


Personnel
Dr. Robert C. Stroh continues to serve as director of the Center and Dr. Marc T. Smith continues as
associate director. During the 2000-2001 Academic Year, Dr. Smith has taken leave without pay to
teach and write on affordable housing topics.


Office administration and secretarial support are provided by Ms. Linda Stanley.


Mr. William O'Dell continues with the Center's faculty as manager of the Florida Housing Database.
However, Ms. Janet Galvez was added to the Center's faculty to assist in the manipulation of data
bases and extraction of reports. Mr. James Martinez was added as coordinator of computer
applications and is implementing the Internet access to the Florida Housing Data Warehouse. Three
graduate research assistants are also part of the team. Additional personnel will be added to support
the housing data warehouse development during 2001-2002.


Advisory Council
When the Shimberg Center was first established, a large advisory council was formed that would
meet periodically to review the Center's activities and to provide the Center director with
recommendations for maximizing the effectiveness of the Center. As we move into the area of
offering a degree program in Housing & Community Development, the Center faculty will seek
industry input regarding appropriate courses through an advisory committee familiar with the
residential sector's needs. This new advisory committee will be established during 2001-2002.










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APPENDIX A


List of Publications
Affordable Housing ISSUES Newsletter
2000


Oct
Aug
Jun
Apr
Feb

Dec
Oct
Aug
Jun
Apr
Feb
Centers


13th Annual Statewide Housing Conf.
Three HUD Housing Programs
The State of Florida's Housing, 2000
Social Benefit & Cost of Homeownership
Rehabilitation Subcode
1999
Design Matters in Affordable Housing
Rental Property Management
Rental Housing Affordability Gap
HUD Community Builder Program
21st Century Housing Symposium
Regional Training & Demonstration


1998
Dec Affordable Housing Alternatives
Oct Affordable Housing Through Historic
Preservation
Aug Florida Housing Data Center
Jun The Positive Effect of Homeownership
Apr Hidden Cost of Inadequate Housing
Feb Community Builders Fellowship
1997
Dec Local Economic Contribution of Home
Building
Oct A Program for Youth at Risk
Aug Housing Assistance in Florida
Jun Affordable Housing Research Needs in
Florida
Apr Fannie Mae Trillion Dollar Commitment
Feb Comprehensive Homeownership
Assistance Program
1996
Dec Estimating Affordable Housing Need
Oct Resident Economic Development
Initiative
Aug Rural Development Strategic Plan
Jun Shimberg Center Home Page
Apr 1996 Summer Housing Institute
Feb There Goes the Neighborhood?
1995
Dec Florida Housing Coalition: At Work for
Affordable Housing
Oct Affordable Housing Auction
Aug Technical Assistance Providers
Jun One-stop Permitting Process
Apr Defensible Space
Feb Summer Housing Institute 1995


1994
Dec A Visit to Age-Sensitive Housing
Oct Sustaining Housing Affordability
Aug Alternative Residential Building Systems
Jun Public/Private Partnership for Affordable
Housing
Apr Affordability After Occupancy
Feb Housing Trends
1993
Dec Impact Fee Exemption for Affordable
Housing in Florida
Oct Low- and Moderate Income Lending
Experiences
Aug Density Bonuses for Affordable
Housing in Florida
Jun Affordable Housing Advisory
Committee
Apr Homeownership Training
Feb Employer Assisted Housing
1992
Dec State Housing Initiatives Partnership
Oct Affordable Housing Indexes An
Overview
Aug Sadowski Affordable Housing Act
Jun Inclusionary Affordable Housing
Apr Jobs/Housing Balance
Feb Single-Room Occupancy (SRO)
1991
Dec Understanding and Neutralizing
NIMBYism
Oct Impact Fees and Affordable Housing
(Spec) Shimberg Commits $1 Million to Housing
Center
Aug Housing Price Impact of Affordable
Housing
Jun The Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Apr Subsidized Housing Inventory
Feb Cost Reducing land Development
Guidelines
1990
Dec Mutual Housing Associations
Oct Financing Schemes
Aug Technical Resources
Jun Keys to Success for Community-based
Development
Apr Affordable Housing Organizations in
Florida
Feb SUS Housing Related Research
1989
Dec Introduction to the Center










Annual Report of the Shimberg Center for Affordable Housing


Technical Note Series
#98-1 Affordable Housing in Florida 1998
#97-1 Affordable Housing in Florida 1997
#95-3 Technical Assistance Resources: Organizations and Publications
#95-2 A Cost Comparison Study Between Steel and Wood Residential Framing Systems
#95-1 In... ,'/,,.- Housing ISSUES: 1989 1995
#94-4 Bridge Builders: Community Development Intermediary Systems in the United States
#94-3 Demographics, Technology, and the Future of Housing: Preparing for the 21st Century
#94-2 Manufactured Housing in Florida
#94-1 Alternative Residential Construction Systems
#93-1 Impact Fee Usage in Florida
#92-1 Effects of Growth Controls on Housing Prices: A Review of Literature



Research Reports
#93-3 Inclusionary Housing & Density Bonuses for Affordable Housing in Florida: A Survey of Performance
#93-2 Growth Management and Housing
#93-1 Design of Flexible Homes the Contain Future Expansion Capabilities
#92-1 A Layman's Guide to Low-income Housing Tax Credits in Florida




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