Benjamin Toro-Spears

Benjamin Toro-Spears 850.878.4219 Chief Strategy Officer and Technical Advisor

Toro-Spears@FLhousing.org

BENJAMIN TORO-SPEARS is Chief Strategy Officer and Technical Advisor for the Florida Housing Coalition, with an extensive background in affordable housing and community development, real estate finance, and data management. Ben’s expertise includes consolidated plans, fair housing, strategic planning, real estate investment database management, geospatial analyses, financial management, and assessing the impacts of housing and community development activities. As a Technical Advisor, Ben provides training to local governments, nonprofit housing developers, and their partners on compliance with affordable housing program regulations, financial and data management, and best practices for organizational management. He also prepares maps and spatial analyses using GIS, and assists with data collection and statistical analysis for the Coalition’s policy documents and housing needs assessments for clients. Ben earned a master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Maryland, with a focus on economic development and affordable housing.

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