Jaimie Ross 850.212.0587 President/CEO
JAIMIE ROSS is the President and CEO of the Florida Housing Coalition. Jaimie’s work includes all forms of legislative and administrative advocacy and education related to the planning and financing of affordable housing. Prior to joining the Florida Housing Coalition as CEO, Jaimie served as the Affordable Housing Director at 1000 Friends of Florida, a statewide nonprofit smart growth organization, from 1991- 2015. Prior to her tenure at 1000 Friends of Florida, Jaimie was a land use and real property lawyer representing for profit and nonprofit developers and financial institutions with a law firm in Orlando. In 1991, she initiated the broad-based coalition that successfully advocated the passage of the William E. Sadowski Affordable Housing Act, providing a dedicated revenue source for affordable housing in Florida. Jaimie continues to facilitate the Sadowski Act Coalition to ensure funding for Florida’s state and local housing programs. She has authored numerous articles on the planning and financing of affordable housing and smart growth tools for producing and preserving affordable housing. With funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, Jaimie produced “Creating Inclusive Communities,” to promote best practices for inclusionary housing programs. She founded the Florida Community Land Trust Institute in January 2000. Nationally, Jaimie served as an Executive Officer on the Founding Board of Grounded Solutions Network, and on the boards of the Innovative Housing Institute and the National Low Income Housing Coalition, as well as on the National Community Advisory Boards for several banks. She is a nationally recognized expert in avoiding and overcoming the NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) syndrome. Jaimie is past Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee of the Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, and a former Fannie Mae Foundation James A. Johnson Community Fellow.