REACH Conference


Read more about the REACH Initiative

In 2020, the Tampa Bay RPC received a grant from JP Morgan Chase Foundation to develop new resources to enable local governments to more easily, rapidly conduct sea level rise and flood vulnerability assessments for affordable housing and identify hot spots, and support the integration of resilience planning and housing planning. Other local governments have looked at new practices for integrating resilience and housing planning

In the past two years, many cities and counties in the region have set goals and are working to increase housing construction. Others are updating zoning policies to increase opportunities for targeted development.

Numerous studies show that many homes and neighborhoods are at risk to storms, flooding, and future sea level rise. Building resilient, sustainable new housing and strengthening and repairing existing affordable housing is crucial. How can local governments better plan and invest to make our communities more resilient?

These are some of the big issues that were discussed at the REACH Housing conference coordinated by the TBRPC and partners ULI Tampa Bay, Forward Pinellas, and the Florida Housing Coalition.

REACH Conference Agenda & Speakers

Presentation Archive

The REACH Conference was recorded to support knowledge sharing. We invite you to watch the speakers and panels by clicking on each of the session buttons below. You can also download a PDF of the presentations by clicking on the speakers name in that session (if the speaker’s name is not highlighted, the speaker provided remarks in place of a presentation).

Download the 2022 REACH Conference Program (PDF)

Welcome & Introductions

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JP Morgan Chase Foundation Comments

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Prioritizing Housing and Collaboration

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Keynote: Affordable and Resilient Housing: High Level Realities and Street Level Solutions

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REACH Highlights and Findings: Risks and Opportunities to Increase Resilience

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County Initiatives
in Tampa Bay

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Keep Safe Florida Roll-Out

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Lunch and Speakers

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Solutions and Strategies Session 1 

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Solutions and Strategies Session 2

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Solutions and Strategies Session 3

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Solutions and Strategies Session 4

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Media Gallery

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Thank you to our Partners

REACH Conference Partners

REACH Project Partners

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