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Miami Field Hearing

The Commission on Affordable Housing and Health Facility Needs for Seniors in the 21st Century held its fourth field hearing at the Elderly Housing and Development Corporation's (EHDOC) Robert Sharp Tower I on January 14, 2002. EHDOC, a not for profit national developer and operator of affordable housing for seniors hosted the event. The hearing addressed both Florida and national efforts to see to it that housing and services are available to seniors. The Commission used the Miami hearing as a starting point for the drafting of the Commission's report due this summer.  Photos of Miami Hearings

Miami Herald Op-Ed by Commissioner Steve Protulis

Miami Herald January 15, 2002

South Florida Sun Sentinel January 15, 2002

Prepared Testimony

Opening Session
Remarks of Co-Chair Ellen Feingold
Keith Campbell, President and Board Chairman AARP
Florida Witness Panel-Chaired by Commissioner Jim Introne
Dr. Ariela Rodriguez, Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Centers
Jose Fabregas, Executive Director, CODEC, Inc.
Jane Johnson, Florida Association of Homes for the Aging
Dr. Pamela Elfenbein, Florida International University
Alexandria Douglas, Executive Director, Alliance for Human Services
Alphonso Villaraous (Resident) Speaking for his brother Adolfo and his sister Carmen
Panel 1
Fredda Vladeck, Director, United Hospital Fund of NY Aging in Place Initiative
Dr. Cullen Hayashida , President, Assisted Living Options, Hawaii
Dr. Rosalie Kane , Professor of Public Health Research, University of Minnesota
Jeffrey Taylor, Co-Chairman, National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association
Panel 2
Rene Rodriguez, Executive Director, Miami-Dade Housing Agency
Dr. Sandra Newman, Director of the Institute for Policy Studies, John Hopkins University
Edward Salsberg, Director, Center for Health Workforce Studies, School of Public Health, SUNY Albany
Shawn Bloom, Executive Director, National PACE Association

View Photos from the Miami Hearing

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