Blaise Denton is a Technical Advisor for the Florida Housing Coalition. He has years of experience working with state and local government focusing on affordable housing, transportation-oriented development, historic preservation, and special populations issues. Prior to joining the Coalition, Blaise worked as a training and policy specialist at the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, where he designed E-Learning courses used to train hundreds of adult day care administrators, created budgeting systems to help manage over two million federal grant dollars, and provided planning and policy services. He has facilitated stakeholder meetings while researching transportation-oriented development and community safety issues in Tallahassee, Orlando, and nationally. Previously he has worked with the Florida Main Street Program, where he provided local communities with access to research, marketing, and ArcGIS services. Blaise specializes in ArcGIS, land use planning and practices, community stakeholder engagement, technical writing, and training services across the spectrum of the Coalition’s work. Blaise holds a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a dual Bachelors in Literature and Religion from Florida State University.
HousingDo localized housing programs lead to racial equity? Evidence from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership program
Housing credit inflows are a substantial contributor to economic opportunity and vitality in a community. Due to historic inequities in housing policy and lending practices, mortgage capital can often be scarce in neighborhoods whose residents predominantly belong to racial and ethnic minority groups.