Elissa Plancher 850.274.9764 Affordable Housing Development Program Manager
ELISSA PLANCHER is a Technical Advisor with the Florida Housing Coalition, where she is Program Manager for Affordable Housing Development. She works with emerging nonprofit housing developers in the predevelopment process to plan and finance housing projects while building their capacity to navigate the credit underwriting and construction and permanent loan financing process. At the Coalition, Elissa has also worked with the Ending Homelessness, Disaster Resilience, and Community Development Teams bringing her knowledge of regulations and interagency systems to guide local governments, Continuums of Care, and nonprofit housing providers to the tools and strategies required to create opportunities to address the unmet needs of affordable housing across Florida. Elissa incorporates almost 20 years of experience in multifamily housing including administering over $30 million in federal, state, and local housing subsidies, provision of resident services, and leveraging resources and interagency coordination to create innovative program designs and long-term solutions to housing for vulnerable and lower income populations. Elissa is a statewide leader in disaster housing mitigation having developed methodologies for the assessment of housing resilience and mitigation planning and created a self-evaluation tool for local governments to reveal natural hazard risks to the housing stock. Her passion and flair for problem solving and her ability to translate complex problems into step-by-step solutions has won over Florida’s housing providers both public and private. Elissa holds a Master of Real Estate Development degree from the University of Arizona.