Tamara West 850-518-2235 Technical Advisor
Tamara West is a Technical Advisor with the Florida Housing Coalition and provides training and advise to local governments and nonprofit organizations in Florida. Tamara has twenty years of experience with administrating and implementing state, federal and local housing grants awarded to local governments. Tamara has expertise in finance, budgeting, housing, and community development to include CDBG, HOME, ESG and ERA. She is knowledgeable of SHIP program implementation and has a long record of successfully guiding local government through annual audits and compliance reporting. She was recognized for launching numerous emergency rental and mortgage assistance programs.
She was previously the Housing & Neighborhood Development Manager of Polk County and a Finance & Grants Manager with Hillsborough County. In these roles she was responsible for leading efforts to partner with housing developers and nonprofits to further affordable housing. She has Finance degree from the University of South Florida and Master’s in Public Administration from Troy University.