Suzanne Cabrera is the President & CEO of the Housing Leadership Council of Palm Beach County (HLC). The HLC is a non-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization by community and business leaders to address workforce/affordable housing issues. The organization is an action-oriented coalition of businesses, civic, and community leaders working to increase the availability and attainability of housing for the areas workforce. Specifically, Ms. Cabrera works on the development and preservation of affordable/workforce housing including financing of projects through private and public sources and addressing regulatory barriers that increase the cost of housing. As part of this effort, the HLC convenes a wide variety of public, private, non-profit, and municipal partners including business executive, developers, lenders, CRAs, CDCs, housing authority, as well as local, state, and federal agencies to develop housing strategies and form collaborative partnerships to implement policy and funding initiatives.
Ms. Cabrera’s professional volunteer roles include serving as chair of Florida Housing Coalition Board, a statewide coalition addressing housing issues. Locally she has been a member and past chair of the Palm Beach County Commission on Affordable Housing, chair of the West Palm Beach Affordable Housing Committee, executive member of the Affordable Housing Collaborative, member of the Homeless Advisory Board Housing and Advocacy committees. Cabrera frequently speaks on housing issues at the local, state, and national level.