The Shimberg Center for Housing Studies was established at the University of Florida in 1988 by the Florida legislature. The Mission of Shimberg Center for Housing Studies is to facilitate the provision of safe, decent, and affordable housing and related community development throughout the state of Florida and thereby, to establish Florida as the national and international model for successful affordable housing delivery.  The Shimberg Center is co-located at the UF College of Design, Construction and Planning, M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction.

University of Florida Housing  Research & Education

The University of Florida (Gainesville) provides a nationally recognized team of coordinated academic and research programs to meet the education, training and technology needs of Florida for quality, high performance housing.  Such housing, both new and retrofit, should provide our citizens with the highest value for every economic market segment – from affordable to custom-designed homes.

Expanding the talent we bring to our Florida housing education and research services, we participate in the Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC), a team of 11 State universities and other research organizations organized by the State Government of Florida. Overarching to the Consortium’s research strategy is an energy systems approach to identify innovation opportunities, prepare an energy workforce, and guide economic development. Through collaborative research and development across the State University System and the industry, the goal of the consortium is to become a world leader in energy research, education, technology, and energy systems analysis.

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Contact Information

University of Florida
Housing and Community Development

Family, Youth, and Community Sciences
PO Box 110310 Gainesville, Florida

Randy Cantrell

Randall A. Cantrell, PhD

Website  |  rcantrell@ufl.edu

  Tel: 352-273-3554 |  Skype

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2007 Annual Report

2006 Annual Report

2004 Annual Report