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    • 30 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Indiantown Non-Profit Housing (INPHI) 15516 SW Osceola St. Indiantown, FL 34956
    • 31
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    Planning for Affordable Housing: Funding Sources, tools, and strategies

    As the federal and state funding for affordable housing declines, local governments and non-profit housing developers must continue to find innovate ways to meet the housing needs of low- and moderate-income residents in their communities. This clinic will provide an overview of various federal and state funding sources including CDBG, HOME, CDBG-DR, Section 108, SHIP, SAIL, and LIHTC and discuss ways to increase funding for affordable housing locally. Topics will include: understanding the housing market and identifying the need for affordable housing, how federal and state funding is allocated and distributed to jurisdictions, allowable uses of the funds, benefits of a HOME Consortium and other regional partnerships, opportunities to create mixed-income housing with local funding sources and tools, and ensuring long-term affordability. This training is for those new to affordable housing as well as experienced staff looking for ways to respond to a growing affordable housing crisis. 

    Who should attend?

    ·         Elected officials

    ·         Local government housing administrators

    ·         HOME Consortium members

    ·         Non-profit affordable housing developers

    ·         Community stakeholders

     

    Key Topics

    ·         Federal and state affordable housing funding sources

    ·         Creating local funding sources

    ·         Private affordable funding sources and community partnerships

    ·         Advocacy

    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Riviera Beach Marina Village Event Center, 190 E. 13th St., Riviera Beach, FL, 33404
    • 39
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    LHAP Preparation & Strategy Design 2nd

     

    This workshop addresses the fundamentals of implementing the LHAP as required by SHIP. The training is strongly recommended for staff with LHAPs due in 2019. It focuses on requirements for completing the plan and assessing what improvements will benefit a local government’s housing strategies.  The guidance from this workshop will help SHIP administrators adjust, adapt, and be successful in the LHAP submittal and approval process.  Learn about new plan requirements and hear details about the latest plans that Florida Housing’s review committee has accepted…or sent back for more work. 

     

    The presenters will look beyond a list of rules and regulations to help participants understand the basis and reasoning for program requirements. This deeper knowledge will help participants as they consider how to update their process or strategies. Topics will include preparing the AHAC Report and tuning up your housing strategies in a changing market. The presenters will advise participants how to write a SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) that is clear, concise and complies with all requirements. The training will highlight details in the updated LHAP template, offer instructions on properly completing the Housing Delivery Goals Chart and other required forms, and help assess how to enhance housing strategies, learn best practices to ensure quick approval, and common mistakes to avoid.

     

    Who Should Attend?

    ·         Housing program administrators, especially those with 2019 LHAPs due

    ·         Staff with five years or less of SHIP experience with completing the LHAP

    ·         Staff responsible for convening the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC)

     

    Key Topics:

    ·         Deadlines and responsibilities in the LHAP approval process

    ·         Designing Housing Strategies that work in a changing market

    ·         Properly defining terms of assistance

    ·         Submission of the LHAP



                                                     

    This workshop is sponsored by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s Affordable Housing Catalyst Program and Facilitated by the Florida Housing Coalition.

    Upon completion of this training each participant will receive a certificate of completion

    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Wells Fargo Historic Springfield Community Learning Center 1601 N. Main St., 2nd FL Jacksonville, FL 32206
    • 51
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    Affordable Housing Funding Sources

    This workshop is an introduction to federal and state affordable housing funding sources, including the State Housing Initiative Housing Partnership (SHIP), State Apartment Incentive Loan (SAIL), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HUD Continuum of Care (CoC), and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC). Presenters will provide an overview of the source of the federal and state funds, how the funds are awarded, allocated and distributed, and their allowable uses. Participants will discuss methods to increase funding for affordable housing on the local level and strategies to encourage the development of affordable housing. Participants will build on that knowledge and discuss how these funds could be leveraged in different scenarios. The training is designed for new housing program administrators and nonprofit developers as well as experienced housing administrators that would like to refresh their knowledge of the programs and learn recent program updates. 

     

    Who Should Attend?

    ·         Housing program administrators

    ·         Nonprofit affordable housing developers

    ·         Community partners

     

    Key Topics:

    ·         Federal and state funding

    ·         Creating local funding sources

    ·         Private affordable funding sources and community partnerships

    ·         Advocacy

     

     
                                                     

    This workshop is sponsored by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s Affordable Housing Catalyst Program and Facilitated by the Florida Housing Coalition.

    Upon completion of this training each participant will receive a certificate of completion


     


    • 30 Jan 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hillsborough County Center Frederick B. Karl (Bldg) 601 E. Kennedy Blvd 26th Floor Rooms A & B Tampa, FL 33602
    • 56
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    Building Capacity: The Nonprofit as Affordable Housing Developer

    This workshop is a continuation of the webinar Building Capacity to Build: The Nonprofit as Affordable Housing Developer. Over the course of this workshop, participants will complete an organizational self-assessment with guidance from the presenters, to determine their capacity for adding or expanding new lines of affordable housing business. The audience for this workshop includes nonprofits currently working with SHIP offices, and those that wish to engage with private or public partners. 

     

    Who should attend?

    ·         Nonprofits seeking to expand mission and/or operations

    ·         Housing program administrators interested in building capacity of nonprofits

     

    Key Topics

    ·         Key capacities of housing developers

    ·         Key requirements of funding sources

    ·         Organizational Assessment

    ·         Strategies for building capacity


                                                     

    This workshop is sponsored by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s Affordable Housing Catalyst Program and Facilitated by the Florida Housing Coalition.

    Upon completion of this training each participant will receive a certificate of completion

    • 12 Feb 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Wells Fargo Historic Springfield Community Learning Center 1601 N. Main St., 2nd FL Jacksonville, FL 32206
    • 57
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    Preparing for SHIP Monitoring

    Have you received notice that a Florida Housing Finance Corporation Monitor will soon conduct a compliance review of your SHIP program?  Don’t get nervous—get prepared. This workshop will report results from an analysis of recent monitoring reports to help you prepare.  Learn about the program details that SHIP monitors focus their attention on during their review of a SHIP jurisdiction.  This may help you achieve the best outcome from your next monitoring visit. The training will outline SHIP rule compliance, as well as Florida Housing options for addressing non-compliance.  Beyond discussing mere compliance, this training will help you perform a health and effectiveness "checkup" on your local SHIP program using diagnostic exercises and group projects.

     

    Who Should Attend?

    •     Housing program administrators

    •     Community partners

    •     Sub Recipient Organization staff

     

    Key Topics

    •     Steps in the monitoring process

    •     Common monitoring findings

    •     Elements of compliance: eligibility calculation, file documentation, reporting

     

     
                                                     

    This workshop is sponsored by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s Affordable Housing Catalyst Program and Facilitated by the Florida Housing Coalition.

    Upon completion of this training each participant will receive a certificate of completion

    • 13 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • United Women’s Club of Lakeland 1515 Williamsburg Square Lakeland, FL 33803
    • 56
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    The Predevelopment Process

    Predevelopment is one of the most important components of housing development. This training provides guidance to nonprofit organizations on predevelopment activities and due diligence, necessary prior to the development of affordable housing units. The workshop complements the Affordable Housing Funding Sources workshop. Presenters will cover site acquisition, construction/design, zoning, budgeting and other elements of the predevelopment process. Workshop presenters will discuss the Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s Predevelopment Loan Program requirements and will walk through the process for obtaining a loan.

     

    Who should attend?

    ·         Nonprofit housing developers

    ·         Construction management staff

    ·         Planning staff

    ·         Housing program administrators

     

    Key Topics

    ·         Project concept

    ·         Organizational capacity and development team

    ·         Site selection and acquisition

    ·         Third party reports

    ·         Funding sources

     


                                                     

    This workshop is sponsored by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s Affordable Housing Catalyst Program and Facilitated by the Florida Housing Coalition.

    Upon completion of this training each participant will receive a certificate of completion

    • 16 Apr 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Center 50 West Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach, FL 33060
    • 54
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    The Development Process

    This workshop provides participants with an introduction to the housing development process from the point of view of the developer. It is designed for nonprofit developers, housing program administrators, and their community partners. The presenter will address land use, impact fees, permitting, platting and more. Understanding the development process, as well as the costs and financing needed to make affordable housing production happen, will enable housing administrators to design effective affordable housing programs. Participants will also gain a better of understanding of how amounts and timing of subsidies directly influence the incomes of the families being served. Key topics include financing, site selection, and how housing is made affordable.

     

    Who should attend?

    ·         Nonprofit housing developers

    ·         Construction management staff

    ·         Planning staff

    ·         Housing program administrators

     

    Key Topics

    ·         Funding applications and awards

    ·         Credit underwriting

    ·         Initial closing process

    ·         Construction and lease-up

    ·         Project stabilization and final closing

    ·         Project operation and program compliance

     


                                                     

    This workshop is sponsored by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s Affordable Housing Catalyst Program and Facilitated by the Florida Housing Coalition.

    Upon completion of this training each participant will receive a certificate of completion

    • 08 May 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hillsborough County Center Frederick B. Karl (Bldg) 601 E. Kennedy Blvd 26th Floor Rooms A & B Tampa, FL 33602
    • 54
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    Shared Equity and Permanent Affordability

    This workshop will explain shared equity programs, and how incorporating shared equity provisions into SHIP strategies can more effectively expand and preserve the affordable housing stock. We will cover the philosophy, mechanics, and best practices for shared equity programs with emphasis on permanent affordability using community land trusts. Presenters will address key topics such as resale restrictions, local government disposition of surplus lands, lending for shared equity programs, and recordkeeping. Participants will also learn about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Duty to Serve Rule, effective January 2018, which applies to shared equity affordable housing.

     

    Who should attend?

    ·         Local government housing administrators

    ·         Community partners

    ·         Elected officials and Affordable Housing Advisory Committee members

    ·         Nonprofit housing staff

     

    Key Topics

    ·         Purpose and philosophy of shared equity

    ·         Three main shared equity models

    ·         Factors for resale restrictions and resale price calculations

    ·         Shared equity and SHIP strategies

    ·         Role of surplus land in supporting shared equity and permanent affordability

    ·         Support of shared equity by lending community

     


                                                     

    This workshop is sponsored by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s Affordable Housing Catalyst Program and Facilitated by the Florida Housing Coalition.

    Upon completion of this training each participant will receive a certificate of completion

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