Upcoming events

    • 06 Sep 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Winter Park Community Center, 721 West New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
    • 20

    Assessment of Fair Housing

    The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule and Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) tool provide an effective planning approach to help jurisdictions take meaningful steps to promote fair housing choice, overcome historic patterns of segregation, and foster inclusive communities. Participants will learn who is responsible for what under the new rules. The presenters will discuss the AFH process, offer best practices in community engagement, explain how the AFH ties into other planning requirements, and present guidance on the best ways to set goals, measure progress, and assess outcomes.

    Who should attend?
    • Housing program administrators, especially those with upcoming Assessment of Fair Housing deadlines
    • Local government staff responsible for completing an Analysis of Impediments
    • Local government staff responsible for completing a Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan or CAPER
    • Public housing authority staff
    • Social service providers, continuum of care agencies, legal rights organizations

    Key Topics:

    • Fair housing history
    • Assessments of Fair Housing (AFH) process and best practices
    • Mapping and data analysis
    • Integrating Consolidated Plans and Assessments of Fair Housing
    • Community outreach strategies

                           

    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

    • 10 Sep 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 13 Sep 2017
    • (EDT)
    • Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

    30th Annual Statewide
    Affordable Housing Conference


    The Florida Housing Coalition’s Annual Conference attracts more than 700 affordable housing advocates, lenders, developers, administrators and policy makers. The Annual Conference offers trainings from the nuts and bolts of housing to cutting edge training and an opportunity to learn from a broad range of experts.

    Join us as newcomers and affordable housing veterans engage in thought-provoking exchange of new ideas, demonstrated techniques, training and networking.


    • 26 Sep 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore, 2225 Lois Ave., Tampa 33607
    • 49

    LHAP Preparation and
    Strategy Design

    This workshop addresses the fundamentals of implementing the LHAP as required by SHIP. The training is strongly recommended for staff with LHAPs due in 2017. 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. 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 help participants 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 2016 LHAPs due
    • Staff with five years or less of SHIP experience
    • Staff responsible for 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

    • 10 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, 200 Rialto Place, Melbourne, FL 32901
    • 56

    Affordable Housing
    Finance Sources

    This workshop provides an overview of funding, 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), Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) and other funding sources. Presenters will provide an overview of where these sources come from, how they are allocated and distributed, and their allowable uses and advocacy. Participants will build on that knowledge and discuss how these funds could be leveraged in different scenarios. The training is designed for SHIP administrators, other local government housing staff, and nonprofit organizations. This session is a “must” for those new to the world of affordable housing.

    Who Should Attend?

    • SHIP Administrators
    • Nonprofit affordable housing developers
    • Local government housing administrators
    • Community partners

    Key Topics:

    • Federal funding
    • State funding
    • Private 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

    • 18 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore 2225 Lois Ave Tampa FL 33607
    • 30
    AFFORDABLE RENTAL DEVELOPMENT FOR NONPROFITS- ENTERING THE FIELD
    Two-day convening from the Florida Housing Coalition, underwritten by J.P. Morgan CHASE

    • Q: What is the largest unmet housing need in Florida?
    A: Rental
    • Q: What type of affordable housing development provides the most sustainable line of business for nonprofits?
    A: Rental


    With a grant from J.P. Morgan Chase, the Florida Housing Coalition is helping Florida’s mission-driven nonprofits explore a new or expanded line of business—rental development.


    Day One: How to Succeed as an Affordable Rental Developer in Florida
    • Understanding the business and the potential for your organization
    • How to evaluate whether rental housing is right for you
    • Funding opportunities
    • Partnerships for finance, development, and management


    Day Two: A Practicum- Putting What We’ve Learned on Day One into Practice


            

    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton Jacksonville Baymeadows, 9300 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256
    • 58

    Coordinated Entry

    Coordinated Entry is a coordinated, streamlined process to assist people experiencing a housing crisis return to permanent housing appropriate to their needs. Coordinated Entry provides an opportunity for communities to clearly understand how a household in their community can access permanent housing. This workshop provides details of HUD’s requirements and recommendations for Continuums of Care and service providers. Participants will have an opportunity to hear the successes and challenges from Florida communities that have an operational coordinated entry process. Key topics include:

    • Access, Assessment, Prioritization, and Referral
    • The role of Coordinated Entry in the housing crisis response system
    • Transparency and uniform decision making


                          

    This workshop is sponsored by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Facilitated by
    the Florida Housing
    Coalition.

    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Winter Park Community Center, 721 West New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 3278
    • 60

    The Predevelopment Process

    Predevelopment is one of the most important components of housing development. This training provides guidance to nonprofit organizations on predevelopment and due diligence, necessary for evaluating project feasibility. The workshop is designed to complement 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 and the requirements, and will walk through the process for obtaining a loan.

    Who Should Attend?

    • Housing program administrator
    • Construction management staff
    • Planning staff
    • Nonprofit housing developer

    Key Topics:

    • Predevelopment for infill development
    • Predevelopment for large deals
    • The Housing Market
    • Site selection
    • Local government requirements
    • Site plans
    • Engineering
    • Members of the development team

                           

    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

    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites Tampa Airport Westshore, 555 N. Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609
    • 44

    Coordinated Entry

    Coordinated Entry is a coordinated, streamlined process to assist people experiencing a housing crisis return to permanent housing appropriate to their needs. Coordinated Entry provides an opportunity for communities to clearly understand how a household in their community can access permanent housing. This workshop provides details of HUD’s requirements and recommendations for Continuums of Care and service providers. Participants will have an opportunity to hear the successes and challenges from Florida communities that have an operational coordinated entry process. Key topics include:

    • Access, Assessment, Prioritization, and Referral

    • The role of Coordinated Entry in the housing crisis response system

    • Transparency and uniform decision making


                          

    This workshop is sponsored by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Facilitated by
    the Florida Housing
    Coalition.

    • 13 Dec 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore, 2225 Lois Ave., Tampa 33607
    • 59

    The Development Process

    Affordable housing production is the goal of many of Florida’s housing programs, and this workshop provides the 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?

    • Housing program administrator
    • Construction management staff
    • Planning staff
    • Nonprofit housing developer

    Key Topics:

    • Market analysis
    • The development team
    • Development of infill for home ownership
    • Development of rental housing 
    • Identifying sites
    • Local government requirements
    • Infrastructure
    • Title issues

                           

    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

    • 24 Jan 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Pasco County Utilities Administration Building, 19420 Central Blvd Land O’ Lakes, FL 34637
    • 59

    Financing and Monitoring
    Rental Housing with SHIP

    This workshop addresses the principles behind developing/financing affordable rental housing. The challenges and opportunities of both new construction and rehabilitation will be covered, as will small, scattered site deals and large scale developments. Learn what SHIP requires for ongoing monitoring of assisted rental units. The presenters will discuss tax credit deals from a SHIP perspective to help participants understand the local government obligation for monitoring. Key topics include understanding the market, sources and uses, and calculating affordability.


    Who Should Attend?

    • Local government housing administrators
    • Local government elected officials
    • Community partners
    • Nonprofit affordable housing developers (including those in need of capacity building)

    Key Topics:

    • Understanding the market
    • Planning and Zoning
    • Developer Capacity
    • Sources and uses
    • Feasibility analysis
    • Asset management
    • Monitoring regulations
                           

    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

    • 07 Feb 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Winter Park Community Center, 721 West New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
    • 58

    Proficiency in Income Qualification


    This is an intensive workshop on the details of income compliance designed specifically for those who process applications for SHIP assistance and the people who supervise them. One of the trainings most requested by SHIP staff, this course introduces numerous critical eligibility activities, including income verification, determining household size, and calculation of annual income. The training covers applicant intake, income and asset verification, and file documentation. Hands on exercises will challenge participants to apply qualification methods to case studies and to reflect on how lessons learned may be applied to each participant’s daily SHIP work.


    Who Should Attend?

    • New and experienced SHIP staff from local government and nonprofit organizations
    • Local lenders or other service providers who are involved with the income eligibility process

    Key Topics:

    • Newer methods of income verification
    • Certifying income
    • Issuing the award letter
    • Tracking and reporting program accomplishments
                           

    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

    • 20 Feb 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton Jacksonville Baymeadows, 9300 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256
    • 58

    Local Government Strategies to Address Homelessness

    Ending homelessness takes partnership, funding, and collaboration from many different community partners. Continuums of Care cannot do this work alone. Local governments cannot do this work alone. Go beyond the recipient/subrecipient relationship and learn how strategic partnerships improve the work you’re doing. This workshop will take a look at how communities are leveraging their partnerships with the local government to help create solutions.  Not only will you hear about other communities, but there will be opportunity to meet partners in your own local community dedicated to ending homelessness. Local governments will have an opportunity to learn about the work Continuums of Care are doing, evaluate what’s currently being done, and discover opportunities to make the system work better for everyone. We are truly better together.


                          

    This workshop is sponsored by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Facilitated by
    the Florida Housing
    Coalition.

    • 07 Mar 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton Jacksonville Baymeadows, 9300 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256
    • 60

    Enhancing Nonprofit Capacity
    for Providing Affordable
    Housing Assistance

    This workshop is designed for those interested in building their nonprofit organizational capacity and sustainability, including executive directors, senior staff, board members, and local government staff working with nonprofits. The presenters will explore several facets of nonprofit capacity, including resources, organizational structure, programmatic, and networking capacity. The training will help participants identify what factors can boost nonprofit performance, addressing topics like staffing and strategic planning. In addition, the trainings will discuss board of directors’ composition and fiduciary responsibilities, to help distinguishing between board and staff responsibilities. Participants will learn how to evaluate a nonprofit’s financial strength by examining the documents that must be reviewed.


    Who Should Attend?

    • Staff at housing nonprofit organizations
    • Local government housing administrators
    • Sub Recipient organizations involved in SHIP implementation
    • Community partner

    Key Topics:

    • Leader transitions
    • Financial policies, reporting, budgeting, and evaluation
    • Managing for performance outcomes
    • Rules for effective advocacy
    • How nonprofits adapt and respond to changing business requirements, market environments, and stakeholder expectations
    • Identifying what factors can boost nonprofit performance
    • Staffing and strategic planning
    • Board of directors’ composition and fiduciary responsibilities
    • Understanding board and staff responsibilities
                           

    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 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites Tampa Airport Westshore, 555 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609
    • 56

    Local Government Strategies to Address Homelessness

    Ending homelessness takes partnership, funding, and collaboration from many different community partners. Continuums of Care cannot do this work alone. Local governments cannot do this work alone. Go beyond the recipient/subrecipient relationship and learn how strategic partnerships improve the work you’re doing. This workshop will take a look at how communities are leveraging their partnerships with the local government to help create solutions.  Not only will you hear about other communities, but there will be opportunity to meet partners in your own local community dedicated to ending homelessness. Local governments will have an opportunity to learn about the work Continuums of Care are doing, evaluate what’s currently being done, and discover opportunities to make the system work better for everyone. We are truly better together.


                          

    This workshop is sponsored by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Facilitated by
    the Florida Housing
    Coalition.

    • 20 Mar 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Florida International University Kovens Conference Center, 3000 Northeast 151 Street, North Miami, FL
    • 60

    Shared Equity Homeownership


    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 including how a local government can partner with a community land trust to implement a SHIP shared equity program. 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 behind shared equity programs
    • Three main types of shared equity programs, including advantages, challenges, and examples of each
    • Factors in determining resale restrictions and examples
    • Walk-through of sample SHIP strategies
    • Overview of legal documents such as restrictive covenants and ground leases
    • The role of the local government in supporting a CLT, including a review of “surplus lands” law
    • Best practices for enforcement and recordkeeping
    • How the lending community is supporting shared equity models
                           

    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

    • 04 Apr 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Florida International University Kovens Conference Center, 3000 Northeast 151 Street, North Miami, FL
    • 59

    The Nonprofit as a
    Affordable Housing Developer


    This workshop is designed to present the essential characteristics and assets required for a new nonprofit housing developer to enter and succeed in affordable housing development. Participants will learn what resources are needed to navigate the path from concept to completion and ongoing operation of large and small-scale housing projects. Participants will learn about project selection, members of the development team funding sources, and partnering with an experienced developer to manage the development process and ongoing property management. Participants will understand the importance of leadership and team management in creating a sustainable development business that serves low income and special needs households. This workshop is scheduled in advance of the Pre-Development and Development Process workshops and serves as a good introduction to those trainings.


    Who Should Attend?

    • Nonprofit Directors, Staff and Board Members
    • Local Government Staff interested in building nonprofit capacity

    Key Topics:

    • Mission requirements
    • Staff expertise
    • Developer and joint venture agreements
    • Financing requirements
    • Development management
    • Property management
                           

    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 Apr 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton Jacksonville Baymeadows, 9300 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256
    • 51

    Running a Successful
    Rehabilitation Program


    The rehabilitation process requires housing administrators and their staff to work with homeowners, contractors, building inspectors, local officials and funders. Understanding each of these groups and learning to work with them helps to avoid some of the problems that are commonly encountered in rehabilitation programs. This workshop will walk through the steps involved in the rehabilitation program process, address weaknesses in rehabilitation programs and best practices to improve your program.


    Who Should Attend?

    • Rehabilitation Inspectors
    • Construction Management Staff
    • Rehabilitation staff
    • Housing Program Administrators
    • Non-profits sponsor and sub recipients involved in Rehabilitation Programs

    Key Topics:

    • Program design
    • The Home Inspection Process
    • Working with homeowners and contractors
    • Finding a good inspector
    • Reducing change orders
    • The importance of work write-ups and specifications
    • Written Agreements
    • Handling disputes
    • Warranties and guarantee
                           

    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

    • 18 Apr 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Florida Hotel Orlando, 1500 Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32809
    • 60

    Continuum of Care Agencies: Leadership to End Homelessness

    This workshop is a statewide convening of leadership from all Continuum of Care Lead Agencies. Registration will be limited to Continuum of Care Lead Agency (i.e., Collaborative Applicant). Each CoC Lead Agency may register up to two attendees.

    Attendees will:

    1. discuss best practices in direct services and collaboration;
    2. understand the roles and responsibilities of the CoC Governance Body vis a vis the Lead Agency staff and its own Board of Directors;
    3. share CoC concerns and solutions on a variety of topics such as coordinated entry, system performance measures, and state and local priorities; and
    4. be inspired to be courageous, focus on mission, lead the community, and craft a strategy to help end homelessness. 


                          

    This workshop is sponsored by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Facilitated by
    the Florida Housing
    Coalition.

    • 19 Apr 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Florida Hotel Orlando, 1500 Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32809
    • 60

    Managing Entities and
    Continuums of Care

    Housing stability is rapidly becoming a priority for many healthcare providers and organizations. The importance of affordable housing in healthcare cannot be overstated. When people have access to safe, decent affordable housing they have better health outcomes. This workshop brings Managing Entities, Continuums of Care, and Medicaid Managed Care organizations to the table to share best practices for collaboration, learn what each partner can and cannot do, and identify challenges and opportunities. 


                          

    This workshop is sponsored by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Facilitated by
    the Florida Housing
    Coalition.

    • 10 May 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Vero Beach Downtown, 611 20th Place, Vero Beach, FL 32960
    • 60

    Clean, Green and Solar


    This workshop will target rehabilitation administrators, nonprofits and contractors, to help them create opportunities for low- and moderate-income communities to access solar energy and other clean and green systems. Participants will learn how to integrate solar and energy technology, and clean, green practices into existing programs. Participants will learn how to access resources such as bulk rate solar, federal incentives, and utility programs. The workshop will feature a demonstration of sample projects from start to finish, including homeowner rehabilitation, new home construction, and accessibility modifications. Financing sources for solar and energy specific activities will also be covered.


    Who Should Attend?

    • Housing developers
    • Local government staff
    • Neighborhood associations
    • Nonprofits

    Key Topics:

    • Renewable energy and housing
    • Sample renewable energy projects
    • Solar financing sources
    • Renewable incentives
                           

    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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