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    • 03 Nov 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hilton Tampa Westshore 2225 N. Lois Avenue Tampa, FL 33607
    • 37
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    The Credit Underwriting Process for Affordable Housing

    This workshop is designed to introduce the underwriting process that takes place after a funding award has been approved.  The invitation to credit underwriting is a vital first step to prepare for before applying for financing.  It is a complex and critical part of financial agreements that will govern the short- and long-term process of the development’s feasibility.  The presenters will help de-mystify the underwriting process and provide guidance that begins in the predevelopment phase and continues throughout the closing process.  Participants will receive step by step instruction about third-party analyses and the documentation that will be required throughout the underwriting process.  The training will include information from a FHFC Credit Underwriting service provider and will address timeframes and sequencing.  This training is provided for newly formed and experienced nonprofit housing developers and local government housing staff who are responsible for in-house underwriting of SHIP, HOME or other publicly available assistance.


    Who Should Attend?

    • ·         Nonprofit developers
    • ·         Developers working with cities and counties
    • ·         Housing program administrators and community partners interested in affordable housing development

    Key Topics:

    • ·         Exploring the Credit Underwriting Checklist
    • ·         Understand the three components of successful Credit Underwriting: the project readiness, the financial feasibility of the deal, and the developer capacity
    • ·         In-house credit underwriting: skillsets required and minimum threshold


                                                      

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

    • 21 Feb 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Riviera Beach Marina Village Event Center 190 E. 13th Street Riviera Beach, FL 33404
    • 44
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    Financing and Monitoring Rental Housing with SHIP

    SHIP funding is primarily focused on homeownership, but it can be a valuable tool to support rental housing projects. This workshop addresses the principles behind developing and 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. The presenters will provide an overview of tax credit deals from a SHIP perspective to help participants understand the local government role in funding and compliance.  Key topics include income eligibility, calculating affordability, and the components of compliance monitoring.  Learn what the “missing middle” is and how it can be supported with SHIP funds, as well as the SHIP requirements for ongoing monitoring of assisted rental units. The presenters will discuss how SHIP can leverage other sources of funding such as low-income housing tax credits.  Learn how SHIP can be used as the Local Government Contribution for development responding to a Request for Application from Florida Housing Finance Corporation.  Participants will gain perspective on monitoring long term affordability, and other monitoring and compliance responsibilities.

    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:

    • ·         Development economics
    • ·         Developer and contractor experience
    • ·         Management leasing experience
    • ·         Guarantors financial and credit capacity
    • ·         Income eligibility
    • ·         Transaction structuring


                                                      

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

    • 07 Mar 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Holden Heights Community Center 1201 20th Street Orlando, FL 32805
    • 42
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    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 oversee the SHIP office. One of the trainings that is 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/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
    • ·         Local government staff responsible for compliance
    • ·         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 training is sponsored by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s Affordable Housing Catalyst Program and Facilitated by the Florida Housing Coalition.

    • 05 Apr 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Wildwood Community Center 6500 CR 139 Wildwood, FL 34785
    • 49
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    Successful Purchase Assistance and New Construction Strategies

    This workshop will discuss two major strategies identified in LHAPs. Most SHIP funds must be expended for homeownership activities, and homebuyer assistance is one of the most common strategies employed by local governments to meet the homeownership set aside requirement. This training is for SHIP local government housing staff and their community partners interested in developing, implementing, and managing a successful purchase assistance strategy. It will detail the application process and pre-purchase requirements, including homebuyer education requirements and inspections.  Local governments can explore other opportunities for the development of single-family homes while working with developers and sponsors. Designing a strategy in your Local Housing Assistance Plan that meets the SHIP requirements is an important first step in this process.  Learn how to solicit sponsors and developers, structure your program, develop effective agreements, and outline responsibilities to comply with SHIP program requirements.  The presenters will examine sample construction strategies to highlight options for the terms of assistance and for selecting eligible buyers. SHIP administrators, nonprofit housing developers and contractors will find this webinar an essential first step in establishing or updating a single-family development program.

    Who should attend?

    • ·         Local planning and community development staff and elected officials
    • ·         Housing administrators
    • ·         Nonprofit affordable housing developers (including those in need of capacity building)


                                                      

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

    • 20 Jun 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Marion County Growth Management 2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd Ocala, FL 34470
    • 45
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    SHIP Program Administration

    This workshop will provide guidance on the fundamental rules of the SHIP program, as well as assist SHIP administrators with five years or less of SHIP experience with the implementation of their programs. The training will provide a SHIP program overview, income eligibility review, LHAP guidance, and AHAC requirements. The guidance from this training will help SHIP administrators adjust, adapt, and be successful.  In addition, the training will review a year-long timeline of SHIP tasks and deadlines and will provide LHAP guidance about strategy implementation. Participants will learn about tracking and reporting SHIP, financial management, monitoring, and compliance. This administration training looks 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.

    Who should attend?

    ·         New and experienced SHIP administrators

    ·         Subrecipients and sponsors

    ·         SHIP Program staff

    Key Topics

    ·         Overview of SHIP requirements and training resources

    ·         The eligibility determination process

    ·         Maintaining SHIP files

    ·         Tracking encumbrances and expenditures


                                                      

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