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September 2017

WORKSHOP – LHAP Preparation and Strategy Design (Tampa)

September 26 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore

REGISTER (Tampa) 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…

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WEBINAR – Coordinated Entry Series: Webinar 2 – Assessments, Referrals and Data

September 26 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Components of an Effective Housing Crisis Response System2-01

REGISTER Every Continuum of Care must establish or update its coordinated entry process in accordance with HUD requirements by January 23, 2018. This webinar is part 2 in a 3-part series discussing coordinated entry. Participants will learn how to utilize HMIS and standardized assessments to assess, prioritize, and refer households to appropriate housing options. We will look at common barriers to implementation and solutions to improve the process. Key topics include shared decision making, vulnerability factors, and written standards.

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October 2017

WEBINAR – Rehabilitation Series, Part 2: Contractor Selection and Evaluation

October 5 - 2:00 pm - 3:25 pm

REGISTER In this training, participants will learn how to work with contractors and homeowners to avoid some of the problems that are commonly encountered in rehabilitation programs. Participants will learn methods for removing non-performing contractors, and retaining those who produce timely results.

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WEBINAR – FHFC Homeless and Special Needs RFA

October 9 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Components of an Effective Housing Crisis Response System2-01

REGISTER Interested in increasing affordable housing in your community? Each year the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) issues RFAs for nonprofits, local governments, and communities to expand their affordable housing supply. This webinar will highlight funding opportunities through the FHFC for communities looking to build more affordable housing for households experiencing homelessness and/or with special needs.

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WORKSHOP – Affordable Housing Funding Sources (Melbourne)

October 10 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place,
200 Rialto Plave
Melbourne, 32901 United States

REGISTER (Melbourne) 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…

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WEBINAR – Pre- and Post-Disaster Recovery with SHIP

October 16 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

REGISTER Florida must be prepared for hurricanes, fires, floods, tornados and more.  Every hurricane season has the potential to be a destructive one—this is incentive enough to plan ahead.  This webinar will be presented in coordination with staff from the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM), who will detail new construction and rehabilitation features that strengthen a home against damage from futures disasters.  Participants will learn to identify community partners who are preparing for disasters and organizing to respond when…

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WORKSHOP – Coordinated Entry (Workshop Series 1) Jacksonville

October 19 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Embassy Suites Jacksonville,
9300 Baymeadows Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256 United States
Components of an Effective Housing Crisis Response System2-01

Jacksonville - REGISTER HERE 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…

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WEBINAR – Coordinated Entry Series: Webinar 3 – How are we doing in Florida? Community Examples

October 24 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Components of an Effective Housing Crisis Response System2-01

REGISTER Every Continuum of Care must establish or update its coordinated entry process in accordance with HUD requirements by January 23, 2018. The last webinar in a 3-part series, this webinar will focus on communities in Florida that have already implemented Coordinated Entry. Local continuums of care and their partners will describe how they implemented coordinated entry in their community and provide insight on what is working well.

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WEBINAR – Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), Part #2: Predevelopment, Underwriting Activities and More

October 25 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

REGISTER This is the final part of a two-webinar series about obtaining the CHDO Designation that addresses the benefits of becoming this type of nonprofit organization. Webinar #2 will address details of CHDO activities during predevelopment and underwriting. The presenters will discuss pitfalls to avoid with subsidy layering. Participants will learn what developing strategies to employ in order to build or demonstrate that their agencies have the capacity needed to maintain CHDO status and receive HOME CHDO set-aside funds. The…

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November 2017

WORKSHOP – The Predevelopment Process (Winter Park)

November 7 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Winter Park Community Center,
721 W. New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

REGISTER (Winter Park) 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…

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