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April 2017

WEBINAR – Drilling Down into Emergency Solutions Grant Regulations for Outreach and Emergency Shelter

April 4 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

REGISTER HERE HUD’s Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding is a good source of funding for street outreach, emergency shelters, and rapid rehousing. While there has been a focus on rapid rehousing recently, ESG remains critical to funding outreach and shelters. This webinar will cover in some detail the regulations and requirements applicable to using ESG for shelters (building or operating) and outreach. Because this is a long-standing program. providers may take it for granted that they understand the rules and regulations…

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WORKSHOP- New Construction Strategies and Partnerships

April 5 - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Embassy Suites West Palm Beach,
1601 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406 United States
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West Palm Beach - REGISTER HERE The SHIP program provides opportunities for local governments to develop 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. Come learn how to solicit sponsors and developers, how to structure your program, how to develop effective agreements, and how to outline responsibilities to comply with SHIP program requirements. The presenters will examine sample…

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WORKSHOP – Financing and Monitoring Rental Housing with SHIP

April 18 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Westin Ft. Lauderdale,
400 Corporate Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334 United States

Ft. Lauderdale - REGISTER HERE 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…

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May 2017

WEBINAR – Forming a Successful Homeless-Related Regional Partnership

May 2 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

REGISTER HERE This is allowed as part of the SHIP Statutory changes: “Local governments may create regional partnerships across jurisdictional boundaries through the pooling of appropriated funds to address homeless housing needs identified in local housing assistance plans.” One possible project is the development of a regional homeless shelter. Identify support funds that are available beyond the initial SHIP investment. Address the logistics of laying several sources of subsidy. Estimate how many will be served, and from which counties.

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WORKSHOP- The Credit Underwriting Process for Affordable Housing

May 4 - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore

Tampa - REGISTER HERE Affordable housing development has many moving parts and the successful completion of credit underwriting within the prescribed timeframes is one of the most important.  This workshop will help you better understand your predevelopment and due diligence responsibilities as a housing developer even before you formally apply for financing or respond to a funding proposal. We will review the underwriting process and discuss the documents that will be required. Through the use of real case studies, participants will…

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WEBINAR – Income Certification for SHIP Applicants

May 9 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am

REGISTER HERE This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of the income qualification process for SHIP applicants. It is designed for those who process applications for SHIP assistance and the people who supervise them. The training will cover the process from application intake through approval, file management and compliance. The presenter will address critical eligibility activities, including income verification, determining household size, and income inclusions and exclusions. Participants will learn how to compute anticipated annual income and complete income and asset verification.

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WEBINAR- Income Qualification Considerations when Working with Homeless Applicants

May 11 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Unique challenges may be encountered when qualifying a homeless household for SHIP rental assistance. For instance, the household may not have a bank account, may be unemployed or newly employed, or may have lost documentation. This training will examine the challenges of obtaining the standard third party verification from homeless applicants seeking SHIP rental assistance and provide solutions and documentation alternatives that will help your rental program and your applicants be successful.

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WEBINAR – Income Certification for SHIP Applicants

May 18 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am

REGISTER HERE This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of the income qualification process for SHIP applicants. It is designed for those who process applications for SHIP assistance and the people who supervise them. The training will cover the process from application intake through approval, file management and compliance. The presenter will address critical eligibility activities, including income verification, determining household size, and income inclusions and exclusions. Participants will learn how to compute anticipated annual income and complete income and asset verification.

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WORKSHOP – Affordable Housing Funding Sources

May 25 - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore

Tampa - REGISTER HERE This workshop provides an overview of funding, including SHIP, SAIL, CDBG, HOME, HOPWA, ESG, HUD CoC, LIHTC, Hardest Hit 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…

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June 2017

WORKSHOP – Getting Rapid Rehousing Right (Jacksonville)

June 6 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Embassy Suites Jacksonville,
9300 Baymeadows Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256 United States

Jacksonville - REGISTER HERE Most communities now have a few years’ experience with rapid rehousing. This workshop will provide an opportunity to look back to evaluate, and look forward with renewed strategy and vision for Continuum of Care lead agency staff, local funders, leadership staff of nonprofit organizations, and others who want to up our game in rapid rehousing in Florida. Attendees will understand better: how and why to increase local rapid rehousing capacity; funding and regulations for rapid rehousing; the…

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