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February 2017

WEBINAR – How to Adopt an Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) Report

February 28 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am

REGISTER HERE It is a statutory requirement to assemble an Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) and complete a triennial Housing Incentive Strategies report. Only those receiving $350,000 or less are exempt. For SHIP jurisdictions that must update their Local Housing Assistance Plans in 2017, the AHAC report is due soon. This webinar provides details about statutory requirements and deadlines, and about legislative changes affecting AHAC membership. Participants will review elements of sample AHAC reports as they learn about the process for…

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March 2017

WORKSHOP – The Front Door Matters: Emergency and Crisis Housing (Ft. Lauderdale)

March 2 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Westin Ft. Lauderdale,
400 Corporate Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334 United States

Ft. Lauderdale - REGISTER HERE A great local system designed to end homelessness cannot be successful without superb emergency shelters and/or crisis housing programs. Often overlooked and criticized, emergency shelters play a critical role in ending homelessness. This workshop is intended for leadership staff and Board members of emergency shelters (including domestic violence shelters and youth shelters), Continuum of Care leadership, and funders such as local government and foundations. Attendees will learn about: the critical role of temporary housing in the…

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WEBINAR – Special Needs Assistance with SHIP Funds

March 6 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

REGISTER HERE This webinar will help housing administrators develop strategies to expend the required 20 percent of the SHIP allocation to serve persons with special needs. This training will review documentation and reporting requirements related to each type of applicant with special needs as defined in s. 420.0004 of the Florida Statutes. The presenters will highlight successful initiatives from SHIP communities involving assistance with rental housing, home repair, purchase assistance, and more. Learn how local Centers for Independent Living, Arc agencies…

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WORKSHOP- Requirements for Successfully Obtaining the CHDO Designation

March 7 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Embassy Suites Jacksonville,
9300 Baymeadows Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256 United States
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Jacksonville - REGISTER HERE This workshop addresses the benefits of becoming a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), as well as the requirements for maintaining that status. The training is designed for nonprofits interested in the CDHO designation and local government staff interested in working with CHDOs, as well as current CHDOs. The presenter will provide an overview of the HOME rules and regulations. This workshop will help CHDO staff navigate their way to success in a changing environment that is placing…

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WORKSHOP – The Front Door Matters: Emergency and Crisis Housing (Tampa)

March 21 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, Tampa Airport Westshore,
4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607 United States

Tampa - REGISTER HERE A great local system designed to end homelessness cannot be successful without superb emergency shelters and/or crisis housing programs. Often overlooked and criticized, emergency shelters play a critical role in ending homelessness. This workshop is intended for leadership staff and Board members of emergency shelters (including domestic violence shelters and youth shelters), Continuum of Care leadership, and funders such as local government and foundations. Attendees will learn about: the critical role of temporary housing in the homelessness…

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WEBINAR- Best Practices for Implementing a SHIP Rapid Rehousing Strategy – Part 1

March 23 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

REGISTER HERE The Florida Legislature has codified that SHIP jurisdictions may provide up to a year of rent subsidies for very low income applicants who are homeless and/or special needs households, in addition to eviction prevention and/or deposits. This set of webinars will allow participants to hear from SHIP jurisdictions that have implemented a rapid rehousing SHIP strategy in coordination with their Continuum of Care agencies and other community partners. Presenters will compare and contrast rent assistance programs for homeless applicants…

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Best Practices for Implementing a SHIP Rapid Rehousing Strategy – Part 2

March 28 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

REGISTER HERE The Florida Legislature has codified that SHIP jurisdictions may provide up to a year of rent subsidies for very low income applicants who are homeless and/or special needs households, in addition to eviction prevention and/or deposits. This set of webinars will allow participants to hear from SHIP jurisdictions that have implemented a rapid rehousing SHIP strategy in coordination with their Continuum of Care agencies and other community partners. Presenters will compare and contrast rent assistance programs for homeless applicants…

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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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