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September 2018

WEBINAR- Incentives to Encourage the Private Sector to Build Affordable Housing in the Community

September 12 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

REGISTER Affordable housing development creates many private sector benefits. Among other things, it attracts businesses, creates jobs, and stimulates the local economy. Affordable housing development is also profitable to private developers. This webinar will explore the many incentives and benefits that affordable housing development brings to the private sector.

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WORKSHOP- Successful Disaster Recovery

September 18 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
United Women’s Club of Lakeland, 1515 Williamsburg Square
Lakeland, Florida 33803

REGISTER Housing providers should be aware of the external disaster planning process and understand their role in supporting the process by participating and providing information necessary to prevent the loss of life and property in the event of a disaster. This workshop describes the leadership and coordinator responsibilities of public-sector housing providers as they interact with external emergency operations and planning functions that take place at the county and municipal levels. The presenters with address how SHIP-DR and other funding…

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WEBINAR- Involving Realtors and Lenders in Purchase Assistance

September 19 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

REGISTER This webinar provides an introduction for using SHIP to provide homebuyer assistance. It will help assist Realtors, mortgage brokers and seller’s agents understand the SHIP program, understand the LHAP development process, access LHAP’s for SHIP communities across Florida and understand the differences between bank underwriting and buyer qualifications under the SHIP program. Learn how SHIP funds can be used to assist buyers and make the home affordable. The training is intended for Realtors, lenders, mortgage brokers as well as…

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October 2018

WORKSHOP- Rental Housing Preservation

October 2 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Training Center, 4116 Silver Star Rd
Orlando, FL 32808 United States

REGISTER Even while there is a need for thousands of new rental units, several thousand affordable housing rental units are at risk of being lost as affordability periods expire, with a very acute need for rentals affordable to very-low and extremely-low income households. Preservation is crucial to meeting the need for affordable rental housing. This workshop will explore factors and strategies for preservation, including planning for the end of affordability at the beginning of project development, targeting properties for acquisition…

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WORKSHOP- LHAP Preparation and Strategy Design

October 17 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marion County Growth Management Training Center, 2710 E Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, Florida 34470

REGISTER This workshop addresses the fundamentals of implementing the LHAP as required by SHIP. The training is strongly recommended for staff with LHAPs due in 2019. 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. Learn about new plan requirements and hear details about the latest plans that Florida…

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