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October 2018

WEBINAR- Effective Written Agreements

October 30 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

REGISTER Written agreements (interlocal, sub recipient, owner, contractor, sponsor, developer, etc.) serve as the legally binding contract between two parties. The terms, conditions, affordability period, roles, responsibilities and enforcement mechanism and conditions for repayment must be included in the agreement for it to be enforceable. In the event of non-compliance, the agreement serves to protect the local government’s investment of funds. Failure to include these conditions could make the local government responsible to pay back funds in the event of…

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November 2018

WEBINAR- Monitoring SHIP-Assisted Rental Housing

November 5 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

REGISTER Learn what SHIP requires when building or repairing rental housing. Ongoing monitoring of assisted rental units is the main SHIP responsibility addressed in this webinar. Learn about what is involved, since SHIP commitment is significant—annual monitoring for a minimum of 15 years for all SHIP-assisted rental housing. The presenters will discuss rental developments—including those financed with tax credits—to help participants understand the local government obligation for monitoring. Key topics include income eligibility monitoring, calculating affordability, and the role of…

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WORKSHOP- LHAP Preparation and Strategy Design

November 14 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Riviera Beach Marina Village Event Center, 190 E. 13th Street
Rivera Beach, Florida 33404

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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WEBINAR- Working with Nonprofits, Sponsors and Subrecipients

November 29 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

REGISTER Several SHIP communities outsource implementation of one or more of their strategies. Learn what types of groups may serve as sponsors and sub recipients and hear firsthand from the staff of groups that provide SHIP services. The presenters will highlight key examples of how SHIP work is effectively outsourced, addressing details of LHAP selection criteria and suggested language for a Request for Proposals. The webinar will address service delivery fees and other details in a sub recipient agreement. Key…

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December 2018

WEBINAR- Florida Housing’s Special Needs RFAs: An Introduction for Local Governments

December 5 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

REGISTER Florida Housing Finance Corporation issues requests for applications (RFAs) to provide funding for developments with a homeless or special needs focus. Some of these RFAs have been undersubscribed. This webinar, designed from the perspective of local government and with input from Florida Housing’s multi-family program staff, will focus on these and other RFAs that receive relatively few applications and may be opportunities for funding success. Learn the submission requirements for these RFAs and the role of local government in…

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