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August 2018

WEBINAR- Pre- and Post-Disaster Recovery with SHIP

August 9 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

REGISTER Florida must be prepared for hurricanes, fires, floods, tornadoes and more. Every hurricane season has the potential to be a destructive one—this is incentive enough to plan for disaster. This webinar will include presenters 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 the time comes. Presenters will address the valuable contribution of the…

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WEBINAR- SHIP Rent Limits Policy

August 16 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

REGISTER Using SHIP for rental housing has always come with several rules and requirements. Some have recently changed. Learn about the Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s most recent guidance on SHIP rental assistance, which exempts rent/utility deposit assistance from compliance with the SHIP rent limits. Other SHIP-related rental assistance and development will also be addressed. Eviction prevention assistance can help a tenant struggling to pay past due rent. SHIP rent subsidies may pay for limited monthly rent of a very low-income…

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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 - 3:30 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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