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March 2019

WEBINAR- Managing SHIP in Rural Communities

March 18 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

REGISTER This webinar is designed for staff from rural communities that receive the minimum SHIP allocation. The presenters will offer suggestions on how to run an efficient assistance program with limited staff. Review possible benefits of an affordable housing advisory committee. Learn about common pitfalls to avoid and the roles of community partners and leveraged funds. A presenter from USDA Rural Development will offer examples of how they can be a seamless partner with SHIP to help buyers.

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April 2019

WEBINAR- Special Needs assistance with SHIP Funds

April 8 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

REGISTER This webinar will help housing administrators incorporate and document the required 20 percent of the SHIP allocation to serve persons with special needs into the LHAP. The presenter 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 training is designed to highlight successful initiatives from SHIP communities involving assistance with rental housing, home repair, purchase assistance, and more. Learn how local Centers for…

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WORKSHOP- The Development Process

April 16 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Center,, 50 West Atlantic Boulevard
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060

REGISTER This workshop provides participants with an introduction to the housing development process from the point of view of the developer. It is designed for nonprofit developers, housing program administrators, and their community partners. The presenter will address land use, impact fees, permitting, platting and more. Understanding the development process, as well as the costs and financing needed to make affordable housing production happen, will enable housing administrators to design effective affordable housing programs. Participants will also gain a better…

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WEBINAR- Best Practices for Procurement of Construction and Rehabilitation Services

April 24 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

REGISTER As the majority of SHIP funds must be spent on construction and rehabilitation activities, local governments must often partner with contractors that have the skills and expertise needed to implement housing rehabilitation and construction projects. This webinar will provide guidance to local governments on advertising their programs to solicit contractors, screening contractors to make sure they have the necessary licenses and qualifications, establishing and maintaining a contractors pool, using local businesses and contracting with small, minority owned and women-owned businesses, and addressing challenges in getting…

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May 2019

WEBINAR- Preparing for Deadlines & Annual Reports

May 13 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

REGISTER This webinar is designed to focus on ongoing tracking responsibilities, even before the pressure of the September 15 annual report deadline is upon you. It will especially help new SHIP staff members who have recently been assigned tracking or annual reporting responsibilities. Participants will receive the updated SHIP tracking spreadsheet, along with written instructions for tracking funds and completing an online annual report. The presenter will address how to confirm if your tracking spreadsheets accurately reflect the city or…

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