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November 2018

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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WEBINAR- LHAP Strategy Design and Amendments

December 10 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

REGISTER This webinar provides guidance on new strategies and amendments and the considerations of what should be included when updating or changing the LHAP. Learn about new LHAP requirements and hear details about the latest plan updates and amendments that Florida Housing’s review committee has accepted…or sent back for more work. Review the essential sections of a SHIP strategy and write one that is clear, concise and complies with all requirements. The training will highlight details in the current version…

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WORKSHOP- Affordable Housing Funding Sources

December 11 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wells Fargo Historic Springfield Community Learning Center, 1601 N. Main Street, 2nd Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32206

REGISTER This workshop is an introduction to federal and state affordable housing funding sources, including the State Housing Initiative Housing Partnership (SHIP), State Apartment Incentive Loan (SAIL), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HUD Continuum of Care (CoC), and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC). Presenters will provide an overview of the source of the federal and state funds, how the funds are awarded, allocated and…

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