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January 2020

WORKSHOP- Housing Funding Training for Finance Department Staff (Vero Beach)

January 29 - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Indian River County, 1800 27th Street, Admin. Bldg. "B" Conf. Rm. B-501
Vero Beach, FL 32960

REGISTER This is a new type of training designed for Finance Department Staff to address topics related to housing programs.  It will help city and county finance department staff work successfully with SHIP, HOME and CDBG staff.  The presenters will highlight several best practices for financial management.  They will offer guidance to ensure compliance with SHIP tracking and annual reporting rules, along with CDBG and HOME regulatory requirements.  Participants will receive tips for working with housing staff as they reconcile their financial tracking with…

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February 2020

WEBINAR- Financing and Monitoring Rental Housing with SHIP

February 3 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

REGISTER This webinar provides an introduction to the principles behind developing and financing affordable rental housing utilizing SHIP, including the challenges and opportunities of both new construction and rehabilitation. The presenters will provide an overview of tax credit deals from a SHIP perspective in order to help participants understand the local government role in funding and compliance. Key topics include income eligibility, calculating affordability, and the components of compliance monitoring.  

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WEBINAR- The Credit Underwriting Process for Affordable Housing

February 10 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

REGISTER Underwriting takes place after a funding award has been approved. The invitation to credit underwriting is a vital first step to prepare for--long before applying for financing. It is a complex and critical part of financial agreements that will govern the short and long term of the development’s feasibility. The presenters will help de-mystify the underwriting process and provide guidance that begins in the predevelopment phase and continues throughout the closing process. Participants will receive step by step instruction…

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WORKSHOP- Shared Equity and Permanent Affordability (Sarasota)

February 18 - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, 1845 34th Street
Sarasota, Florida 34234

REGISTER This workshop will explain shared equity programs, and how incorporating shared equity provisions into SHIP strategies can more effectively expand and preserve the affordable housing stock. We will cover the philosophy, mechanics, and best practices for shared equity programs with emphasis on permanent affordability using community land trusts. Presenters will address key topics such as resale restrictions, local government disposition of surplus lands, lending for shared equity programs, and recordkeeping. Participants will also learn about Fannie Mae and Freddie…

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WEBINAR- Creating a Paperless SHIP Program

February 27 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

REGISTER Many local governments in Florida who receive SHIP funding are moving towards paperless files in which client files, verification and information are retained electronically. Florida Housing Finance Corporation supports paperless files but also requires compliance with State regulations regarding proper file documentation and retention. This webinar will feature information on the Neighborly software as an example of a paperless system. Presenters from SHIP offices currently using the software will describe the benefits of electronically tracking cases and documentation related…

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