JOIN THE CONVERSATION: HOW CAN FLORIDA CLOSE THE RACIAL GAP IN HOMEOWNERSHIP?
Closing the Gap is the first major program of the Florida Housing Coalition’s Center for Racial Equity, through which the Coalition will partner with a community for two years to develop and implement strategies to close the racial gap in homeownership. As this issue touches every community throughout the state, this forum will model how practitioners and stakeholders can begin to frame and address this issue at the local level. These local efforts, taken together, will work to close Florida’s racial gap in homeownership. This forum will include an opening panel discussion where experts will discuss data and solutions from a national perspective. This panel will be followed by breakout sessions, seeking to answer questions and draw out potential solutions and strategies to be shared at the conclusion. (READ MORE…)
Center for Racial Equity Announces The Winners of the Competitive Grant Application for Two-Years of Assistance to Close the Gap
The Florida Housing Coalition is proud to announce the winners of its competitive grant program entitled Closing the Racial Gap in Homeownership (Closing the Gap).— both the City of Fort Pierce, and the City of West Palm Beach will receive 24 months of technical assistance to help close the homeownership gap amongst Black and white families in their respective communities. The Coalition will be engaging with public and private sector partners and stakeholders to address the history, the policies, and the programs that impact racial inequity in housing and assist the community with implementing solutions. (READ MORE…)
Florida Housing Coalition Launches Training Module for Nonprofits Seeking to Build Affordable Housing
The Florida Housing Coalition’s Nonprofit Capacity Building Institute is designed to strengthen the capacity of existing affordable housing mission-based nonprofits. As part of its initial work, the Institute has created a free online course for nonprofits titled: Building Capacity to Build: Best Practices for Nonprofit Housing Developers. In addition, this summer it will hold a Lunch & Learn 2021 Spring/Summer training series; and in the Fall it will present an 8-week Interactive and Intensive Training Series on the Affordable Housing Development process where participants will apply direct knowledge gained on their own projects over the course of the series. (LEARN MORE…)
Nonprofit Pitch Competition: WIN $1K
The Florida Housing Coalition is excited to announce our nonprofit pitch competition to explore innovative development and business solutions addressing racial equity in housing. We want to hear from nonprofits who are intentionally working on this in their local community and their outside-the-box ideas for how to remedy the issues such as:
- Closing the racial gap in homeownership
- Equitable recovery from disasters
- Housing opportunities for formerly incarcerated persons
- Supporting entrepreneurship and small business growth through housing
The winner will be selected at the end of the competition session by a panel of judges and will receive a $1,000 prize. Application materials due by July 19th. (READ MORE…)
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