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WORKSHOP- LHAP Preparation and Strategy Design
October 28 - 8:30 am
This workshop addresses the fundamentals of preparing and implementing the Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) as required by SHIP. The training is strongly recommended for staff with LHAPs due in 2020. 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 Housing’s Review Committee has accepted or sent back for revisions.
The presenters will look beyond a list of rules and regulations to help participants understand the basis and reasoning for program requirements. This deeper knowledge will help participants as they consider how to update their processes or strategies. Topics will include preparing the AHAC Report and tuning up your housing strategies in a changing market.
The presenters will advise participants how to write a LHAP that is clear, concise and complies with all requirements. The training will highlight details in the updated LHAP template, offer instructions on properly completing the Housing Delivery Goals Chart and other required forms, help assess how to enhance housing strategies, and convey best practices to ensure quick approval and common mistakes to avoid.
Who Should Attend?
- Housing program administrators, especially those with 2020 LHAPs due
- Staff with five years or less of SHIP experience in completing the LHAP
- Staff responsible for convening the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC)
- Deadlines and responsibilities in the LHAP approval process
- Designing housing strategies that work in a changing market
- Properly defining terms of assistance
- Submission of the LHAP