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February 2020

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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March 2020

WEBINAR- Offering SHIP Housing Education and Counseling- Part 1

March 9 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

REGISTER SHIP administrators may benefit from establishing many local partnerships, including housing counseling partners. In the first webinar of this two-part series, SHIP administrators will learn how to partner with HUD approved counseling agencies to provide education and one-on-one assistance to the SHIP eligible households who apply for SHIP purchase assistance. Equipping buyers with this knowledge helps to increase the possibility that buyers will have success with homeownership. This webinar provides an overview of available housing counseling resources, including an…

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WORKSHOP- SHIP Program Administration (Riviera Beach)

March 11 - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Riviera Beach Marina Village Event Center, 190 E. 13th Street
Rivera Beach, Florida 33404

REGISTER This training is designed to provide guidance on the fundamental rules of the SHIP program and assist SHIP administrators with five years or less of SHIP experience with the implementation of their programs. This workshop addresses the primary responsibilities of SHIP program implementation and will help participants improve their application process, establish quality control for their qualification process, and assist in other aspects of daily SHIP administration. Who should attend? New and experienced SHIP administrators Subrecipients and sponsors SHIP…

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WORKSHOP- SHIP Orientation and Program Administration

March 12 - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Marion County Growth Management Training Center, 2710 E Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, Florida 34470
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REGISTER SHIP staff with 5 years or less of experience may benefit from this training, which will address: A Year in the Life of a SHIP Administrator: Deadlines & Responsibilities Annual report preparation 19/20 Considerations, including a review of Special Needs compliance Preparation of the LHAP and AHAC Report And your questions Staff with more than 5 years of experience are also welcome, since this training can be a great refresher.  The topics we will address are fundamental, but all…

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WEBINAR- Successfully Implementing Counseling Assistance- Part 2

March 30 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am

REGISTER The second and final webinar in this series will address how HUD approved counseling agencies may provide your SHIP eligible applicants with post-purchase education, foreclosure prevention classes, and one-on-one counseling. The training will also feature the Homebuyer Education Module for those who purchase a home in a Community Land Trust. Research shows that this upfront counseling prepares buyers to have success with homeownership. The presenters will discuss the process of selecting and contracting with a counseling agency. This training…

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