Florida Housing Coalition Partners with Florida Chamber Foundation to Become Blueprint Goal Leader

Affordable Housing is Critical to the Quality of Life for All Floridians

The Florida Chamber has a housing goal in its 2030 Florida Blueprint plan to reduce the number of cost-burdened households to no more than 10% by the year 2030.  As Florida’s statewide nonprofit provider of training and technical assistance, we recognize that it will take a significant and coordinated effort by public and private entities to achieve measurable and meaningful progress. Our approach is to encourage funding and land use policies supported by cross-sector collaboration to ensure sufficient supply of affordable housing for Floridians who are housing cost-burdened, including vulnerable populations such as people experiencing homelessness, people living in fixed incomes, such as the disabled and elderly, young families, and essential workers. Download Your Copy of the Blueprint.

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING TOOLKIT FOR LOCAL CHAMBERS

The resources below can help your Chamber members advocate for Affordable Housing in your community.

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FACT SHEET: How to use the Coronavirus State Local Recovery Funds to Invest in Affordable Housing in Your Community

The Florida Housing Coalition has released a new fact sheet for local governments, housing advocates, and industry groups on how to use Coronavirus State Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) from the American Rescue Plan to make significant investments in affordable housing. This program provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity for local governments to address the affordable housing crisis. These funds can be used for affordable housing development, supportive housing services, down payment assistance, nonprofit aid, and other eligible activities. The Coalition can help your local government use SLFRF dollars for affordable housing initiatives. Please contact Kody Glazer at glazer@flhousing.org if you have any questions.

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ONLINE TRAINING AVAILABLE: Using ARPA Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds for Affordable Housing

All 67 counties and 77 cities in Florida received direct funding through the American Rescue Plan’s Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) program. Another 335 towns and cities in Florida may receive these funds through the Florida Division of Emergency Management. This program provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address the affordable housing crisis. This webinar will discuss how local governments can use their SLFRF funds towards affordable housing activities and showcase examples from across the state. Whether you are a housing advocate, a nonprofit affordable housing developer, or local government housing staff, this webinar will provide considerations to help you dedicate SLFRF dollars.

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New Updated Edition of Definitive Publication: Affordable Housing in Florida

A newly updated edition of the definitive publication about affordable housing in Florida has just been released by the Florida Housing Coalition. This new edition of Affordable Housing in Florida incorporates updates on HB 1339, covers the growing interest in Community Land Trusts throughout Florida, and details other policies and ordinances that encourage and support the development of affordable housing in your community. Chapters include: What is Affordable Housing? Who Lives in Affordable Housing? Why Include Affordable Housing in Your Community? How is Affordable Housing Developed? How Should Neighbors b Included in the Process? What Role Does Design Play? What is the Connection Between Affordable Housing and Fair Housing? About the William E. Sadowski Affordable Housing Act, About the Catalyst Program, and a Glossary of Terms and Acronyms. 

A must-have publication for all Florida housing advocates and policy-makers, this new edition features photographs of beautiful affordable housing developments from throughout the state. This important publication was produced with funding from the Catalyst Program administered by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. (Click on the image to access publication.)

 

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OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE HAS A SPECIAL FOCUS FOR CHAMBER MEMBERS AND PARTNERS ON INCREASING AFFORDABLE HOUSING

As the premier housing event in Florida, the Florida Housing Coalition Conference attracts more than 900 affordable housing professionals, advocates, lenders, developers, administrators, and policy makers. We look forward to seeing newcomers and affordable housing veterans engage in thought-provoking exchange of new ideas, sharing best practices through housing workshops, forums, caucuses, and special events. JOIN US, JOIN THE CONVERSATION!

AFFORDABLE HOUSING PUBLICATIONS FOR LOCAL CHAMBERS

The publications below can help your Chamber members advocate for Affordable Housing in your community.

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A Guidebook for Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Members and Local Government Staff

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Housing News Network Journal

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Florida Home Matters Report

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Florida Community Land Trust Best Practices Manual

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Eyesore to Asset- Adapative Reuse Guidebook

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Guide to Using SHIP for Rental Housing 

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Affordable Housing Resource Guide

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Disaster Management
Guide for Housing

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Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Guidebook

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Affordable Housing in Florida

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Creating Inclusive Communities in Florida

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Effectively Engaging Individuals with Disabilities in Consolidated Planning 

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CLT Homebuyer Education Module- Buyer’s Guide

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CLT Homebuyer Education Module- Teacher’s Guide

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Case Management Guidebook:

Supporting Households Moving Out of Homelessness

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Creating a Local Housing Disaster Recovery Strategy

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Community-Based Planning Guide

A Resource for the Disability Community on How to Engage in Local Planning

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Florida’s Surplus Lands

Laws for Affordable Housing: A Guidebook for Implementation Using Best Practices

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Landlord Collaboration Guidebook

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Guidebook for SHIP Administrators

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The Community Allies Guide to Opportunity Zones

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Permanent Supportive Housing

Property Management Guidebook

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Credit Underwriting Guide for Multi-Family Affordable Housing in Florida

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Guide to Developing & Operating
Small Scale Rental Properties