Florida Housing Coalition Helps Local Governments Use ARPA Funds for Affordable Housing

The clarification on disposition of ARPA funds was key to helping us make a decision on how to spend our dollars.”– Recent Webinar Attendee

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NEW GUIDEBOOK HELPS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS USE SLFRF FUNDS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Florida Housing Coalition has released a new guidebook 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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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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Florida Housing Coalition to Give Award to Local Government Dedicating Highest Percentage of ARPA Funds for Affordable Housing Development

At our upcoming 2022 Home Matters Conference happening August 29-31 in Orlando, the Florida Housing Coalition will present a Housing Champion Award to the local government that is dedicating the highest percentage of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) towards affordable housing. Contact Kody Glazer, glazer@flhousing.org if you are interested in learning more about how to use ARPA funds for affordable housing and to let us know what percentage you are using so far.  Local governments are amending their plans now that Treasury has made clear that virtually all housing activities are eligible.  We invite you to get your local government’s name on the Leaderboard.

LOOK UP YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT’S ALLOCATION & USE OF ARPA FUNDS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING (*updated as of 5.18.22)

 

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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OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE HAS A SPECIAL FOCUS ON USING ARPA FUNDS TO INCREASE 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 TO HELP ADVOCATE FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN YOUR COMMUNITY

The publications below can help you 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