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WORKSHOP – LHAP Preparation and Strategy Design (Tampa)
September 26, 2017 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This workshop addresses the fundamentals of implementing the LHAP as required by SHIP. The training is strongly recommended for staff with LHAPs due in 2017. 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. 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 process or strategies. Topics will include preparing the AHAC Report and tuning up your housing strategies in a changing market.
The presenters will help participants write a SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (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, and help assess how to enhance housing strategies. Learn best practices to ensure quick approval, and common mistakes to avoid.
Who should attend?
- Housing program administrators, especially those with 2016 LHAPs due
- Staff with five years or less of SHIP experience
- Staff responsible for 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
This workshop is sponsored by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s Affordable Housing Catalyst Program and Facilitated by the Florida Housing Coalition.
Upon completion of this training each participant will receive a certificate of completion