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WEBINAR- New Construction Strategies and Partnerships

REGISTER This will help SHIP administrators explore opportunities to encourage the development of single-family homes while working with developers and sponsors. Designing a strategy in your Local Housing Assistance Plan that meets SHIP requirements is an important first step. Learn how to solicit sponsors and developers, structure your program, develop effective agreements, and outline responsibilities […]

WEBINAR- Affordable Housing Development Using SAIL Funds: Part 2

In the second webinar of this 3-part training, presenters will explain how the program works in conjunction with bonds and other funding and within the framework of developing or rehabilitating affordable rental housing.  Participants will learn about subsidy layering, combining sources of funding such as SAIL and tax credits or SAIL and Housing Trust Funds.  […]

WEBINAR: The Pre-Development Process- Part 1

REGISTER This is the beginning of a two-part series designed for nonprofit housing developers, construction management staff, planning staff, and housing program administrators. Predevelopment is one of the most important components of housing development. This training provides guidance to nonprofit organizations on predevelopment activities and due diligence necessary prior to the development of affordable housing […]

WEBINAR- Affordable Housing Development Using SAIL Funds: Part 3

The third and final SAIL workshop will include a showcase of successful projects exhibiting the wide range of housing types possible with the program  including farmworker-fisher worker housing, housing for persons experiencing homelessness, and permanent supportive housing for homeless and those with disabling conditions.  Meet the developers and learn their strategies, challenges and ultimately success. […]

WEBINAR- The Pre-Development Process: Part 2

REGISTER Presenters will cover construction/design, zoning and land uses, budgeting, and the timeframe of the predevelopment process. Learn about the Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s Predevelopment Loan Program requirements as the presenters walk through the process for obtaining a loan. This webinar series complements the Affordable Housing Funding Sources webinars.

WEBINAR- Using ARPA Coronavirus State and 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. 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 […]

WEBINAR- Rehabilitation Partnerships with Local PHAs

REGISTER Identify community partners with expertise, including Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) with repair funds that may be leveraged with SHIP. Ensuring that a community’s affordable housing stock remains safe and habitable requires funding and coordination among various partners. This webinar will discuss how PHAs can work together with community partners, leveraging other public resources to […]

WEBINAR- The Development Process: Part 1

REGISTER This is the beginning of a two-part training series that provides participants with an introduction to the housing development process from the point of view of the developer. It is designed for nonprofit developers, housing program administrators, and their community partners. In this first session, the presenters will address land use, impact fees, permitting, […]

WEBINAR- The Development Process: Part 2

REGISTER This is the second training of a two-part series. Understanding the development process, as well as the costs and financing needed to make affordable housing production happen, will enable housing administrators to design effective affordable housing programs. Participants will gain a better of understanding of how amounts and timing of subsidies directly influence the […]

WEBINAR- Building Capacity to Build: The Nonprofit as Affordable Housing Developer

REGISTER This webinar covers three critical areas of capacity building for nonprofit organizations. It provides an overview with best practices on nonprofit strategic planning, nonprofit financial responsibilities, and whether you should seek designation as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO). This designation opens the door for eligibility for the HOME program CHDO set-aside. This webinar […]

WEBINAR- Tracking SHIP Activity Throughout the Year

REGISTER This training focuses on the upfront work needed to ensure that SHIP funds are expended in a manner that fully complies with SHIP rules. The presenters will discuss a timeline that will help you keep up with the expenditure and encumbrance deadlines. Participants will learn the details of complying with the income, homeownership, construction, […]

WEBINAR- Terms of Assistance

REGISTER This training will unveil the new publication on Terms of Assistance. It will discuss the continuum of options for providing SHIP assistance, from offering grants to establishing direct loans that must be repaid in monthly installments. What considerations go into deciding when to make a grant versus a loan? If you make a loan, […]

WEBINAR- Data Driven Planning

REGISTER This training will unveil the new publication on Data Driven Planning. It will look at the housing, disaster, demographic, transportation, and health data sources available to local planners, housing professionals, and elected officials to help them understand and respond to the affordable housing challenges in their communities. The presenters will discuss available resources and […]

WEBINAR- Long-term Affordability and Understanding Deed Restrictions

REGISTER Affordable housing financed with government subsidy must be affordable for a set period of time. This training will address best practices for ensuring that these housing units are affordable long-term. Presenters will discuss Community Land Trusts, Land Use Restriction Agreements (LURA), and how to determine which legal mechanism to use in differing situations. This […]

WEBINAR- ERASE Workshop- Master Leasing


Join us for our tenth Ending Rental Arrears to Stop Evictions (ERASE) workshop on June 30 at 1:30 pm. This workshop is designed for local governments, nonprofits, and other partners working to administer rental assistance programs for households experiencing homelessness. Our June workshop spotlights master leasing as a useful tool for engaging landlords and ramping […]