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MICHAEL CHANEY is a Technical Advisor for the Florida Housing Coalition. He has 21 years of experience providing technical assistance to local government, nonprofit housing professionals, and consumers throughout Florida.  Chaney offers training and technical assistance to the advisors implementing Florida’s Hardest Hit foreclosure prevention program.  He also serves as a trainer for the Coalition’s Housing Workshops, where his focus includes monitoring nonprofit sponsors, enhancing rehabilitation strategies, and general housing program administration. Michael is certified by NeighborWorks for both Homebuyer Counseling and Foreclosure Prevention and served as a Neighborworks instructor for Florida-based 5 day certification trainings for housing counselors.  He has written several articles for the Coalition’s journal on topics related to foreclosure prevention, SHIP and housing for people with disabilities.   Mr. Chaney holds a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in New Orleans and a Masters of Social Work Administration from Florida State University, where he has served as an adjunct faculty member of the housing department.