OUR EXPERTISE

The Florida Housing Coalition is commonly acknowledged as the foremost authority in Florida for providing training and technical assistance on everything related to affordable housing, from ending homelessness to first time homeownership.  We provide consulting services at the local level, and we advocate at the state and national levels for people in need of affordable homes.

Welcome to the Florida Housing Coalition

Your Source for Expertise in Housing and Community Development

 

At the Florida Housing Coalition, we stand as Florida’s preeminent statewide mission-based housing expert, dedicated to addressing a comprehensive spectrum of housing and community development challenges that affect our diverse communities. With a rich legacy of service dating back to 1982, we have continually evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of our state’s residents and communities. Our mission is simple but profound: to ensure that every Floridian has access to a home that is not only affordable but also nestled within a suitable living environment.

We understand that housing is a fundamental cornerstone of every thriving community, and we are committed to forging a brighter future for all by facilitating equitable solutions, fostering innovation, and championing data-driven decision-making. Our expertise spans five key areas, each designed to empower communities to build, revitalize, and sustain affordable housing initiatives.

Our Expertise Areas:

Ending Homelessness: Solving homelessness is not just a goal but a commitment. We work tirelessly to provide evidence-based practices and actionable guidance to make homelessness a thing of the past in your community.

Financing Development: For over four decades, we have been assisting local governments in developing their housing infrastructure, providing guidance on funding opportunities, fair housing consultation, and housing action planning.

Land Use Innovation: We collaborate with cities and counties to introduce innovative land use tools that unlock the potential for increased affordable housing. From Community Land Trusts to zoning reforms, we’re dedicated to making housing accessible to all.

Strengthening Communities: We recognize that each community in Florida is unique, and housing solutions must be tailored to meet specific needs. Our team is here to assist with stakeholder engagement, policy drafting, project-specific assistance, and nonprofit sector capacity-building.

Policy and Research: Our dedicated research team continually publishes White Papers on critical housing topics, providing in-depth insights and practical guidance. We also extend our reach by offering technical assistance to local governments and nonprofit organizations across the state.

 

At the Florida Housing Coalition, we’re not just a resource; we’re a partner in your community’s journey towards accessible and sustainable housing. With our wealth of experience, unwavering commitment, and data-driven approach, we are here to empower you to create stronger, more inclusive communities where every Floridian has a place to call home.

Programs of Interest

Ending Homelessness

The Florida Housing Coalition has provided support to local governments, nonprofits, homeless Continuums of Care, and their partners. We provide expertise to communities throughout Florida to deliver real and innovative solutions for reducing homelessness. To achieve this goal we:

  • Help communities utilize resources more effectively
  • Implement best practices to end homelessness
  • Develop collaboration among key community stakeholders to achieve effective outcomes

State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)

The Florida Housing Coalition supports local governments, nonprofits, and their developer and financial partners by providing assistance with SHIP, State HOME, and other affordable housing programs. We offer guidance on effective program design and help organizations comply with state and federal housing regulations. We also help them identify partners and resources, implement programs and account for the results and spending. Below is a list of some of the services we provide:

  • Affordable Housing Program Design and Implementation
  • Preparation of Policies and Procedures Manuals
  • Income Compliance and Eligibility Determination
  • Compliance with Regulations and Administration
  • Implementation of systems to maintain records, tracking, reporting, and monitoring of programs
  • Meeting Low-Income Set-Asides for Extremely Low Income and Special Needs Housing
  • Predevelopment, Development, and Rehabilitation Process for Rental and Homeownership Programs
  • Nonprofit Board and Staff Training/Organizational Capacity Building
  • Nonprofit Strategic and Business Plans
  • Disaster Recovery

Land Use & Nonprofit Development

The Florida Housing Coalition provides in depth, focused training and technical assistance designed to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations with the goal of increasing the supply and quality of housing that is affordable throughout the state of Florida. We provide assistance through the following programs:

Housing & Community Development

The Florida Housing Coalition focuses on strengthening local governments through training, technical assistance and consulting services on HUD programs, state housing and community development programs, and grants administration and compliance. Services include:

  • Consolidated Planning
    • Five-Year Consolidated Plan
    • Annual Action Plan
    • Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
  • Fair Housing Planning
  • HUD Grant Administration