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Join us for Florida’s Premier Statewide Affordable Housing Training and Technical Assistance Event. Each year, the FHC annual conference draws more than 700 housing professionals from all over the state, including representatives from business, government, banking, developers, and other affordable housing advocates in the for profit and nonprofit sectors.

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August 27, 2018

Opening Plenary- Keynote, Public Policy Plenary, Showcase
09:00am  -  11:30am
Opening Plenary- Keynote, Public Policy Plenary, Showcase

Opening Plenary- Keynote, Public Policy Plenary, Showcase

Keynote Address Trey Price, Executive Director, Florida Housing Finance Corporation Showcase of Innovations and Housing Success Join us for a showcase of why Home Matters in Florida, featuring award winning properties and programs. Developing and preserving affordable housing is no simple feat; this is time to celebrate your colleagues’ success by lifting up approaches and […]

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Lunch- Keynote, Fannie Mae Challenge, Housing Advocate Awards
12pm  -  2pm
Lunch- Keynote, Fannie Mae Challenge, Housing Advocate Awards

Lunch- Keynote, Fannie Mae Challenge, Housing Advocate Awards

Lunch Fannie Mae Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge  Vivian Vasallo, Partnerships and Innovation Director, Fannie Mae Significant Announcement from a National Partner   Sadowski Affiliates Awards – Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase Linda Geller-Schwartz, National Council of Jewish Women Bill Lazar, St. Johns Housing Partnership Nancy Robin, Habitat for Humanity of Broward Jeff Ruttenber, Habitat for Humanity of […]

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Housing Expo
2:30pm  -  5pm
Housing Expo

Housing Expo

     ABOUT THE ANNUAL HOUSING EXPO Refreshments will be served in the Expo Hall, making for a festive atmosphere with plenty of time for networking with colleagues.

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Continuum of Care/Homelessness Caucus
3pm  -  5pm
Continuum of Care/Homelessness Caucus

Continuum of Care/Homelessness Caucus

The Continuum of Care/Homeless Caucus provides an excellent opportunity for representatives of Continuum of Care lead agencies, homeless coalitions, local governments, and service and housing providers to discuss local trends, hot topics, successes, and policy goals for the upcoming year. The caucus offers the opportunity to network and share ideas as we work to end […]

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CLT and Shared Equity
3pm  -  5pm
CLT and Shared Equity

CLT and Shared Equity

Community land trusts are gaining ground in Florida! This caucus provides space for a conversation among experienced practitioners, emerging organizations, and those considering whether a Community Land Trust would be helpful in their community. CLTs and Shared Equity programs are two very different tools, but share some common characteristics. We are going to include within […]

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Developmental Disabilities Caucus
3pm  -  5pm
Developmental Disabilities Caucus

Developmental Disabilities Caucus

The Developmental Disabilities Caucus will provide an open forum to discuss various topics important to the disability community. Join representatives from the Florida Housing Coalition (FHC) and the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC) to discuss recent initiatives surrounding affordable, accessible, inclusive housing for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Topic Experts: Safee Broxton, Florida Developmental Disabilities Council […]

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Sadowski Affiliates Caucus
3pm  -  5pm
Sadowski Affiliates Caucus

Sadowski Affiliates Caucus

Do you want all the state and local housing trust funds to be used solely for housing?  Time to stop the sweeps!  Join your colleagues to get an update on what the Sadowski Coalition, the Sadowski Affiliates, and the Sadowski Working Group have been doing since the end of the 2018 session to get ready […]

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Florida Realtors
3pm  -  5pm
Florida Realtors

Florida Realtors

This caucus is for Realtors to discuss trending topics critical to Attainable Workforce Housing, Florida Realtors Economic Impact Report and how it helped the trust fund appropriations and partnering with local housing officials. This is a new caucus that will provide real estate professionals with the opportunity for input on housing issues in their respective […]

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Housing Counselors Caucus
3pm  -  5pm
Housing Counselors Caucus

Housing Counselors Caucus

This caucus is for counselors to discuss trending topics critical to foreclosure prevention, home purchase counseling, and other services. The caucus has a long history of delivering an engaging discussion with opportunity for your input. Participants will discuss current practices and receive updates on counseling programs, including Hardest Hit.  Join a roundtable discussion with other […]

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Utility Companies, Weatherization Agencies and Energy Efficiency Partners
3pm  -  5pm
Utility Companies, Weatherization Agencies and Energy Efficiency Partners

Utility Companies, Weatherization Agencies and Energy Efficiency Partners

This year’s caucus is about FREE MONEY.  Florida’s major utility companies, Duke Energy and Florida Power & Light, have money to give to Weatherization Agencies.  We extend a personal invitation to every weatherization agency in the state to come to this caucus and come away with two new tools- (1) free money from the utility […]

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Reception
6pm  -  10pm
Reception

Reception

Gather to enjoy friends, colleagues, food, beverages, and music. The reception is an opportunity to have fun and network with conference participants and presenters.

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August 28, 2018

Affordable Housing Viewed Through the Economics Lens
09am  -  10:15am
Affordable Housing Viewed Through the Economics Lens

Affordable Housing Viewed Through the Economics Lens

Affordable housing is a key driver of economic growth and creating a state economy with broadly shared benefits. With the prevalence of low-wage jobs across Florida, and the rising cost of housing, the need for investing in affordable housing is greater than ever.  However, state budget decisions on both spending and revenues, and the regulatory […]

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Bankers Can Be Your Best Partners- 9am
09am  -  10:15am
Bankers Can Be Your Best Partners- 9am

Bankers Can Be Your Best Partners- 9am

Hear from and talk with bankers who are committed to making community investments. Affordable housing and social enterprises are a function of public and private resources—banks are an integral part of the mix. How do you access bank funds for a particular project or to support the operations of your organization? This panel will answer […]

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Homeless to Rapid ReHousing: How to Make it Work
09am  -  10:15am
Homeless to Rapid ReHousing: How to Make it Work

Homeless to Rapid ReHousing: How to Make it Work

Rapid ReHousing is a successful solution to homelessness for a wide range of households experiencing homelessness. Some of the most successful Rapid ReHousing programs in Florida are operated by St. Vincent de Paul CARES, which focuses on utilizing best practices to help households move into housing and help them remain stably housed. Learn how to […]

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Mission Driven Success in Rural Communities
09am  -  10:15am
Mission Driven Success in Rural Communities

Mission Driven Success in Rural Communities

This session highlights the partnerships that led to the success of  visionaries serving rural communities.  Sister Cathy Buster, a nationally recognized leader from Catholic Charities in Venice, Florida, and Rick Miller, CEO of National Development Corporation, teamed up to produce Casa San Juan Bosco in Arcadia, Florida, a large and growing development of homes and […]

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The Nuts and Bolts of Community Land Trusts
09am  -  10:15am
The Nuts and Bolts of Community Land Trusts

The Nuts and Bolts of Community Land Trusts

This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of community land trusts. It covers the why, where, and how of community land trusts for both homeownership and rental housing. Learn about the benefits of community land trusts in a variety of development environments, including high cost areas, gentrifying neighborhoods, and large-scale developments. Community land trusts help local […]

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One of Florida’s Best Programs for Nonprofits: The Pre-Development Loan Program
09am  -  10:15am
One of Florida’s Best Programs for Nonprofits: The Pre-Development Loan Program

One of Florida’s Best Programs for Nonprofits: The Pre-Development Loan Program

The Predevelopment Loan Program can be an essential first step in giving an idea of the structure needed for creating the development plan, securing a co-developer and going through the due diligence process.  Its low interest rate and flexible repayment terms can get a project designed and permitted.  PLP can make the difference between mobilizing […]

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Adding it Up: Maps and Data for Your Affordable Housing Story
10:45am  -  12pm
Adding it Up: Maps and Data for Your Affordable Housing Story

Adding it Up: Maps and Data for Your Affordable Housing Story

The Shimberg Center will demonstrate new data and mapping tools to help you tell your community’s housing story. Shimberg staff will demonstrate new interactive maps showing Florida schools impacted by student homelessness, affordable housing developments at risk of expiring subsidies, and communities impacted by flooding and storms. You will also learn how to use the […]

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Bankers Can Be Your Best Partners- 10:45am
10:45am  -  12pm
Bankers Can Be Your Best Partners- 10:45am

Bankers Can Be Your Best Partners- 10:45am

Hear from and talk with bankers who are committed to making community investments. Affordable housing and social enterprises are a function of public and private resources—banks are an integral part of the mix. How do you access bank funds for a particular project or to support the operations of your organization? This panel will answer […]

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FHFC Special Needs
10:45am  -  12pm
FHFC Special Needs

FHFC Special Needs

Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) offers funding to increase affordable housing for people with disabilities, those who have been homeless, and others with special needs. Every community in Florida needs more affordable housing for these special populations and this is your best source of funding to make that happen! Come hear more about expected upcoming […]

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Milestones and National Models in CLTs
10:45am  -  12pm
Milestones and National Models in CLTs

Milestones and National Models in CLTs

The Florida Community Land Trust Institute shines a light on two milestones for community land trusts: a statewide CLT formed to provide housing for developmentally disabled persons; and a CLT partnership with a local government inclusionary housing program. These are two innovative examples of the Community Land Trust model applied in the context of public-private […]

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Law Enforcement and Homeless Outreach Teams
10:45am  -  12pm
Law Enforcement and Homeless Outreach Teams

Law Enforcement and Homeless Outreach Teams

Addressing homelessness requires collaboration among a broad range community partners. Law enforcement can play a proactive role and effectively gear their efforts toward solutions to homelessness. The Sarasota community utilizes their law enforcement partners to provide street outreach through Homeless Outreach Teams (HOT) combined with case management services. Attendees will learn the importance of street […]

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Our Homes, Our Votes: Stop the Sadowski Sweeps
10:45am  -  12pm
Our Homes, Our Votes: Stop the Sadowski Sweeps

Our Homes, Our Votes: Stop the Sadowski Sweeps

Ending the shortage of affordable homes for low income renters requires better policy solutions from elected leaders in both Tallahassee and Washington. Sadly, candidates rarely talk about housing, even when addressing the need to address growing economic inequality. Housing organizations are in a unique position to raise the profile of these issues with decision makers […]

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FCDA Presents Leveraging Public Resources for a Greater Impact
10:45am  -  12pm
FCDA Presents Leveraging Public Resources for a Greater Impact

FCDA Presents Leveraging Public Resources for a Greater Impact

FCDA Presents Leveraging Public Resources for a Greater Impact This workshop offers a panel of Housing and Community Development experts to identify ways to increase affordability. Leveraging can be a useful tool for financing affordable housing and community and economic development projects and generally is regarded favorably by public and private sector officials. The inclusion […]

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Lunch- Keynote, Nonprofit Raffle, Raffle
12:15pm  -  1:45pm
Lunch- Keynote, Nonprofit Raffle, Raffle

Lunch- Keynote, Nonprofit Raffle, Raffle

Lunch Keynote Address Tiffany Manuel, Enterprise Community Partners Dr. Tiffany Manuel is an experienced social scientist, strategist and cross-sector leader committed to social impact. She has worked to expand opportunity for low-income workers, families and communities through 25+ years of professional and volunteer experience spanning the private and non-profit sectors, government and academia. As Vice […]

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Putting the “Supportive” in Homeless Permanent Supportive Housing
2 pm  -  3:!5pm
Putting the “Supportive” in Homeless Permanent Supportive Housing

Putting the “Supportive” in Homeless Permanent Supportive Housing

Research studies and years of implementation have demonstrated the effectiveness of Permanent Supportive Housing in housing the most vulnerable households experiencing homelessness. A critical component of the success of Permanent Supportive Housing is the menu of supportive services offered once households are stably housed. Participants will learn how Carrfour Supportive Housing provides a proven approach […]

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Affirmatively Further Fair Housing: Beyond the Rule
2pm  -  3:15pm
Affirmatively Further Fair Housing: Beyond the Rule

Affirmatively Further Fair Housing: Beyond the Rule

In light of HUD’s changes to the implementation of the AFFH rule, entitlement jurisdictions and housing authorities must now consider how to best satisfy their obligation to affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH) and promote integrated communities.  Join us on the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act to discuss HUD’s notice to suspend the AFH […]

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The Value of Associations in Carrying Your Message
2pm  -  3:15pm
The Value of Associations in Carrying Your Message

The Value of Associations in Carrying Your Message

Many national organizations exist to support the advocacy and education needs of housing and community development professionals. On this panel, Joey Lindstrom (Manager for Field Organizing, National Low Income Housing Coalition – NLIHC) and Laura DeMaria (Executive Director, National Association for County Community and Economic Development – NACCED) discuss ways their organizations, based in Washington, DC, […]

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Stewardship is the Secret for CLT success
2pm  -  3:15
Stewardship is the Secret for CLT success

Stewardship is the Secret for CLT success

Community land trusts provide affordability in perpetuity. That’s a powerful statement. One of the key ingredients for the success of community land trusts is the stewardship. This workshop explains stewardship from pre-purchase to post purchase, resales, and beyond. Best practices for CLTs will be the focus. Topics specifically included are homeowner and financial education, ground […]

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Disasters: The Road to Recovery
2pm  -  3:15pm
Disasters: The Road to Recovery

Disasters: The Road to Recovery

Hurricane Irma engulfed the Florida peninsula on September 10, 2017.  Florida’s housing stock was heavily damaged, catastrophically in some areas.  Housing providers immediately got to work rebuilding but there were lessons to be learned from Hurricane Irma, just as there were from previous disasters.  In this session, we will discuss those lessons with a panel […]

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Federal and State Tax Law Changes Affecting Affordable Housing
2pm  -  3:15pm
Federal and State Tax Law Changes Affecting Affordable Housing

Federal and State Tax Law Changes Affecting Affordable Housing

With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Act”), there is much concern, as well as confusion, as to the impact the new legislation has on both businesses and individuals alike. The tax changes contained in the Act are the most sweeping since the Tax Reform Act of 1986.  As with any tax […]

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Legal Hot Topics for Nonprofit Developers and Housing Providers
2pm  -  3:15pm
Legal Hot Topics for Nonprofit Developers and Housing Providers

Legal Hot Topics for Nonprofit Developers and Housing Providers

The Community Contribution Tax Credit Program provides a financial incentive (up to 50 percent tax credit or sales tax refund) to encourage Florida businesses to make donations toward community development and housing projects for low-income persons. During this workshop, learn about the Community Contribution Tax Credit Program and ways it can be used as an alternative […]

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Creating Effective Homeless Emergency Shelters
3:45pm  -  5pm
Creating Effective Homeless Emergency Shelters

Creating Effective Homeless Emergency Shelters

Many communities struggle with the presence of, or need for, emergency shelters, one-step centers, and day centers. While emergency shelters are an important part of the homeless assistance system, most emergency shelters are at full capacity, have waiting lists, and/or turn away those who need shelter the most. Some have long lengths of stay and […]

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Bringing CLTs to Scale
3:45pm  -  5pm
Bringing CLTs to Scale

Bringing CLTs to Scale

The Florida Community Land Trust Institute is spearheading the creation of a national model for best practices in procedures and documentation to ensure the salability of community land trust loans in the secondary market. We hope to increase financing opportunities for community land trusts and shared equity loans and provide greater comfort to SHIP administrators […]

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FHFC Funding Resources
3:45pm  -  5pm
FHFC Funding Resources

FHFC Funding Resources

The 2018 Florida Legislature again replenished important funding pots from the State Housing Trust Fund, administered by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. These resources include funding for the SAIL program, with a set-aside for persons with a disabling condition, and grant funding for housing for persons with developmental disabilities. Additionally, CDBG disaster recovery funding and […]

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Innovation in Affordable Housing
3:45pm  -  5pm
Innovation in Affordable Housing

Innovation in Affordable Housing

Florida is known as the Sunshine State. And yet, the solar is almost never used in the construction of affordable housing. Solar energy is an innovation in affordable housing whose time has come at the New Horizon Apartments. A faith-based nonprofit, preserved affordable housing through rehab of a rundown apartment complex—taking it from an unlivable […]

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Preserving Affordable Housing
3:45pm  -  5pm
Preserving Affordable Housing

Preserving Affordable Housing

Preservation of affordable housing is about recapitalizing and rehabilitating older affordable properties to prevent disrepair from creating substandard conditions.  It is also about ensuring that affordable properties are not flipped to market rate or luxury housing at the end of the land use restriction agreement term.  POAH is a national nonprofit dedicated to affordable housing […]

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Take Surplus Land to the Land Bank
3:45pm  -  5pm
Take Surplus Land to the Land Bank

Take Surplus Land to the Land Bank

Many Florida communities are sitting on gold mines for affordable housing developers. The cost of land acquisition represents a go-no-go factor that can make or break project feasibility. Even when the price is right, private buyers can get to the closing table before most nonprofit buyers can even apply for financing. What if there was an […]

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August 29, 2018

SHIP Administrators’ Training
9am  -  12pm
SHIP Administrators’ Training

SHIP Administrators’ Training

Sponsored by: Florida Housing Finance Corporation Join the SHIP Administrators Training sponsored by Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC).  This three-hour session will feature several timely and important SHIP topics, including assistance repayment policy options and Hurricane Irma disaster recovery. Learn from the experience of others, especially during the small group discussion session, in which participants will […]

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Building Capacity to Build: The Nonprofit as Affordable Housing Developer
9am  -  12pm
Building Capacity to Build: The Nonprofit as Affordable Housing Developer

Building Capacity to Build: The Nonprofit as Affordable Housing Developer

Sponsored by   The Building Capacity to Build Symposium, sponsored by Fifth-Third Foundation, will highlight the Florida Housing Coalition’s work with nonprofit organizations throughout the state. This symposium focuses on building capacity to enter the field of affordable rental development or expand an organization’s existing reach. The symposium will feature leaders from the five organizations […]

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Mobile Classroom- LIFT Orlando
9am  -  12pm
Mobile Classroom- LIFT Orlando

Mobile Classroom- LIFT Orlando

Sponsored by: The LIFT Orlando mobile classroom introduces a rare partnership between downtown business leaders and urban neighborhood residents and the physical developments brought about by that collaborative work. Currently under construction, LIFT Orlando’s first development, Pendana at West Lakes, is a 200-unit high-quality, multifamily development designed for residents of all income levels to come […]

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