Webinar: New LHAP Strategy Design and Amendments

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“This webinar provides guidance on new strategies and amendments and the considerations of what should be included when updating or changing the LHAP.  Learn how to write a SHIP strategy that is clear, concise and complies with all requirements.  The training will highlight details in the current version of the LHAP template and offer instructions on making updates to the Housing Delivery Goals Chart or other LHAP Exhibits.  Learn best practices to ensure quick approval of your new or updated strategy, as well as common mistakes to avoid.”

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Webinar: Special Needs Assistance with SHIP Funds

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“This webinar will help housing administrators develop strategies to expend the required 20 percent of the SHIP allocation to serve persons with special needs. This training will review documentation and reporting requirements related to each type of applicant with special needs as defined in s. 420.0004 of the Florida Statutes.  The presenters will highlight successful initiatives from SHIP communities involving assistance with rental housing, home repair, purchase assistance, and more.  Learn how local Centers for Independent Living, Arc agencies and other service providers can help identify special needs applicants in need of housing assistance.  The presenters will review collaborations with CoC homeless Coordinated Entry, Foster Care, and domestic violence programs. The training will help fine tune plan to comply with the special needs requirement in a timely fashion.”

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Webinar: Best Practices for Implementing a Rapid Rehousing Strategy

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“The Florida Legislature has codified that SHIP jurisdictions may provide up to a year of rent subsidies for very low income applicants who are homeless and/or special needs households.  Participants will hear from SHIP jurisdictions that have implemented a rapid rehousing SHIP strategy in coordination with their Continuum of Care agencies and other community partners. Key Topics include determining eligibility of applicants, rent limits for the units, steps in the rental assistance process, and the importance of case management. Presenters will review how SHIP can dovetail with other types of rent subsidies (ESG, HUD CoC, HOME, SSVF, etc.), how to implement the rent subsidy strategy, how to select and work with a sub-recipient organization, and housing counseling services that may be offered in conjunction with SHIP rental assistance.”

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Webinar: Rehabilitation Series 3, Initiating Rehabilitation Assistance

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“Before your organization begins the rehabilitation process you must have policies and procedures that identify the steps involved in the rehabilitation process. During this webinar, we will discuss the procurement process, the bidding process, the pre-bid meeting, contract award, signing agreements and supervision of the project during the bid process.  Come hear about best practices that you can implement in your current rehabilitation program.”

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Affordable, Green Homes with DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes and Enterprise Green Communities

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“Since it can often be cost-prohibitive to substantially upgrade homes, integrating energy and performance during construction represents a significant opportunity to deliver truly affordable housing for low-income families. That’s where the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home program comes in. Join us as we discuss how ZERH and Enterprise Green Communities can be paired to deliver high performance affordable housing.

ZERH systematically integrates best practices for both energy efficiency and home performance that help ensure ultra-low utility bills along with superior comfort, indoor air quality, moisture management, and renewable readiness. In other words, DOE ZERH labeled homes are much better prepared to deliver true affordability. And Zero Energy Ready Homes are easily within reach for projects meeting the Enterprise Green Communities program.

In this webinar you’ll hear from DOE Zero Energy Ready Home staff about the market drivers for these homes, the benefits for residents, and the easy lift for Green Communities projects to earn Zero Energy Ready Home certification.

DOE ZERH Presenters:
• Sam Rashkin, US DOE, Chief Architect, Building Technologies Office
• Jamie Lyons, Newport Partners, Technical Director for DOE Zero Energy Ready Home”