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  • 03/03/2017 7:19 AM
    Reply # 4645469 on 3564063
    Schnur (Administrator)

    Florida Housing Coalition releases
    Home Matters for Florida 2017 Report

    This morning, the Florida Housing Coalition released the 2017 Home Matters for Florida report. Home Matters for Florida includes up-to-date data on housing costs in Florida, cost-burdened families, homelessness, wages, and other factors that drive Florida’s affordable housing need.

    The Home Matters for Florida report sends a clear message: Fully appropriating the Sadowski Trust Funds for housing is one of the most powerful things we can do for low-income Floridians and the state’s overall economy. If the projected $292.37 million in Sadowski State and Local Trust Funds are fully appropriated, the resulting affordable housing development will create nearly 29,000 jobs and $3.8 billion in positive economic impact




    (Top Left Corner: Jaimie Ross, Facilitator of Sadowski Coalition, and President/CEO for the Florida Housing Coalition; Anitra Highland, SHIP recipient and local law enforcement officer; George Romagnoli, Community Development Director for Pasco County and Chair of Florida Housing CoalitionBrewster Bevis, Sr. Vice President of State and Federal Affairs for Associated Industries of Florida; Dorene Barker, Associate State Director AARP of Florida; Carrie O'Rourke, Vice President of Public Policy for the Florida Realtors)

    Several guest speakers attested to the impact of the Sadowski Trust Funds:

    • Jaimie Ross, Facilitator of Sadowski Coalition, and President and CEO for the Florida Housing Coalition 
    • Anitra Highland, SHIP recipient and local law enforcement officer
    • George Romagnoli, Community Development Director for Pasco County Community Development
    • Brewster Bevis, Senior Vice President of State and Federal Affairs for Associated Industries of Florida
    • Dorene Barker, Associate State Director for AARP of Florida
    • Carrie O’Rourke, Vice President of Public Policy for the Florida Realtors

    Our deepest thanks to everyone who made the Home Matters for Florida 2017 release a success!


    Copyright © 2017 Florida Housing Coalition. All Rights Reserved.

  • 01/16/2017 1:54 PM
    Reply # 4551066 on 3564063
    Schnur (Administrator)
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    In 2016, FHLBank Atlanta and eight local Housing Finance Authorities (HFAs) in the state of Florida formed an innovative partnership that enables FHLBank Atlanta shareholders to become participating lenders for all eight local HFAs through a single master agreement! We’re excited to continue “Housing Floridians” in 2017.

    We’re hosting events in Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville to learn more about the initiative and connect with representatives from the local HFAs. Register below for a luncheon event near you.


    DATE: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    TIME: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    LOCATION: Maggiano's Little Italy
    203 Westshore Plaza (Westshore Mall), Tampa, FL 33615


    DATE: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
    TIME: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    LOCATION: Maggiano's Little Italy Pointe Orlando
    9101 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819


    DATE: Thursday, January 19, 2017
    TIME: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    LOCATION: Maggiano's Little Italy
    10367 Midtown Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32246

    This “Housing Floridians” partnership provides up to $3 million in grant financing exclusively to FHLBank Atlanta shareholders and their customers looking to purchase homes in the markets served by the eight local HFAs. The counties include: Hillsborough, Brevard, Clay, Jacksonville, Miami-Dade County, Pinellas, Pasco, and Polk. This year, we anticipate expanding the partnership to include Orange, Lake, Osceola, and Seminole counties, allowing you to reach more borrowers.

    Benefits for participating shareholders include increased mortgage lending opportunities and a competitive advantage to reach new customers. FHLBank Atlanta shareholders have exclusive access to $11,250 to $22,500 per household in grant funding for eligible homebuyers.

    If you are unable to attend the event and would like to receive more information about the partnership, please contact one of the following FHLBank Atlanta team members:

    Rob Boyd
    ShaDonte Butler
    Cassandra Madden



    We hope you can join us to learn more about this innovative partnership.


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  • 01/13/2017 11:10 AM
    Reply # 4546501 on 3564063
    Schnur (Administrator)


    The gap between the rich and poor has been called one of the world’s most widespread and pressing concerns. A key focus of the Federal Reserve, economic mobility was a theme of a recent national research conference, bringing together viewpoints from hundreds of experts across academia, policy and practice. In December 2016, the Fed released a collection of selected works presented at the conference, entitled Economic Mobility: Research and Ideas Strengthening Families, Communities and the Economy, which explores a range of issues and concepts central to understanding how—and how well—people are able to move economically.

    What is the current state of economic mobility across our nation? What challenges remain as we look to the future? And perhaps even more important, what opportunities exist to help shape a better future for those affected by economic inequality?

    Tune in to this free one-hour Connecting Communities® webinar to hear from leading experts within the Federal Reserve and across the field as they engage in a dialogue about recent research and current initiatives that will shape the future. David Buchholz, from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and Ray Boshara, of the St. Louis Fed’s Center for Household Financial Stability, will provide a general introduction to the recently published collection of essays and provide updates on work across the Federal Reserve System.

    Joining the conversation will be Nisha Patel, executive director of the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, as well as Erin Currier, director of financial security and mobility at the Pew Charitable Trusts, who will share their reflections and insight from current initiatives they lead.

    For a preview of possible discussion topics, check out the Economic Mobility publication online.

    Presenters include:

    • Nisha Patel, Executive Director, US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty
    • Erin Currier, Director of Financial Security and Mobility, The Pew Charitable Trusts
    • David Buchholz, Deputy Associate Director of Consumer & Community Affairs, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
    • Ray Boshara, Director, Center for Household Financial Stability, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

    Register for this session at the Connecting Communities® website. Participation is free, but preregistration is required.

    Session Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
    Session Times: Hawaii: 9:00 a.m.; Alaska: 11:00 a.m.; Pacific: 12:00 p.m.; Mountain: 1:00 p.m.; Central: 2:00 p.m.; Eastern: 3:00 p.m.

    The Connecting Communities© webinar series is a Federal Reserve System initiative intended to provide a national audience with timely information on emerging and important community and economic development topics. The webinar series complements existing Federal Reserve community development outreach initiatives that are conducted through Reserve Bank regional offices and at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. All past sessions are in the Connecting Communities archive. For more information about this series, send us an e-mail at communities@stls.frb.org

  • 12/06/2016 8:21 PM
    Reply # 4443579 on 3564063
    Schnur (Administrator)


    Delivering Effective Housing Counseling
    December 15 at 10am

    The Florida Housing Finance Corporation recently announced that additional funding of up to $3 million is available to SHIP jurisdictions for housing counseling (primarily pre-purchase counseling).  Each SHIP jurisdiction that is interested must request a disbursement by submitting a funding certification no later than December 31, 2016

    Join us for a webinar on December 15 from 10am to 11:30am to examine how SHIP jurisdictions can effectively use this funding.  


    Topics to be covered include:

    • Completing the certification by December 31
    • Forming a plan and creating a timeline for using funds. 
    • Options for Spending $10,000 (or more) on Counseling
    • Addressing Frequently Asked Questions
    • Distinguishing between counseling to support a strategy and stand-alone counseling
    • Pitfalls to avoid in spending and reporting Housing Counseling funds
    • Collecting outcomes data for counseling activities

    For more information, contact the Florida Housing Coalition at info@flhousing.org or 850-878-4219.


    Copyright © 2016 Florida Housing Coalition. All Rights Reserved.

  • 11/01/2016 9:51 PM
    Reply # 4359968 on 3564063
  • 09/17/2016 4:37 AM
    Reply # 4254278 on 3564063
    Schnur (Administrator)

    Interagency Affordable Multifamily Housing Forum


    The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta are hosting a community development forum in Tampa, Florida on September 30, 2016.  The forum will provide bankers, community organizations and government officials a platform to discuss affordable multifamily housing challenges and partnership opportunities. 



    Friday, September 30, 2016

    8:00 am – 3:30 pm



    Metropolitan Ministries

    2002 N. Florida Avenue

    Tampa, FL 33602

    Free Parking



    The forum will discuss the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s recent study on the decline of affordable rental housing units in the Southeast.  The forum will also include updates on State and local resources for multifamily housing development; and presentations from community organizations that specialize in affordable multifamily housing, including community development financial institutions, community development corporations and Neighborworks organizations.



    This event is free, but space is limited. Please register by clicking here.  


    Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

  • 08/15/2016 7:28 PM
    Reply # 4192983 on 3564063
    Schnur (Administrator)



    August 30 - 8:30am- 5pm



    Register today for the Proficiency in Income Qualification workshop scheduled for August 30 in Orlando. This is an intensive workshop on the details of income compliance designed specifically for those who process applications for SHIP assistance and the people who supervise them. One of the trainings most requested by SHIP staff, this course introduces numerous critical eligibility activities, including income verification, determining household size, and calculation of annual income.  The training covers applicant intake, income and asset verification, and file documentation.  Hands on exercises will challenge participants to apply qualification methods to case studies and to reflect on how lessons learned may be applied to each participant’s daily SHIP work. 


    Who Should Attend:

    • New and experienced SHIP staff from local government and nonprofit organizations
    • Local lenders or other service providers who are involved with the income eligibility process 

    Key Topics:

    • Newer methods of income verification
    • Certifying income
    • Issuing the award letter
    • Tracking and reporting program accomplishments


    Copyright © 2016 Florida Housing Coalition. All Rights Reserved.

  • 06/28/2016 10:57 PM
    Reply # 4106713 on 3564063
    Schnur (Administrator)


    Department of Health and Human Services

    Administration for Children and Families

    Street Outreach Program


    Deadline:  July 5, 2016

    Purpose:  Today, in communities across the country, young people are living on the streets after running from or being asked to leave homes characterized by abuse, neglect, or parental drug and alcohol abuse. Once on the streets, such youth are at risk of being sexually exploited or abused by adults for pleasure or profit. In addition, youth may engage in shoplifting, survival sex, or drug dealing in order to provide for their basic needs. Since 1996, Street Outreach Program (SOP) has been aiding this population by funding grantees to provide street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, or sexual exploitation. These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices and providing them access to shelter. This funding opportunity is a 36-month project with three 12-month budget periods. 




    Department of Health and Human Services

    Administration for Children and Families

    Basic Center Program


    Deadline:  July 5, 2016

    Purpose:  The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) supports organizations and communities that work every day to put an end to youth homelessness, adolescent pregnancy, and domestic violence. FYSB's Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) program is accepting applications for the Basic Center Program (BCP). The purpose of the BCP is to provide temporary shelter and counseling services to youth who have left home without permission of their parents or guardians, have been forced to leave home, or other homeless youth who might otherwise end up in the law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. This funding opportunity is a 36-month project with three 12-month budget periods. 

  • 06/07/2016 4:23 PM
    Reply # 4062775 on 3564063
    Schnur (Administrator)

    Let's strengthen the financial future for all of us.


    Connecting Communities to Build Financial Well-Being

    Join What It's Worth and the Federal Reserve System "Connecting Communities" initiative for a webinar on Tuesday, June 14 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET

    This webinar will feature speakers from the What It's Worth book and will cover promising practices for building financial well-being. Speakers will discuss approaches and services that integrate financial capability in families’ lives such as peer-to-peer lending circles and homebuyer education and counseling.   

    Speakers include:

    Laura Choi, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
    Kate Griffin, CFED
    Jose Quinonez, Mission Asset Fund
    Paul Weech, NeighborWorks America

    Follow #WhatItsWorth on Twitter to join the conversation. 

    Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    Time3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET


    Advanced registration is required.




    About What It's Worth 

    Through more than 30 essays authored by experts from across a broad range of fields, What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation, will provide a 360-degree view of the financial problems and challenges millions of American households face, the enormous creativity and innovation already happening to increase financial well-being, and how we can implement proven and emerging solutions.
    Visit us at strongfinancialfuture.org and be the first to know about book updates, local events and more.  




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