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Event Calendar

Forming a Successful Homeless-Related Regional Partnership @ Webinar
May 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Forming a Successful Homeless-Related Regional Partnership

This is allowed as part of the SHIP Statutory changes: “Local governments may create regional partnerships across jurisdictional boundaries through the pooling of appropriated funds to address homeless housing needs identified in local housing assistance plans.” One possible project is the development of a regional homeless shelter. Identify support funds that are available beyond the initial SHIP investment. Address the logistics of laying several sources of subsidy. Estimate how many will be served, and from which counties.

The Credit Underwriting Process for Affordable Housing (Tampa) @ Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
May 4 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Affordable housing development has many moving parts and the successful completion of credit underwriting within the prescribed timeframes is one of the most important.  This workshop will help you better understand your predevelopment and due diligence responsibilities as a housing developer even before you formally apply for financing or respond to a funding proposal. We will review the underwriting process and discuss the documents that will be required. Through the use of real case studies, participants will gain a greater understanding of how to assess project feasibility, financing and operations. The guidance from this training will help nonprofit developers understand project timelines and successfully navigate the credit underwriting process.


Who Should Attend?

  • Nonprofit affordable housing developers 
  • Local government housing administrators
  • Community partners


Key Topics:

  • Market acceptability,
  • Development Economics,
  • Developer and Contractor Experience,
  • Management Leasing Experience,
  • Guarantors financial and credit capacity,
  • Third Party Reports,
  • Transaction Structuring
San Marco Overlay: Preservation & Property Rights @ Southside Baptist Church
May 5 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Urban Core Redevelopment Series

The final series workshop examines redevelopment issues in San Marco and the potential for regulatory changes to address land use compatibility, parking and related design issues, and historic preservation. San Marco is experiencing an increase in commercial and mixed-use development and historic single-family neighborhoods are experiencing demolition of the existing housing stock.

2 CM credits approved

APA members: FREE
Non-member: $10
All must register here.

Gold Coast Section Monthly Executive Board Meeting @ MIami Center for Architecture and Design
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Gold Coast Section Board meetings

Gold Coast Section Board meetings

All Gold Coast Section members are invited to attend the monthly Executive Board meetings, which generally take place the 1st Saturday of each month, starting at 9:30 am, at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design in downtown Miami.

Income Certification for SHIP Applicants @ Webinar
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of the income qualification process for SHIP applicants.
It is designed for those who process applications for SHIP assistance and the people who supervise them. The training will cover the process from application intake through approval, file management and compliance. The presenter will address critical eligibility activities, including income verification, determining household size, and income inclusions and exclusions. Participants will learn how to compute anticipated annual income and complete income and asset verification.

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