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  • Up to 4,000 families, many that include elderly and special needs family members, can be assisted with this funding.

    TALLAHASSEE - Governor Rick Scott, during the presentation of his 2013-14 state budget recommendations, showed his support for local government affordable housing initiatives by requesting $50 million for the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program. This funding would assist approximately 4,000 families statewide who are eligible for various housing activities in their areas.

    “On behalf of SHIP entities throughout the state, we are appreciative of this recommended funding,” said Steve Auger, executive director for Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing). “As a result of economic and budgetary challenges that our state has experienced, the SHIP program did not receive state budgetary allocations for several years. If the Legislature approves this request, local governments will have resources to address the specific housing needs of their communities.”

    “Additionally, this $50 million would help bolster the state’s economy, generating about 5,500 jobs and an estimated economic benefit of more than $372 million,” Auger said.

    “The Sadowski Coalition is extremely pleased that Governor Scott has taken the lead on putting the trust back into the SHIP housing trust funds, said Jaimie Ross, Sadowski Coalition facilitator.

    Florida Housing administers the SHIP program, which was designed to serve very low-, low- and moderate-income families. Funds are distributed based on population to all 67 counties and 52 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) cities in Florida; the statutory minimum allocation is $350,000. Housing activities that will be funded include, but are not limited to, home purchase assistance, rehabilitation and foreclosure prevention. Additionally, many of the households assisted will include family members who are elderly or have special needs.

    For more information on the SHIP program, visit Florida Housing’s website at: www.floridahousing.org, Housing Partnerships, Local Governments (SHIP).;

  • Event Begin Date: 2/1/2013  8:30:00 AM
    Event End Date: 2/1/2013  3:00:00 PM
    Location: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville  225 E. Coastline Drive  Jacksonville FL  32202  904-588-1234

  • TALLAHASSEE - Florida Housing's upcoming Board of Directors' Meeting will be held on Friday, March 15, in Tallahassee. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. For Board Package information, please click here.

    Event Details:
    Who: Florida Housing's Board of Directors
    What: Board Meeting
    When: Friday, March 15, 2013, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
    Where: Tallahassee City Hall, City Commission Chambers
    300 South Adams Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32301

    For more information on this Board Meeting, please contact Sheila Freaney, Board Liaison, at 850-488-4197 or via email at Sheila.Freaney@floridahousing.org.
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  • Event Begin Date: 4/26/2013  8:30:00 AM
    Event End Date: 4/26/2013  3:00:00 PM
    Location:Tallahassee City Hall 300 South Adams Street Tallahassee, FL 32301

  • Event Type:Board Meetings
    Begin Date: 8/9/2013  8:30:00 AM 
    End Date: 8/9/2013  3:00:00 PM
    Location:Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay  2900 Bayport Drive  Tampa, FL  33607  

  • Event Begin Date: 9/20/2013  8:30:00 AM
    Event End Date: 9/20/2013  3:00:00 PM
    Location: Hyatt Regency Coral Gables  50 Alhambra Plaza  Coral Gables, FL

  • Event Begin Date: 12/13/2013  8:30:00 AM
    Event End Date: 12/13/2013  3:00:00 PM
    Location: Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport  9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd.  Orlando, FL  32827

  • Event Detail:To receive comments and suggestions from interested persons relative to Florida Housing’s proposed High Priority Request for Proposals (RFPs). In accordance with Section 420.507(48), F.S., Florida Housing expects to issue two (2) RFPs. One RFP will focus on Special Needs populations, with an emphasis on veterans with special needs, and the other RFP will focus on Public Housing Authority (PHA) Revitalization Developments, with an emphasis on leveraging. A description of the targeted developments, RFP parameters, and scoring priorities for each RFP will be posted to the FHFC Website under the Multifamily Programs link prior to the meeting.
    Event Begin Date:2/26/13 1:00 PM
    Event End Date: 2/26/13 12:00 AM
    Location:Tallahassee City Hall, Commission Chambers, 300 South Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301.

  • Event Begin Date:4/25/13 3:00 PM
    Event End Date: 4/25/13 5:00 PM
    Location:Seltzer Room Florida Housing Finance Corporation 227 N. Bronough Street Tallahassee, FL 32301

  • Event Detail:Florida Housing will hold a rule development workshop regarding Rule Chapters 67-48 and 67-60, F.A.C. and a public discussion of the competitive application processes (Requests for Applications) for the 2014 annual allocation of competitive housing credits. The Workshop will be open to the public and no pre-registration is required. The Workshop will not be accessible via telephone.
    Event Begin Date:5/20/13 1:00 PM
    Event End Date: 5/20/13 12:00 AM
    Location:Tampa Airport Marriott, Tampa International Airport, 4200 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa, FL 33607

  • Event Detail:Florida Housing Finance Corporation will hold a Rule Hearing concerning Rule Chapter 67-21, F.A.C. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Rule Chapter 67-21, F.A.C., and the latest draft of the Non-Competitive Application Package can be viewed on FHFC’s web site at the following link: http://apps.floridahousing.org/StandAlone/FHFC_ECM/ContentPage.aspx?PAGE=0394 under the heading “New Non-Competitive Application (MMRB and/or non-competitive 4% HC) Application Process”.
    Event Begin Date:5/21/13 4:00 PM
    Event End Date: 5/21/13 12:00 AM
    Location:Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, 6th Floor Seltzer Room, Tallahassee, Florida 32301

  • Event Detail:This Review Committee Meeting will be to discuss the proposals and answer any questions the Review Committee may have regarding the proposals submitted in response to Florida Housing Finance Corporation's Request for Proposals No. 2013-07 for Public Housing Authority Revitalization High Priority Affordable Housing Developments.
    Event Begin Date:6/4/2013  10:00:00 AM
    Event End Date: 6/4/2013  12:00:00 AM
    Location:Rick Seltzer Conference Room, Suite 6000, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Event Detail:This Review Committee Meeting will be to discuss the proposals and answer any questions the Review Committee may have regarding the proposals submitted in response to Florida Housing Finance Corporation's Request for Proposals No. 2013-08 for Special Needs High Priority Affordable Housing Developments.
    Event Begin Date:6/10/2013  1:00:00 PM
    Event End Date:6/10/2013  12:00:00 AM
    Location:Rick Seltzer Conference Room, Suite 6000, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Event Detail:This Review Committee Meeting will be to give the scores for the proposals submitted in response to Florida Housing Finance Corporation's Request for Proposals No. 2013-07 for Public Housing Authority Revitalization High Priority Affordable Housing Developments and to submit a recommendation to Florida Housing’s Board of Directors.
    Event Begin Date:6/11/13 10:00 AM
    Event End Date: 6/11/13 12:00 AM
    Location:Rick Seltzer Conference Room, Suite 6000, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Event Detail:This Review Committee Meeting will be to give the scores for the proposals submitted in response to Florida Housing Finance Corporation's Request for Proposals No. 2013-08 for Special Needs High Priority Affordable Housing Developments and to submit a recommendation to Florida Housing’s Board of Directors.
    Event Begin Date:6/19/13 1:00 PM
    Event End Date: 6/19/13 12:00 AM
    Location:Rick Seltzer Conference Room, Suite 6000, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Event Detail:The workshop will be to solicit public comments concerning the distribution of the 2014 Housing Credits through the competitive solicitation process. The first Request for Proposals (RFAs) that will be issued will be for the three (3) geographic groups (Medium/Small Counties, Broward/Miami-Dade/Palm Beach Counties, and Duval/Hillsborough/Orange/Pinellas Counties). Drafts of the three (3) geographic RFAs will be posted prior to the workshop (expected to be sometime during the week of June 24th). At the workshop, staff will discuss the requirements of the geographic RFAs, the order that these RFAs will be issued, and the time line for the overall 2014 HC allocation process. Florida Housing will also provide a status update for non-HC funding available such as this year’s and last year’s Legislative appropriations, HOME Rental, and SAIL Programs.
    Event Begin Date:7/9/13 1:30 PM
    Event End Date: 7/9/13 12:00 AM
    Location:Tallahassee City Hall, Commission Chambers, 300 South Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL

  • Event Begin Date:6/20/13 3:00 PM
    Event End Date: 6/20/13 5:00 PM
    Location:Florida Housing Finance Corporation Seltzer Room - 6th Floor 227 N. Bronough Street Tallahassee, FL 32301

  • Event Detail:Florida Housing Finance Corporation will hold a Rule Hearing concerning new Rule Chapter 67-60, F.A.C. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Rule Chapter 67-60, F.A.C., can be viewed on FHFC’s web site.
    Event Begin Date:7/16/13 10:00 AM
    Event End Date: 7/16/13 12:00 AM
    Location:Florida Housing Finance Corporation 227 North Bronough Street, 6th Floor Seltzer Room Tallahassee, Florida 32301
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  • Event Detail:Florida Housing will hold a workshop on July 30, 2013 to solicit public comments concerning the distribution of the 2014 Housing Credits through the competitive solicitation process. The first Request for Proposals (RFAs) that will be issued will be for the three (3) geographic groups (Medium/Small Counties, Broward/Miami-Dade/Palm Beach Counties, and Duval/Hillsborough/Orange/Pinellas Counties). Drafts of the three (3) geographic RFAs will be posted prior to the workshop (expected to be sometime during the week of July 15th). At the workshop, staff will discuss the requirements of the geographic RFAs, the order that these RFAs will be issued, and the time line for the overall 2014 HC allocation process. Florida Housing will also provide a status update for non-HC funding available such as this year’s and last year’s Legislative appropriations, HOME Rental, and SAIL Programs.
    Event Begin Date:7/30/13 1:00 PM
    Event End Date: 7/30/13 12:00 AM
    Location:Tallahassee City Hall, Commission Chambers, 300 South Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL

  • Event Begin Date:8/8/13 9:00 AM
    Event End Date: 8/8/13 11:00 AM
    Location:Tampa International Airport 4200 George J. Bean Parkway Tampa, FL 33607 813-879-5151 Click here

  • Event Detail:Florida Housing Finance Corporation received $10 million in non-recurring grant funds appropriated by the 2013 Legislature to provide housing for homeless persons. Florida Housing will hold a workshop on Thursday, August 8, 2013, to discuss and take public and stakeholder comments concerning Florida Housing’s proposed approach for a competitive application process to distribute this grant funding. The legislation calls for the funding to be awarded on a competitive basis to private nonprofit organizations to develop housing for homeless individuals and families, with priority given to those households with extremely low incomes. The funding shall be used to purchase and renovate existing houses or to construct or purchase and renovate small specialty housing of 15 units or less.
    Event Begin Date:8/8/13 12:30 PM
    Event End Date: 8/8/13 2:30 PM
    Location:Tampa International Airport 4200 George J. Bean Parkway Tampa, FL 33607 813-879-5151 Click here.

  • Event Begin Date:7/24/13 9:30 AM
    Event End Date: 7/24/13 12:00 AM
    Location:Telephonic Board Meeting Call In Number: 888-670-3525 Conference Code: 1388252907

  • Event Detail:Florida Housing Finance Corporation will hold a Rule Hearing concerning Rule Chapter 67-48, F.A.C. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Rule Chapter 67-48, F.A.C., can be viewed on FHFC’s web site.
    Event Begin Date:9/3/13 10:00 AM
    Event End Date: 9/3/13 10:30 AM
    Location:Florida Housing Finance Corporation 227 North Bronough Street, 6th Floor Seltzer Room Tallahassee, Florida 32301
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  • Event Detail:Florida Housing will hold a workshop on September 19, 2013 to solicit comments and suggestions from interested persons relative to Florida Housing’s proposed Preservation Request for Applications (RFA), which is expected to be issued in early November of 2013. This RFA will focus on the rehabilitation and preservation of existing affordable housing, with an emphasis on housing assisted with project based rental assistance under Department of Housing and Urban Development and USDA Rural Development programs. A description of the targeted developments, RFA parameters, and scoring priorities for the RFA will be posted to the FHFC Website under the Multifamily Programs link prior to the workshop.
    Event Begin Date:9/19/13 10:30 AM
    Event End Date: 9/19/13 12:00 AM
    Location:Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables, FL, (305) 441-1234

  • Event Detail:Expected Issue date (subject to change) for: Small/Medium County RFA, Duval/Hillsborough/Orange/Pinellas County RFA, and Broward/Miami-Dade/Palm Beach County RFA.  Small/Medium County RFA expected due date October 17, 2013; Duval/Hillsborough/Orange/Pinellas County RFA expected due date October 30, 12013; and Broward/Miami-Dade/Palm Beach County RFA expected due date November 12, 2013 - All dates subject to change.
    Event Begin Date:9/19/2013  8:00:00 AM
    Event End Date: 9/19/2013  5:00:00 PM
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  • Event Detail:2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Oct. 17, 2013 expected due date and time for Small/Medium County RFA submissions (subject to change).
    Event Begin Date:10/17/2013  8:00:00 AM
    Event End Date: 10/17/2013  2:00:00 PM
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  • Event Detail:2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Oct. 30, 2013 expected due date and time for Duval/Hillsborough/Orange/Pinellas County RFA submissions (subject to change).
    Event Begin Date:10/30/2013  8:00:00 AM
    Event End Date: 10/30/2013  2:00:00 PM
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  • Event Detail:2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Nov. 12, 2013 expected due date and time for Broward/Miami-Dade/Palm Beach County RFA submissions (subject to change).
    Event Begin Date:11/12/13 8:00 AM
    Event End Date: 11/12/13 2:00 PM
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  • Event Detail:This Review Committee Meeting will be to discuss the Applications and answer any questions the Review Committee may have regarding the Applications submitted in response to Florida Housing Finance Corporation's Request for Applications 2013-001 for Affordable Housing Developments Located in Medium and Small Counties.
    Event Begin Date:11/5/2013  1:00:00 PM
    Event End Date: 11/5/2013  12:00:00 AM
    Location:Rick Seltzer Conference Room, Suite 6000, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301-1329

  • Event Detail:This Review Committee Meeting will be to give the scores for the Applications submitted in response to Florida Housing Finance Corporation's Request for Applications 2013-001 for Affordable Housing Developments Located in Medium and Small Counties and to submit a recommendation to Florida Housing’s Board of Directors.
    Event Begin Date:11/21/2013  1:00:00 PM
    Event End Date: 11/21/2013  12:00:00 AM
    Location:Rick Seltzer Conference Room, Suite 6000, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301-1329

  • Event Detail:This Review Committee Meeting will be to discuss the Applications and answer any questions the Review Committee may have regarding the Applications submitted in response to Florida Housing Finance Corporation's Request for Applications 2013-002 for Affordable Housing Developments Located in Duval County, Hillsborough County, Orange County and Pinellas County.
    Event Begin Date:11/18/2013  1:00:00 PM
    Event End Date: 11/18/2013  12:00:00 AM
    Location:Rick Seltzer Conference Room, Suite 6000, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301-1329

  • Event Detail:This Review Committee Meeting will be to give the scores for the Applications submitted in response to Florida Housing Finance Corporation's Request for Applications 2013-002 for Affordable Housing Developments Located in Duval County, Hillsborough County, Orange County and Pinellas County and to submit a recommendation to Florida Housing’s Board of Directors.
    Event Begin Date:12/11/2013  10:00:00 AM
    Event End Date: 12/11/2013  12:00:00 AM
    Location:Rick Seltzer Conference Room, Suite 6000, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301-1329

  • Event Detail:The workshop will be held to solicit comments and suggestions from interested persons relative to Florida Housing’s proposed Requests for Applications (RFAs) for funding from the State Apartment Incentive Loan (SAIL) Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME Rental) Program. The SAIL RFA will offer SAIL funding to be used in conjunction with Tax-Exempt Bonds issued by Florida Housing or a Local Government. The HOME RFA will offer HOME funding to be used in conjunction with Florida Housing-issued Multifamily Mortgage Revenue Bonds. These RFAs are expected to be issued in mid-December 2013. Prior to the workshop, Florida Housing expects to post drafts of the RFAs to the FHFC Website under the Multifamily Programs/Apply for Funding link. The drafts will describe the targeted developments, RFA parameters, and scoring priorities for the RFAs.
    Event Begin Date:11/14/13 1:30 PM
    Event End Date: 11/14/13 12:00 AM
    Location:Tallahassee City Hall, Commission Chambers, 300 South Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL. The workshop will also be accessible via telephone at 1-888-670-3525, Conference Code #6568644304
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  • Event Detail:The Review Committee meeting will be to give the scores and to submit a recommendation to Florida Housing’s Board of Directors regarding the responses submitted for Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s Request for Applications 2013-006, Financing To Build Or Rehabilitate Homeless Supportive Housing Properties.lities.
    Event Begin Date:11/22/2013  9:00:00 AM
    Event End Date: 11/22/2013  12:00:00 AM
    Location:Rick Seltzer Conference Room, Suite 6000, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301-1329

  • Event Detail:The Review Committee meeting will be to give the scores and to submit a recommendation to Florida Housing’s Board of Directors regarding the responses submitted for Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s Request for Applications 2013-006, Financing To Build Or Rehabilitate Homeless Supportive Housing Properties.lities.
    Event Begin Date:12/6/2013  9:00:00 AM
    Event End Date: 12/6/2013  12:00:00 AM
    Location:Rick Seltzer Conference Room, Suite 6000, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301-1329

  • Event Detail:The Review Committee meeting will be to give the scores and to submit a recommendation to Florida Housing’s Board of Directors regarding the responses submitted regarding Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s RFA 2013-004, Financing To Build Larger Permanent Supportive Housing Properties For Persons With Developmental Disabilities.
    Event Begin Date:11/22/2013  11:00:00 AM
    Event End Date: 11/22/2013  12:00:00 AM
    Location:Rick Seltzer Conference Room, Suite 6000, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301-1329

  • Event Detail:The Review Committee meeting will be to give the scores and to submit a recommendation to Florida Housing’s Board of Directors regarding the responses submitted regarding Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s RFA 2013-004, Financing To Build Larger Permanent Supportive Housing Properties For Persons With Developmental Disabilities.
    Event Begin Date:12/9/2013  10:30:00 AM
    Event End Date: 12/9/2013  12:00:00 AM
    Location:Rick Seltzer Conference Room, Suite 6000, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301-1329

  • Event Detail:The Review Committee meeting will be to discuss the Applications received and to answer any questions the Review Committee may have regarding the Applications submitted in response to Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s Request For Applications 2013-005, Financing To Build Or Rehabilitate Smaller Permanent Supportive Housing Properties For Persons With Developmental Disabilities.  
    Event Begin Date:11/22/2013  2:00:00 PM
    Event End Date: 11/22/2013  12:00:00 AM
    Location:Rick Seltzer Conference Room, Suite 6000, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301-1329

  • Event Detail:The Review Committee meeting will be to give the scores and to submit a recommendation to Florida Housing’s Board of Directors regarding the responses submitted for Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s Request For Applications 2013-005, Financing To Build Or Rehabilitate Smaller Permanent Supportive Housing Properties For Persons With Developmental Disabilities.
    Event Begin Date:12/10/13 9:00 AM
    Event End Date: 12/10/13 12:00 AM
    Location:Rick Seltzer Conference Room, Suite 6000, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301-1329

  • Event Detail:Florida Housing Finance Corporation announces a Workshop to which all persons are invited to discuss funding for a pilot to finance permanent supportive housing for special needs and extremely low income residents.
    Event Begin Date:11/8/13 1:30 PM
    Event End Date: 11/8/13 12:00 AM
    Location:Tallahassee City Hall Commission Chambers, 300 South Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301

  • Event Detail:Notice is hereby given that the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (“Florida Housing”) will conduct a public hearing in accordance with Section 120.525, Florida Statutes, as amended, in order to supplement the public hearing held on July 30, 2013 in accordance with the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (“TEFRA”) and with respect to the tax exempt bonds described below and to provide interested persons an opportunity to present comments. All interested persons are invited. The purpose is to conduct a hearing with respect to the issuance of tax-exempt bonds by Florida Housing to provide additional financing for the acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of the following multifamily residential rental development in the aggregate face amount, not to exceed the amount listed below: Reef Club Apartments, a 560-unit multifamily residential rental development located on or about 1915 Reef Club Drive, Kissimmee, Osceola County, Florida. The owner and operator of the development is Dalcor Reef Club, Ltd., 15950 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75248 or such successor in interest in which Dalcor Reef Club, Ltd., or an affiliate thereof, is a managing member, general partner and/or controlling stockholder. The prospective manager of the proposed development is Dalcor Management, LLC, 15950 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75248. The tax-exempt bond amount is not to exceed $32,200,000. All interested parties may present oral comments at the public hearing or submit written comments regarding the bond issuance for the development being financed. Written comments should be received by Florida Housing by 5:00 PM (Tallahassee local time), November 20, 2013, and should be addressed to the attention of Ken Reecy, Director of Multifamily Programs. Any persons desiring to present oral comments should appear at the hearing. Any person requiring a special accommodation at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should cont
    Event Begin Date:11/21/13 10:00 AM
    Event End Date: 11/21/13 12:00 AM
    Location:The offices of Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Suite 5000, Tallahassee, Florida 32301

  • Event Detail:Notice is hereby given that the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (“Florida Housing”) will conduct a public hearing in accordance with the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (“TEFRA”) to which all interested persons are invited. The purpose is to conduct a TEFRA hearing concerning the potential future issuance of tax-exempt bonds by Florida Housing to provide additional financing for the acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of the following multifamily residential rental development in the aggregate face amount, not to exceed the amount listed below: The Hamlet at Walden Pond, a 312-unit multifamily residential rental development located on or about 20855 NW 9th Court, Miami Gardens, Miami-Dade County, Florida. The owner and operator of the development is Walden Pond II, Ltd., 315 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Florida 33131 or such successor in interest in which Walden Pond II, Ltd., or an affiliate thereof, is a managing member, general partner and/or controlling stockholder. The prospective manager of the proposed development is Auburn Communities, 777 East Atlantic Avenue, Suite 200, Delray Beach, Florida 33483. The tax-exempt bond amount is not to exceed $18,830,000.00. All interested parties may present oral comments at the public TEFRA hearing or submit written comments regarding the potential bond issuance for the development being financed. Written comments should be received by Florida Housing by 5:00 PM (Tallahassee local time), December 2, 2013, and should be addressed to the attention of Ken Reecy, Director of Multifamily Programs. Any persons desiring to present oral comments should appear at the hearing. If requested in writing, a fact-finding hearing will be held in the county where the property is located. When possible, the local hearing will be held before the formal TEFRA hearing and comments received at the local hearing will be placed on record at the TEFRA hearing. Any person requiring a special accommodatio
    Event Begin Date:12/3/13 10:00 AM
    Event End Date: 12/3/13 12:00 AM
    Location:The offices of Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Suite 5000, Tallahassee, Florida 32301

  • Event Detail:The Florida Housing Finance Corporation announces a telephonic meeting of the Board of Directors to which all interested parties are invited: DATE AND TIME: December 6, 2013 – 9:00 a.m. until adjourned PLACE: Telephonic Meeting Call In Number: 888-670-3525 Conference Code: 1388252907 PURPOSE: Consider approval of credit underwriting report for The Hamlet at Walden. A copy of the agenda may be obtained approximately two days prior to the meeting by contacting Sheila Freaney, Board Liaison, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Suite 5000, Tallahassee, Florida 32301-1329, phone number (850) 488-4197, or by visiting the Corporation’s website at www.floridahousing.org. Any person requiring a special accommodation at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact Sheila Freaney at the Florida Housing Finance Corporation at (850) 488-4197 at least five calendar days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Corporation using the Florida Dual Party Relay System, which can be reached at 1-800-955-8770 (Voice) and 1-800-955-8771 (TDD). If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Corporation with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings be made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
    Event Begin Date:12/6/13 9:00 AM
    Event End Date: 12/6/13 9:30 AM
    Location:Telephonic Meeting Call-In Number: 888-670-3525 Conference Code: 1388252907

  • Event Detail:11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, December 31, 2013 expected due date and time for RFA 2013-010 for the Financing of Affordable Multifamily Housing Developments with HOME Funding to be used in conjunction with Florida Housing-Issued MMRB and Non-Competitive HC
    Event Begin Date:12/31/13 8:00 AM
    Event End Date: 12/31/13 11:00 AM
    Location:Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 N. Bronough Street, Suite 5000, Tallahassee, FL 32301
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  • TALLAHASSEE - Florida Housing's upcoming Board of Directors' Meeting will be held on Friday, April 26, in Tallahassee. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. For Board Package information, please click here.

    Event Details:
    Who: Florida Housing's Board of Directors
    What: Board Meeting
    When: Friday, April 26, 2013, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
    Where: Tallahassee City Hall, City Commission Chambers
    300 South Adams Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32301

    For more information on this Board Meeting, please contact Sheila Freaney, Board Liaison, at 850-488-4197 or via email at Sheila.Freaney@floridahousing.org.
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  • TALLAHASSEE - Florida Housing's upcoming Board of Directors' Meeting will be held on Friday, June 21, in Tallahassee. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. For Board Package information, please click here.

    Event Details:
    Who: Florida Housing's Board of Directors
    What: Board Meeting
    When: Friday, June 21, 2013, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
    Where: Tallahassee City Hall, City Commission Chambers
    300 South Adams Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32301

    For more information on this Board Meeting, please contact Sheila Freaney, Board Liaison, at 850-488-4197 or via email at Sheila.Freaney@floridahousing.org.
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  • TALLAHASSEE - Florida Housing's upcoming Board of Directors' Meeting will be held on Friday, August 9, in Tampa, FL. For Board Package information, please click here.

    Event Details:
    Who: Florida Housing's Board of Directors
    What: Board Meeting
    When: Friday, August 9, 2013
    Where: Tampa, FL

    For more information on this Board Meeting, please contact Sheila Freaney, Board Liaison, at 850-488-4197 or via email at Sheila.Freaney@floridahousing.org.
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  • TALLAHASSEE - Florida Housing's upcoming Board of Directors' Meeting will be held on Friday, September 20, in Miami. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. For Board Package information, please click here.

    Event Details:
    Who: Florida Housing's Board of Directors
    What: Board Meeting
    When: Friday, September 20, 2013, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
    Where: Miami-Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
    50 Alhambra Plaza
    Coral Gables, FL 33134

    For more information on this Board Meeting, please contact Sheila Freaney, Board Liaison, at 850-488-4197 or via email at Sheila.Freaney@floridahousing.org.
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  • TALLAHASSEE - During a press conference on Friday, September 20, Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) announced that next week, Florida homeowners who have remained current on their mortgages may apply for federal assistance from the Florida Hardest-Hit Fund Principal Reduction (HHF-PR) Program. The online application, www.PrincipalReductionFLHHF.org, will open at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern) on Wednesday, September 25, and will be available in all 67 counties.

    “This morning, Florida Housing’s Board of Directors approved $350 million in federal Hardest-Hit funds allocated to our state to be used specifically for a principal reduction program,” said Steve Auger, executive director of Florida Housing. “While our state’s housing market continues to recover, many Florida homeowners have remained current on their mortgage payments in spite of their homes being substantially underwater. For those who qualify, this new program can help to reduce their principal balance, which can result in a lower monthly payment and put more money in their pockets.”

    Initially, only 25,000 completed and submitted applications will be accepted for eligibility determination, via the website only. When that number has been reached, the ability to start a new application will be disabled so that staff can begin processing the completed applications. However, if additional funding is available for the program after this initial launch, Florida Housing will notify the public prior to re-opening the application process.

    The Florida HHF-PR program is designed to provide up to $50,000 to eligible homeowners who owe at least 125% more on their home than its current market value—commonly known as having a home that is “underwater.” Funds will be applied to reduce the principal balance of the first mortgage to reduce the loan-to-value (LTV) of the first mortgage to no less than 100%. The mortgage can then be recast (re-amortized) or refinanced to produce a lower monthly mortgage payment.

    The minimum qualifications a homeowner must meet to be considered for participation in the Florida HHF-PR program are as follows:

    . Must be a Florida resident and a legal US resident/legal alien, and occupy the property as the primary residence;
    . Must be current on the monthly mortgage payment—first mortgage payment cannot have been 60 or more days late within the past 24 months;
    . The first mortgage must have originated prior to January 1, 2010;
    . The unpaid principal balance for the first mortgage cannot exceed $350,000;
    . The loan-to-value for the first mortgage must be greater than 125%—in other words, home must be more than 125% “underwater”; and
    . The total household income, including all persons age 18 years and older who live in the home, must be less than 140% of the area median income.

    Principal reduction program funds will be in the form of a 0% percent, deferred-payment loan that will be subordinate to current mortgages on the home. The loan can be forgiven over a five-year period, at a rate of 20% each year. For conventional mortgages, once HHF-PR funds are applied to the principal, the mortgage will be recast (the terms of the loans will remain the same, but the loan will be re-amortized).

    If the borrower has a FHA, VA or USDA-RD mortgage, the mortgage will need to be refinanced within 120 days after closing on HHF principal reduction funds in order to receive the pro rata forgiveness.
    If a refinance is not completed within the specified time, the principal reduction loan will be 100% forgiven after a full five years of the borrower remaining in the home.

    Homeowners in every Florida county may apply for the Florida HHF-PR program by using the official website: www.PrincipalReductionFLHHF.org. The site contains all the information users will need to begin the application process, including a program fact sheet and answers to frequently asked questions. Additionally, the Florida HHF Toll-free Information Line [1-(877)-863-5244] will be open on Saturday, September 21, and Sunday, September 22, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to answer any questions callers may have about the program.

    The official Florida HHF-PR website is the only way a homeowner can apply for assistance. Therefore, homeowners should verify that they are using www.PrincipalReductionFLHHF.org before providing personal information via the web. If applicants are suspicious about a website, they can submit a report on the official HHF-PR website by clicking the “Report Fraud” link on the homepage. Also, they may call the Florida HHF Toll-free Information Line to ensure they are using the correct website address. Application for the Florida HHF-PR program is FREE-OF-CHARGE, and applicants will not be asked to pay for any eligibility determination services in conjunction with applying for the program.

    First announced on February 19, 2010, by the US Department of the Treasury (Treasury), the “Housing Finance Agency (HFA) Innovation Fund for the Hardest-Hit Housing Markets” (HFA Hardest-Hit Fund) provides federal funding to states hardest hit by the aftermath of the burst of the housing bubble. To date, $7.6 billion has been infused into the HFA Hardest-Hit Fund for 18 states and the District of Columbia; Florida’s allocation stands at more than $1 billion. The goal is to help create sustainable homeownership in our state.

  • TALLAHASSEE - As of today at 11:57 p.m., the process for homeowners to apply for the Florida Hardest-Hit Fund Principal Reduction (HHF-PR) program has closed after reaching 25,000 applications. The online application opened last Wednesday, September 25. Upon submission, each application was assigned to an HHF-PR advisor agency, where staff will begin the process of determining eligibility for participation in the program. Homeowners who are deemed eligible and whose mortgage servicer has agreed to accept HHF-PR funds can receive up to $50,000 to reduce the principal balance of their first mortgage.

    "Now that the process has officially closed, it is important for homeowners who got into the system to work with their advisor agency and submit the required documentation as quickly as possible," said Cecka Rose Green, communications director for Florida Housing. "This assistance will be disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis; therefore, a ‘place in line’ cannot be held for applicants who delay getting their paperwork turned in to the agency."

    Once a homeowner has been deemed eligible to receive HHF-PR financial assistance, the first mortgage loan servicer will be contacted to effectuate the transmittal of the funds. Once the funds have been transmitted and applied to the principal of the loan, the loan can be recast (re-amortized) to yield a lower monthly mortgage payment for the homeowner. For those who have government-backed mortgages, the loan will need to be refinanced to lower the monthly payment. For a complete description of the program and terms of assistance, click here to be connected to the website, and then download the FAQs, which completely detail the program.

    Additionally, it is important to note that the government shutdown that occurred yesterday is not expected to affect the HHF-PR program, nor current homeowners participating in the HHF UMAP/MLRP unemployment programs.

  • TALLAHASSEE - Florida Housing's upcoming Board of Directors' Meeting will be held on Friday, November 1, in Tallahassee. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. For Board Package information, please click here.
    Event Details:
    Who: Florida Housing's Board of Directors
    What: Board Meeting
    When: Friday, November 1, 2013, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
    Where:Tallahassee City Hall, City Commission Chambers
    300 South Adams Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32301
    For more information on this Board Meeting, please contact Sheila Freaney, Board Liaison, at 850-488-4197 or via email at sheila.freaney@floridahousing.org
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  • Florida Housing Launches Hardest-Hit Fund Mortgage Assistance for Elderly Homeowners
    Federal assistance will help homeowners struggling with their reverse mortgage.

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Today via conference call, Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing), in cooperation with Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA), Fannie Mae and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury), launched the Elderly Mortgage Assistance Program (ELMORE). The application process will open today at noon.

    Using $25 million in federal funding allotted to Florida from the Treasury’s Hardest-Hit Fund (HHF), the ELMORE program will assist elderly homeowners with home equity conversion mortgages (HECMs)—better known as “reverse mortgages”—who, as a result of a hardship, are having difficulty making property tax and homeowner’s insurance payments. As a result, these homeowners may be facing foreclosure for non-payment of these required expenses.

    “There are thousands of reverse mortgages in Florida that are in delinquency,” said Florida Housing Executive Director Steve Auger, executive director for Florida Housing. “After implementing other HHF programs that target the more ‘traditional’ homeowner, it is now time to help homeowners who are in the twilight of their years, on a fixed income, experiencing a hardship and facing foreclosure. This new program should help them sustain their homes, while they look at ways to free-up income to pay their homeowner expenses moving forward.”

    Homeowners who meet specific qualifications may be eligible for a two-year, forgivable loan of up to $25,000. The funds will be distributed to the mortgage servicer, on the homeowner’s behalf, in a lump sum to repay property-related expenses advanced by the servicer (e.g., property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, flood insurance and association fees). Funds may also be used to pay upcoming property-related expenses for up to 12 months.

    “The Obama Administration is committed to helping states like Florida find innovative ways to help homeowners avoid foreclosure,” said Chief Homeownership Preservation Officer Mark McArdle, for Treasury. “This program will provide much needed assistance to elderly homeowners with reverse mortgages, and Treasury is proud to partner with the State of Florida to implement it.”

    “We commend the Florida Housing Finance Corporation for launching this new initiative to help elderly homeowners with reverse mortgages stay in their homes,” said Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner Carol Galante. “The HECM program allows senior citizens to age in place by tapping into their home equity to help pay expenses. The ELMORE program builds on this goal by giving qualified seniors who have experienced financial hardship an alternative to foreclosure.”

    “In accordance with the Older Americans Act, it is the mission of the Department of Elder Affairs to address the needs of Florida seniors and to create an environment that allows them to remain in their own homes and communities as they age, said Florida DOEA Secretary Charles T. Corley. “We support tools, such as the ELMORE Program, that help to accomplish this important task.”

    “We are pleased to partner with Florida Housing on this important initiative for our struggling homeowners,” said Joy Cianci, senior vice president of Making Home Affordable® and Foreclosure Prevention at Fannie Mae. “We commend them for being the first state to implement a program to assist elderly homeowners in reverse mortgages with resources from the Hardest-Hit Fund and hope to see other states soon follow suit.”

    Reverse mortgages offer unique benefits to elderly homeowners, allowing them to access the equity in their homes. However, with a reverse mortgage, homeowners have specific responsibilities that are set by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which insures most reverse mortgages, including the timely payment of property-related expenses. If the homeowner falls behind on those obligations, the servicer may issue a demand for payment-in-full of the reverse mortgage or even foreclose on the property. The ELMORE program—for those who qualify and demonstrate they will be able to reasonably recover from the hardship that contributed to the property-related expenses becoming delinquent—can be the support that an elderly homeowner needs to ensure their home is preserved.

    Florida homeowners with reverse mortgages who want to see if they qualify for the ELMORE program should first contact their reverse mortgage servicer. If the servicer is unable to assist, a homeowner should then contact the toll-free ELMORE Application and Information Line at 1-(800) 601-3534 to apply and/or receive more information on the program. Additional information is available at the ELMORE program website at www.FloridaELMORE.org or www.KnowYourOptions.com/reverse.

    First announced on February 19, 2010, by the US Department of the Treasury (Treasury), the “Housing Finance Agency (HFA) Innovation Fund for the Hardest-Hit Housing Markets” (HFA Hardest-Hit Fund) provides federal funding to states hardest hit by the aftermath of the burst of the housing bubble. To date, $7.6 billion has been infused into the HFA Hardest-Hit Fund for 18 states and the District of Columbia; Florida’s allocation stands at more than $1 billion. The goal is to help create sustainable homeownership in our state.

  • TALLAHASSEE - Florida Housing's upcoming Board of Directors' Meeting will be held on Friday, December 13, in Orlando. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. For Board Package information, please click here.

    Event Details:
    Who: Florida Housing's Board of Directors
    What: Board Meeting
    When: Friday, December 13, 2013, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
    Where: Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport
    9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd.
    Orlando, FL 323827

    For more information on this Board Meeting, please contact Sheila Freaney, Board Liaison, at 850-488-4197 or via email at Sheila.Freaney@floridahousing.org.
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