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Sec. Carson Tours Miami Opportunity Zone

Secretary Carson recently traveled to Miami to tour Tuscany Village Housing Complex, an apartment community located in an Opportunity Zone. Tuscany Village Housing Complex was recently built to provide affordable housing for low-income, elderly families in the neighborhood. This Miami community is just one of 427 Opportunity Zones which were designated by the Florida Governor as areas in need of economic revitalization. Secretary Carson was joined for the tour by Miami Mayor Francis Suarez.

HOME Financing for Hurricane Michael Impacted Counties and Rural Areas in Florida

Florida Housing issued RFA 2019-109 “HOME Financing to be used for Rental Developments for Hurricane Michael Impacted Counties and in Rural Areas.” To apply for funding, interested parties must submit the application, the Principals of the Applicant and Developer(s) Disclosure Form and the Development Cost Pro Forma. The deadline to apply for funding is 3 pm, ET on March 26, 2019.

Florida Housing Workshop to Amend Rules Governing Competitive, Noncompetitive Housing Programs – Feb. 27

The Florida Housing Finance Corporation will hold a Rule Development Workshop on Feb. 27 at 2 pm ET to discuss proposed changes to Rule Chapters 67-21 and 67-48 of the Florida Administration Code. Chapter 67-21 governs non-competitive affordable multifamily rental housing programs including the Multifamily Mortgage Revenue Bonds Program and 4 percent LIHTC. Chapter 67-48 governs competitive affordable multifamily rental housing programs including the State Apartment Incentive Loan Program, the Elderly Housing Community Loan Program, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program and 9 percent LIHTC.

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Florida Housing To Host Workshop On Financing to Develop Housing for Persons with Disabling Conditions / Developmental Disabilities on Jan. 18

The workshop regarding RFA 2019-107 Financing to Develop Housing for Persons with Disabling Conditions / Developmental Disabilities has been moved from 2:00 p.m. on January 8, 2019 to 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019.  The workshop will be available by telephone or interested parties may attend in person at Florida Housing’s offices located at 227 N. Bronough Street, Seltzer Room, Suite 6000, Tallahassee, Florida.  The Workshop Notice and Call-In Instructions on page https://www.floridahousing.org/programs/developers-multifamily-programs/competitive/2019/2019-107 have been updated to reflect the new date and time.

The Tentative 2019 funding amounts and timeline on page https://www.floridahousing.org/programs/developers-multifamily-programs/competitive will also be revised to show that the RFA is expected to be issued in February, and Applications are expected to be due in March.  The Review Committee meeting is expected to be held in April.  The Corporation will present the Review Committee Recommendations for funding at the scheduled Board Meeting on May 10.

Florida Housing Posts Draft of RFA 2019-106

The draft of RFA 2019-106 Housing Credit and SAIL Financing to Develop Housing for Homeless Persons  has been posted on the webpage  https://www.floridahousing.org/programs/developers-multifamily-programs/competitive/2019/2019-106

Please send any comments regarding this RFA to Marisa Button at Marisa.Button@floridahousing.org.

The Corporation expects to issue the RFA on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.  Applications are expected to be due on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.  The Review Committee Meeting is expected to be held March 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Housing Posts Draft of RFA 2019-105

A draft of RFA 2019-105 “Housing Credit Financing To Provide Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing That Is A Part Of Local Revitalization Initiatives” has been posted to the webpage https://www.floridahousing.org/programs/developers-multifamily-programs/competitive/2019/2019-105 .

Florida Housing expects to issue this RFA on January 9, 2019 with an anticipated Application Deadline of February 6, 2019.

Please send any comments regarding this RFA to Marisa Button (Marisa.Button@floridahousing.org).