9 AM – 12 PM

Jr. Ballroom F

Building Capacity to Build: The Nonprofit as Affordable Housing Developer

Sponsored By

The Building Capacity to Build Symposium, sponsored by Fifth-Third Foundation, will highlight the Florida Housing Coalition’s work with nonprofit organizations throughout the state. This symposium focuses on building capacity to enter the field of affordable rental development or expand an organization’s existing reach. The symposium features leaders from three organizations that are currently participating in the capacity building program under a Fifth-Third Foundation grant: Residential Options of Florida, Miracles Outreach CDC, and University Area CDC. The organizations will be joined by their capacity building support team including Affordable Housing & Community Development Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., The Community Solutions Group, and Southport Financial Services. Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta will give tips on how to succeed in applying for grant funding. This symposium is open to all conference attendees. You will learn about a variety of issues including how to evaluate potential partnerships, how to expand your business line, strategic planning, building financial capacity, reputation enhancement, and even some legal issues! Attendees will learn how the Florida Housing Coalition can assist nascent and experienced nonprofits to build capacity and attain their goals. The format will be casual and conversational but with inspirational take-aways. This is a time to learn from your peers and learn about new opportunities.


PRESENTATIONS – Combs, CookDonovan, Fleming, Howard, Heffner, Soukup, Walker