FHCN Updates

Statewide Workshop Update
July 2019, Orlando

The July 15th Florida Housing Counselor Network event in Orlando was a great success thanks to the relevant topics, outstanding speakers, involved participants and a great location/venue!

Topics included: How to use CRA to leverage more investment in your agency; Expanding disaster preparation and student loan services; and Partnering with local governments. Each experienced presenter provided  the audience information on the subject and innovative ways to expand business lines to benefit  housing counseling agencies. Lively discussion took place after each presentation that added to the day’s learnings.

Our sincere thanks to all who participated. Updates from the event and next steps will be provided later this month. Stay tuned.

Regional Meeting Update
October 2018, Tampa, FL

 
Funding

  • Michele and Tamara will reach out to various sources (League of Southern Credit Unions, other banks & credit unions) to leverage money for the network. Pat Tracy will also advise and assist in this effort.
  • Restructuring business models to expand thoughts on revenue generation in order to provide multiple streams of income for members

Business Model

  • Generate a forward-thinking template for business planning and proposals for a broader audience of investors to include
  • Quality Service Standards agreed to by HCAs
  • Consistency In Fee Structures (as an example client fees and what HCAs charge financial institutions for their services)

 
Training

  • Local customized training coordinated by FHCN to include
  • Social network training
  • Utilizing Wells Fargo and NWS partnership

 
Regular Regional Meetings & Roundtable Discussions

  • Next meeting to be in South Florida in Palm Beach Gardens on 2/1/19. Topics will include a discussion about leveraging more resources for housing counseling services (facilitated by Tamara Tedder and Michele Hartson with support from Pat Tracey); reports on FSU students’ projects; FHCN Flagship level memberships update; FCP information from FHFC staff and specifics about the next Regional Meeting date and location.
  • FCP discussion about working with FHFC staff to refine and make minor changes to the program based on recommendations from the Network. Network Members have offered to support Nicole Everett’s efforts by offering peer to peer technical assistance when requested.
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