Mission and Vision

florida alhfa

Florida ALHFA was founded in 1989 as a Florida nonprofit corporation consisting of private and public professionals dedicated to financing affordable single-family and multi-family housing in the State of Florida.

Florida ALHFA’s Mission

  • To provide learning and networking opportunities in an environment for local municipal bond issuers and related professionals to share ideas and strategies for providing safe and affordable housing in our communities.
  • To evaluate, advocate, and support the enactment of State and Federal housing legislation and regulatory policies which enhance local agency efforts to provide affordable housing opportunities for our citizens.
  • To establish the importance of local housing finance authorities as equity participants and lenders and as brokers between available resources and sponsors of affordable housing

In the current environment, Florida ALHFA takes a more aggressive approach to legislative advocacy, and well as helping members build better relationships with the governmental and private sectors players with which they work.

Florida ALHFA is an advocate before the legislature and state agencies on legislative and regulatory issues affecting affordable housing, and provides technical assistance and educational opportunities to its members and the public. Members include County and City HFA’s, developers (for-profit, non-profit, and public), and firms who provide services to local HFA’s, such as investment bankers, credit underwriters, consultants, financial advisers, and bond counsel.

Florida ALHFA advocates for the various programs such as tax exempt bonds, SAIL, SHIP, and provides educational opportunities for the boards and staff of local HFA’s and other members.

Florida ALHFA membership opportunities include:

  • To provide learning and networking opportunities, including an annual conference local HFA’s and related professionals share ideas and strategies for providing affordable housing in our communities.
  • To evaluate, advocate, and support the enactment of State and Federal housing legislation and regulatory policies which enhance local agency efforts to provide affordable housing opportunities for our citizens.
  • To establish the importance of local HFA’s as both providers of finance and organizations that should be at the table when state and community policy is decided.

Our legislative lobby team works year-round with state and federal officeholders and state agencies to remove the obstacles that prevent local HFA’s and developers from providing affordable housing.  Florida ALHFA not only serves as a positive voice for affordable housing statewide, but also teaches members how to be effective housing advocates.