REMINDER: NEW ANNUAL CONFERENCE DATES
The 2022 FRA Annual Conference is scheduled for October 12 - 14 in Daytona Beach!

The conference is an opportunity for redevelopment professionals, elected officials and appointed officials in Florida cities and counties to meet in person. Attendees at the conference will have opportunities to enhance leadership skills, learn from municipal experts, share ideas with peers, discuss strategies for Florida’s future and hear about the latest in products and services for redevelopment projects.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, network and share. Registration will be available in the coming weeks, so mark your calendars for October 12 - 14!

The Exhibitor and Corporate Participant Information Kit is now available and contains all the information you need to sign up as an exhibitor and/or corporate participant.

We hope to see you in Daytona this October!
JOBS AROUND THE STATE
The City of Fort Myers is looking for an Economic Development Director.

The Economic Development Director is responsible for the planning and implementation of the city’s economic development programs to include business recruitment and retention, marketing and redevelopment.

Experience working with a city or county economic development organization or a non-profit or chamber of commerce is desired.

AWARD ENTRIES DUE JUNE 10
The last day to submit entries for the 2022 FRA Awards Program is June 10.

Through the FRA Awards and its 13 unique categories, we are able to celebrate the most innovative and effective redevelopment programs in Florida as well as highlight the accomplishments of community redevelopment agencies and professionals.

Visit the 2022 FRA Awards page to learn more about the program, get inspiration from previous winners and complete the online entry form.

If you are interested in submitting an entry to be considered for the 2022 program click here.
FEDERAL HOUSING FUNDS
Millions in new federal housing funds are now available to struggling Florida homeowners.

Florida has been appropriated $676 million as part of the Homeowner Assistance Fund, which was created last year through the American Rescue Plan.

The funds are being administered through Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) and aim to prevent the loss of 20,000 homes to foreclosure.

If approved, applicants can use the funds for mortgage payments, utility bills and even home insurance premiums.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR REDEVELOPMENT BY:
Submitting your entries for the 2022 FRA Awards Program!

The 2022 program is now open and we are accepting applications online.

The deadline to submit an entry is June 10.

Visit the 2022 FRA Awards page to learn more. We cannot wait to see all of your fantastic projects and outcomes from the last year!

Note: You must be a current member in good standing to submit an award.
FRA RESOURCES
May 12, 2022

Thank you for supporting Florida redevelopment!
Have questions or news worth sharing? Email Amber Hughes at ahughes@flcities.com