• Professional Associations & Organizations

There are numerous professional associations & organizations at a local, state and national level that offer opportunities for advocacy, collaboration, networking, training and resource sharing. Find an organization that fits your area of interest, and get involved!  Click here for associations/organization focused on homelessness.


Affordable Housing Association of Certified Public Accountants (AHACPA)
Provides financial services, support and education for the affordable housing and HUD-approved lender communities.


Affordable Housing Institute 
A global non-profit consultancy that helps pro-poor housing finance and development entities expand their business activity to improve their customers’ lives and change their country’s housing ecosystem.


American Planning Association (APA)
Provides leadership in the development of vital communities.


American Planning Association (APA) Florida Chapter
Promotes the art and science of planning, encourages the exchange of information and professional experience, sponsor activities, provide opportunities for professional growth and development, and promotes fellowship among planners.


American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA)
Provides leadership for the seniors housing industry and promotes the merits of seniors housing.


Broward Alliance of Neighborhood Development (BAND)
A non-profit consortium of Broward and Miami-Dade housing groups. The Florida Housing Coalition and BAND develop programs and services for mortgage, rental assistance, revitalizing the neighborhood and education. View a Video highlighting the positive impact of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) on residents and business owners.


Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) 
Promotes walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions.


Florida Alliance of Community Development Corporations (FLACDC)
Strengthening Florida’s community-based organizations and supports affordable housing, economic and community building strategies.


Florida Association for Community Action (FACA) 
Provides training, technical assistance, advocacy, and capacity building services as well as working with public and private organizations to assist with the reduction of poverty in Florida.


Florida Association of Counties (FAC)
Helps counties effectively serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule through advocacy.


Florida Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (FAHRO) 
Improving low income/affordable housing and community services.


Florida Association of Local Housing Finance Authorities (FLALHFA) 
\Finances affordable single-family and multi-family housing in the State of Florida.


Florida League of Cities, Inc.
Promotes local self-government and serve the needs of Florida’s municipal governments.


Florida Planning and Zoning Association (FPZA) 
Planning and developing a quality Florida.


Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA)
Assists Florida professionals and volunteers in community revitalization efforts.


Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND)
Supports the development of sustainable communities for people and families at all income levels.


National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) 
Works to facilitate the physical and emotional aspects of relocation for older adults, increase industry awareness, establish a national referral network, enhance the professional competence of members, and promote the delivery of services with compassion and integrity


Urban Land Institute (ULI) 
Encourages and fosters high standards of land use planning and real estate development.


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