The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Florida PACE Program

27 Feb

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Florida PACE Program

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Florida PACE Program

Thursday, February 27, 2020 (9:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

GTR - Auditorium, Tampa, Florida Housing Opportunities, Panel of Experts

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Class Description: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Florida PACE Program.
1. Historical Background and overview of the PACE program
2. How the PACE program works in Florida
3. How PACE is different compared to traditional financing
4. How lenders view PACE assessments in Real Estate dealings
5. PACE’s problems
6. Does PACE make sense for some homeowners?
7. Questions

We anticipate the course to take no more than 2 hours.

Meet our Presenters:

Tax Collector Mike Fasano:
Mike Fasano was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1994 and ascended to the position of House Majority Leader in 2000.  He was subsequently elected to the Florida Senate and rose to the position of President Pro-Tempore.  Mike returned to the House in 2012 and was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to become Pasco County’s Tax Collector in August 2013.
As Tax Collector Mike Fasano is steering the office through the challenges posed by an ever growing population and the demands of technology, new state laws and tax policy as a whole.  Above all else, Mike Fasano has made efficient, respectful customer service to each and every taxpayer his top priority.
Too many people feel disenfranchised by government at all levels.  During his tenure as a lawmaker, and now as a constitutional officer, Mike has been an outspoken advocate for those who feel they have no voice. 
Mike has sponsored legislation and has been a visible and vocal advocate for such diverse issues as property insurance reform in general and Citizens Property Insurance Corporation reform (including sinkhole coverage) in particular.  Making health care coverage available and affordable has also been a top priority of his.  Additionally, lowering taxes, repealing nuclear cost recovery fees, increasing benefits for veterans, law enforcement officers and firefighters have all been issues he has devoted his time to.
Mike has always made himself available to individuals and communities, neighborhoods and communities that need his help.  Mike’s tagline, “Thank you for allowing us to serve you,” embodies what is most important to him as a public servant.

Chief Deputy Tax Collector Tim Couet:
Tim Couet currently serves as the Chief Deputy Tax Collector for the Pasco County Tax Collector’s office. A native of Massachusetts, he came to Florida to study at Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg where he met his wife and never left the sunshine state.  He has a background in both state and local governments working for a pair of State Senators and a County Sheriff in his career.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from Eckerd College in Political Science with a double minor in Spanish and International Relations as well as a Webmaster Certification from USF and is a Certified Florida Collector’s Assistant.  He makes his home in Land O’Lakes Florida with his beautiful wife Mettina and their three children, Naomi, Asher, and Judah.

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