Past Trainings

2013 Training Institute and Capacity Building Schedule

This seminar focused on the current status and future prospects of economic development in wards 7 and 8. CNHED practitioners joined with DC government agencies in exploring the impact of the District’s population growth on this area and examining the opportunities and challenges of managing economic development in ways that strengthen neighborhoods, preserve affordability, and provide employment and job opportunities for residents.

A critically informative and participatory lunch seminar addressing DC’s new Green Building Code and how it affects each phase of an affordable housing project. Speakers included representatives from the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and from construction, design, and affordable housing organizations.  Be sure to bring your questions for the Q&A session, and your appetites for lunch to be provided by CNHED.  This event is free for CNHED members and $25 for non-members.

CNHED is bringing the National Development Council (NDC) to the District to offer their four-course training program that explores the development process, financial analysis techniques and structuring and negotiating skills needed to successfully develop and finance affordable home ownership and rental housing development. Skills are taught within the context of case studies based on actual affordable housing development deals that members of our professional staff have structured and implemented in conjunction with clients in urban and rural communities across the country. In 2013, two courses in the series will be offered: HD 410 – Home Ownership Finance and HD 420 – Rental Housing Development Finance.

Both Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) novices and seasoned experts will benefit from this presentation by Aaron O’Toole and Chrysa Long, partners at Klein Hornig LLP. They will provide an overview of LIHTC preservation issues, including the effects of foreclosure and bankruptcy, sponsor purchase options and exiting the investor; District-specific issues, including tenant purchase, rent control and eviction control; and an update on recent DC legislation providing property tax exemptions for certain LIHTC properties. Aaron and Chrysa will be joined by Matt Josephs, Senior Vice President for Policy, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), briefly discussing the prospects for LIHTC under federal tax reform.

  • Building Green Affordably    [monthly meeting]
    Thursday, February 21, 2013  12:00  pm – 2: 00 pm
    DC Finance Housing Agency  (815 Florida Avenue, NW)
    This is a highly informative presentation on an issue that will only grow in importance as District laws and the building code become more stringent:  how to build more sustainably while keeping project costs low.

2012 Training Institute and Capacity Building Schedule

February 23, 2012
Taking Control of the Conversation: How to Respond to Negative News Coverage
Partner: Wainger Group  

March 22, 2012
Get Acquainted with the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DC SEU)
Partner: DC SEU

April 12, 2012
Fiscal Year 2013 D.C. Budget Briefing
Partner: DC Fiscal Policy Institute

May 7 to 11, 2012  
Housing Development Finance Professional Certification Series:
HD 430—Housing Development Finance: Problem Solving and Deal Structuring
Partners: Citi Foundation and Citi

June 21, 2012
Reform of First Source & Workforce Intermediary Establishment Act
Sponsor: Klein Hornig, LLP

June 28, 2012
Using Rapid Re-Housing to Combat Homelessness
Sponsor: Capital One

November 8, 2012
Energy Benchmarking & Beyond: Tools to Meet Requirements for Tracking Energy Usage and Approaches for Improving Energy Performance of Multifamily Properties
Sponsor: Enterprise Community Partners


2011 Training Institute and Capacity Building Schedule

March 31, 2011
Financial Leadership Clinic, Emerging From a Recession: Practical Financial Tools for Nonprofit Leaders
Sponsors: Enterprise Community Partners, Citi and Green Space

April 14, 2011
Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Service-Enriched Housing and Apprenticeship Programs
Enterprise Community Partners and Citi

June 27 to 30, 2011 
Housing Development Finance Professional Certification Program

July 13, 2011
Linking Money to Mission: A Balancing Act
Nonprofit Finance Fund

October 13, 2011 
Affordable Green Building: Smart Solutions to Improve Building Performance
 Enterprise Community Partners, Citi and Green Space

November 16, 2011
Housing Stabilization Support Services
Corporation for Supportive Housing and Open Arms Housing, Inc.


2010 Training Institute and Capacity Building Schedule

February 25, 2010
Messaging 101: Crafting Your Message to Engage the Media
Sponsor: Capital Area Asset Builders

May 26, 2010  
Affordable Green Building: A Practical Guide to Cost Saving Retrofits
Sponsors: Enterprise Community Partners, Citi and Green Space

July 28 to 30, 2010  
Using the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program
Sponsor: Citi


2009 Training Institute and Capacity Building Schedule

March 13, 2009  
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta’s Affordable Housing Program Workshop: Building Strong Applications to Get Your Projects Funded
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta

April 28 & 29, 2009  
Construction Project Management: Value Engineering & Negotiating Construction Contracts
Sponsor: Bank of America

June 4, 2009  
Affordable Green Building: Improving Property Performance Through Green Retrofits
Sponsors: GreenHOME, Inc., Enterprise Community Partners and Citi

July 28, 2009  
Federal Advocacy 101
Sponsor: Enterprise Community Partners

September 29, 2009  
Local Advocacy: Strategies for Advocating with DC Government
Sponsors: PNC Bank and United Way

November 3 to 5, 2009  
National Development Council’s Rental Housing Development Finance
Sponsor: Citi