Past Trainings

2014 Training Institute and Capacity Building Schedule

DECEMBER 18, 2014
Annual Meeting & Holiday Party
Location: TBD

OCTOBER 23, 2014
Coalition Strong! A Tribute to Bob Pohlman and CNHED

OCTOBER 4, 2014
Co-op Clinic
Location: Next Step PCS (3047 15th St NW)  Time: 9 am to 3:30 pm

Second annual Coop Clinic designed to increase capacity among limited equity co-op board members. Expecting more than 100 coop members to  attend focused sessions on topics such as Managing Your Management Company, Planning for Renovations and Capital Improvements and Co-op Finances and Budgets. Participants may also met one on one with lawyers, developers and other professionals to begin to address their individual needs. Hosted by CNHED & co-sponsored by Mi Casa, Inc., LEDC, City First Enterprises, Institute for Community Economics (NHT) and Housing Counseling Services.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Building and Operating Green: Building Code Implementation and Solar Opportunities for Multifamily Affordable Housing
Location: Mt. Vernon Place UMC (900 Massachusetts Avenue NW) 

The session starts with a review of DC Green Building Code regulations and compliance from DCRA and DHCD. Participants will review the Enterprise Green Communities criteria, with an eye toward the certification process and what mistakes to avoid, along with a look at what to expect for the updated criteria in 2015. The afternoon session will feature what to consider when going solar with affordable housing developments, including design, solar technology, construction and use of thermal versus photo voltaic cells. Presenters will review the benefits and challenges of purchasing versus leasing solar systems, along with incentives provided by DC government for going solar and legal considerations.

SEPTEMBER 8 -12, 2014

HD 430—Housing Development Finance: Problem Solving and Deal Structuring
Partners: Citi Foundation, National Development Council
Location: AARP (601 E St NW)

4th & final course in National Development Council’s (NDC) four-course Housing Development Finance Professional Certification Program. ** To take this course, you must have completed HD 410,HD 420 & HD422; contact us if you completed them elsewhere and want to finish your certification.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
Breaking Barriers to Re-entry: Housing, Jobs & Services [monthly meeting]
Location: DC Housing Finance Agency (815 Florida Avenue, NW)

Join CNHED and our distinguished panelists for a presentation on strategies to support citizens returning from incarceration.

JULY 31, 2014
Location: Policy (1904 14th St., NW)
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

JULY 23-24, 2014
Housing Development Finance Professional Certification: HD 422—Computer Spread Sheet Analysis for Housing
Partners: Citi Foundation, National Development Council
Location: AARP (601 E St NW)

In this third course in National Development Council’s (NDC) four-course Housing Development Finance Professional Certification Program, participants learn to use spread sheets as a tool to locate and interpret key financial information and to restructure a real estate transaction based on revised assumptions.  ** To take this course, you must have completed HD 410 and HD 420; contact us if you completed them elsewhere and want to finish your certification.

JULY 23, 2014
Measuring Impact for Small Business Technical Assistance
Location: Hemsley Fraser Training Center (1615 M St. NW, Suite 900)

CNHED is offering a training tailored for organizations providing small business technical assistance to start-up and existing small and micro-businesses entitled “Measuring Impact in Small Business Technical Assistance.”   If you want to take your small business technical assistance program to the next level join us on July 23rd.  This training is an excellent opportunity for you to strengthen your organization’s ability to measure its impact.  You will also have an opportunity to strengthen the network of technical assistance provider organizations through peer-to-peer sharing and learning across the DC-funded agencies. 

JULY 9, 2014 
Coordinating Property Management and Services in Supportive Housing
Location: National Association of Realtors (500 New Jersey Ave)

This lively seminar explores ways to effectively coordinate property management and supportive service in permanent supportive housing. It includes an overview of the national and local landscape and review of CSH’s Self-Assessment Tool as well as a practitioners panel discussing project-based and scattered-site supportive housing from the owner/operator, property manager and service provider perspectives.

JUNE 26, 2014 
Meet the New CFO for the District of Columbia Jeffrey DeWitt [monthly meeting]
Location: D.C. Housing Finance Agency (815 Florida Ave, NW)

CFO DeWitt answers questions about DC’s overall financial status; transparency in DC’s budget on funding available for programs; when the Housing Production Trust Fund will benefit from annual surpluses; what’s being done to speed up DC government payments for construction draws, contract payments, etc.; and how property tax delinquencies are now being handled to prevent residents from losing their homes.

MAY 8, 2014
The Art of Negotiation, Decision-Making and Mentoring
Partners: Center for Nonprofit Advancement
Location: Center for Nonprofit Advancement (1666 K Street, NW, suite 400)

CNHED, in partnership with The Center for Nonprofit Advancement, presents an intensive training for mid-career community and economic development leaders. The training will help you: acquire tactics to be more effective and strategic in all aspects of decision-making;  enhance your preparedness and ability to negotiate effectively; and understand the mentoring process and how to identify and build an effective mentoring network. ** For CNHED members only; to register use code “CNHED.”

APRIL 17, 2014
DC FY 2015 Budget Briefing: Impacts on Affordable Housing & Inclusive Economic Developmen[monthly meeting]
Partners: DC Fiscal Policy  Institute
Location: DCFPI (820 First Street, NE, Suite 460)

This session will  begin with an overview of the DC budget and then drill down into  what’s in the budget for affordable housing and inclusive economic development, with a review of which programs would receive additional funding and which may be reduced.

MARCH 27, 2014
Green Retrofits of Multifamily Affordable Housing
Time: 8:30 pm- 3:00 pm
Location: Mount Vernon Place UMC (900 Massachusetts Ave. NW)

CNHED’s Training Institute presents an  interactive day-long session to arm participants with what they need to know to be able to undertake green retrofits. Take a look at some of the presentations from the event:
Channel Square Apartment Case Study
Urban Green.pptx
New Opportunities For Community Solar
Enterprise Green Communities Retrofit Tool Kit

MARCH 20, 2014
Housing and Economic Development Legislation Pending at DC Council [monthly meeting]
Thursday, March 20, 2014  12:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Location: National Council of La Raza (1126 16th Street, NW)

An unprecedented amount of legislation related to housing and community development  is pending before Council – how will these changes affect your work?  Come out to meet top Council staff who will explain the legislation and respond to questions.

FEBRUARY 20, 2014
Recommendations for Improving Small Business Success in the District of Columbia [monthly meeting]
Location: D.C. Housing Finance Agency (815 Florida Ave, NW)

Join CNHED members, DC small businesses, and other stakeholders in reviewing and discussing the final report of recommendations from a year-long policy project aimed at improving the environment for small business success in the District of Columbia. Sponsored by CNHED’s Economic Development Committee and the Small Business Policy Project. Presented by Members of the Small Business Policy Project Steering Committee and by Small Business Policy Project Co-conveners: Bob Pohlman, Executive Director, Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development; and Robert Summers, Director, DC Department of Small and Local Business Development.

JANUARY 16, 2014
Housing and Economic Development Updates & Plans [monthly meeting]
Thursday, January 16, 2014  12:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Location: DHCD Housing Resource Center (1800 Martin Luther King Avenue SE)
CNHED’s first meeting of 2014, designed for participants to hear and discuss updates on important DC housing and economic development initiatives. Bring your questions and help shape the conversation in 2014! What happened in 2013? What are plans for 2014? Hear from our speakers: Michael Kelly, Director, Department of Housing and Community Development; David Bowers, Chair, Housing Production Trust Fund Advisory Board; Oramenta Newsome, Convener, Affordable Housing Leverage Working Group; Polly Donaldson, Co-Chair, ICH Permanent Supportive Housing Production Committee; Bob Pohlman, Co-Convener, Small Business Policy Project


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