Training-Schedule

2015 CNHED Training & Capacity Building Sessions

Full course information will be available as sessions are developed throughout the year. CNHED members and past Training Institute participants will be notified when registration opens for new courses. Please contact info@cnhed.org to be added to our training list.

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Economic Inclusion #4: A Call to Action
Thursday, November 10, 2015 at noon – 2:00 pm
Location: RISE Demonstration Center

The fourth and final in a series of conversations about economic issues affecting DC’s individuals, families and communities. Participants reviewed and discussed research and best practices that address financial capability, economic inclusion, and wealth creation – with a focus on constructing a work plan for 2016.

Universal Paid Leave & Minimum Wage Ballot Initiative [monthly meeting]
Thursday, November 19, 2015 at noon – 2:00 pm
Location: District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (815 Florida Ave, NW)

CNHED held an interactive discussion on two proposals that may impact DC residents and our community development field. The first was DC’s Universal Paid Leave legislation, presented by At-Large DC Councilmember Elissa Silverman. She and Councilmember Grosso led five other councilmembers in introducing the DC Paid Family Leave legislation. The second was the $15 minimum wage ballot initiative, presented by Delvone Michael, Director of the Washington, DC chapter of Working Families. Participants heard about and discussed potential costs to employers, effects on small businesses and NPOs and how the proposals compare to what’s happening around the country.

DC Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Summit
Thursday, November 13, 2015  8:00 am- 3:00 pm
Location: RISE Demonstration Center

CNHED participated on the planning team for this day-long summit designed to gather input for the District’s Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plan for workforce development. The Planning team also included Dc Workforce Investment Council, the DC Dept. of Employment Services, DC Appleseed, DC Association of Youth Advocates, DC Fiscal Policy Institute, DC Adult & Family Literacy Council, and was sponsored by the Community Foundation. Participants at the Summit, including government, business, and community leaders, learn about policy challenges and opportunities within WIOA and committed to shared strategies to move all District residents toward family-sustaining employment.

DC Co-op Clinic: Tools for Better Management

Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Next Step Public Charter School (3047 15th Street, NW)

CNHED hosted the third annual Coop Clinic, designed to increase capacity among limited equity co-op board members. Co-sponsors included Mi Casa, Inc., Latino Economic Development Center, City First Enterprises, NHT/ Institute for Community Economics and Housing Counseling Services. Participants attended focused sessions on topics such as Co-op Finances and Budgets, Planning for Renovations and Capital Improvements, and Managing Your Management Company. Participants also had the opportunity to meet one-on-one with lawyers, developers and other professionals to begin to address their individual co-op needs. Bad weather depressed attendance this year, but there was still a lively and engaged crowd.

The District’s Tools for Homeless District Residents: Housing, Jobs & Services –  Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from noon – 2:00 pm
Location: Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church (900 Mass. Ave, NW)

CNHED hosted a briefing and discussion on District’s programs and initiatives designed to connect homeless residents to housing, services and jobs. Our panel of experts included Kristy Greenwalt, Director of the DC Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH), and Candace Nelson, Program Manager: Service Quality, Performance and Continuous Improvement, DC Department of Employment Services (DOES). Participants heard an overview of the ICH plan and what agencies are doing to meet the goals of eliminating chronic homelessness and making homelessness “rare, brief & non-recurring” as well as program changes expected to occur in Fiscal Year 2016 to meet the goals. Robust discussion followed the presentations and organizations made cross-sector (housing – service -workforce) connections with one another and with District agencies.

Economic Inclusion #3: Being Unbanked/Underbanked
What is it and how does it impact DC communities?

Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 8:30 am-1:00 pm, includes networking lunch
Location: The R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center  (730 MLK Jr. Ave, SE)

The third in a series of conversations about economic issues affecting DC’s individuals, families and communities and critical tools that can measurably improve financial well-being. Like our at-capacity and lively first two meetings in February and May on the Earned Income Tax Credit and Credit-Building Initiatives, this meeting covered current research and best practices.

This session focused on exploring what it is to be unbanked or underbanked, how it impacts low- and moderate-income individuals and explored ways to address this issue in the District of Columbia. Participants discussed cross-sector strategies that contributed significantly to a more inclusive, equitable DC economy. Speakers included Joe Valenti, Center for American Progress; Michael Morris, National Disability Institute; Andrea Ambriz, US Treasury Department; Joyce Northwood, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Dave Beck, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; and representatives of DC-based nonprofit organizations who are working on addressing the needs of unbanked/underbanked DC residents.

Water and Your Multi-family Building: Saving Money through Conservation and Stormwater Management
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 8:30 am – 3:00 pm — New date!
Location: Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church (900 Mass. Ave, NW)

CNHED hosted a two-part training on water issues, driven by changes to the DC Code and new resources to help properties save money and protect the environment. In the morning session on water conservation, participants learned how to save water and money through small upgrades to multifamily buildings and where to get more assistance from field experts. They heard practitioner success stories and learned ways to improve water-related issues in your buildings. In the afternoon session on storm water management, participants heard an overview of combined vs. separate sewer overflows, and recommendations and progress on DC Water’s Clean Rivers Project. The also learned more about District Department of Energy & Environment’s RiverSmart programs and possible ways to finance projects. The training featured panelists: Jared long, Sustainable Development Manager, National Housing Trust; Jogchum Poodt, Account Manager for Multifamily Residential Properties, DC Sustainable Energy Utility; and Michael Santiago, Director for Multifamily Energy Solutions, greeNEWit.

2015 Green Communities Criteria: An Introduction 
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 10:00 am-noon pm
Location: DCSEU (80 M St. SE #310)

Released in April of this year, the 2015 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria reflect ambitious yet achievable green guidelines for affordable housing developments. In this workshop, participants were introduced to the 2015 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria and Certification process, identified how to successfully address critical details of this Criteria in their own development projects, and explored connections between green building practices and improved building. This was a timely workshop given that DHCD’s summer 2015 Consolidated RFP references the 2015 Criteria. Featured presenter was Krista Egger, Senior Program Director, Enterprise Green Communities.

Economic Inclusion #2: Building Credit
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 9:30 am-1:00 pm
Location: The R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center  (730 MLK Jr. Ave, SE)

The second in a series of conversations about economic issues affecting DC’s individuals, families and communities and critical tools that can measurably improve financial well-being. Like our at-capacity and lively first meeting in February, this meeting covered current research and best practices. This session focused on proven and emerging strategies to help consumers build credit and increase acceptance of alternative approaches to credit-building. Participants discussed cross-sector credit strategies that contributed significantly to a more inclusive, equitable DC economy. Brought in partnership with the Capital Area Asset Builders and six additional partners.

No Monthly Meeting in May — Join us for Advocacy Day
Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 9:00 am-noon
Location:  John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW)

Small Business Technical Assistance Best Practice Panel Series: Building Lasting Small Business Client Relationships 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Location:  YMCA Anthony Bowen (1325 W Street, NW)

CNHED’s Small Business Technical Assistance (SBTA) Working Group hosted the second session in its best practices series providing opportunities for small business development practitioners to learn from each other and improve technical assistance service delivery. The session featured a practitioner roundtable discussion on client relationship building, with practitioners sharing their insights and strategies to establish solid relationships with their clients to maximize their small business goals. As part of this engaging dialogue, practitioners discussed setting getting ground rules and benchmarks with their small business client to reach their goals in a timely manner and tips on when it’s time to end the relationship.

AirBnB in the District 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Location:  CNHED

CNHED partnered with Local Unite Here 25 on this unique discussion exploring the opportunities and challenges that doing business in the sharing economy brings to the District of Columbia. Specifically, the conversation focused on the potential loss of affordable housing as resident entrepreneurs lease multiple apartments in order to rent them to Airbnb customers.

DC FY 2016 Budget Briefing [monthly meeting]
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Location: Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church (900 Mass. Ave, NW)

CNHED hosted a briefing on the Mayor Bowser’s proposed FY16 budget, dissecting funding levels and changes in important programs such as the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF); Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP); Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH); Local Rent Supplement Program (LRSP); Small Business Technical Assistance (SBTA); and Great Streets. Panelists included: Polly Donaldson, Department of Housing and Community Development Director; Adrienne Todman, Housing Authority Director; Laura Zeilinger, DC Department of Human Services Director; Karima Woods, Deputy Director of Business Development & Strategy, DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development Budget Overview.

People & Places 2015 Community Conference
March 4-6, 2015
Location: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (400 7th Street, SW)

CNHED was local host for this national conference convened to connect and inspire four organizational networks: the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, and the National Urban League. In addition to serving on two workshop panels and providing local entertainment, CNHED developed three tours showcasing the “real” Washington, D.C. 1) Main Streets and Small Business; 2) East of the River; 3) Housing Production Trust Fund. Due to a major snowstorm that hit the area, the tours were converted to virtual tours / discussions in the hotel.

Release: A Strategy for Preserving Affordable Housing in the District [monthly meeting]
Monday, March 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Location: District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (815 Florida Ave, NW)

CNHED and NeighborhoodInfo DC, as co-conveners of the DC Preservation Network (DCPN), presented on their recently completed report Maintaining Economic Diversity and Affordability: A Strategy for Preserving Affordable Rental Housing in the District of Columbia. A panel from DCPN’s Preservation Strategy Working Group, which developed the report, discussed the strategies and implications for affordable housing in DC.

CRA for Community Based Organizations 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Location: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (400 7th Street, SW)

The ¾ day workshop provided current information and basic training on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and explored practical strategies for creating successful partnerships between community-based organizations and financial institutions. In addition to an overview of CRA and the examination process, it included a discussion on the essentials of partnerships; examples of effective partnerships between financial institutions and community-based organizations; and a panel of financial institution representatives who discussed what they look for when developing partnerships with community-based organizations. In partnership with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Economic Inclusion: Maximizing the Power of the EITC
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:30 am-1:00 pm
Location: The R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center  (730 MLK Jr. Ave, SE)

The first in a series of conversations about economic issues affecting DC’s individuals, families and communities and critical tools that can measurably improve financial well-being. In this first session, Kartik Athreya, group vice president, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, discussed his recent research on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), with a focus on EITC use in DC. CNHED partnered with Bank on DC; Capital Area Asset Builders; Office of the Comptroller of Currency; DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking; Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Small Business Technical Assistance Best Practice Panel Series: Exploring the Onboarding Process from Intake to Assessment 
Thursday, February 11, 2015  at 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Location:  YMCA Anthony Bowen (1325 W Street, NW)

CNHED’s Small Business Technical Assistance (SBTA) Working Group hosted a best practices series providing opportunities for small business development practitioners to come together to learn from each other and share information to improve technical assistance service delivery. The first in the series was a panel discussion about the onboarding process of three SBTA provider organizations from intake, collection of client information to assessment. Participants also gleaned insights about best practices of a housing counseling practitioner’s intake and assessment process to see what we can learn for others in the community development field.

Pairing Historic Tax Credits with Low Income Housing Tax Credits 
Thursday, January 27, 2015  at 8:30 am- 1:00 pm
Location: House of Lebanon Community Room (27 O Street, NW)

The D.C. Office of Planning and CNHED partnered on this unique seminar presented to CNHED members and other interested parties. This seminar assisted housing developers better understand the supply of historic stock in the District of Columbia, helped to navigate the historic tax credit program, and highlighted the challenges and benefits gained from pairing historic rehabilitation tax credits with low-income housing tax credits. Presented at the House of Lebanon, former home to the Margaret Murray Washington School that was converted to an affordable senior housing building.

Mix It Up with DC Councilmembers [monthly meeting]
Thursday, January 22, 2015  at 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Location:  City Club of Washington (555 13th Street, NW)

CNHED hosted a mixer for members to get to know the new Councilmembers Elissa Silverman and Charles Allen; Councilmember Nadeau sent regrets as she was out of town. New Council Chair of the Committee on Housing and Community Development Anita Bonds also attended.
— See the photos from the event

 

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