2018 CNHED Capacity Building Sessions


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


February Monthly Meeting: Equitable Communities: Bridging Divides
Thursday, February 15, 2018, noon – 2:00 pm 

What does CNHED’s vision toward “Equitable Communities” mean for the work of the association and for the member organizations?  Guest Speaker Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, President & CEO of Global Policy Solutions and former Democratic primary candidate for Maryland Governor, helped shape the conversation to discuss and explore how to achieve a District where all residents are part of ​”equitable communities.” ​​We heard critical connections between health, economic security, education, and civic engagement​ – and closing the ​racial wealth gap. Participants were challenged to rethink and retool common connections within the field ​and share what ​they’re doing to achieve equitable communities​.​


CNHED’s Rally for Racial Justice, Housing & Jobs 
In lieu of a monthly meeting
Saturday, March 17, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Click here for more details.

Each year, our rally draws hundreds of District residents and advocates together to demonstrate our commitment to bettering the lives of all District residents. This year was no different! Thank you for joining us to rally around access to jobs as part of a robust workforce and affordable, clean and decent housing to help build racial equity for low to moderate- income residents. We continue working to ensure unprecedented investments in programs that build and preserve affordable homes, end chronic homelessness, create new opportunities for home ownership, train and recruit a strong workforce, and create jobs that lead to careers. Thanks for standing with us!


How to Navigate Permitting & Construction for DC’s Community-based Developers Training
Friday, March 23, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

CNHED and the District of Columbia Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) partnered to host “How to Navigate Permitting & Construction for DC’s Community-based Developers“. We hope it was an informative event to help you better engage the District of Columbia Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs as you move forward with current or future development projects in DC. Click below for presentations shared at the event:


April Monthly Meeting: DC FY 19 Budget Briefing
Thursday, April 5, noon – 2:00 pm 
*NOTE that meeting is early in April because the Mayor’s budget was released March 21.

We thank DMPED’s Director of Business Development & Strategy Karima WoodsDHS Director Laura Zeilinger, and DHCD Director Polly Donaldson for taking time out of their busy schedules to share their agency’s budgetary and programmatic goals, and sharing what’s ahead to make the District a more affordable and inclusive place to live, work, and thrive. Each presentation is available below for you to download:


May Monthly Meeting: Race & Gender as Drivers for Poverty
Thursday, May 17, noon – 2:00 pm

CNHED hosted its May Monthly Meeting in the series Equitable Communities: Bridging Divides on Race & Gender as Drivers for Poverty to discuss ways to empower and uplift women of low-income and women of color in the District towards safe housing, gainful employment, and ultimately better lives.

We thank our knowledgeable expert panel of speakers: Kris Thompson (Calvary Women’s Services), Kate Coventry (DC Fiscal Policy Institute), Elisabeth Young (The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness), LaToya Young (District Alliance for Safe Housing), and a special “thanks” to Ms. Patricia Bradley for relaying her experiences to us in such a thoughtful way. These leaders educated, informed, and inspired us to connect the dots between our work in policy and programs and across sectors to bridge the divides unjustly segmenting women in the District.


June Monthly Meeting: Community Development in the District – Learning from the Past and Planning for the Future 
Thursday, June 21, noon – 2:00 pm

CNHED continued its dedication of Monthly Meetings in 2018 to the theme of Equitable Communities: Bridging Divides where we’re taking a deeper look into issues of racial, economic and social disparities in the District and what strategies can help us bridge the gaps.

On June 21, we discussed ways in which community development policies, programs and major initiatives over the past few decades have resulted in some favorable – and some unfavorable results. Intended to illuminate the valuable lessons of the past, our event centered on how successfully these practices and initiatives have been employed to root out deeply entrenched disparities in low-income District communities/neighborhoods. We tracked the shifts in practices and heard about equitable development planning in today’s DC.

This imperative conversation was led by our knowledgeable panel of speakers: Merrick Malone (DC Housing Authority), Scott Kratz (11th Street Bridge Park), and our very own Steve Glaude (CNHED). We also acknowledge all attendees who came and shared their incisive contributions and powerful calls to action as a field of professionals, advocates, and community leaders.

— no meeting in August —


Thursday, September 20noon – 2:00 pm 

— no meeting in October —

Thursday, November 15noon – 2:00 pm 

Thursday, December 13noon – 2:00 pm [ANNUAL MEETING]


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