2020 CNHED Capacity Building Sessions

Happy New Year!


Full information will be available as convenings are developed throughout the year. Please contact prideout@cnhed.org to be added to our training and events list.

January Monthly Meeting | Help Shape Our Strategic Plan
Thursday, January 23, 2020, noon – 2:00 pm 

Thank you for joining us at the last monthly meeting to Help Shape Our Strategic Plan. The insights and substantial feedback on the immediate and long-term future goals of the organization your shared directly to the staff and CNHED’s board members were incredible! In our desire to foster a process of transparency, relevancy, and inspiration, your participation to achieve our goals have already enlightened and redirected our immediate next steps.
Click here to see the feedback you provided to us.


February Monthly Meeting |Creating and Sustaining Limited Equity Cooperatives in DC
Thursday, February 20, 2020, noon – 2:00 pm

Thank you for attending our monthly meeting Creating & Sustaining Limited Equity Cooperatives in the District of Columbia! We also thank our knowledgeable speakers for platforming the issues, discussing solutions, and giving us insight into what this means for District residents now and in the future: Kathryn Howell of Virginia Commonwealth University, Amber Gruner of Housing Counseling Services, Ramon Jacobson of LISC DC, Alison Powers of Capital Impact Partners, and Elin Zurbrigg of Mi Casa. The LEC Report examines the history and current neighborhood characteristics of LECs, opportunities and challenges for LECs, practices in other jurisdictions aimed at addressing some of these challenges, and offers specific goals and recommended strategies for the creation and sustainability of LECs in the District. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT.


Statement on COVID-19: During the second half of March 2020, the impact of the COVID-19 caused us to transition to a virtual existence as we engage you, our membership. CNHED deeply values its collective membership and is pivoting as quickly as possible to continue to meet your pressing needs during this time. As we move forward during these uncertain times, we will hopeful as we design a path forward to remain connected to the membership. In the meantime, please review this repository of COVID-19 resources for your housing, business or employment needs. 


Advocacy Workshop | Where Will We Live? A Virtual Resident Storytelling Workshop
Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 11:00 am – Noon via Zoom

CNHED and the National Housing Trust partnered to host Where Will We Live? A Virtual Resident Storytelling Workshop. This workshop was designed for communications professionals and housing advocates seeking to better highlight the importance of affordable housing in their organizations by elevating resident voices. Over 60 attendees walked through the Resident Storytelling Toolkit with an NHT campaign media organizer to learn how to successfully integrate resident stories into their affordable housing communications strategy.


April Monthly Meeting | Membership Webinar: COVID Response & Recovery
Tuesday, April 29, 2020, Noon – 1:00 pm via Zoom

CNHED conducted a members-only webinar on the COVID-19 response and recovery in order to discuss our current COVID-19 relief initiatives, what’s to come as we look toward recovery, and to hear feedback and thoughts on what more we can do. Staff presented updates on major bodies of work including housing & economic development policy updates and capacity building. Over 80 participants joined the webinar. For any questions or concerns, please contact Webinar host: Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development.


May Monthly Meeting | FY 21 Budget Briefing (Housing & Community Development)
Thursday, May 21, 2020, 3:30 – 5:00 pm via Zoom

CNHED hosted its annual briefing on the Mayor’s FY2021 proposed budget. Hear about funding levels for and any changes in important programs like: The Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF); Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP); Small Business Technical Assistance Program (SBTA); Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), and more. DOWNLOAD THE RECORDING.


Small Business: The Heart of DC | A COVID-19 Virtual Experience
Now is the time for us to come together as a community to support each other, but more importantly, to support our small businesses. There are a multitude of ways we can step up to rally around Small Business: The Heart of DC. CNHED is proudly doing its part by presenting Small Business: The Heart of DC during the month of May. We are partnering with small business support organizations and District agencies to coordinate a month-long virtual experience to help small businesses plan, prepare & pivot in the midst of COVID-19. As we continue to practice social distancing, let’s create a supportive community virtually and help small businesses continue to weather the days ahead. To learn more or get involved, see this page.

No Summer Monthly Meetings| Summer break.

September Monthly Meeting | Details forthcoming.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020, noon – 2:00 pm

No Monthly Meeting in October | Join us for DC Community Development Week & the 20th Anniversary Gala! Details forthcoming.

November Monthly Meeting | Details forthcoming.
Thursday, November 19, 2020, noon – 2:00 pm

December Annual Meeting | Details forthcoming.
Thursday, December 17, 2020, noon – 2:00 pm

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