2016 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.



January Monthly Meeting: Leading Change – Advocacy That Works

Thursday, January 21, 2016, noon – 2:00 pm at True Reformer Building (1200 U St. NW)

For the first monthly meeting of 2016, CNHED will partner with the Center for Community Change to take an in-depth look at how effective advocacy leads to change. CNHED will officially launched the interactive Housing For All Case study Vision to Action: How CNHED’s Housing For All Campaign Led Washington, DC from Drastic Cuts to Momentous Investments in Affordable Housing. Participants will explore strategies and tactics that worked, how they can be applied to other campaigns, and what it means for building equitable communities in the District.


SBTA Training: Designing Effective Workshops for Your Small Business Clients

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm at Center for Community Change (1536 U St. NW)

CNHED’s Small Business Technical Assistance (SBTA) Working Group will host this training opportunity geared for organizations providing technical assistance to small businesses, as well as those others facilitating trainings and workshops. The two facilitators are Greg Roth with GRCreative and Shara Gibson, DSLBD. The training will introduce participants to alternate methods and tools to facilitate an interactive learning experience for adults.


February Monthly Meeting: Financing Building Improvements with DC PACE

Thursday, February 25, noon – 2:00 pm at Impact Hub (419 7th St. NW)

CNHED’s Green Working Group for Sustainable Communities will partner with Urban Ingenuity, the DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), CivicPACE, and the Solar Foundation to host a session focused on Financing Building Improvements with DC PACE, a unique program for organizations to finance 100% of project costs, including design, engineering, and legal fees, and available at terms of 20 years or longer for most commercial and multifamily properties in the District, including nonprofit organizations. Participants will hear cases studies of closed projects, and projects in development, to explain specific benefits of using PACE for affordable housing and neighborhood development. Presenters include Dr. Taresa Lawrence, DOEE, Bracken Hendricks & Ian Fischer, DC PACE & Urban Ingenuity; Daron Coates, ThinkBox Group, LLC; Danielle Hammann, Enterprise Community Loan Fund; Tom Nida, United Bank; and Jonathan Pike, Nextility.


Urban Revitalization Bus Tour at NCRC’s 2016 Annual Conference

Friday, March 18, 2016, 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Capital Hilton Hotel (1001 16th St. NW)

CNHED will co-host an interactive bus tour with NCRC, Jubilee Housing, Inc., and Manna, Inc. for NCRC’s national conference attendees. The tour will showcase DC’s thriving corridors that links past, present and future revitalization efforts throughout the city. Participants will witness the benefits of advocacy, including small business development, the preservation of affordable and historic housing, sustainable revitalization, community development and CNHED’s efforts to grow a $100 million annual Housing Production Trust Fund.


Economic Inclusion Series, #1: Managing Personal Debt
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm at R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center (2730 MLK Jr. Ave. SE)

CNHED is again partnering on this a series of conversations about economic issues affecting DC’s individuals, families and communities and critical tools that can measurably improve financial well-being. Four meetings will be held throughout 2016 to consider current research and best practices about financial access, new transaction products, and other tools for building wealth, aimed at developing a multi-faceted financial literacy and asset building collaboration in DC. Participants can expect robust discussions about cross-sector strategies that can contribute significantly to a more inclusive, equitable DC economy.


March Monthly Meeting: DC FY 17 Budget Briefing

Thursday, March 31, 2016, noon – 2:00 pm at DCHFA (815 Florida Ave. NW)

CNHED will host a briefing on Mayor Bowser’s proposed FY17 budget, reviewing 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. Presenters will be top-level administration officials, including Polly Donaldson, DHCD Director; Adrianne Todman, DCHA Executive Director; Laura Zeilinger, DHS Director; and others.


April Monthly Meeting: A Look at the Federal Funding Landscape for Community Development

3rd week of April, noon – 2:00 PM at Location TBD

Speakers may include representatives from the National Low Income Housing Coalition and National Housing Trust to share insights on federal funding sources including CDBG, HOME, CDFI Fund, and the National Housing Trust Fund.


Management Company Round-table Discussion

Saturday, April 23, 2016 at noon – 2:00 pm at Location TBD

In partnership with Mi Casa’s Co-op Academy training, CNHED’s Tenant Purchase Working Group will host a round-table discussion with co-op leaders and management companies to identify challenges in their working relationships and propose steps forward to address those challenges.


June Monthly Meeting: Racial Justice and Community Development

Thursday, June 23, 2016 at noon – 2:00 pm at DCHFA (815 Florida Ave. NW)

A meeting highlighting the intersection of racial justice and community development. Special presentation from the Philadelphia Association of CDCs.


Economic Inclusion Series: Small Business and Entrepreneurship – Pathways to Success
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm at R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center (2730 MLK Jr. Ave. SE)

We will focus on various types of lending sources and assistance for small businesses and entrepreneurs. In the lending space, the Community Development Financial Institutions, financial institutions, DC government agencies, federal government agencies and small business technical assistance providers presenting can be potential game changers for businesses and entrepreneurs. Speakers will focus on the platforms that exist to lend to small businesses and entrepreneurs that can lead to a positive effect on business and community.


July Monthly Meeting: DC Office of Planning and the Consolidated Plan
Wednesday, July 28, 2016, noon – 2:00 pm at PNC Bank(800 17th St. NW, 12th floor)

CNHED will host the Director of the Office of Planning, Eric D. Shaw, as he begins the community engagement process for revising the District’s Comprehensive Plan. Over the next year, the Office of Planning will ask community members to provide input on revising the Plan, and ultimately the future of the District’s development and neighborhoods. Changes to the Plan will impact housing, commercial corridors, large scale economic development, the District’s density, zoning, public spaces and the arts, environment, transportation, and more.



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