Monday, May 29, 2017


ANHD’s Training Series

ANHD conducts a comprehensive, year-round series of training courses and a score of single-session workshops that promote best practices in affordable housing and economic development, increases policy advocacy skills, and helps community organizations build capacity. Watch for updates for more trainings on Tenant Rights, Affordable Housing at Risk, Metrics and Reportage, and Communications!

ANHD’s Training Series is designed to ensure that non-profit community development corporations have the high-level expertise they need in all phases of affordable development and construction administration, long-term asset management, and property management and facility maintenance to most effectively meet the housing needs of their local communities and continue to play a central role in New York City’s housing development ecosystem.

These comprehensive trainings are designed with a focus on 1) housing development skills, 2) long-term asset management skills, 3) property management skills, and 4) strategic opportunities.  Each quarter, at least one training is offered in each area.

ANHD gratefully acknowledges the generous support of:

Apple Bank, Astoria Bank, Bank of America, BTMU Foundation,
Capital One, Citi Foundation, Consolidated Edison, HSBC,
JPMorgan Chase, Mizuho Americas,
NeighborWorks America, Ridgewood Savings Bank, and
Wells Fargo Foundation



LOCATION (unless other location noted below): Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), 50 Broad Street, Ste. 1402, NYC below Wall St., near A, C, E, R, J, Z, 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains.

*PLEASE NOTE:  Some workshops are held at other locations or with partnering groups that require a different fee and registration process.

All trainings and workshops are $15 unless otherwise noted.


Upcoming Schedule

GPRO Operations and Maintenance or BPI Multifamily Building Operator Training with Solar One
GPRO Operations and Maintenance (2-Day Training): May 22-23, 2017 $350
BPI Multifamily Building Operator (6-Day Training):  June 1, 2, 5, 6, 12, 13, 2017 $1,350 (The last day of BPI will include a review and online exam with an additional 2 hour exam to be scheduled for each individual.)

Whether you are a superintendent, property manager, or building maintainer, these courses and certifications will help you make informed decisions about how to operate buildings efficiently and safely. Going green will reduce costs and tenant complaints while increasing comfort and energy efficiency.

For more information, click here.

Presented by: Solar One. Classes are held in Long Island City Queens, conveniently located to  many subways, with parking nearby. 

To register for GPRO Operations and Maintenance, click here.
To register for BPI Multifamily Building Operator, click here.


Deal-making, Partnership and Joint Ventures
Wednesday, May 31, 2017. 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

There are a lot of wrinkles when teaming up with other entities to create a development team to construct affordable housing. Negotiating and structuring a joint venture agreement with a for-profit partner is a crucial and tricky moment for any organization and deal.  Know how deals work and how to bring clarity to the partnerships and maximize the value your organization brings to the table. This training will explain how real estate deals are made and the conditions which make them profitable. Participants will explore the different actors and institutions involved and discuss the opportunities that exist at different times within the development process.

Presented by: David Goldstein, Esq., Goldstein Hall Attorneys-at-Law. Goldstein Hall, established in 2006, is a full-service law firm with a concentration in the area of affordable housing and community development.

Register for this training here.


CRA 101 for Tenant Organizing
Date:  Wednesday, May 31, 2017. 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is one of the most important laws we have to hold banks accountable to our communities to lend and serve equitably and to finance and support community development.  The CRA only works if we participate!

This training will cover the basics of the CRA – what it is, how banks are evaluated, and how to participate in the process. We will also focus specifically on how it can be a tool for tenant organizing when banks are making “predatory equity” loans that lead to harassment and displacement. We’ll discuss what works and what challenges remain, and ways we can advocate for stronger enforcement.

Presented by: Jaime Weisberg, Senior Campaign Analyst, ANHD.  Jaime is responsible for ANHD’s bank reinvestment work, providing research and support to member organizations regarding bank mergers and the Community Reinvestment Act.


Year 15 Repositioning and Restructuring Low Income Housing Tax Credit Projects: Options & Alternatives for Non-profits
Wednesday, June 7, 2017. 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Subsidy sources are scarce and funding applications are becoming increasingly competitive. Join us for an interactive discussion on the various options available to refinance, recapitalize and rehabilitate the aging affordable housing stock in New York. Affordable housing experts will discuss the history of affordable housing programs, models of year-15 repositionings for community development corporations, as well as financing alternatives for energy-efficient retrofits and recapitalization that should be considered as part of a year-15 repositioning process.

Presented by: Moses Gates, Director of Community Planning and Design at the Regional Plan Association, and Lisa Deller, NEF VP of Asset Management. They will present and lead a discussion about the various issues involved in the Year 15 “repositioning” process. 

Register for this training here.


NYC Retrofit Accelerator Training
Heating and Air Sealing (2-Day Training): June 7-8, 2017. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm $50
Water Conservation and Plumbing: June 14, 2017. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm $25
Energy Efficiency Electrical: June 15, 2017. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm $25

The NYC Retrofit Accelerator is offering a series of hands-on training courses to improve the energy efficiency of your building(s).  Individual courses include: Heating and Air SealingWater Conservation and Plumbing, and Energy Efficiency Electrical. These courses will show you how to diagnose efficiency challenges, implement low-cost solutions, and find financing for your projects. Course fees are only $25-50!  

Whether you are a New York City building manager, superintendent, or building operator, the NYC Retrofit Accelerator’s hands-on building operations and maintenance trainings are available to help you make informed decisions about how to operate your building efficiently, reduce costs, and increase tenant comfort. You will learn how to:

  • Diagnose energy and water efficiency challenges in your building
  • Implement no- to low-cost energy solutions on your own
  • Schedule and prioritize your projects
  • Leverage available resources to help finance projects covered in the trainings

You will also be provided with information on resources that can help finance the projects covered in the trainings. Information on programs from utilities, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and other entities will be available to participants.

Presented by: NYC Retrofit Accelerator. The location for all of these trainings are at Solar One Green Workforce Training Lab (subway and parking nearby) at 29-76 Northern Blvd in Long Island City, Queens.

For more information, and to register, click here.

Heating and Air Sealing (2-Day Training)
June 7-8, 2017. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
How to test, repair, install, and troubleshoot a variety of heating-related equipment. Topics include:

  • Mechanical and stack effects
  • Steam traps and vents
  • Thermostatic radiator valves
  • Boiler cleaning and tune
  • Master venting
  • Diagnostic tools (infrared camera, combustion analyzer, temperature dots)
  • Air sealing windows, doors, cable holes
  • Pipe insulation

Water Conservation and Plumbing
June 14, 2017. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
How to repair leaks; energy and cost savings associated with water-conserving technologies. Topics include:

  • Leaky faucets and toilets
  • Leaking valves
  • Water-conserving technologies

Energy Efficiency Electrical
June 15, 2017. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
How to conduct lighting audits, perform basic retrofits, and install control devices; the importance of efficient electrical appliances. Topics include:

  • Efficient lighting
  • Lighting audit
  • Control devices and sensors
  • Retrofitting fixtures
  • Delamping
  • ENERGY STAR® appliances


OSHA 10 Construction Industry Safety and Health Training Part I
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour Construction Industry class provides important training on workers’ rights and common workplace hazards and injuries. All students who complete this 10-hour training receive the yellow-stripe OSHA 10 construction card. New York City Department of Buildings mandates that all workers at major construction sites must have attended this OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry safety class within the last five years.  DOB inspectors regularly visit job sites to check for OSHA cards, and any laborer without an OSHA card will be ejected from the job.  Taking this course helps students to remain safety compliant and maintain their current employment or to become safety compliant as a first step towards qualifying to be hired in the construction field.

This training is intended to provide entry level workers at construction sites information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid, and prevent job related hazards on a job site.  The training covers a variety of construction industry safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter.  Training will emphasize hazard identification, avoidance control, and prevention, not OSHA standards. Part I topics include Introduction to OSHA, your rights as a worker, Chemical Hazard Communication, Personal Protective Equipment, & OSHA Fatality/Catastrophe report

OSHA 10 Construction Industry Safety and Health Training Part II
WednesdayJune 14, 2017, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Part II topics include the Construction Focus Four, the four most common deadly hazards at construction sites: Fall Hazards, Electrical Hazards, Struck-By Hazards, and Caught-in-between Hazards. Asbestos safety training will also be offered. This safety training identifies the serious and deadly health hazards of working near and being exposed to asbestos and helps students learn to identify and avoid asbestos hazards.

Presented by: Mike O’Donnell, President and C.E.O. of New York Safety and Training. Mike has spent his career in service, safety, and teaching. A native New Yorker, Mike is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former Naval officer. Mike is a certified New York City Fire Safety Director, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) authorized outreach trainer, and a certified American Red Cross first aid/CPR instructor.  Mike is completing a doctoral degree from St John’s University and has taught at St John’s, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Nassau Community College, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point), and the U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis).  Mike is pleased to bring his extensive teaching experience to the field of occupational safety and enjoys all aspects of teaching safety management.

Regular Price: $130; OSHA 10 Construction Industry & ANHD Members: $115
Register for these trainings here.


Removing Building Violations
Tuesday, June 28, 2017. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Staff will get hands-on training in the essential and sometimes complicated process of effectively removing ECB, HPD & DOB violations from our buildings., We will be guided through the process with actual hands-on help filling out the relevant forms in order to avoid sometimes outsized and unnecessary fines. Bring your specific unresolved issues. This training is geared to property managers, supers, back office staff, project managers and supervisors.

Presented by: Randall Powell, Principal, Infinite Horizons.

Register for this training here.


Property Management

Institute for Real Estate Management (IREM) training series for Accredited Residential Management (ARM) Certification*
October 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, & November 1, 2017, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

ANHD member organizations have an opportunity to obtain the professional Accredited Residential Management (ARM) certification from the Institute for Real Estate Management (IREM) for almost half the usual price. The ARM certification is regarded as one of the most recognized credentials for residential real estate managers. This six-day ARM training increases the core skills and competencies that affordable housing managers need.

The ARM training explores key concepts related to ethical real estate management and reviews the following key competency areas related to effective residential management:

  • Human resource and relationship management: Management styles, intergenerational dynamics, employee motivation, recruiting and hiring, employment laws, communication, performance evaluations, and fostering productive relationships with owners.
  • Property financial management: Accounting, budgeting, measuring cash flow, operating expenses, financial reports, capital expenses.
  • Maintenance and risk management: Creating a maintenance and risk management plan, types of maintenance, property inspections, risk management, emergency and disaster planning, insurance, inventory and suppliers, working with contractors, maintenance systems, conservation and recycling, environmental issues.
  • Marketing and leasing: Demographics, target markets, comparison grid analysis, marketing strategies and social media, leasing tactics, affordable housing wait list procedures, Fair Housing and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, landlord-tenant laws, lease-term provisions, resident retention strategies.

Affordable housing managers will benefit by improving the property’s efficiency and bottom line, and increasing the skills and productivity of site management staff.


Managing Residential Properties – RES201
October 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 2017, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ethics for the Real Estate Manager – ETH800
Monday, October 23, 2017, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm  

ARM Certification Exam – ARMEXM
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Reduced Course Fee for ANHD members: $700
Regular Price for non-ANHD members: $1,075
*Location: Knickerbocker Plaza – Lobby Level, 1751 Second Ave. (between 91st and 92nd St.)
New York, NY 10128
Register for these trainings here.


Past workshops have covered a wide range of topics. Here are some subjects from previous years:

  • Trainings with the NYC Retrofit Accelerator
  • OSHA 10 Construction Industry Safety and Health Training Part I and II
  • Combating Business Displacement: How New Commercial Tenant Anti-Harassment Legislation Can Support Your Members
  • ACRIS & More: Tenant Organizing Data Tools
  • Housing Court Basics
  • New Tools for Fighting Displacement: How to use the DAP MAP
  • Insurance From A to Z For Affordable Housing Organizations, Developers & Owners
  • Project Compliance: Low Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance & Other Governmental Regulatory Issues
  • Housing Budget Analysis
  • How to Supervise
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credits – Context, Dynamics & Trends: An Update
  • The Site Zoning Analysis and Project Feasibility for Affordable Housing Development Made Easier. Just How Important Are They?
  • Deal-Making, Partnerships and Joint Ventures: How to Structure a Partnership Deal For Affordable Housing Development.
  • The Business of Asset & Property Management-Best Practices
  • Affordable Housing At Risk
  • Removing Building Violations: A Hands-On Training
  • Amalgamated Bank’s Housing Construction Loan Program
  • Community Reinvestment
  • Introduction to Developing Affordable Housing and Real Estate Finance
  • Compelling Campaign Communications
  • And more…