Friday, April 20, 2018


ANHD’s Training Series

ANHD’s year-long 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, 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, 4) strategic opportunities and 5) sustainability/energy efficiency.

These trainings are recommended for Not-for-Profit Affordable Housing Developers, Project Coordinators, Asset & Property Managers and Facility Maintenance Staff.

ANHD gratefully acknowledges the generous support of:

Apple Bank, Astoria Bank, Bank of America, BTMU Foundation,
Capital One, Citi Foundation, Consolidated Edison, Deutsche Bank, 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

Federal Fair Housing Laws: Compliance Issues & Preventing Housing Discrimination
Wednesday, April 25, 2018. 10:00 am – 11:30 am

April is Fair Housing Month, and as affordable housing developers & real estate professionals, we need to be current with fair housing law to guide our strategic development, equitable marketing and advertising, and rent-up. The Federal Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children.

Presented By: Daniel O’Brien III, Esq., Presidential Management Fellow, with the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. He will provide a general overview of the law and explain all of the protected classes and categories covered by law, as well as prohibited acts, enforcement & legal relief.

Register for this training here.


Passive House Construction Standards & Affordable Housing Development
Wednesday, May 9, 2018. 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Ryan Cassidy, Director of Properties with RiseBoro Community Partnership (formerly Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council), will explain Passive House construction standards and the principles of super insulation, air tight building and apartment construction, eliminating thermal bridging, and energy/heat recapture/exchange. Passive House construction has been accomplished at the same costs as general construction methods, saves from 50% to 70% of standard energy usage, and is very appropriate for affordable housing development in NYC. We will also look at the potential hurdles and various crucial roles played by the CDC non-profit sponsor.

Mr. Cassidy oversees the operation of over 1800 units of affordable housing in nearly 200 buildings. He has also developed and monitored the construction of over 1,000 units of  affordable housing. His development experience ranges from two-family home ownership programs to large multi-family complexes with retail and community facility components. He supervised the construction with retail and community facility components. He supervised the construction of the first multi-family affordable Passive Houses in NYC and is a PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant. RiseBoro is committed to attain Passive House standards for their entire pipeline, currently scheduled at 1,000 units across 12 projects in the next 3 years.

This event has been approved for 2.5 CPHC CEUs.

  • Learning Objective Number 1: Describe the financing options available in NYC affordable housing new construction/renovations that provide opportunities to reach Passive House standards.
  • Learning Objective Number 2: List goals and objectives that are shared by affordable housing developers and Passive House construction standards.
  • Learning Objective Number 3: Identify challenges and potential problems in the field during construction/renovation to the Passive House standards.

Register for this training here.


Housing Court:  What Happens When You Have to Take a Tenant to Court?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018. 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Jenny Laurie, Executive Director of Housing Court Answers, will present their valuable program services for unrepresented tenants, and walk us through the various steps associated with different aspects of housing court, with a special focus for owners of affordable housing. This important training will also describe Housing Court procedures, eviction prevention programs and applicable housing law. Housing Court Answers provides information tables in the city’s Housing Courts and a hotline for callers with information about housing law, rent arrears assistance, and homeless prevention guidance.

Presented by: Jenny Laurie, Executive Director of Housing Court Answers

Register for this training here.


Making Your Building More Energy Efficient – FREE WORKSHOP!
Wednesday, May 23, 2018. 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Many of New York City’s buildings have gaps, cracks, and other holes that allow heated or cooled air to escape outside and cause drafts, making tenants  uncomfortable and wasting money. At the same time, inefficient heating systems have to work harder just to produce heat.

Join the NYC Retrofit Accelerator and ANHD to hear how you can boost tenant comfort and reduce energy costs by improving your buildings’ envelope and heating system.

Please join us for a 1- to1.5-hour workshop to learn more about:

  • how common air sealing, envelope and heating system issues lead to higher energy bills and uncomfortable residents
  • the measures that the NYC RetrofitAccelerator recommends to address these issues
  • the free assistance that the NYC RetrofitAccelerator provides

Register for this training here.


Institute for Real Estate Management (IREM) Training Series for Accredited Residential Management (ARM) Certification
June 12, 13, 14 and June 19, 20, 21, 2018. 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
ANHD Members $700; Non-ANHD Members $1,075

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.

The Institute of Real Estate Management’s (IREM) Course RES 201
Accredited Residential Manager (ARM)
Managing Residential Properties -RES201
Ethics for the Real Estate Manager-ETH800
ARM Certification Exam – ARMEXM

Register for this training here.


Introduction to Real Estate Finance and  Developing Affordable Housing

Wednesday, June 27, 2018. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This nuts-and-bolts training explains how to do financial feasibility for real estate deals — to determine if a project is bankable or not. If you wanted to know how ‘the numbers’ work, this class is the one for you. If you were afraid of spreadsheets, then definitely this is the class for you. Students will have hands-on practice with pro forma development budgets and financial methods. Participants also explore the different actors involved in the development process.

Presented by: Drew Kiriazides, Associate Director, Association of NY Catholic Homes, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York

Register for this training 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…