Monday, April 24, 2017


on Green Affordable Housing Production and Preservation, Tenant Rights & Issues, Community Organizing, & Equitable Economic Development

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!

This year, we have a series of trainings recommended for Not-for-Profit Affordable Housing Developers, Project Coordinators, Asset & Property Managers, and Facility Maintenance Staff In Housing Development.

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, 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 & Co, Mizuho USA Foundation,
NeighborWorks America, Ridgewood Savings Bank, &
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 Workshop Schedule

Strategic Opportunities

Federal Fair Housing Laws
Wednesday, April 12, 2017. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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. 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.

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) staff will provide a general overview and explain all of the protected classes and categories covered by law, as well as prohibited acts, enforcement & legal relief.

Time Permitting — The History of Fair Housing Laws to Combat Discrimination & Racism. Mike Bucci, Housing Development Consultant & ANHD Affordable Housing Institute Coordinator of Training will review the history of civil rights and fair housing laws as a history of combating US racism.

This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please email if you would like to be on the waitlist.


Advanced Housing Law for Organizers Part I & II  (2-Day Training)
Part I: Wednesday, May 10, 2017. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Part II: Thursday, May 11, 2017. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This training will cover key topics relevant to tenants, and will clarify how the law is actually interpreted and applied in housing court and through administrative systems.

Presented by: Ed Josephson & Staff of Legal Services NYC.

Register Here.


Housing Development

Year 15 Repositioning and Restructuring Low Income Housing Tax Credit Projects: Options & Alternatives for Non-profits
Wednesday, May 17, 2017. 10:00 am – 12:30 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 CDCs, 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 Here.


Deal-making, Partnership and Join 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 & 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 Attorney’s-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.


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.


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…