Thursday, February 22, 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

New Data Tools for Tenant Organizing
Thursday, February 22, 2018. 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm at ANHD, 50 Broad St. Suite 1402, Manhattan
Thursday, March 1st, 2018. 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at ANHD, 50 Broad St. Suite 1402, Manhattan

ANHD and invite you to a training on new housing data tools to make your organizing strategy more efficient and effective! Organizers can use these tools together to identify and research buildings for outreach, base building, and campaigns. ANHD’s DAP District Reports are monthly updates on harassment and displacement risk in rent stabilized buildings by Community District. Up-to-date info on building sales, HPD complaints and violations, DOB complaints, and DOB permit applications can show you the highest-risk buildings in your community district to prioritize outreach. The Who Owns What project is a new resource for community organizers and tenant leaders to demystify property ownership and shell company networks across New York City. The site utilizes a database of 250,000 building registrations to connect the dots and discover other properties that your landlord might own or be associated with. Use this tool to discover what buildings in your neighborhood to organize in, what communities your landlord might be targeting, and how your building might be losing affordable units.

SOLD OUT. We will update our audience on whether we will be able to offer another session soon!


Democracy at Work: How Your Nonprofit Can Increase Voter Participation
Tuesday, February 20, 2018. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Voter registration and get out the vote activities are among the most effective, inexpensive and inclusive forms of advocacy and community engagement. This interactive forum will focus on how low voter turnout affects nonprofits and the communities they serve; how New York City community-based organizations have increased voter turnout and how your organization can begin to do voter education, registration and get-out-the vote work for the 2018 election and beyond. Key Takeaways: As part of our discussion, we will discuss how to reach people who typically don’t vote, brainstorm how increased political participation could positively impact the communities we serve, and identify key phrases to include in an elevator pitch about why voting is important. All participants will receive a Voter Engagement Toolkit: A Nonpartisan Guide for 501(C)(3) Organizations.

Taught by: Louisa Hackett, Director of Community Votes.

This Training has been postponed. We will announce a new date ASAP.


OSHA 10 Construction Industry Safety and Health Training Part I
OSHA 10 Construction Industry Safety and Health Training Part II
Part I: Tuesday, February 27, 2018. 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Part II: Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

ANHD Members: $100; Regular Price: $125

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
  • 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.

Trainer: Mike O’Donnell is the 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.

Register for this training here.


Hands On Training To Strategically and Systematically Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Building with Focused Facility Management
Heating and Air Sealing (February 21 & 22)
Water Conservation and Plumbing (February 28th)
Energy Efficiency Electrical (March 1st)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The NYC Retrofit Accelerator, in association with ANHD, is offering a series of hands-on training courses to improve the energy efficiency of your building(s). Individual courses will include: Heating and Air SealingWater Conservation and Plumbing, and Energy Efficiency Electrical. These courses will show you how to diagnose energy efficiency challenges, implement low-cost solutions, and find financing for your projects. These trainings will take place at Solar One Green Workforce Training Lab at 29-76 Northern Blvd. in Long Island City, Queens.

Interested? Click here or email


The Business of Asset and Property Management – Best Practices
Wednesday, March 14, 2018. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Elements of sound asset management with an overview of the roles, responsibilities and the day-to-day operations including: marketing & leasing, rent-up and rent collection, supervising maintenance staff, record keeping, monitoring contracts, risk management & insurance. Managing the outside manager vs. self-management, front & back office split, etc.

Presented by: Lisa Deller, V.P. Asset Management, National Equity Fund.

Register for this training here.


Passive House Construction Standards & Affordable Housing Development
Wednesday, March 21, 2018. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Scott Short, Chief Executive Officer, & 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.

Register for this training here.


Removing Building Violations
Wednesday, March 28, 2018. 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.

Presenter: Randall Powell, Principal, Infinite Horizons, LLC

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…