Thursday, October 19, 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, 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

Solar Training Workshop for Affordable Housing Developers
Wednesday, October 18, 2017. 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. FREE!

Solar is a great way to reduce your organization’s operating expenses by producing your own power. Affordable housing providers in NYC face a unique set of barriers to solar adoption though, and it can be hard to know where to start. This workshop will introduce you to solar power for your organization, from the basics of solar technology and how to compare costs and savings, to the specific challenges and financing solutions for non-profits going solar, as well as specific case studies of organizations that have incorporated solar into their strategy.

For this free workshop, ANHD has partnered with Solar One, a non-profit working to break down the barriers to solar in NYC by providing education and technical assistance to affordable housing providers through its Here Comes Solar Program. During and following the workshop, Solar One’s staff will be available to provide free consultation regarding the feasibility of solar for your organization’s affordable housing portfolio during the event as well as ongoing support. Come to learn about how your organization and its members can benefit from solar and what next steps you can take.

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.


Project Compliance: Low Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance & Other Governmental Regulatory Issues —  A Critical Component of Asset Management
Wednesday, October 25, 2017. 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Learn how important it is for your asset management strategy to be thoroughly compliant with LIHTC requirements. We will be guided through the myriad of government compliance requirements and regulations to help us understand the key players and main issues of project compliance, especially tax credit compliance, certification and income documentation requirements, tips, and working with other agencies to meet their regulatory project mandates.

Presented by: Tania Garrido, Director, Enterprise Community Asset Management.

Register for this training here.


Communicate Your Resistance: Planning Before the Campaign
Thursday, November 2, 2017. 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Many nonprofits – especially ones in the grassroots community development movement – do not have the capacity for communications staff, and those that do are continuously looking for resources and support. This training encourages groups to send their communications staff, organizers, and programming staff to learn how to make communications strategy a key part of your work whether it be campaign building, policy analysis, or advocacy. We’ll build some sample campaigns together by thinking through key questions and exploring free tools that you can take back to your organizations.

Presented by: Melanie Breault, Communications Associate at ANHD

Register for this training here.


The Affordable Housing Marketing Process: Procedures, Policy & Best Practices in Marketing Affordable Housing Projects
Wednesday, November 8, 2017. 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Many affordable housing developments are overseen and monitored by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and must be done in accordance with their policies and ethical standards. This training will explain, in depth, the procedures, policy, best practices, compliance & fair housing issues, for both rental and home ownership affordable housing projects. Common pitfalls and costly mistakes in marketing and rent-up, and ways to do comprehensive outreach will be explained.

Presented by: Victor M. Hernandez, Director, Marketing & Affordability Oversight Program, NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development.

Register for this training here.


Insurance from A to Z for Affordable Housing Organizations, Developers and Owners
Wednesday, November 15, 2017. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Michael Zeldes, an insurance professional for over 30 years with extensive experience working with multifamily real estate in the tri-state region, will help us learn about exposures to financial loss, strategies for purchasing the right insurance and risk management services, and the consequences if you don’t. Learn strategies for identifying vulnerabilities within your operations, how to avoid them and how to make sure you have the protection you think you have.

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…