Tuesday, December 12, 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

Combating Commercial Tenant Harassment
Tuesday, December 19, 2017. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop will review the Commercial Anti-Harassment Law UBSnyc pushed for last year and is geared more as a train-the-trainer than a workshop for small business owners themselves. We’ll walk through the language of the legislation, the options available for small businesses dealing with harassment (including hopefully an update on the legal services!), and how to leverage the shortcomings of the existing law for better protections moving forward.

Presented by: Armando Moritz-Chapelliquen, Campaign Coordinator for Equitable Economic Development at ANHD and Meah Clay, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney Community & Economic Development Program at Brooklyn Legal Services Corp A

Register for this training here.


Passive House Construction Standards & Affordable Housing Development
Wednesday, December 13, 2017. 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Scott Short, Chief Executive Officer, & Ryan Cassidy, Director of Properties, with RiseBoro Community Partnership (formerly Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizen 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.


Site Visit/Field Trip to a (Green) Passive House Affordable Housing Construction Site
Wednesday, December 20, 2017. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Scott Short, Chief Executive Officer, & Ryan Cassidy, Director of Properties, with RiseBoro Community Partnership, the non-profit sponsor, will walk us through one of the three passive house sites/residences of the RiseBoro’s 100% affordable housing projects and explain the construction process in keeping with Passive House standards. We will also get a chance to understand up-close all the building systems, proper installation, maintenance & repair, including the Passive House (Green) and other sustainable  aspects of the building envelope, mechanical, electrical, heating and energy/heat recapture & redistribution, cooling and plumbing systems, orientation, etc. Location in Brooklyn to be announced.

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…