Wednesday, June 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

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.

Supporting Small Business: Understanding NYC Council’s Planning for Retail Diversity Report
Tuesday, June 26, 2018. 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

An out-of-control real estate market has exacerbated displacement pressures on both long-time small businesses and burgeoning entrepreneurs across New York City. As this crisis reached a citywide scale, the New York City Council released Planning for Retail Diversity, a policy report recommending new land use, financial assistance, and economic development tools to combat the loss of small business. This training will dissect the policy recommendations laid out in the report and give participants an opportunity to consider which tools are best suited to their own neighborhoods.

Presented by: Brian Paul, Council Land Use.

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.


Developing Supportive Housing with New City & State Commitments for 35K Units

Wednesday, July 11, 2018. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


This workshop will cover the two initiatives providing funding for developing supportive housing over the next 15 years: the City’s NYC 15/15 and the State’s Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative.  Specifically focusing on what supportive housing is (and isn’t) and why Community Development Corporations (CDCs) might want to consider developing it with mission-driven nonprofits. While some CDCs have developed supportive housing in the past, this is an ideal time for others to consider doing so.

Presented by: Rebecca Sauer, SHNNY

Register for this training here.


Low Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance & Other Governmental Regulatory Issues

Wednesday, July 25, 2018. 10:00 am – 12:00 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 LIHTC compliance requirements and regulations to help us understand the key players and main issues of project compliance, including tax credit, 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.


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…