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JUNE 6, 2012 - 9:00 AM to JUNE 8, 2012 - 5:00 PM CT

Conference to Focus on Building Properity and Reducing Poverty

Reducing poverty and building prosperity in communities will be the focus of the 2012 Grassroots and Groundwork conference, sponsored by the Northwest Area Foundation. Speakers, breakout sessions, plenaries and facilitated conversations will take place on a wide variety of topics including  financial security, collaborative efforts, creating sustainable communities, financial education, entrepreneurship development, adult education, green business practises, food systems, creating leadership opportunities, and much more.


SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 - 1:30 PM to SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 - 1:30 PM ET

NeighborWorks® America NSP Webinars for Nonprofit Grantees and Partners

NeighborWorks® America is pleased to announce a series of free webinars for nonprofit Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) grantees and partners.   This series of webinars is a follow-up to the compliance workshop held at the NeighborWorks® Nonprofit NSP2 Grantee Convening in Detroit, MI on May 19, 2011.

OCTOBER 20, 2010 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Mission-Directed Real Estate Brokerage as a Tool for Buyer and Neighborhood Stability

Sponsored by NeighborWorks America

Whether it’s starting your own brokerage or working with a committed private broker, learn how mission-directed real estate brokerage can help you assist buyers, sell houses, and strengthen neighborhoods.  Click title for registration link.

JULY 18, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM ET

Enterprise Community Partners: Resident Engagement for Seniors During Disasters

Learn ways to engage seniors in disaster preparedness during this training session – Resident Engagement for Seniors During Disasters – offered by Enterprise Community Partners as part of its Resiliency Speakers Series. The training will help providers build effective strategies for sharing information with older residents so they are ready for natural disasters and other emergencies. Households with older residents are most vulnerable during such tragedies and need extra support to develop a preparedness plan and get it into place. 



JULY 15, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

NHN Learning Alliance Fair Housing Training Webinar

Millions of acts of discrimination occur each year in rental, sales, lending and insurance situations, but only about 30,000 fair housing complaints are filed. The laws surrounding fair housing issues are complicated and can be overwhelming to housing counselors who may not know the particulars of the law or where to turn for help. To best serve those in need, housing counselors must fully understand the workings of Fair Housing Laws.


JUNE 27, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Webinar

Learn more about the new rule released last year by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing – during this online webinar, where it will be described in detail. Participants will learn how to prepare for the rule to include required changes that need to be made within programs and services. This rebroadcast of the webinar, which originally aired in December, will ensure industry professionals are ready for upcoming changes.   


JUNE 24, 2014 - 8:00 PM to JUNE 27, 2014 - 4:00 PM CT

2014 Housing Credit Connect Conference - National Council of State Housing Agencies

A huge exhibit of national affordable housing products and services will be part of this upcoming event – 2014 Housing Credit Connect – along with 40 interactive sessions and networking opportunities.


JUNE 23, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

GSE (Government-Sponsored Enterprise) Reform Webinar

Learn about recent changes to - and the future of - the housing finance system in the U.S.


JUNE 19, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET

Foreclosure Tune Up

An interactive online course -- “Foreclosure Tune Up” -- will provide timely foreclosure information including key concepts, recent foreclosure protocols and new processes. Offered by NeighborWorks America as a follow up to its Foreclosure Basics course, this live, 90-minute, online training will help counselors navigate the ever-changing world of foreclosure. Resource materials will be included as well as interactive activities and quizzes.  Participants must pass the quiz to receive continuing education credits. 


JUNE 18, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Green Initiatives at the Neighborhood Scale Webinar

Home developers need green initiatives that can help to lower the cost of building healthy and affordable homes.  These initiatives also need to sustain affordability by decreasing operating costs, be quick to recover if the power grid is disturbed, and generate returns for the people living there.


JUNE 17, 2014 - 8:00 AM to JUNE 19, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET

New Cities Summit 2014: Re-imagining Cities

The New Cities Summit is a leading global event on the future of urbanization. This annual gathering provides a platform for global decision-makers, CEOs, public sector leaders, entrepreneurs, thinkers and media leaders  to discuss urbanization and innovation in the 21st century.



JUNE 17, 2014 - 8:00 AM to JUNE 18, 2014 - 3:00 PM ET

Smart Growth America 2014 Leadership Summit

Find answers to smart growth questions at the 2014 LOCUS Leadership Summit: Closing the Next [Smart Growth] Deal, where real estate developers, investors, members of Congress and others from the industry will come together to discuss cutting edge design, planning, finance and management, and innovative answers to challenging questions related to smart growth. Industry leaders will provide interactive presentations and cover topics such as reimaging communities, innovative and actionable solutions, and mission-driven development.


JUNE 15, 2014 - 8:00 AM to JUNE 16, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET

Local Leaders Policy Forum

Meet with local leaders from around the country who are using Smart Growth strategies to help their communities thrive through better economic, housing and transportation options.  At the 2014 Local Leaders Policy Forum, hosted by Smart Growth America, elected and appointed leaders will provide details on specific economic development, transportation and sustainability work and share details on successes and challenges.


JUNE 13, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET

National Housing Conference Annual Policy Symposium

Policy makers, practitioners and other stakeholders in the housing industry will discuss the progress of affordable housing practices around the nation at this annual policy symposium through the National Housing Conference and Center for Housing Policy.  Topics will include policy actions needed at the federal level and innovative strategies for development, advocacy and lending.


JUNE 10, 2014 - 8:00 AM to JUNE 12, 2014 - 8:00 PM PT

Be A Localist Conference

With a mission of creating prosperity for all, the Localist movement works to build better economies with justice at its center. This training will look at the most energized issues in the Localist movement, and cover challenges, emerging trends, and strategies for strengthening the economic system in six different areas:


JUNE 4, 2014 - 9:00 AM to JUNE 7, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET

CNU 22: The Resilient Community - Congress for New Urbanism Conference

Explore new and innovative work being done to create healthy and happy communities at this training - CNU22: The Resilient Community - sponsored by the Congress for the New Urbanism. Participants will have opportunities for networking, collaboration and education, plus opportunities to learn about new initiatives to transform communities through development and public policies.


MAY 21, 2014 - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET

NeighborWorks Training Institute Symposium -- Telling a Purposeful and Powerful Story: Communicating for Maximum Impact

Learn strategies for capitalizing on your organization’s experience and results, and learn how to create a story that will compel your audience to listen and respond with funding and increased participation at this symposium, taking place at the NeighborWorks Training institute in Louisville, Kentucky. Communication experts will teach participants to determine the needs and interests of the desired audience and compile a narrative with persuasive data, plus cover the best ways to share that information. Topics include:


MAY 18, 2014 - 9:00 AM to MAY 20, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET

2014 National Main Streets Conference

Join your Main Street colleagues in Detroit, May 18-21, 2014, to see resiliency at work. The 2014 National Main Streets Conference will offer important lessons on resilience, innovation and hard work, all of which exemplify the Main Street movement across the country and can be seen first-hand in Detroit: a city that is actively building on its cultural and heritage assets to overcome economic challenges.



MAY 14, 2014 - 8:00 AM to MAY 16, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET

Housing Opportunity Conference

At Housing Opportunity 2014, you will discover the challenges, opportunities and best practices for supporting healthy housing in healthy places. Housing Opportunity is hosted annually by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing and is ULI’s premier housing event. The Housing Opportunity 2014 program is designed to support ULI’s two-year Building Healthy Places Initiative which is working to promote health across the globe through a multifaceted program that includes research and publications, convenings, and advisory activities.


MAY 13, 2014 - 9:00 AM to MAY 15, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET

2nd Annual Single Family Aggregation Strategies: The REO-to-Rental Forum East

REITs, Fund, Aggregators, Fix and Flippers, Note Buyers, ABS & REIT Investors...This is a conference for you.

90,000 homes around the country have been purchased by aggregators over the last two years at a cost of just over $15 billion...
The Government, lenders and investment firms sold about $34.7 billion in non-performing loans last year, up from $13.1 billion in 2012*


MAY 12, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

Dodd Frank Topics Refresher Course - NHNLA

The Dodd Frank ruling requires housing counselors to be competent in several areas including financial management; property management; responsibility of homeownership and tenancy; fair housing laws and requirements; housing affordability and avoidance of, and responses to, rental and mortgage delinquency; and avoidance of eviction and mortgage default.



MAY 12, 2014 - 8:30 AM to MAY 14, 2014 - 5:30 PM ET

New Methods for Reinventing Older Communities

“Reinventing Older Communities” is the theme of this biennial conference for community developers, lenders, government practitioners, funders, researchers and policymakers. Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the conference focus is on “Bridging Growth and Opportunity.” Participants will tour local development work in Philadelphia, plus join plenary luncheons, workshops and break-out sessions.


MAY 12, 2014 - 8:30 AM to MAY 15, 2014 - 4:30 PM ET

Foreclosure Prevention: Fundamentals of Foreclosure Prevention Counseling

Housing counselors will learn which services can best help homeowners avoid foreclosure and which financial management skills are most important at this four-day training session –  Foreclosure Prevention: Fundamentals of Foreclosure Prevention Counseling – taking place in New York city through the NCLR Homeownership Network Learning Alliance.  Program trainers will review trends in the foreclosure world and explore typical reasons that homeowners go into default. They’ll also review the best ways to work with servicers as well as online database technologies.


MAY 9, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Using American Community Survey Data to Demonstrate Local Housing Needs

Having the most up-to-date information on housing needs-specific to your city, neighborhood, or community-is critically important for understanding and explaining local housing challenges. 



MAY 8, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Community Branding Webinar

Your community isn’t Anywhere, USA. It has stories to tell—tales of historic moments, epic failures, innovative products, resilient businesses, and colorful people.
How can your community take its most distinct stories and turn them into a compelling and unified message?
Join CommunityMatters® and the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ on May 8 for a free webinar on Community Branding, a powerful tool for positioning communities based on their special and unique assets.


MAY 7, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Assets for Independence Funding & Asset Building Strategies for Community Action Agencies Webinar

To build wealth, families must understand the importance of good credit, paying bills on time, creating a financial cushion and maintaining acceptable debt levels.  They also need strategies for achieving larger goals such as buying a home, going to college, starting a small business, or saving for retirement. 


MAY 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM to MAY 9, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET

Better Buildings Summit

Solidifying investments in energy efficiency for public, private, commercial, industrial and multifamily housing sectors is the goal of the Betting Building Summit taking place in Washington D.C. in May.


MAY 5, 2014 - 12:00 PM to MAY 14, 2014 - 3:00 PM ET

Pro forma Modeling with Excel Part II: Construction Draws and Rent Roll

Learn the Excel functions needed for valuation, amortization, rent roll, construction financing, permanent financing, construction draws and cash flows, and receive specific direction on how to construct a spreadsheet during this online training – Pro Forma Modeling with Excel Part II: Construction Draws and Rent Roll – offered by the Urban Land Institute.


APRIL 28, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET

In the Mix - Getting Residential Development in Mixed Use Communities Right

Learn how to sustain long-term vibrancy and economic viability of residential development in mixed-use communities from experienced leaders who will share information on what’s needed to develop and maintain a successful mixed-use community.  Trainers will discuss changing demographics as well as fluctuations in consumer preferences, and explain how these trends can help developers when deciding on the right mix of uses and amenities.


APRIL 27, 2014 - 8:00 AM to APRIL 30, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET

National Community Land Trust Network 2014 National Conference

This year, the Community Land Trust National Conference will be held in Cleveland, and hosted by Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland. The conference will feature over 30 seminars, by practitioners for practitioners, and will include close to 300 attendees. The conference will also include a keynote by Mark Pinsky, President & CEO of Opportunity Finance Network. Read his bio.


APRIL 26, 2014 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

Come and find out at APA's 2014 National Planning Conference

Planning is at the crossroads. Where will it go next? Come and find out at APA's 2014 National Planning Conference, April 26–30 in Atlanta. It's the perfect place to refresh, recharge, and remember why you love planning.


APRIL 24, 2014 - 8:30 AM to APRIL 26, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET

Event to Support, Celebrate Promising Urban Planners

Applicants are currently being accepted to participate in the Vanguard Conference, an annual urban leadership conference that brings together the ‘best and brightest’ advocates for urban living. Participants must be under the age of 40 and have demonstrated impact on local or national urban issues. At the event, these individuals will share information on inspiring projects and learn best practices for urban planning, community development, entrepreneurship, government, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media. The event is from April 24-26 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


APRIL 22, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

Still Time to Apply - Social Innovation Fund Grants

The 2014 Social Innovation Fund grant competition will provide up to $65.8 million to eligible grantmaking institutions seeking to grow innovative, evidence-based solutions to challenges facing low-income communities nationwide.

APRIL 18, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET

Opening the Gates of Opportunity: Realizing the Potential of Gateway Cities in Massachusetts

Joint the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University for an event on Massachusetts' Gateway Cities efforts.



APRIL 16, 2014 - 8:00 AM to APRIL 18, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET

2014 Neighborhood Development Conference

There is an air of excitement in Memphis centered upon a holistic approach to leveraging public private partnerships to build communities. The city has committed to developing sustainable and effervescent neighborhoods; as well as celebrating the uniqueness of over thirty-five targeted neighborhoods and more than two-hundred registered neighborhoods associations to create Neighborhood of Choice.


APRIL 10, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Vacant And Abandoned Properties: Turning Liabilities Into Assets

Vacancy — of both homes and land — was once considered mostly a concern of the nation’s Rust Belt, where decades of population decline left some industrial cities scrambling to protect their remaining residents from the side effects of disinvestment. In the wake of the foreclosure crisis, however, Americans nationwide are finding residential vacancy and abandonment a much more immediate and pervasive problem.


APRIL 4, 2014 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT

The 21st Century Majority: Empowering A New Nation

The U.S. economy is changing as fast as our nation’s demographics. As communities of color move closer to being the American majority, how can we ensure that all of our communities have a clear pathway to full participation in American prosperity? What new models are working? Can issues that may not fit the traditional model of economic concerns contribute to those models? What changes are needed to ensure that the new economy works for all?


APRIL 1, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

Mutual of America's Community Partnership Award

The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society.


MARCH 30, 2014 - 3:00 PM to APRIL 2, 2014 - 12:00 PM ET

2014 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference

Sponsored by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and San Francisco, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund, this conference is the premier training and networking event for community development professionals, including CRA officers, CDFIs, nonprofits and government officials.




MARCH 26, 2014 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Public Private Partnerships: Why and How

Development deals that move underutilized land to more productive use can be complicated, and some developers are hesitant to take part in that complexity. Partnerships between public and private entities can help overcome these challenges, however, and provide real benefit to the community. It's therefore critical for the parties involved to take the time to understand each other’s perspectives.



MARCH 26, 2014 - 9:00 AM to APRIL 15, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET

Advanced Topics in HECM Counseling

Advanced HECM counseling topics will be covered during this online training course offered by NeighborWorks America, which features weekly structured class time, activities and resources on HECM for purchase, HECM in the marketplace, the property charge default process, ideas for preventing property charge defaults and secondary markets. Each week, participants will attend a live web session and receive lessons and resources to accompany that material, plus participate in online discussion forums and quizzes. Upon completion of the course, participants receive a certificate of completion.


MARCH 24, 2014 - 3:45 PM to APRIL 24, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET

Healthy Communities Grant Program

The Healthy Communities Grant Program is EPA New England's main competitive grant program to work directly with communities to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life. The Healthy Communities Grant Program will achieve this through identifying and funding projects that: 1. Target resources to benefit communities at riskareas at risk from climate change impacts, areas impacted by stormwater run-off, environmental justice areas of potential concern, urban areas and sensitive populations (e.g.


MARCH 20, 2014 - 5:00 PM to MARCH 22, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET

Pittsburgh New Economy Working Group Celebration

New Economy Celebration March 20-22!

New economy? Isn’t the old one good enough? Of course not! Can’t we just build a clean, green, and less mean version of our current economy? More and more people are saying that’s not enough. Join us as we explore what a new economy – where you and I, our communities, and the earth really matter – will look like! Participation is  free and open to everyone, but please register for the day(s) you plan to be in attendance.


MARCH 20, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Rental Counseling Web Seminar

Learn ways to build your rental program during this two-hour online training session offered by the NCLR Homeownership Network Learning Alliance. Topics include online database technology, strategies for helping people find rental property, costs related to renting, lease agreements, landlord responsibilities, tenant responsibilities, settling disputes and information on public housing authorities. This national certification program is for housing counselors and costs $100. 


MARCH 20, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET

Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development Annual Conference: Building the Equitable City

The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development is hosting its 4th annual Community Development Conference featuring FDIC Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg. 


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MARCH 20, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

What’s New + What’s Next in Tax Credits and Community Finance

Last December, new rules were established regarding tax credit investments which determine what investors can and cannot do. This training session, hosted by IPED, will provide insights from experts and government officials on this topic, plus direction on the Historic Boardwalk Hall Revenue Procedure issued by the IRS and how it affects new developments underway.


MARCH 19, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Hospitals Building Healthier Communities: Investing Outside Institutional Walls

A growing number of hospitals are engaged in community economic development, recognizing the importance of poverty, unemployment, environmental hazards and other social factors in determining health outcomes. This webinar, in collaboration with the Association for Community Health Improvement, brings together practitioners from three health systems leading the way in implementing inclusive economic development and investment strategies to create healthier communities.


MARCH 18, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Innovations in Green Communities and Energy-Efficient Housing

Learn how green building and sustainable communities initiatives are growing and changing at this training session led by Molly Simpson from the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing. Participants will look at best practices in green building and energy-efficiency for both new and existing construction projects and discuss trends that support the environment, improve efficiency and decrease utility costs. Participants will learn about practical innovations and low-cost solutions.  

The panel of experts includes:


MARCH 18, 2014 - 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET

Private Equity Capital: Understanding and Navigating the Options

Learn strategies for raising private equity capital at this how-to workshop hosted by the Urban Land Institute.  The course will help participants understand the real estate private equity market and better understand the process for raising capital for various efforts. Facilitators will walk participants through the process step-by-step, teaching them how to identify assets for raising capital, position assets effectively, develop the organization’s ‘story,’ and prepare a proposal for different sources of capital.


MARCH 17, 2014 - 7:45 PM to APRIL 28, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET

CDC Health Impacts Assessment for Improved Community Design Funding Opportunity

The Healthy Community Design Initiative (HCDI) within CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health is dedicated to understanding and improving the relationship between community design and public health. HCDI focuses its efforts on two major components of the built environment: transportation systems and land-use. The design of these sectors affect, through environmental and behavioral intermediaries, injuries, physical activity, and health outcomes related to pollution exposure.


MARCH 13, 2014 - 10:00 AM to MARCH 19, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET

Join 2014 EcoDistricts Incubator Class!

EcoDistricts are looking for innovative urban leaders, like yourself, to join them in helping to shape the future of neighborhood-scale development projects across North America.


MARCH 13, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grants

The application is now open for a Community Innovation Grant from the Bush Foundation. Applications need to be submitted by March 13. These grants are designed for organizations to lead the process of creating a community innovation.


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MARCH 12, 2014 - 10:15 AM to MARCH 24, 2014 - 12:00 PM ET

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance Scholarship

The Center for Community Progress seeks applications from public and nonprofit entities for the new, competitive Technical Assistance Scholarship Program, which serves communities in need of technical assistance to assess, reform, develop and/or implement systems to address large-scale vacancy and abandonment in their respective communities. This program provides the opportunity for communities to receive expert technical assistance from Community Progress at a significantly reduced rate.


MARCH 12, 2014 - 9:00 AM to MARCH 15, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET

2014 NCRC Annual Conference - A Just Economy: Ideas, Action, Impact

About the Conference

Join NCRC and leaders from business, government, community non-profits, media and academia March 12-15, 2014 in Washington, D.C. for cutting edge dialogue and hands-on trainings, workshops, plenaries, and topical sessions on issues affecting America’s communities.



MARCH 11, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

New America Foundation: 50 Years Since the War on Poverty - Looking Back, Moving Forward

The War on Poverty is 50 years old. In his first State of the Union address in January 1964, President Lyndon Johnson announced his ambitious goal to improve the outlook for the millions of Americans who "live on the outskirts of hope." But it was not until March that he forwarded the initial legislative proposals that would begin a remarkable period of legislative activity.


MARCH 11, 2014 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET

Getting Back in Gear: Better Ways to Move Stalled and Vacant Foreclosures Forward

The negative spillovers from stalled and vacant foreclosures – a longstanding problem for many municipalities, servicers, courts, and homeowners – are well documented. The homes often fall into disrepair, neighboring home values fall, crime rises and, when too many such homes are present, the fabric of a neighborhood begins to deteriorate. In some cases property values falls so far that foreclosures are abandoned, leaving no one with an interest in the property – the owner or the lender – to care for it.


MARCH 7, 2014 - 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM ET

Atlanta Housing Symposium

Take a look at the present and future of service-enriched housing, programs that provide improved quality of life, cost savings and improved health for seniors, families, disabled individuals and formerly homeless people. This symposium will cover how to address various challenges such as increasing healthcare costs, increasing senior populations and the benefits of living and aging at home instead of institutional placements.


FEBRUARY 26, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Webinar: Data-Driven in the Social Sector

By applying big data to their research, organizations can better inform their decision-making, understand the fields in which they work, and achieve the greatest impact. Join Jon Sotsky of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Sean Gourley from Quid (Knight Foundation's data analytics firm) as they discuss new ways to help people engage around complex issues and research by applying breakthrough techniques in data mapping and visualization.


FEBRUARY 24, 2014 - 9:00 AM to FEBRUARY 26, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET

Conference: Finding Solutions to Global Climate Change

Addressing global climate change through policy, innovation and business practice will be the focus of this year’s Climate Leadership Conference in San Diego, California. Leaders from business, government, academia and nonprofit organizations will come together to focus on solutions to climate-related issues and learn new ideas, plus create opportunities for collaboration and networking. National leaders who are already working to address climate change will share challenges and innovations.


FEBRUARY 24, 2014 - 8:30 AM to FEBRUARY 28, 2014 - 5:00 PM PT

New Courses Offered at NeighborWorks Training Institute

New courses, many featuring green building and sustainability topics, will be offered at the next NeighborWorks Training Institute taking place in Los Angeles from February 24-28. Other training topics include community development, comprehensive community revitalization, increasing financial capacity, asset management, community engagement, and more.  In addition, several courses in NeighborWorks Americas’ new content area - Single-Family and Small Business Lending - will be offered which are designed to help organizations build capacity and create successful lending operations.


FEBRUARY 19, 2014 - 8:00 AM to FEBRUARY 21, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET

Designing Access Summit

Design Access gathers leaders from design, philanthropy, non-profit, and government to advance our collective ability to create positive change through the built environment. In partnership with Ford Foundation, this year's summit will focus on the opportunity for anchor institutions to play a critical role in the success and well-being of local, low-income communities. The summit will discuss and advance the leading edge of this work, particularly the role of democratic participation in anchor institution design processes, planning and public policy.


FEBRUARY 18, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Celebrating Policies for Safer Streets

Join representatives from around the country to learn which communities implemented best policies for safer streets in 2013.  The Complete Streets Coalition took a close look at laws, resolutions, executive orders, policies, planning and design features and chose the ones that best created safe and accessible spaces for travelers, regardless of their mode of travel, age, ability, income or ethnicity. The evaluation is based on 10 factors such as community vision, project types and implementation strategies.


FEBRUARY 18, 2014 - 11:15 AM to FEBRUARY 19, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET

National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness

Join experts from around the country to learn up-to-date strategies for ending homelessness. Workshops at the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness are designed to provide participants with a progressive set of sessions, each building on the one before.



FEBRUARY 13, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Design Guidelines for Transit Supportive Communities

To have access to effective public transit, every step of the user’s trip must be accessible, efficient, safe, and comfortable. The transit system must eliminate barriers – real or perceived – in order to make it a viable or preferred alternative. The goal of these Design Guidelines for Transit Supportive Communities is to foster reliable, efficient, convenient, and accessible transit, from the customer's front door to the bus.


FEBRUARY 13, 2014 - 8:00 AM to FEBRUARY 15, 2014 - 5:00 PM MT

Exploring the Value of Sustainable Communities

Learn the value of sustainable communities and how the sustainability movement continues to evolve at this national event hosted by New Partners in Smart Growth. Here, a diverse group of practitioners, community leaders and government officials will come together to share ideas on how to build safe, healthy and livable communities.


FEBRUARY 12, 2014 - 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Using Impact Investing to Support Affordable Housing

Funds to support affordable housing are hard to find in Washington, D.C., especially after funding cuts from the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Foundations. This event -- Using Impact Investing to Support Affordable Housing, sponsored by the Aspen Institute -- will provide answers to questions about how to respond to this loss of funding. The training session will examine impact investing and explore how it can increase philanthropy and provide support to affordable housing programs.


FEBRUARY 5, 2014 - 8:30 AM to FEBRUARY 7, 2014 - 5:30 PM PT

Strategies for Mixed Use Development

More and more people want to create lifestyles that integrate life, work and play; a trend that corresponds perfectly with mixed-use and multiple-use development plans.  Mixed- and multiple-use projects are an important component to sustainable development and can benefit entire communities. At this event, participants will explore emerging models and trends so they can learn from those successes and challenges and develop what’s needed in their own neighborhoods. They’ll visit model mixed-use projects and learn the best strategies for moving forward. 


FEBRUARY 4, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Free Online Homebuyer Education Training Available

Potential homebuyers can take advantage of this free Homebuyer Education Webinar offered by National Community Reinvestment Coalition on Saturday, February 4, 2014. The four-hour class will cover:


JANUARY 25, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET

What Makes Community 'Happen?'

Learn what makes community happen at the Building Community workshop hosted by the Alliance for Children and Families. This one day workshop will focus on the importance of community building and identify ways that organizations and residents can work together to create better neighborhoods and tell the stories of their community. To foster the partnership between organizations and local residents, every “community builder” must bring two local residents with them to the training. 

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JANUARY 21, 2014 - 9:00 AM to FEBRUARY 17, 2014 - 3:00 PM ET

Successfully Measuring Financial Capability

Creating an evaluation framework that measures financial attitudes and behaviors is critical when evaluating financial capability programs. “Measuring Impact of Financial Capabilities Programs” is an online, intermediate-level course offered by NeighborWorks America that helps participants learn how to choose and use the best tools for data collection and evaluation planning. Participants will learn the best strategies for managing client-centered data, strategies for tracking and analyzing program impacts, and effective ways to share stories about program effectiveness.


JANUARY 15, 2014 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

Safe Streets Strong Communities Symposium

When community developers and police join forces, crime goes down and neighborhoods grow stronger.

Please come and hear how it works at a one-day symposium on January 15, 2014 presented by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Police Foundation.

Drawing on LISC’s 20-year history of forging local alliances, presenters will discuss a variety of approaches as well as examine how advocates for public health, housing and economic development can more effectively work together.  



JANUARY 13, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

National Endowment for the Arts' "Our Town" Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts' grant program, Our Town, offers between $25k - $200k each year to partnerships between non-profits and government that support art. The definition of "art" and how it’s deployed is refreshingly creative. One year their grants supported temporary art installations at light rail stations and public art events staged in empty parking lots to draw people to emerging downtown activities. Other years, they have supported arts and culture master plans, longstanding arts organizations, and more. 




DECEMBER 17, 2013 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Engaging Residents in Healthy Living Practices

Learn strategies for engaging residents at this online session hosted by the Enterprise Community. Rachelle Macur of Group14 Engineering will present ideas and information geared toward affordable housing staff regarding the best ways to engage residents around healthy living strategies including energy conservation, water conservation, waste reduction and recycling.

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DECEMBER 12, 2013 - 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM ET

In Poverty, Under Surveillance: Examining the Trade-Off Between Privacy and Public Assistance

In Poverty, Under Surveillance

Examining the trade-off between privacy and public assistance 

Thursday, December 12th

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.   


New America Foundation

1899 L Street NW


DECEMBER 11, 2013 - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM ET

Kansas City Symposium: Real-World Solutions for Community Transformation

This December, join NeighborWorks America and other community development practitioners in Kansas City to explore promising models of community change at the NeighborWorks Training Institute’s (NTI) daylong symposium: Real World Solutions for Community Transformation.



DECEMBER 11, 2013 - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CT

Upcoming Symposium to Focus on Community Transformation

New strategies for community transformation will be the focus of an upcoming symposium hosted by NeighborWorks America called Real-World Solutions for Community Transformation.


DECEMBER 10, 2013 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Webinar - Building Support for Affordable Homeownership and Rental Choices

What do Americans think about affordable housing and the people who live in it? What does the research tell us about effective messaging to convince the public of affordable housing's value?

Join Janet Viveiros and Amy Clark of NHC and the Center for Housing Policy for a free webinar Tuesday, December 10, 2 pm ET to learn the answer to these questions and more.  



DECEMBER 9, 2013 - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET

America's Rental Housing Report Release

Date:  11:00am

Please join Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies for the release of a new report

America’s Rental Housing: 
Evolving Markets and Needs


DECEMBER 9, 2013 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM ET

Getting Smarter About Smart Cities

Global economic challenges demand new approaches to urban infrastructure and technology as well as innovative policies to advance and accommodate smart sustainable growth. Throughout the world, cities are seeking to become ‘smarter’ by pursuing a range of different strategies, including the creation of intelligent transport networks, constructing and retrofitting energy efficient buildings, and harnessing the power of public data sets.


DECEMBER 5, 2013 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET

Housing Conference Celebrates ‘Advocacy to the 40th Degree’

A celebration for housing advocates is scheduled for December 5 in New York City which will include a luncheon and half-day programming on what’s happening and what’s needed in affordable housing development. The program will focus on how housing developers can prepare for success, why advocating for housing policy is critical and how housing developers can make housing policy happen.  Symposiums start at 9 a.m., followed by the luncheon and awards program.

Award Winners:


DECEMBER 5, 2013 - 8:30 AM to DECEMBER 6, 2013 - 5:00 PM ET

Strategies for Successful Markets

This two-day training - How to Create Successful Markets - will teach participants the best strategies for creating a thriving public market: one that is economically sustainable, makes the most of existing community benefits and is attractive to diverse populations. Participants will learn how to plan and build a great market strategy and will visit open-air and indoor markets in New York City including Union Square Greenmarket, Holiday Shops at Bryant Park and several others. The event is hosted by the Project for Public Spaces.

Training topics include:


NOVEMBER 25, 2013 - 1:15 PM to DECEMBER 13, 2013 - 6:00 PM ET

What Works Challenge

The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) and Citi Foundation are excited to announce the launch of the “What Works Challenge,” a new online platform to grow emerging ideas and connect peers seeking creative solutions to improving America’s communities. Supported by Citi Foundation and Citi Ventures, the What Works Challenges aims to capture the conversations and energy surrounding the Investing in What Works for America's Communities book. 


NOVEMBER 20, 2013 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

National Association of Realtors 2013 National Housing Pulse Survey Results

Hear from the National Association of Realtors about the results of their National Housing Pulse survey.

The survey shows that Americans overwhelmingly believe owning a home is a good financial decision and a majority of renters say homeownership is one of their highest priorities for the future.


NOVEMBER 20, 2013 - 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM ET

The Urban Institute and CoreLogic invite you to a symposium addressing a diverse range of future housing market issues and opportunities confronting consumers, businesses, and policy makers.


NOVEMBER 18, 2013 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Evaluating Anchor Institutions' Work in Their Communities

The Democracy Collaborative will present their recent paper which initiates a conversation aimed at developing some common measures for community engagement. As part of the conversation, anchor institutions will be asked to review, endorse, and eventually deploy the Collaborative's proposed indicators.



NOVEMBER 18, 2013 - 8:30 AM to NOVEMBER 20, 2013 - 5:00 PM ET

Summit to Focus on Smart Economies

Planning for community growth is the theme of this annual event taking place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on November 18-20. Presentations, plenaries and panel discussions will include local and national leaders -- such as Victor Dover, Chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism and co-author of Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns – and will focus on a variety of Smart Growth topics. Additional activities are planned such as networking dinners, related movie screenings and a Baton Rouge bike tour. Event topics include:


NOVEMBER 14, 2013 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

What Pay-for-Success Initiatives Mean for Service Providers

NOVEMBER 14, 2013 - 8:00 AM to NOVEMBER 16, 2013 - 5:00 PM ET

Strategic Planning for Walkable Communities

For the past decade, walkable urban places, or “WalkUPs,” have been gaining in popularity but in recent years this concept has become more than just an idea, it is one of the most important strategic planning initiatives guiding real estate and economic decisions today. As suburban, car-dependent markets become less attractive, the demand for walkable, sustainable neighborhoods is on the rise.


NOVEMBER 12, 2013 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Healthy Food Financing: From Advocacy to Implementation

NOVEMBER 5, 2013 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Program Income and NSP Administration Strategies Post Closeout Webinar

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be featuring a webinar about NSP program income and administration strategies after grant closeout. This webinar will review guidance on post-closeout program income and discuss strategies for monitoring and tracking program income and administering ongoing program activities after closeout. Time will be allotted for Q&A.
This webinar is intended for all NSP1, NSP2, and NSP3 grantees, staff, and partners, as well as HUD staff and TA providers.


NOVEMBER 4, 2013 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

National Endowment for the Art's "Our Town" Grants Program Webinar

The National Endowment for the Arts' grant program, Our Town, offers between $25k - $200k each year to partnerships between non-profits and government that support art. The definition of "art" and how it’s deployed is refreshingly creative. One year their grants supported temporary art installations at light rail stations and public art events staged in empty parking lots to draw people to emerging downtown activities. Other years, they have supported arts and culture master plans, longstanding arts organizations, and more. 



NOVEMBER 1, 2013 - 8:00 AM to DECEMBER 13, 2013 - 6:00 PM ET

ArtPlace America 2014 Innovation Grants

Are you a part of the growing creative placemaking movement?


OCTOBER 29, 2013 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Webinar on the Center for Housing Policy's Paycheck to Paycheck database

On Tuesday, October 29, The Center for Housing Policy will host a webinar and demonstration of the online, interactive Paycheck to Paycheck database. Paycheck to Paycheck uses data from the first quarter of 2013 to reveal the gap between wages and the costs of housing, both rental and owned, in 207 U.S. metro areas.



OCTOBER 28, 2013 - 9:00 AM to NOVEMBER 17, 2013 - 5:00 PM ET

Advanced HECM Training Offered Online

HECM counselors need specialized training to deliver successful reverse mortgage lending programs. This course by NeighborWorks America – Advanced Topics in HECM Counseling – will provide in-depth details on HECM topics including: HECM for Purchase, HECM servicing and the HECM marketplace (including the role of the secondary market in this process).


OCTOBER 17, 2013 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Visions for Aging in Place-Challenges for the Future

An Update from the HUD Office of Policy Development & Research featuring Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of HUD



OCTOBER 16, 2013 - 9:00 AM to OCTOBER 17, 2013 - 5:30 PM ET

Innovative Strategies for Building Community Assets

Learn ways to infuse innovative asset-building strategies into communities at the upcoming Pathways to Prosperity Conference, Integrating Asset-Building Throughout Communities. Participants will learn about research, practices and policies and examine economies to determine the best ways to promote asset development, examine prosperity, and identify needed partners. Experts will share information on research already available and the research still needed to inform this work and discuss what employers and community leaders can do to help.


OCTOBER 10, 2013 - 11:00 AM to DECEMBER 19, 2013 - 1:00 PM ET

Class in Community Engagement and Behavior Change

Join the Sustainable City Network for a Master Class to build the skills of and engage community leaders. The class will offer a vision, successful case studies, and strategies and tools to enable increase community engagement. Work with David Gershon, author of Social Change 2.0: A Blueprint for Reinventing Our World , to learn strategies including:



OCTOBER 7, 2013 - 9:00 AM to NOVEMBER 10, 2013 - 5:30 PM ET

Online Class to Focus on Foreclosure Study

An interactive, online training session will help counselors become more effective and efficient. Called Advanced Foreclosure: Case Study Practicum, offered by NeighborWorks America, the course includes online assignments, weekly live sessions and peer discussion forums.


SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Event to Focus on Racial Disparities

The causes behind disproportional and unequal outcomes for vulnerable communities and communities of color – namely race and institutionalized racism – will be the focus of this online session called “Achieving Equity Using a Culturally Competent Approach and Data Driven Strategies.” The session, led by Damaris Nicholson from the State of Texas Center for the Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities, will focus on the manifestations of institutionalized racism and the impact of these issues, plus look at what’s being done to address this in Texas.  Participants will learn ways


SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 - 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET

Smart Growth: Vacant Lots: Liabilities or Assets?

Cities across America—especially in older, industrial regions of the Midwest and Northeast—are struggling with the impacts of vacant and abandoned properties. At this event, Tamar Shapiro, president and CEO of the Center for Community Progress, explores how innovative community and civic leaders are working to understand how vacant lots can be used as assets to strengthen communities. 


SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 - 8:45 AM to SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 - 5:00 PM ET

Growing Sustainable Communities Conference

The 6th annual Conference is a two-day educational opportunity for municipal professionals, elected officials and business leaders who have a common interest in sustainability.


SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 - 9:00 AM to SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 - 5:00 PM ET

Develop Capacity at Upcoming Community Development Academy

Improving capacity and helping people and practitioners to effectively deal with community issues is the goal of this training offered by the University of Missouri Extension Community Development Program. Participants will learn ways to help people unite around issues and resolve them. They’ll also learn ways to get neighborhood residents involved and become more empowered by utilizing existing expertise. Participants will gain access to a broad resource network and learn tools to sustain communities, promote responsibility and develop a community focus. 


SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 - 8:00 AM to NOVEMBER 1, 2013 - 5:00 PM ET

Innovative Ideas Video Contest - Deadline: November 1st!

We want to feature your innovative partnerships at the Kansas City NTI Symposium!
NeighborWorks is hosting an Innovative Ideas Video Contest to gather best practices and showcase your hard work and creativity.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 - 8:30 AM to SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 - 5:00 PM ET

Policy Summit to Focus on Housing, Human Capital and Inequality

Learn the latest on consumer finances, student loans and other community development topics and explore how the role of regulations is changing in economic and community development at the 2013 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital and Inequality hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.  Topics will include housing finance and regulations, the new housing finance system, affordable housing issues, small business trends, how to help households create balance between income and savings, access to affordable short-term credit, address


SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 - 1:00 PM to SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 - 8:00 PM ET

U.S. Treasury Department Help for Homeowners Community Event

This event, hosted by the US Treasury Department and conducted in partnership with several national organizations, is a free community []

SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 - 9:00 AM to SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 - 5:00 PM ET

Finding Solutions to Affordable Housing Problems

Finding strategies to address the housing cost burden, foreclosure issues and other housing challenges will be the focus of Solutions 2013, a conference hosted by the National Housing Conference and Center for Housing Policy.  Practitioners, advocates, policy makers and others will learn how localities and states can work together to address issues and identify solutions, plus have a chance to participate in federal policy discussions, affordable housing workshops and networking opportunities.


SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 - 8:00 AM to SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 - 5:00 PM ET

Solutions 2013: National Conference on State and Local Housing Policy - early bird registration extended to September 3rd!

Despite the slow improvement in the economy, millions of Americans continue to struggle with severe housing cost burdens, foreclosures, and other housing challenges that undermine their health, educational achievement, and economic well-being.  Solutions 2013 will arm practitioners, advocates, policymakers and program administrators with the best available information on how localities and states can work collaboratively to address residents’ housing challenges and develop inclusive, resilient and sustainable communities.


SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 - 6:30 PM to SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 - 8:00 PM ET

Building Healthy Neighborhoods

The National Building Museum has partnered with AARP to present this discussion on strategies to improve the built environment for aging populations. Join leading thinkers in this space to discuss how planning, design, and community engagement help create livable communities for older adults and everyone. 



SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 - 8:00 AM to SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 - 4:30 PM ET

2013 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

Registration is now open for the 2013 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference – which gathers leaders from across the country to explore innovative solutions for tackling vacant, abandoned and problem  properties.


AUGUST 20, 2013 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM ET

Workshop: Using Donations and Other Vacant Properties In Comprehensive Neighborhood Stabilization Strategies

Across the nation, leading housing providers are finding innovative uses for very low value properties that promote community stabilization and increase the scalability of their revitalization efforts. In collaboration with federal and state governments, financial institutions, and other community stakeholders – such as Veteran Service Organizations – these providers are finding ways to renew, reuse and leverage donated properties and pre-foreclosure low value distressed assets to create a path to neighborhood stability.


AUGUST 19, 2013 - 8:30 AM to AUGUST 23, 2013 - 5:00 PM ET

Gain Knowledge and Opportunities at Upcoming NeighborWorks Training Institute

Over 100 courses in affordable housing and community development will be offered at the upcoming NeighborWorks Training Institute (NTI) in Philadelphia, PA.  Specific training sessions, certification options, career enhancing opportunities and workshops will be offered, plus networking and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.  Themes include green practices, sustainability, community stabilization, disaster relief and foreclosure solutions as well as standard homebuyer education and affordable housing topics.


AUGUST 19, 2013 - 8:00 AM to AUGUST 23, 2013 - 4:00 PM ET

August NeighborWorks Training Institute

August's NeighborWorks Training Institute features many courses to aid and advance your community stabilization work. Courses of interest inlcude:

NR102 Strategies to Meaningfully Engage Stakeholders in Revitalization Planning

AUGUST 13, 2013 - 8:30 AM to AUGUST 15, 2013 - 5:00 PM PT

Conference to Focus on 'Safe Routes To School'

The creation of fun, safe and convenient ways to walk or bike to school – that is the goal of the Safe Routes to Schools initiative. SRTS strategies support local sustainability, plus fit in with efforts to coordinate transportation designs and build healthy communities. At the upcoming national SRTS conference, attendees can access almost 60 different plenaries, keynote speakers, learning sessions, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, tours and mobile workshops on strategies that work.


JULY 31, 2013 - 1:00 PM to JULY 31, 2013 - 8:00 PM ET

Help for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Homeowners facing delinquency or foreclosure will find free support at this event hosted by Making Home Affordable and Hope Now.  The event is geared toward homeowners who are having trouble making their mortgage payments.  Mortgage representatives and HUD-approved housing experts will be onsite to provide free counseling and support including information on how to do a short sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, or find appropriate refinance options.  A list of necessary documents is included in the flier. 


JULY 25, 2013 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET

Policy Recommendations for Federal Real Estate Programs

New policy recommendations for federal real estate programs could have a big impact on families, communities and taxpayers according to Smart Growth America and LOCUS (its coalition of real estate developers and investors). These ideas will be shared in the upcoming event Federal Involvement in Real Estate: A Call for Action.

JULY 23, 2013 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Community Building the ‘Buy Local’ Way

Join NeighborWorks Umpqua as they share five years experience building community through their ‘buy local’ campaign. Over the years, Think Local Umpqua held a series of benefit concerts, public speaking engagements and farm tours to build awareness and engagement.


Presenter: NeighborWorks Umpqua



JULY 18, 2013 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Communities for a Lifetime

NeighborWorks' Community Building and Organizing team offers a webinar showcasing Pathfinder Services in Huntington, IN Communities for a Lifetime Project. The content will focus on planning livable places for all ages and abilities and will address some of the challenges of doing this in rural settings. Presenter: Pathfinder Services. Register here.


JULY 15, 2013 - 8:30 AM to JULY 17, 2013 - 5:00 PM ET

Planning Matters in Retail Development

Planning for retail development is important not only for economic reasons but for creating sustainable communities.  This session – Urban Retail: Essential Planning, Design and Management Practices – hosted by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design will focus on the use of smart methods for planning and design in urban retail spaces in an effort to build mixed-use urban centers. The session will combine these concepts with other best practices in sustainability.


JUNE 27, 2013 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Bank of America Homeownership Month Webinar Series: Aging in Place-Serving Seniors in our Communities

In the final webinar of the Bank of America Homeownership Month series, we focus in on senior housing. This presentation will walk attendees through:

  1. Demographic data on homeownership and aging
  2. Options for Older Homeowners for tapping home equity while aging in place
  3. Basic information on the FHA-insured reverse mortgage and the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)
  4. How nonprofits support seniors in their communities with reverse mortgage counseling and other programs


JUNE 27, 2013 - 8:00 AM to JUNE 28, 2013 - 12:00 PM ET

UNCA Neighborhood Revitalization Conference

Join colleagues, stakeholders, issue experts, government officials, and community practitioners for UNCA's annual Neighborhood Revitalization Conference. The two day convening will explore neighborhood revitalization efforts in communities across the United States including best practices, new approaches and strategies, learn about federal updates and how to adapt in a changing environment. 

Register here.


JUNE 23, 2013 - 8:30 AM to JUNE 27, 2013 - 5:00 PM PT

Annual Conference to Focus on Reshaping Suburbs

Suburbs that have become fragmented and sprawling need help and careful planning to become healthy suburban communities.  This years’ Making Cities Livable conference -- Reshaping Suburbia into Complete Healthy Communities -- will include plans, strategies and success stories to effectively reshape suburban areas.


JUNE 20, 2013 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Bank of America Homeownership Month Webinar Series: Greening Nonprofit Organizations

In the third instalation of this Bank of America webinar series, NeighborWorks' Green team will lead a discussion on the benefits of greening your organization from the inside out and how nonprofits and the clients and communities they serve can benefit from working on environmental sustainability.


JUNE 19, 2013 - 7:00 PM to JUNE 19, 2013 - 8:30 PM ET

The Metropolitan Revolution

Join Gwen Ifill in a discussion with Brookings Institution experts Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley on their newly released book, The Metropolitan Revolution.


JUNE 17, 2013 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET

Training Will Help Homeowners Understand HAMP Evaluation

A new online tool is helping homeowners to understand and conduct their “net present value (NPV)” evaluation process as part of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). This tool will be the topic of an upcoming training hosted by Fannie Mae and Making Home Affordable. The training will teach homeowners how to use the calculator and will cover the step-by-step process that homeowners can do to conduct an evaluation on their own and download the results.


JUNE 13, 2013 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Bank of America Homeownership Month Webinar Series: New Mortgage Rules

NeighborWorks partnership with Bank of America continues with a Webinar on New Mortgage Rules. The presentation will engage participants on how to:


  1. Gain a comprehensive understanding the fundamentals of the “Ability to Repay” and Qualified Mortgage regulatory changes;
  2. Understand the risks  and implications for lenders associated with originating loans that do not meet the Qualified Mortgage standard;
  3. Discuss the impact on underwriting guidelines, mortgage product development and mortgage product availability.



JUNE 13, 2013 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Sowing the Seeds of Community

This webinar highlights engaging residents in community gardens to revitalize neighborhoods, decrease crime and create community.  Learn how Coalition for a Better Acre, in Lowell, MA, through partnering with several non profits, residents and the City, is creating a community garden and pocket park out of an abandoned city lot while engaging new members of the community and helping low income people produce their own culturally appropriate food in an urban environment.

Presenter: Suzanne Frechette, Coalition for a Better Acre. 


JUNE 12, 2013 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Webinar to Provide HARP Updates

Experts from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will provide details on the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) during this online training session.  Topics include an overview of the program, recent updates, resources available and how to help homeowners understand their options through HARP.

JUNE 6, 2013 - 5:30 PM to JUNE 8, 2013 - 6:00 PM ET

Beyond Resilience: Actions for a Just Metropolis Conference

Beyond Resilience is a progressive, practice-based planning conference that explores alternatives to urban development and planning practice. At this conference, planners, architects, designers, activists, and neighborhood advocates come together to exchange ideas and perspectives to promote alternative, more sustainable, and just ways of preserving and developing the metropolis through mobile workshops and plenary sessions.


JUNE 6, 2013 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Bank of America Homeownership Month Webinar Series: Home Sales Guide

NeighborWork's Community Stabilization team is kicking off Bank of America's Homeownership Month presentations with a focus on our recently released Home Marketing and Sales Guide.  The Webinar will explore the Guide and engage participants on how to:


1. Understand the challenges of selling homes in today’s market

2. Learn the steps involved in the home marketing and sales planning process


JUNE 6, 2013 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Webinar to Address Credit Issues After Foreclosure

This online session offered by Making Home Affordable will take a look at what families and communities can expect after foreclosure. The Impact of Mortgage Assistance on Credit  webinar will cover topics such as the impact that foreclosure has on credit scores, methods of rebuilding credit and how to improve a credit score after foreclosure.  Trainer Joanne Gaskin from Scores & Analytics at FICO will also provide credit counseling advice and information on tools and resources that can help families get back on track.


MAY 30, 2013 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Understanding the National Mortgage Settlement: A Webinar for Housing Counselors

This two-part webinar will teach counselors about the National Mortgage Settlement and how new servicing standards will help them to help homeowners.  Training topics include new requirements that servicers must follow such as guidelines for processing loans in foreclosure, requirements for providing information to borrowers on workout options available, proper evaluation of borrowers regarding eligibility for loan modification options, new limits on fees and charges, and the required (timely) response by servicers.


MAY 29, 2013 - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

HECM Counselor Training Coming Up

Obtain a HUD-approved, HECM continuing education training certificate through this session offered by the National Council on Aging. The course -- Advanced HECM Themes: Case Studies and Lessons Learned -- includes an interactive webinar, polling, Q&A and post test.  It is meant for counselors on the HUD HECM roster who have one year experience in HECM counseling.  

Two Sessions are being offered:


MAY 29, 2013 - 8:00 AM to JUNE 1, 2013 - 6:00 PM MT

The Importance of Connecting People to Place

Connecting people to place is one goal of CNU 21: Living Community, an annual event hosted by The Congress for the New Urbanism.  Numerous plenaries, breakout sessions, trainings and special events will focus on developing sustainable growth strategies to enhance regions and communities. Topics include development patterns, transit strategies, building sustainability, redefining downtowns, creating a regional vision, transforming retail areas, smart investing, mixed-use development, job creation, crowd sourcing and much more.


MAY 23, 2013 - 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM CT

Learn More About Evaluation Issues

Statistical issues and ways to determine “causal effects” of policies and programs will be examined at an upcoming training session hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in partnership with Southern Methodist University.   Topics include the conceptual issues behind program and policy evaluation, how to design randomized experiments, working with observational data and data mining.


MAY 20, 2013 - 9:00 AM to MAY 22, 2013 - 4:30 PM ET

National Charrette Institute Training

This 3-day training teaches the tools and techniques for preparing for and running a successful community planning session using the NCI Charrette System™. Participants learn the skills, tools and techniques of the System through interactive, hands-on exercises practiced for sustainable community planning, regional/comprehensive planning, transportation/infrastructure planning, and transit oriented development planning.



MAY 7, 2013 - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM ET

Free Workshop, "Home Marketing and Sales In Today's Market," Offered at Training Institute

In today’s rapidly changing market, affordable housing developers must continually adapt their approach to marketing and selling homes. NeighborWorks America recently launched the online Home Marketing and Sales Guide to help nonprofits, local governments and other developers minimize holding costs and maximize the impact of their marketing efforts.

MAY 6, 2013 - 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM PT

Check It Out! New Course Offerings at NeighborWorks Training Institute

New and updated courses will be offered at the upcoming NeighborWorks Training Institute in Portland, Oregon, taking place May 6 - 10.  A special symposium will be held on Wednesday – Engaging Customers and Community through Social Technology – which will focus on the broad spectrum of social media outlets and strategies for utilizing these tools.


APRIL 25, 2013 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Build Your Social Media Strategy!

Social media is an important communications strategy for all businesses, including nonprofits. If it’s done right, these tools can help your organization increase visibility, inform the public, engage various audiences and even generate revenue.  During this 90-minute webinar led by Farra Trompeter, Vice President of Big Duck, participants will learn how to effectively utilize social media, websites and email approaches to enhance their organization’s communications strategy.


APRIL 18, 2013 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Building Community Gardens and Community Assets

Transforming vacant lots into community gardens is a great way to build neighborhood assets.  This free webinar – Community Gardens: Turning Vacant Lots into Urban Assets – will focus on strategies for building urban agriculture in public spaces that are vacant or underutilized. The program will feature a successful community garden and urban agriculture program in Kansas called the Common Ground Program, which started with five pilot sites that included two community gardens, one youth garden, a community orchard for free picking and one market farm coordinated by students.


APRIL 16, 2013 - 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM ET

Neighborhood Marketing to Rebuild Market Demand

In order to rebuild distressed areas, community stabilization efforts need to do more than restore the housing stock — they also need to make the case for investment by current and future homeowners and residents. Neighborhood brand development and marketing is an effective way to do just that.


APRIL 11, 2013 - 10:30 AM ET

Conference to Concentrate on Resilience and Rebuilding in Low-Income Communities

New research associated with rebuilding and resilience efforts that support emerging policies and practices and work to bring about strong and vibrant communities will be the focus of this years’ Community Development and Research Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. The program will highlight new and pertinent research and will create dialogue around these matters as they pertain to low-income households and communities.


APRIL 10, 2013 - 6:30 PM to APRIL 10, 2013 - 8:00 PM ET

Using the Arts to Revitalize Cities

Arts and culture can be great tools for attracting new residents, and can be especially helpful for areas looking to reinvent themselves.  Cities that place an emphasis on the arts can promote themselves as cultural hubs, which is attractive to artists and others who appreciate living in a place of creative culture. This program will take a look at small and medium-sized cities that are using existing resources – such as old, unused buildings – to create and promote art and culture and draw visitors as well as new residents.

Program panelists include:


APRIL 10, 2013 - 9:00 AM to APRIL 30, 2013 - 5:00 PM ET

Online Courses Offer Convenience, Real-Time Interaction

Faculty-led online learning options are now being offered by NeighborWorks America.  These interactive online options provide students with the convenience and affordability of online learning, as well as the value of direct contact and interaction with the instructor and other professionals in the class.  Students stay connected through online discussion forums, chat, wikis and live web conferencing and have immediate access to best practices in the field as well as important resources. Lessons are released weekly and students may complete them at a time that is most convenient.


APRIL 5, 2013 - 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM ET

The New (Suburban) Homeless: How Foreclosures and the Great Recession Have Impacted American Families

In the Denver suburbs, as in much of the U.S., the Great Recession has turned formerly financially stable families into the new homeless—and left many living in budget hotels where they pay for their rooms by the week. They call themselves “the weeklies,” and senior writer Monica Potts chronicles their experiences in the latest issue ofThe American Prospect.


MARCH 20, 2013 - 9:00 AM to MARCH 22, 2013 - 5:00 PM PT

Housing Opportunity and More: This Years' Housing Opportunity Conference

Housing challenges and opportunities will be the focus of this years’ Housing Opportunity 2013 conference, hosted by the Urban Land Institute. The conference will concentrate on housing choices in both urban and suburban areas and discuss challenges associated with our current economy.


MARCH 14, 2013 - 6:30 PM to MARCH 14, 2013 - 8:00 PM ET

Consider the Impact of the Arts

Over 80% of cultural institutions unfortunately go “over budget” in their capital campaigns, according to a new study from the University of Chicago, which can cause staffing cuts or worse: closed doors.  The upcoming program – Culture as Catalyst: Past, Present, Future – will focus on how to avoid fiscal problems, will take a look at the long-term impact that cultural institutions have on communities and the local economy, and provide tips and strategies for creating sustainable cultural development.

MARCH 6, 2013 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Webcast to Focus on Dynamics of Mixed-Income Communities

The movement to create mixed-income housing options began 20 years ago when federal, local and private programs began using this strategy to encourage social mobility and avoid concentrations of affordable housing in lower-income neighborhoods.  This online session – Dynamics of Mixed-Income Communities – will explore the evolution of mixed-income housing communities and include an update on housing markets nationwide.


MARCH 3, 2013 - 8:00 AM to MARCH 4, 2013 - 6:00 PM PT

Single Family Housing Investment Forum

FICON Events is pleased to announce that its 2014 Single Family Housing Investment Forum will be held at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Resort. 

The forum will focus on all aspects of the single family housing investment sector including building and land, buy-to-rent, and fix and flip investment strategies. 


For more information, click here.


FEBRUARY 20, 2013 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET

Fundraising: Aligning Activities with Options

Adopting new strategies to improve fundraising is critical during periods of economic difficulty, and this years’ symposium at the NeighborWorks Training Institute will focus on just that.  Charting the Course: Fundraising in a Competitive Environment  will feature fundraising experts including leaders, funders, practitioners, strategists and cutting-edge organizations who will share high-powered tools and best practices, plus new strategies and goal-oriented approaches for raising funds.


FEBRUARY 10, 2013 - 8:00 AM ET

Using Smartphones for Planning

As smartphones become more widely used, planners are looking at ways to use them as tools for citizen engagement and participation. Some apps and mobile websites enable planners to gather input from residents, such as pictures of potholes and nuisances, and also provide them with a method of delivering information on public meetings. The instructor for this course is Dr. Jennifer Evans-Cowley, Professor and Section Head of City and Regional Planning at the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University.  


FEBRUARY 7, 2013 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Training Explores Freddie Mac's Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure Option

Freddie Mac recently streamlined its process for its Standard Deed-in-Lieu program, and key features will be highlighted during this online training seminar. The Freddie Mac Standard Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure program is available to homeowners who are struggling with affordability and have not been able to sell their properties through a short sale. The training will cover new program features such as faster decision making, expanded eligibility and information on relocation assistance.


FEBRUARY 7, 2013 - 8:30 AM to FEBRUARY 9, 2013 - 5:00 PM CT

Learn Innovative Strategies for Sustainability

Innovative strategies for cities both big and small, as well as rural areas, will be the highlight of this conference sponsored by New Partners for Smart Growth.  Over 90 sessions and almost 400 speakers will discuss topics related to life in rural, suburban and metro areas. Sessions include neighborhood tours, model projects, utilizing tax dollars, utilizing technology, public engagement tools and networking options, plus workshops on sustainable neighborhoods, indoor parklets and much more.  Learn more


JANUARY 15, 2013 - 8:30 AM to JANUARY 16, 2013 - 5:00 PM ET

Mayor's Innovation Meeting

Promoting access to local, healthy foods will be the focus of the next gathering of the Mayors Innovation Project. This group hosts regular meetings and trainings with a goal of encouraging American mayors to adopt "high road" policy and governance practices, shared prosperity, environmental sustainability and efficient government strategies. Learn more


JANUARY 9, 2013 - 9:00 AM to JANUARY 10, 2013 - 5:00 PM ET

New Summit to Focus on Smart Investments

Innovative investment approaches will be the focus of a new summit event – IMPACT Texas – taking place in Austin in January. Experts will share creative methods for providing financial support to organizations and entrepreneurs that are working on environmental issues and social solutions with an ultimate purpose of building strong, sustainable and well-capitalized investment markets. The goal is to leverage resources and address social problems through innovative financial and social solutions.


DECEMBER 13, 2012 - 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM ET

Sustainability and Prosperity To Be Featured at Smarth Growth Conference

Clean water, transportation and redevelopment issues are demanding attention in many cities, and reaching goals that include sustainability as well as prosperity will require new partnerships between businesses and local governments.


DECEMBER 12, 2012 - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET

Symposium to Focus on Best Evaluation Strategies

For years, nonprofits have been using data to drive program development, build capacity and improve performance, but proving a program's success is now more critical than ever.


DECEMBER 11, 2012 - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT

Which Community Factors Affect Residents' Health, Behavior and Financial Success?

Certain community characteristics affect the health, behavior and financial success of local residents. This forum will provide details on research conducted through the University of Texas at Dallas Neighborhood Change Research Initiative, which found a variety of trends pertaining to spatial proximity and behavior measures.


DECEMBER 11, 2012 - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM ET

NeighborWorks America Community Stabilization Forum (NR812)

The NeighborWorks America Community Stabilization Forum will convene members of the NeighborWorks network to discuss best practices, challenges and opportunities in pursuing comprehensive approaches to stabilizing and transforming communities.  It will also provide an opportunity to set priorities for how NeighborWorks America can help advance this work.  Please note that participation in the event is limited to NeighborWorks organizations.

DECEMBER 10, 2012 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM ET

Workshop: Creating a Brand for Your Community

Join the NeighborWorks America Stable Communities Initiative to learn how a strong brand can advance your community stabilization efforts!

DECEMBER 10, 2012 - 9:00 AM to DECEMBER 14, 2012 - 5:00 PM ET

New Courses Available at NeighborWorks Training Institute

New courses will be offered at the upcoming NeighborWorks Training Institute taking place December 10-14, 2012 in Washington, D.C., including:


DECEMBER 4, 2012 - 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET

Investing in What Works for America’s Communities Launch Event

On December 4, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Low Income Investment Fund, and the Citi Foundation will convene the nation’s top community and economic development experts, analysts, financiers, researchers, philanthropists, and public policymakers to share lessons they’ve learned for building sustainable communities and what steps the public and private sectors need to take to foster prosperity.


DECEMBER 3, 2012 - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM PT

Workshop: How to Create Healthy, Vibrant Communities

Learn various planning and design principles that support sustainability in all types of communities-- cities, regions, neighborhoods, districts and rural areas -- at this one-day workshop at the University of Oregon in Portland.


NOVEMBER 13, 2012 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM PT

Greenbuild Summit to Educate and Inspire Affordable Housing Advocates

Community developers know they cannot ignore the need for widespread green building practices and this years' two-day Greenbuild Expo will reinforce this need with a focus on sustainable construction and operational practices.


NOVEMBER 5, 2012 - 8:00 AM to NOVEMBER 8, 2012 - 4:00 PM ET

Coming Up: Foreclosure Prevention Training for Counselors

Housing counselors will learn skills to better serve homeowners in danger of foreclosure at the upcoming Fundamentals of Foreclosure Prevention Counseling training, provided by NHN Learning Alliance in collaboration with the National Council of La Raza Homeownership Network.  Topics include financial management skills to avoid foreclosure, emerging trends in foreclosure, reasons for default and effective strategies for working with servicers.


NOVEMBER 1, 2012 - 8:00 AM to DECEMBER 31, 2012 - 8:00 PM ET

Free eLearning Courses Now Available

Free eLearning courses related to community stabilization are now being offered by NeighborWorks America, thanks to support from FDIC.  Until December 31, 2012, these courses - valued at $195 each - are available at any time on any day, free of charge. eLearning is an easy and convenient way for counselors to build skills and advance their careers. Courses usually take between two and four hours to complete, and students have up to 60 days to complete a course after starting. The following courses are being offered through this program:


OCTOBER 18, 2012 - 9:00 AM to OCTOBER 20, 2012 - 5:00 PM ET

Festival-Conference to Focus on Building Stronger Communities

The CityWorks (X)po will provide a platform for exchanging placemaking ideas and an opportunity for people who are actively working to create stronger communities to share knowledge and ideas, and build new relationships.  Focused on small cities and towns, this event will involve numerous speakers and performers and focus on economic and community development, creating better places and public spaces, embracing local culture, placemaking, leadership, creativity and arts, planning, sustainable agriculture and much more.  The (X)po is a collaborative, co-creative and multi-discipli


OCTOBER 12, 2012 - 9:00 AM to OCTOBER 14, 2012 - 5:00 PM PT

Join Civic Innovators at the 2012 National Conference

Civic innovators involved in public engagement and group process work will come together at this year's National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation. Participants will discuss how to build a more robust civic infrastructure for their practices, communities and country.  This includes the building blocks needed to strengthen institutions and public agencies, public places and online spaces where people gather, and networks that help mobilize communities to solve problems.


OCTOBER 11, 2012 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Food Justice and Community Economic Development: Stabilizing Communities through a Healthy Food Strategy

When it comes to food security, economic investment is a crucial piece of puzzle. For residents in low-income communities, the healthy food choice is rarely the easy choice. Challenges often include lack of transportation, too much fast food, or a complete absence of neighborhood groceries. Yet, for many community leaders, addressing food issues means a narrow focus on emergency food provision. A more integrated approach is to close the food access gap through community economic development (CED).


OCTOBER 10, 2012 - 9:00 AM to OCTOBER 11, 2012 - 5:00 PM ET

Bring Workers Home: 2012 Workforce Housing Forum

The National Association of Realtors (NAR), in partnership with NeighborWorks America, is hosting a National Workforce Housing Forum in Chicago on October 10-11. Join national, state and local housing and community development leaders; federal, state and local government officials; housing nonprofits and coalitions; real estate professionals; urban and regional planners; lenders; financial service companies; business professionals; and others for the Bring Workers Home: 2012 Workforce Housing Forum.


OCTOBER 10, 2012 - 9:00 AM to OCTOBER 11, 2012 - 5:00 PM CT

Workforce Housing Matters!

"Bring Workers Home" is the title of this years' National Forum on Workforce Housing sponsored by the National Association of Realtors.  This forum is geared toward housing and community development leaders, government representatives, housing coalitions, real estate professionals, planners, lenders and developers.  Day one of the event will explore the importance of workforce housing in current and future markets, the challenges affecting working families, potential solutions for these families and various neighborhood stabilization strategies.


SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 - 9:00 AM to OCTOBER 2, 2012 - 5:00 PM ET

Learn How Federal Policies Affect Good Planning

Plans for housing, infrastructure, transportation and green space are all affected by federal decision makers.  This upcoming event - American Planning Association's Federal Policy and Program Briefing - will provide opportunities to learn about new federal policies and a chance to speak with representatives about the need for smart planning. The event will include a Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas, a federal policy and program briefing, and a planners day.


SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 - 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET

DC Affordable Housing Summit to Highlight Growth in New Market Community Projects

Get there early for coffee and conversation!  Networking sessions are an important part of this years' Affordable Housing and Community Development Summit in Washington, DC.  Event topics include city initiatives for affordable housing and new market tax credits, plus recent community development trends and achievements in the region.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 - 9:00 AM to SEPTEMBER 22, 2012 - 5:00 PM ET

Statewide Neighborhood Revitalization Conference Set for New York

The first annual New York State Revitalization Conference will bring together neighborhood activists, educators, business people and elected officials to share success stories and brainstorm ideas for maintaining healthy communities. Participants will  hear keynote speakers James Howard Kunstler and Alan Mallach as they share vast ideas about community development; plus enjoy workshops and other opportunities for sharing challenges and innovative solutions.


SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 - 9:00 AM to SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 - 5:00 PM ET

International Downtown Association to Host 58th Annual Conference

The International Downtown Association's annual conference - Poised to Compete - will take place in Minneapolis, MN this year.


SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 - 9:00 AM to SEPTEMBER 23, 2012 - 5:00 PM ET

Discover the Vital Role That Markets Play in Local Economies, Communities

Explore the critical role that markets play in local economies and communities at the 8th International Public Markets Conference taking place in Cleveland, Ohio.  Hear amazing speakers from around the world, attend workshops and breakout sessions and tour local markets including neighborhood farms, urban markets, rural markets and Ohio's Arts Market.  Many other special events will offer opportunities for learning and networking.


SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Community Stabilization Case Study Webinar

The Stable Communities Initiative is promoting the release of its most recent case study report with an informative webinar about best practices for comprehensive community stabilization.  The webinar will feature representatives from three NeighborWorks organizations—New Kensington Community Development Corporation, Foundation Communities, and St.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 - 9:00 AM to SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 - 5:00 PM PT

Placemaking Conference to Feature Pro Walk and Pro Bike Topics

  More and more community members, elected officials and businesses are realizing the value of active transportation such as biking and walking options and are investing in facilities to promote these active options that connect people with places. Numerous workshops will be held at this year's Pro Walk, Pro Bike, Pro Place conference that will cover how to build coalitions, create great designs, build political support and find the necessary funding. Conference topics will include bike share, open streets, placemaking and cycletracks.


SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 - 9:00 AM to SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 - 5:30 PM ET

National Community Land Trust Network Conference

NeighborWorks Network member Champlain Housing Trust will host the National Community Land Trust Network Conference in Vermont. The Conference's theme is “Transforming Communities through Innovation and Collaboration.” This event includes over 60 seminars and local tours.


AUGUST 28, 2012 - 9:00 AM to AUGUST 29, 2012 - 5:00 PM ET

2-Day Event Focusing on Community Development in Rural Areas

This two-day intensive training will focus on how to best implement community development strategies in rural settings.  Topics include how to move from planning to implementation, strategically intersect projects with programs, tell your story and tell it well, engage rural partners and evaluate success. Continental breakfast and refreshments are provided both days and lunch is provided one day. Learn more


AUGUST 27, 2012 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Learn How to Fully Utilize Social Media and Mobile Technology

This webinar will be based upon the new book titled Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits, which focuses on Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 communications and fundraising, plus strategies for integrating social media tools and mobile technology into your communications and fundraising plans.  Hundreds of best practices and how to's are highlighted in the book, eleven of which will be featured in the webinar.  Topics include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, Foursquare, blogging on WordPress, group texting, text-to-give, mobile websites, smar

AUGUST 14, 2012 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

Free Workshop, "Aligning Strategies for Neighborhood Change," Offered at Training Institute

Learn how to mix household-focused programs with place-based community stabilization strategies at this workshop taking place during the NeighborWorks Training Institute in Cinncinnati, Ohio.  Attendees will participate in a case study using maps and data to determine outcomes and to decide the best ways to coordinate programs for successful stabilization.  Participants will also discuss a range of stabilization strategies that can be used in their own neighborhoods.


AUGUST 3, 2012 - 9:00 AM to AUGUST 4, 2012 - 5:00 PM PT

Mayor's Summit to Focus on Sustainability and Revitalization Strategies

 The Mayor's Innovation Project is a learning network for American mayors who are committed to realizing the promise of cities through "high road" policy and governance such as shared prosperity, environmental sustainability and efficient democratic government. At this year's summer meeting, agenda topics will include:


JULY 24, 2012 - 9:00 AM to JULY 27, 2012 - 5:00 PM CT

Border Summit To Focus On Community and Economic Development Issues

Come learn about community and economic development issues in the US-Mexico Border region at the 2012 Border Summit: Pathways to Sustainable Communities.  Sponsored by the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB), the event will attract over 200 executive level asset-building practitioners, public policy makers and funders. Topics will include affordable housing and small business development, plus information on the Border Community Capital Initiative, which was announced on June 12 by HUD, USDA and CDFI.  Speakers include:


JULY 23, 2012 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Forum to Help Seniors At Risk of Foreclosure

The groundbreaking study on the mortgage crisis and how it has affected Americans 50 years and older - released by the AARP Public Policy Institute - will be the focus of the upcoming Solutions Forum titled The Foreclosure Crisis - Ending the Nightmare for Older Americans. The report analyzes nationwide delinquency and foreclosure trends over the past five years and shows the overall impact on older Americans across race/ethnicity and income brackets.


JULY 21, 2012 - 9:00 AM to JULY 25, 2012 - 5:00 PM ET

Innovative and Entrepreneurial Strategies in Sustainable Community Development

This year's 44th International Annual CDS Conference -- titled Celebrating Community: Sustaining Community Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship -- will focus on innovative strategies for sustainable community development.  Students, practitioners, researchers and policymakers will share their experiences, expertise and research findings, plus best practises will be shared on topics such as Comprehensive Community Initiatives and Processes, Community Learning Centers, Communities and the Arts/Cultural Heritage Tourism, Healthy Communities/Community Food Systems, Business Coops, Commu


JULY 17, 2012 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Get Your NSP Questions Answered!

This webinar will connect NSP grantees with HUD staff as well as peers to answer questions about NSP and engage in problem-solving dialogue. The open forum allows participants to ask questions and get answers about rules, regulations or other NSP issues.  Program materials will be posted at the NSP Learning Center after the session.  Learn more about this webinar


JULY 17, 2012 - 9:00 AM to JULY 19, 2012 - 5:00 PM ET

Communities of Opportunity Will Be the Focus of This Years' Leadership Institute

Enterprise views housing development as a solution that is networked to neighborhood challenges that can involve health care, education, social and cultural networks, transportation, employment and environmental systems.


JULY 17, 2012 - 8:30 AM to JULY 19, 2012 - 5:00 PM ET

Institute to Focus on Community Design and Affordable Housing

Innovations in affordable housing design and development, as well as community design, will be the focus of this year's Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute taking place in New York city.  At this two-and-a-half day session, community developers and architects will intensively discuss the role of design and design practises through the lens of seven specific development projects. Design challenges will be discussed and the importance of schematic design in creating healthy, viable homes and neighborhoods.


JULY 9, 2012 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Discover the Link Between Access to Mortgage Credit and Neighborhood Stabilization

One critical aspect of neighborhood stabilization is responsible home ownership, which for most families is dependant upon access to decent and affordable credit. The link between these two topics will be explored in the upcoming webinar hosted by Enterprise. Participants will learn about home ownership and its importance to comprehensive neighborhood stabilization, and identify the major barriers to home ownership in destabilized neighborhoods.

JULY 7, 2012 - 9:00 AM to JULY 10, 2012 - 5:00 PM PT

NCLR Annual Conference to Focus on Ongoing and Emerging Issues in the Hispanic Community

This year, local leaders, influencers, business owners, elected officials and community organizers in Hispanic communities will gather in Las Vegas at the National Council of La Raza's Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo.


JUNE 20, 2012 - 9:00 AM to JUNE 22, 2012 - 5:30 PM ET

2012 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference: "Remaking America for the 21st Century"

Problem or asset? Blight or benefit? Explore the strategies and tools that neighborhoods, cities and states are using to turn the challenge of vacant land and buildings into a foundation on which to build the future.


JUNE 20, 2012 - 9:00 AM to JUNE 22, 2012 - 5:00 PM ET

Conference to Focus on Reclaiming Vacant Properties

Learn how to proactively deal with foreclosed and abandoned properties at the fourth national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. A wide variety of topics will be covered related to the challenges and opportunities associated with problem properties.  Plus, issues related to foreclosure and vacancy will be considered in the broader context of our national economic recovery and the reinvention of our cities and towns.


JUNE 20, 2012 - 8:30 AM to JUNE 22, 2012 - 5:00 PM ET

2012 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference: "Remaking America for the 21st Century"

Problem or asset? Blight or benefit? Explore the strategies and tools that neighborhoods, cities and states are using to turn the challenge of vacant land and buildings into a foundation on which to build the future.


JUNE 13, 2012 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

Forum Focus: Preserving Rental Housing

Issues facing rental units and possible solutions will be the topic of Preservation Compact's Preservation Forum on June 13.  Rental issues are abundant in both Chicago and Cook County, where two- to four-unit rental units make up 38 and 33 percent of the rental stock respectively.  Sadly, rental units are also a large part of the area's foreclosed and vacant stock. The forum will include a data and financing discussion and focus on ways to preserve rental housing.


JUNE 12, 2012 - 9:00 AM to JUNE 15, 2012 - 5:00 PM PT

Coming Home: Rural LISC's Annual Seminar

Rural LISC, NeighborWorks America and Rural Community Assistance Corporation are holding a rural convening  hosted by Self-Help Enterprise in Visalia, CA to provide partner organizations from across the county with an opportunity to network and share ideas about responsding to challenges and community development opportunities.  The event is geared toward Rural LISC Partner CDCs, but semimar handouts and materials will be available to everyone online after the event takes place.  Learn more


JUNE 11, 2012 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Consider: The Importance of Universal Design Specifications

Development of Universal Design specifications is important in communities across the nation when it comes to social sustainability and housing, according to Enterprise Green Communities.  The specification is a companion to the 2011 Green Communities Criteria and is a resource for designing and building vibrant and multi-generational housing. This webinar will focus on ways to integrate universal design specifications into your projects.  Presenters include Lauren Baumann at New Ecology, Inc.


JUNE 5, 2012 - 8:30 AM to JUNE 7, 2012 - 5:00 PM ET

LOCUS: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors 2012 Leadership Summit

Real estate developers, investors and professionals are invited to join LOCUS: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors for the first annual LOCUS Leadership Summit.


MAY 19, 2012 - 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM ET

Community-Based Real Estate Development: An Overview for CDC Board Members

This two-part course will focus on why volunteers and board members should engage in their CDC's real estate development projects and will provide tools on how to do so. Topics will include understanding a development portfolio, evaluating future development plans, development financing, budgets and the life-cycle of a real estate development project. In addition, a special focus will address decision-making strategies and building a strong partnership between staff and board members.  The first session will be May 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


MAY 15, 2012 - 8:30 AM to MAY 19, 2012 - 5:00 PM ET

Business Conference in Michigan to Focus on Real Community Prosperity

Learn strategies for unleashing local prosperity at the 2012 Balle Business Conference taking place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This conference will connect you with people, innovative ideas and resources, and teach best business practices and community capital techniques that are changing the face of local economies. Learn how public policy and economic development strategies are affecting local business development, and network with the local movement's founders and visionaries.


MAY 10, 2012 - 9:00 AM to MAY 11, 2012 - 5:00 PM ET

Good Jobs, Green Jobs Regional Conference Set for Detroit in May

The Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference is a national forum for sharing ideas and strategies for building a green economy and good, green jobs. This year, Good Jobs, Green Jobs is hosting targeted conferences in four different cities around the country, each featuring two days of speakers and informative workshops. Business leaders, community leaders, union members and elected officials will attend these conferences to discuss each region in depth and identify ways to build a strong foundation for a green economy. Registration is just $195.


MAY 10, 2012 - 8:30 AM to MAY 11, 2012 - 12:00 PM CT

Nonprofit NSP2 Convening - Invitation Only

NeighborWorks America will reconvene nonprofit NSP2 grantees at the NeighborWorks Training Institute in New Orleans, LA  on May 10-11, 2012. This one and a half days meeting is a follow-up to the previous NSP2 meetings held in Philadelphia in 2010 and Detroit in 2011. The peer-to-peer forum will provide you with the opportunity to discuss your experiences and challenges with the NSP2 program, and to learn from your fellow grantees and subject matter experts.  Please note this is an invitation only event.

MAY 9, 2012 - 8:30 AM to MAY 11, 2012 - 4:30 PM ET

Building Resilient Cities: Reinventing Older Communities

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and its cosponsors consider issues around building smaller cities, with a particular focus on smaller cities that were once manufacturing centers. More details will be available closer to the conference. Co-sponsors include the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Richmond, and St. Louis, along with the William Penn Foundation, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Ford Foundation, and FHLBank Pittsburgh.


MAY 9, 2012 - 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Building Sustainable Organizations Workshop to be Held in Los Angeles

Surviving and thriving in a difficult economy is the topic of this upcoming workshop sponsored by Enterprise Community. A distinguished panel of experts will share lessons learned and two upcoming reports: Early Warning Systems for Affordable Housing Properties and Putting the Profit in Nonprofit, which cover how to create guidelines for choosing properties and monitor development and the best business strategies for building assets.


MAY 8, 2012 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Free Afternoon Workshop: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from NSP

Join the NeighborWorks Stable Communities Initiative to explore the key lessons from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and to discuss how these best practices might inform your neighborhood revitalization efforts.

MAY 7, 2012 - 8:30 AM to MAY 10, 2012 - 4:30 PM CT

NeighborWorks Training Institute in New Orleans

MAY 2, 2012 - 1:00 PM to MAY 3, 2012 - 5:00 PM PT

Growing Sustainable Communities Conference - Western Region 2012

May 2, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.: Half-day legislative roundtable discussion intended for California elected officials and senior staff, to help California local governments develop a 2012 Federal Sustainability Agenda.

May 3, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: One-day conference on sustainability for all municipal professionals and elected officials. Includes admission to a networking reception on May 2 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.


APRIL 30, 2012 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Healthy Foods Technical Assistance Webinar on "Connecting Farms to Institutions"

Help bring healthy foods to the communities you serve! As part of the Community Development Financial Institution Fund’s (CDFI Fund) Capacity Building Initiative for Financing Healthy Food Options, CDFIs are eligible to attend this webinar to help build knowledge about financing healthy food options.

Connecting Farms to Institutions: Become informed about how CDFIs can play an important role in building businesses that sustainably and profitably address gaps in local food infrastructure.


APRIL 24, 2012 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Healthy Foods Technical Assistance Webinar on "The Grocery Gap"

Help bring healthy foods to the communities you serve! As part of the Community Development Financial Institution Fund’s (CDFI Fund) Capacity Building Initiative for Financing Healthy Food Options, CDFIs are eligible to attend this webinar to help build knowledge about financing healthy food options.

The Grocery Gap: This webinarwill explain the “Grocery Gap” and the strategies, both financial and operational, that can enable supermarkets to be successful. Register at the link below.


APRIL 23, 2012 - 8:00 AM to APRIL 25, 2012 - 4:45 PM ET

Building Michigan Communities Conference: Housing, Assets, People, Partners

Formerly called the “Michigan Conference on Affordable Housing:  Partners Building Communities,” it is now called the “Building Michigan Conference: Housing, Assets, People, Partners.” Whether you're involved in the creation or preservation of housing, the provision of services to the homeless, the revitalization of neighborhoods including downtowns, providing funds or receiving funds, you are trying to make Michigan’s communities better places to live, work, invest, and play.


APRIL 20, 2012 - 9:00 AM ET

Leading for Innovation

Leadership skills are critical in the nonprofit world, but equally important is the ability to use your creativity to solve problems, encourage innovation and create effective solutions. This three-day course will provide tools to develop your capacity for innovation, which will inspire new approaches for your organization's programs.


APRIL 18, 2012 - 8:30 AM to APRIL 20, 2012 - 8:30 AM CT

Transforming Local Government, Imagining Innovations

This years' Transforming Local Government Conference is titled Imagining Innovations of the Future. Various topics will be covered in sessions and by keynote speakers and will focus on ways to invigorate a city and how to break through barriers. Topics include health care, childhood literacy, citizen engagement, technology, energizing a community, solar power, voter registration, bringing a community plan to life and much more. The event also includes several social and touring activities including golf, a "jazz crawl" and dinner excursions.


APRIL 14, 2012 - 8:30 AM to APRIL 17, 2012 - 8:30 AM PT

World's Largest Planning Conference Taking Place In LA

Four days of networking and learning opportunities -- all associated with planning and reinvigorating the planning field -- will take place in Los Angeles in April, hosted by the American Planning Association. Hundreds of training sessions and workshops will take place as well as events, a Planning Expo and keynote speakers. Topics include climate change, urban development, smart growth, policy efforts, food supply, the green economy, technology, management and so much more. For more details, click here


APRIL 4, 2012 - 8:30 AM to APRIL 5, 2012 - 8:30 AM ET

Transforming Problem Properties into Opportunity, Ohio Properties Redevelopment Institute

The Greater Ohio Policy Center is hosting a two-day interactive training for local leaders and nonprofit community development organizations that will provide hands-on techniques and strategies for addressing the challenges associated with vacant and abandoned property development and redevelopment.  Topics include understanding property acquisition, land banking, the value of neighborhood stabilization, rebuilding community, state programs and policy reforms, using property information systems, developing urban projects and the role of banks in property development.  Click


APRIL 3, 2012 - 8:30 AM to APRIL 4, 2012 - 8:30 AM ET

Green Jobs Regional Conference Set for Philadelphia in April

The Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference is a national forum for sharing ideas and strategies for building a green economy and good, green jobs. This year, Good Jobs, Green Jobs is hosting targeted conferences in four different cities around the country, each featuring two days of speakers and informative workshops. Business leaders, community leaders, union members and elected officials will attend these conferences to discuss each region in depth and identify ways to build a strong foundation for a green economy.


APRIL 1, 2012 - 8:30 AM to APRIL 4, 2012 - 5:30 PM ET

National Main Streets Conference to Focus on Rediscovering Main Street

As small business districts along Main Streets make a comeback through “shop local” campaigns and a growing displeasure for sprawling development, local communities need to start thinking about what it takes to invest in small businesses and how they can help create healthy, resilient communities.  This four-day session will focus on these strategies and feature Amy Cortese – an award-winning journalist – as the keynote speaker.


MARCH 14, 2012 - 8:00 AM to MARCH 21, 2012 - 5:00 PM ET

Program Evaluation: A Practical Approach to Design & Implementation

For more information on the CCRS Professional Development Series, contact Carolyn Petrak by email or at (302)573-4475. Learn more


MARCH 1, 2012 - 9:00 AM to SEPTEMBER 29, 2013 - 9:00 AM ET

Virtual Education Options Now Available Through NeighborWorks America

A new online learning opportunity is available through NeighborWorks America!  The NeighborWorks virtual classroom is providing comprehensive professional development through faculty-led, interactive online classrooms, and providing excellent instruction as well as ways to connect and collaborate with instructors and peers online.  They also provide an opportunity for professionals to build skills and training without having to leave town or spend organizational dollars on hotels and transportation.


FEBRUARY 29, 2012 - 12:00 PM to FEBRUARY 29, 2012 - 7:00 PM PT

Reclaiming the Vision of Homeownership: Challenges and Solutions

Since 2008, the homeownership industry has fought to mitigate the housing market crisis.  The public, private and nonprofit sectors have worked together to address the sources and symptoms of the crisis. So much remains to be done.


FEBRUARY 27, 2012 - 8:30 AM to MARCH 2, 2012 - 4:30 PM PT

NeighborWorks Training Institute

FEBRUARY 20, 2012 - 8:00 AM to FEBRUARY 24, 2012 - 8:00 AM ET

Developing Plans for Developing Rentals

Learn financing and rental development details at this second course in the HDFP certification program hosted by the National Development Council.  The course focus will be the criteria used by lenders and investors to determine whether or not they will invest financially in a particular project, plus ways to attract private funds and use public funds to fill financing gaps.


FEBRUARY 16, 2012 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

"Urban Farming" Gains Momentum

Community organizers, farmers and local residents are coming together to support the idea of urban agriculture as a way to improve the health and vitality of not only families but entire communities. The urban farming trend supports economic revitalization and increases opportunities to make healthy foods more available to lower-income families, but also is a successful strategy for battling blight and abandonment in struggling areas.


FEBRUARY 3, 2012 - 8:00 AM ET

Online Training Teaches Map Making

This online introductory training course will help any user learn how to create an online map using Google Maps. The instructor, Christian Peralta, is contributing editor for Planetizen and is the Web and New Media Manager for the National Capital Planning Commission in Washington, DC. The course includes six chapters:


FEBRUARY 2, 2012 - 9:00 AM to FEBRUARY 4, 2012 - 5:00 PM PT

New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

The 11th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference will be held February 2-4, 2012 in San Diego, California.  The event will focus on Smart Growth solutions such as creating transit-oriented, compact development; transforming downtowns and ethnically diverse, older neighborhoods; designing walkable, mixed-use urban villages; and fostering the emergence of leading high-tech, telecommunications, and clean-tech businesses. Smart Growth is necessary for a more resilient economy, healthy population, expanded transportation and equitable housing.  


JANUARY 31, 2012 - 9:00 AM to FEBRUARY 1, 2012 - 9:00 AM ET

Outlook in the States and Localities Conference 2012

Any association or non-profit with state and local objectives will be interested in this two-day briefing event that will provide the essential forecasts, insight and analysis needed to position your organization to succeed in the upcoming year.


JANUARY 26, 2012 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

HUD NSP Webinar: Open Forum Q&A about the NSP2 50% and 100% Expenditure Deadlines

We encourage all NSP2 grantees attend this webinar. To attend, read the instructions below or download the PDF at the bottom of this page.

JANUARY 24, 2012 - 8:00 AM ET

ECON-201: Economic Thinking for Planners and Developers

This online course will help make the connection between planning and developing that is needed in community revitalization and sustainability. The economic viability of a community is critical, but most planners don’t understand the depths of local economies.


JANUARY 16, 2012 - 6:00 PM to JANUARY 16, 2012 - 9:00 PM ET

Innovation Awards Taking Place In January

This years' Big Apple Innovation Awards offered by LISC - Bridging the Gap for Sustainable Communities - will honor leaders and industry partners from both the public and private sectors. Winners will be announced in December 2012 and the event will take place on January 16, 2013. For more information, email Annika Lescott at or click here.


JANUARY 11, 2012 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

WEBINAR: Can Lease Purchase Save Us?


Sponsored by NeighborWorks America and the National Housing Institute/Shelterforce

As developers struggle to find buyers for rehabbed affordable homes, many are looking to a lease-purchase model to expand the pool of potential owners. But lease-purchase is far more complicated than just an end-run around the credit crunch.

DECEMBER 13, 2011 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM ET

Exploring Lease Purchase

The Stable Communities Initiative hosted a free afternoon workshop titled "Exploring Lease Purchase" at the NeighborWorks Training Institute in Washington, DC.  Roy Nash of NeighborWorks Waco in Waco, Texas & Bill Brett of Homeport Ohio in Columbus, Ohio shared strategies for their successful scattered-site rental and lease purchase programs.  Many NSP grantees have proposed lease purchase as a "Plan B" to put foreclosed units back into productive use.  This workshop explored whether a lease purchase strategy might be right for your organization. &nbsp

DECEMBER 12, 2011 - 8:30 AM to DECEMBER 16, 2011 - 2:30 PM ET

NeighborWorks Training Institute

DECEMBER 5, 2011 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Foreclosures in Communities of Color

Learn about how the ongoing foreclosure crisis has had a disparate impact on communities of color. During the past year the Annie E. Casey Foundation has convened a series of dialogues to discuss the problem and potential solutions for it. Join speakers from the foundation and participating organizations to learn more about what they discovered in their discussions, and the steps we can take to remedy the crisis.


NOVEMBER 30, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Resilient Communities in the Face of Foreclosures

Attend this webinar to hear the findings of two National League of Cities reports on Resilience in the Face of Foreclosures, highlighting Lessons from Local and Regional Practice and

NOVEMBER 15, 2011 - 8:30 AM to NOVEMBER 16, 2011 - 4:30 PM ET

Promotions, Image & Identity at the Community Revitalization Academy training

Call 717-233-4675 for details.  Learn more


NOVEMBER 8, 2011 - 8:30 AM to NOVEMBER 11, 2011 - 5:00 PM ET

Explore Equity Issues at PolicyLink’s Equity Summit

In November, stakeholders from the Equity Movement will come together at PolicyLink’s Equity Summit 2011. The purpose of this event is to help advocates, activists, policymakers, foundations and leaders in equity to advance an equitable and inclusive policy agenda.


NOVEMBER 8, 2011 - 8:30 AM to NOVEMBER 11, 2011 - 5:00 PM ET

Explore Equity Issues at PolicyLink’s Equity Summit

In November, stakeholders from the Equity Movement will come together at PolicyLink’s Equity Summit 2011. The purpose of this event is to help advocates, activists, policymakers, foundations and leaders in equity to advance an equitable and inclusive policy agenda.


NOVEMBER 6, 2011 - 9:00 AM to NOVEMBER 8, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

2011 National Property Preservation Conference

Each year, leaders and servicers from across the mortgage industry gather to share lessons learned and chart a course for the future. Through communication and teamwork, they build consensus and establish standards for policies and services. Representatives from HUD, VA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the MBA are expected to be in attendance, along with numerous city code enforcement departments and other local government organizations. You are invited to share in this dialog.


NOVEMBER 4, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

Placemaking: Making It Happen

Placemaking: Making It Happen is a new two-day training course focused on how to move ideas into reality by using a place-based management and implementation strategy. Joining PPS in teaching the course are individuals who have direct, hands on experience in applying a placemaking approach to their work. Learn more


NOVEMBER 2, 2011 - 9:00 AM to NOVEMBER 3, 2011 - 5:00 PM ET

Development Banking Conference to Take Place in November

This years’ National Housing Institute event will provide community development banks, investors and other community development stakeholders with best practices and opportunities for sharing information. Participants will hear industry perspectives and strategies for response regarding current housing issues. Keynote speakers include Donna Gambrell, director of the CDFI Fund and Sandra Thompson, the director of the Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection at the FDIC. Learn more


OCTOBER 27, 2011 - 9:00 AM to OCTOBER 30, 2011 - 5:00 PM ET

“Festival Conference” Provides Learning and Fun While Focusing on Revitalization

This Years’ Cityworks (X)Po in Roanoke, Virginia, will provide big ideas for small cities who want to change and support their neighborhoods.


OCTOBER 27, 2011 - 9:00 AM to OCTOBER 28, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

How to Turn a Place Around

A two-day PPS training course, How to Turn a Place Around introduces new ways of thinking about public spaces and how Placemaking can be used to bring communities together and revitalize underperforming spaces. Learn more


OCTOBER 27, 2011 - 9:00 AM to OCTOBER 28, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

How to Turn a Place Around

A two-day PPS training course, How to Turn a Place Around introduces new ways of thinking about public spaces and how Placemaking can be used to bring communities together and revitalize underperforming spaces. Learn more


OCTOBER 25, 2011 - 9:00 AM to OCTOBER 27, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

Advancing Community Power through Culture, Equity and Justice

This year’s conference theme, Advancing Community Power through Culture, Equity and Justice, will guide the exploration of this melting pot of culture and land of immense beauty. The NFG 2011 Conference will examine the roles that culture, equity, and justice play in building community power for people in low- and moderate-income communities and the innovative ways philanthropy is helping to advance these issues.  Learn more


OCTOBER 25, 2011 - 8:30 AM to OCTOBER 27, 2011 - 8:30 AM MT

Advancing Community Power through Culture, Equity and Justice

This year’s conference theme, Advancing Community Power through Culture, Equity and Justice, will guide the exploration of this melting pot of culture and land of immense beauty. The NFG 2011 Conference will examine the roles that culture, equity, and justice play in building community power for people in low- and moderate-income communities and the innovative ways philanthropy is helping to advance these issues. Learn more


OCTOBER 24, 2011 - 9:00 AM to OCTOBER 27, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

Learn More About Community Land Trusts

Increase your knowledge of community land trusts at this three-day conference taking place in Seattle. Training topics include a history of the movement, marketing strategies, collaborations, political advocacy, urban agriculture, using research, engaging and empowering homeowners, board development, mortgage financing options, cohousing options and more. This years’ keynote speaker is Ron Sims, Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


OCTOBER 16, 2011 - 2:00 PM to OCTOBER 17, 2011 - 5:00 PM ET

Historic Tax Credits and Preservation Projects: Issues and Opportunities -- The 27th Annual Virginia Downtown Conference

The VDDA conference will address issues important to large and small communities alike, and will provide excellent networking opportunities. Kathleen S. Kilpatrick of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources will do the keynote address.


SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

High-Performance Buildings: How and Why?

Affordable and innovative building techniques for high-performance buildings will be the topic of this online training session titled “High Performance Building Trends in Green Affordable Housing.” As these practices become more main stream, it is important for housing developers to understand how high-performance building programs can help them to achieve program goals.


SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

GreenTRIP Session Teaches the Importance of Place and Transit

Transportation has become a key ingredient to building sustainable and socially equitable communities. Community development entities have embraced this notion and green building certification is now going beyond performance to include emphasis on “place.”


SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM ET

NSP Webinar #4: Affordability Periods

This webinar will cover the requirements for the affordability period for both rental and homebuyers. It will highlight how the affordability period is calculated and recorded. The webinar will discuss the requirements for resale and recapture and highlight how these requirements are documented at the time of initial and subsequent sales. The webinar will also discuss the requirements during the rental affordability period, including documenting tenant income and rents. The webinar will also discuss how the grantee can pay for these ongoing monitoring responsibilities.


SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Workforce Housing Can Help Strengthen Communities

Explore workforce housing topics such as how to create and sustain programs in your community and the importance of partnerships in advancing these housing concepts. Participants will learn about workforce housing issues from the employers’ perspective and will hear from those who are already offering successful programs.


SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 - 9:00 AM to SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 - 5:00 PM ET

Solutions for Sustainable Communities

Learn to utilize existing resources to achieve housing, transportation and environmental improvement goals at this training geared toward practitioners and policymakers. The training will provide the tools needed to create sustainable and inclusive communities while reducing government costs. Participants will learn different methods for achieving goals, plus have opportunities to network with hundreds of colleagues.  Learn more


SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 - 9:00 AM to SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 - 5:00 PM ET

Solutions for Sustainable Communities

Learn more efficient and effective ways to utilize resources and meet goals at this National Housing Conference training session.  Examples of how to work collaboratively across policy lines will be outlined for practitioners and policy makers, and additional topics will include ways to leverage additional funds, how to reduce costs and how to make efficient use of existing funding.  Officials from HUD, EPA and DOT will provide updates and outline the benefits of incorporating green jobs into existing programs.


SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Green Ideas for Multifamily Properties

Multifamily properties can benefit from green rehab too! This webinar will cover current green due diligence for existing multifamily properties and explore when to do an energy audit, a green capital needs assessment or a physical conditions assessment.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 - 6:00 PM ET

Celebrate Workforce Housing!

The Urban Land Institute will host its Workforce Housing Awards Gala Event on September 21 at 6 p.m. The event will honor Henry Cisneros, HUD Secretary from 1993-1997, plus will feature the 2011 Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Models of Excellence and the 2011 Robert C. Larson Workforce Housing Public Policy Awards.  Get more information


SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM ET

NSP Webinar #3: Other Federal Requirements

This webinar will cover the Other Federal Requirements or Cross-Cutting Requirements that are triggered by use of the NSP funds. This includes the requirements for environmental review, Davis Bacon labor standards, Uniform Relocation Act, Lead Based Paint, Section 3 and Fair Housing. The webinar will recap these requirements as well as highlighting how to document compliance. The webinar will also highlight the timing of these requirements and how to integrate them within the development process. 


SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 - 8:30 AM to SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 - 8:30 AM PT

The San Francisco Conference on Financing Sustainable Housing and Community Development

This conference will focus on the future of sustainable strategies and how to blend these practices with sprawl, climate change, transportation and affordable housing. Topics will include transit-oriented development, affordable housing development and asset management, tools for city planning and community development and financing.  More details

SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 - 8:30 AM to SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 - 8:30 AM ET

Real Solutions for Sustainable, Equitable Cities

Civic leaders from cities located in the Great Lakes region are invited to attend the GLUE annual conference, where “rust belt” enthusiasts will meet, share information and form ideas and connections for the future.

At this event, real solutions will be developed based on real ideas for sustainability, equity and prosperity for all. Learn more


AUGUST 31, 2011 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM ET

NSP Webinar #2: Program Administration

This webinar will cover the key requirements for administering your NSP funds. It will cover eligible administrative and activity delivery costs, including indirect rates. It will also cover key financial management topics such as cost reasonableness, audits, program income and procurement. The webinar will also discuss the policies and procedures you need in order to effectively manage your program and suggestions for developing, adapting and implementing these policies and procedures, including good tools such as checklists.


AUGUST 30, 2011 - 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET

Mortgage Financing 'Roundtable' for NSP Grantees and Partners

This roundtable discussion will provide NSP grantees with an opportunity to interact with mortgage lenders so they can learn about permanent mortgage financing and increased access for clients. The discussions will bring NSP grantees and mortgage lender representatives together to talk about issues and create solutions to increase mortgage lending in NSP markets. Lender representatives will be from national lenders, State HFAs and others. The program will help subgrantees who are interested in purchasing NSP homes but cannot secure standard mortgage financing.


AUGUST 17, 2011 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM ET

NSP Webinar #1: Eligible Activities and National Objectives

This webinar will cover the types of activities that can be funded under NSP1, NSP2 and NSP3. It will answer questions about common types of projects and the ways that NSP funds can be combined with other resources. The webinar will discuss alternate program design options for markets where NSP units have been difficult to sell. It will also cover how to document the national objective, including income documentation for participants. Finally, this webinar will discuss the 25% low income (LH25) set-aside and strategies for meeting these requirements.


AUGUST 11, 2011 - 9:00 AM to AUGUST 12, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

Community Engagement: Measuring Its Impact

This training session will focus on how to determine the successes and challenges of community-building projects, which is critical to long-term success. Participants will learn how to evaluate project trends, detect obstacles, improve program designs and decide on methods of implementation.


AUGUST 10, 2011 - 8:30 AM ET

Symposium to Focus on Providing Safe, Healthy Living Conditions for Seniors

The impact of the foreclosure crisis and economic downturn on senior citizens will be the focus of a symposium during NeighborWorks America's Training Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. This session will look at current trends and demands related to the provision of affordable housing for older people, which must be considered as baby boomers age and the housing market remains weak.


AUGUST 10, 2011 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM ET

Learn How to Analyze a Neighborhood through a Quick Block Walk

A quick walk around the block can provide a great deal of information about a neighborhood if you know what to look for.  This session will help hone your observation skills and will provide a system for analyzing what you see. The session involves an on-site visit and a block walk to perform an analysis and discuss possible neighborhood revitalization responses. A practical how-to guide will be provided to help you conduct a block walk in your own community. Learn more


AUGUST 8, 2011 - 9:00 AM to AUGUST 10, 2011 - 5:00 PM ET

Training Opportunity: Strategies for Supportive Housing

This training session will look at ways to keep vulnerable residents housed, and explores the benefits of supportive housing programs for both residents and public systems. Topics include the difference between affordable and supportive housing, how to build support in the community and key outcome measures.  Learn more


AUGUST 8, 2011 - 9:00 AM to AUGUST 9, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

Learn New Tools for Neighborhood Revitalization

Learn new methods of neighborhood analysis, community participation and the neighborhood visioning process in this NeighborWorks seminar at the NeighborWorks Training Institute in Atlanta, Georgia.  Comprehensive neighborhood revitalization is an intentional process from the preliminary research stages to the final evaluation. Participants will develop goals and measurable objectives and gain experience in preparing a neighborhood-specific revitalization action plan.


AUGUST 8, 2011 - 8:30 AM to AUGUST 12, 2011 - 5:00 PM ET

Atlanta to Host the Next NeighborWorks Training Institute

Enhance your career by attending the August 2011 NeighborWorks Training Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. The Institute will not only provide numerous training opportunities on a variety of affordable housing topics but will also provide opportunities for networking with industry partners from all over the country.  Early bird registration ends June 27.  Learn more


AUGUST 8, 2011 - 8:30 AM to AUGUST 9, 2011 - 5:00 PM ET

How Do You Measure the Impact of Your Revitalization Work?

Learn how to determine if your revitalization strategies are working at the NeighborWorks Training Institute taking place in Atlanta, Georgia in August. The course -- Measuring the Impact of Your Revitalization Work -- will teach you how to create measureable objectives and describe results to stakeholders. It will also provide information on various neighborhood indicators, survey methods and data sources and show how to use them to measure the effects of particular revitalization approaches.


JULY 28, 2011 - 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM ET

Training to Focus on Workforce Housing

This training will provide insights on ways to create and sustain workforce housing programs, which are known to strengthen communities. Topics include the importance of building related local and regional partnerships, ways to manage programs and methods for addressing issues from the employer’s perspective. Employers, human resource professionals, real estate agents, urban planners, housing leaders, community development professionals and elected officials will find this training beneficial.


JULY 27, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Access to Fresh, Local Foods -- What's the Value?

Access to healthy food is critical to community development activities and promotes overall community health and well-being. Research shows that having access to local, fresh foods creates greater consumption of fruits and vegetables and decreases instances of illness. The creation of community gardens and markets provides opportunities for healthy eating as well as educational opportunities. Such garden projects can be a great option for addressing issues with vacant or abandoned properties.


JULY 27, 2011 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Wondering How Transit-Oriented Development Can Help When Resources Are Down?

Practitioners will learn how transit-oriented development and other sustainable development practices can help them deal with the economic recession and the subsequent lack of resources and limited public spending. The course, sponsored by PolicyLink, is called Budget-Oriented Development: Local Efforts to Overcome Fiscal Challenges and Create Sustainable Communities.  It will review the economic benefits of sustainable development and explore ways to coordinate housing and transportation goals. Speakers include:


JULY 20, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Training to Focus on Rethinking States, Neighborhoods and Metropolitan Solutions

As regional planning efforts begin to align with activities related to sustainable communities, the relationship between community development and regional approaches becomes important. This session will look into questions such as how should state community development agencies frame their planning models, how can MPOs support community-based revitalization, who are the key partners and how can funding be leveraged?  Explore how the regional landscape is evolving and learn about best practice models that are already in place at state, regional and local levels.


JULY 14, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

FREE WEBINAR: Managing Scattered Site Rental Programs

Sponsored by NeighborWorks America

In this free Webinar, participants will get a tour of the new online Scattered Site Rental Toolkit, and will hear presentations by two organizations that manage successful scattered site programs.  Registration information at bottom of page.

About the Webinar:

JUNE 30, 2011 - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM ET

Green Building Regional Workshop

This Green Building Regional Workshop is designed for NSP grantees. It will provide guidance on green construction and rehabilitation techniques that support NSP redevelopment activities and improve energy efficiency and sustainability goals. The session is in Minneapolis, MN. The workshop is free and open to all NSP grantees and their affiliates. Learn more

JUNE 30, 2011 - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM ET

Green Building Regional Workshop

Learn about green construction and rehabilitation techniques that improve energy efficiency and support sustainable goals for NSP programs. This regional workshop is sponsored by HUD and taking place in Minneapolis, MN.  It is free and open to all NSP grantees and their affiliates.  Learn more


JUNE 29, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Meeting the Challenge of Distressed Property Investors

Investor purchases of REO or otherwise distressed properties will be the topic of this training session, which will focus on issues related to this trend. Some responsible landlords are creating much needed rental housing while others are less responsible and not caring properly for their units, which pushes destabilization even further. This session will give local governments and community organizations ideas for dealing with potential problem investors such as regulations and incentives and will provide best practices from cities responding to this issue.

JUNE 28, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Enterprise Green Communities Best Practices Series: Health Impact Assessments

This session looks at how to create healthy communities by promoting activity and developing housing near places that promote health. Promoting healthy and active neighborhoods through activities such as walkability is essentially promoting sustainability. This session will talk about measurement tools that nonprofits can use to conduct health impact assessments that determine the impact of a policy or project on resident health.

JUNE 27, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

Regional Mortgage Financing Roundtables for NSP Grantees and Partners

This roundtable discussion will provide NSP grantees with an opportunity to interact with mortgage lenders so they can learn about permanent mortgage financing and increase access for clients. The discussions will bring NSP grantees and mortgage lender representatives together to talk about issues and create solutions to increase mortgage lending in NSP markets. Lender representatives will be from national lenders, State HFAs and others. The program will help subgrantees who are interested in purchasing NSP homes but cannot secure standard mortgage financing.

JUNE 23, 2011 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Creating Great Neighborhoods

This gathering of community leaders will focus on strategies for building vibrant, healthy and affordable neighborhoods via “Place Capital” -- unlocking potential for growth, creating transformation through action, and focusing on place-making. Speakers include Fred Kent from Project for Public Spaces, Governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Thomas Menino, Richard Walker from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Melinda Marble from the Barr Foundation and George McCarthy from the Ford Foundation. RSVP is recommended.


JUNE 21, 2011 - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM ET

Enterprise/HUD NSP Training: Green Building Regional Workshop

This Green Building Regional Workshop by HUD is designed for NSP grantees. It will provide guidance on green construction and rehabilitation techniques that support NSP redevelopment activities that improve energy efficiency and support sustainable goals. The session is in Washington, DC and is one of nine trainings around the country. The workshop is free and open to all NSP grantees and their affiliates.  Learn more

JUNE 20, 2011 - 9:00 AM to JUNE 22, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

National CAPACD 12th Annual Convention Workshops

Topics at this forum will include how communities of color can have an impact on city and regional planning, how to access corporate funding, how to build a technical assistance network that is practitioner-based, and ways to promote sustainable nonprofits. Numerous speakers will participate in this forum from all over the county. Learn more

JUNE 16, 2011 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Building Sustainable Organizations: Getting the Most Out of Your Financial Statements

This online session will provide participants with best practices in presenting details on their financial statements so they may better understand and present the financial position of the organization.  It will also show how to increase credibility through audits and financial reporting.  Learn more

JUNE 10, 2011 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Affordable Housing’s Role in Fostering Local Economic Development

This session will explore affordable housing investments that support the local economy by creating jobs and fortifying the local tax base. It will explain how communities derive economic benefits from local affordable housing programs and will show participants how they can measure these economic impacts. Speakers include Chris Walker from LISC, Paul Emrath from the National Association of Home Builders and Nellie Gorbea from HousingWorks Rhode Island. Read more

JUNE 9, 2011 - 9:00 AM to JUNE 10, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

Placemaking: Making It Happen

This two-day training will teach participants how to use a place-based management and implementation strategy to make changes in their neighborhoods. The focus is on creating public spaces that relate to community members, which includes ways to initiate improvements and manage practices. The training is geared toward practitioners as well as community members and public officials. Topics include developing a strategy, making it happen, gathering community input, working with local governments and managing the space for the long term.

JUNE 7, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

HUD NSP Webinar: Open Forum Q&A with HUD Staff

This is an open session that provides NSP1, NSP2, and NSP3 grantees and affiliates with an opportunity to get answers to their questions.  The session is free and will provide details on program design, compliance and other current issues. Learn more

JUNE 5, 2011 - 8:30 AM to JUNE 7, 2011 - 8:30 AM ET

Land Bank Conference

The focus of this conference will be how to use land banking strategies to address issues with vacant and abandoned properties. Breakout sessions will include tax foreclosure, how to finance land banking projects, market-based strategies, utilizing vacant lots and creating long-term affordability. Keynote speakers include Derek Douglas, Special Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs and Carol Coletta from Coletta and Company. More information

MAY 25, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

The New Regionalism: Rethinking States, Neighborhoods, and Metropolitan Solutions

To make the connection between regional planning and sustainable communities, this session will look at the relationship between community development and regional strategies. It will explore how state community development agencies can consider new planning models and support neighborhood-based revitalization. It will also identify key partners and consider how funding is leveraged to benefit urban, suburban and rural communities. The session will look at the landscape of the region and outline best practices for shaping communities.

MAY 25, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Experts Online -- The New Regionalism: Rethinking States, Neighborhoods and Metropolitan Solutions

This session will look at the relationship between community development and regional strategies. They will look at ways that state agencies can frame their planning models and support neighborhood-based revitalization. It will also identify key partners, methods of leveraging funding and include best practice models.  Learn more

MAY 25, 2011 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Making the Connection: Fostering Affordable Housing and Catalyzing Community Development through Federal Transportation Policy

Participants will learn how the federal transportation bill can affect choice and mobility for Americans by making smart and equitable transportation investments.  Speakers include Faith Cole from the Office of Senator Robert Menendez, Jeremie Green from LISC, Jeff Lubell from Center for Housing Policy and Anita Hairston from PolicyLink.  Learn more

MAY 24, 2011 - 2:00 PM ET

Not Just Where, but How and What: The Case for Location-Efficient Development

This webinar will highlight architectural and urban design innovations which support energy efficiency and development that are “location-efficient.”  Findings from the recent report Location Efficiency and Housing Type – Boiling it Down to BTUs will be presented alongside innovative ideas regarding sustainable development. Speakers include Danielle Arigoni from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ellen Dunham-Jones from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Daniel Hernandez and Matthew Lister from Jonathan Rose Companies.

MAY 24, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Not Just Where, but How and What: the Case for Location Efficient Development

This session will cover highlights from the recent report titled Location Efficiency and Housing Type - Boiling it Down to BTUs and will look at its relevance in different communities across the country. Training topics will include innovative architecture and urban designs that advance sustainable development plus strategies for ensuring affordability.

MAY 24, 2011 - 9:00 AM to MAY 26, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

Get Regional; Building Workforce partnerships Conference

This training will focus on the importance of regional planning and the idea that sustainable workforce and economic development goals must be regional. Federal support regarding investments, standards and partnership suggestions is helpful, but a focus on regional coalitions is needed. This training will look at building regional partnerships and look at the roles of community advocates, labor, the private sector and government in revitalizing industry and economic development.  Learn more

MAY 20, 2011 - 9:00 AM to MAY 21, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

How to Create Successful Markets

This training will examine the reasons behind the growth of farmers markets across North America and the four elements that are needed to create successful public markets. Course topics include the benefits of markets, characteristics of success, introduction to placemaking, planning, engaging the community, sustainability and more. Day one will include introductory sessions and workshops and day two will consist of market tours around the city.  Learn more

MAY 19, 2011 - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM ET

Invitation Only: Nonprofit NSP2 Grantee Convening

NeighborWorks America will bring together nonprofit grantees along with their consortium partners for a one-day convening focused on implementation of Round 2 of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Hosted by NeighborWorks America’s Stable Communities Initiative with generous support by Citi Community Development.

MAY 19, 2011 - 8:30 AM to MAY 20, 2011 - 2:30 PM ET

Marketing Strategies to Support Your Neighborhood Stabilization Work

Having difficulty selling REOs and other properties in your inventory? When people buy a house, they buy a neighborhood, too. Single-family housing developers who hope to rehabilitate and sell property quickly to stabilize neighborhoods will be most successful if they look beyond the property and partner with others to sell the neighborhood as well as the house. A positive neighborhood image is defined intentionally and cultivated through sound strategies to attract new home-buyers and other responsible investors, and to reassure existing residents.


MAY 19, 2011 - 8:30 AM to MAY 20, 2011 - 5:00 PM ET

Community Development: Past, Present and Future

This training will focus on the past, present and future of community development programs and how they have revitalized neighborhoods and helped local residents. Topics will include current challenges, needs for the future, how organizations can keep their mission current and vital and how organizations can maintain relationships with government entities and other funders. Learn more

MAY 18, 2011 - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM ET

Neighborhood Revitalization Symposium: Reimagining Older Industrial Communities

In the face of dramatic decline, new and emerging strategies are showing promise for transforming communities and enhancing the lives of residents.


MAY 18, 2011 - 8:30 AM ET

Energize Your Local Economy with a Public Market

This course will cover how to develop a local public market plan that is sustainable and suits local needs. Course topics include an overview of markets, successful practices, benefits involved, business planning and management topics. Local markets can be a catalyst for economic development and social connections.  Learn more

MAY 17, 2011 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM ET

Short Sales: They’re Not as Scary as You Think!

The National Community Stabilization Trust is assisting communities by coordinating efficient short-sales. A short sale can result in an expedient resolution that benefits the homeowner, lender and the community and are an eligible use of NSP funds.  In addition to understanding the short sale process and how NCST can help facilitate these transactions using REO Match, workshop participants will also hear from practitioners who have successfully completed a short sale transaction. This workshop is free and open to the public and no pre-registration is required.

MAY 16, 2011 - 4:30 PM to MAY 17, 2011 - 6:00 PM ET

Fannie Mae: Maximize your Community Stabilization Efforts through Fannie Mae’s Public Entity REO Sales Team

This informational session hosted by Fannie Mae will focus on providing public entities, nonprofits and down payment administrators with a comprehensive overview of how to acquire Fannie Mae REO inventory directly. Participants will learn about Public Entity (PE) REO Sales team members located throughout the country dedicated to working hand-in-hand with users of public funds to facilitate the purchase of properties from Fannie Mae. Fannie Mae will offer insight on how its team can help nonprofits quickly and successfully reach their community stabilization goals through its vario

MAY 16, 2011 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM ET

How Woonsocket, RI Developed a Community-driven and Comprehensive Quality of Life Plan

Planning has the unique power to bring people and groups together, and to get them talking about the things that matter. However, it doesn’t always go smoothly. How do you strike a balance between providing leadership and letting the community drive the process? Once the plan is complete, what happens next? How do you turn plans into reality and move people into implementation?

MAY 16, 2011 - 9:00 AM to MAY 17, 2011 - 5:00 PM ET

Strategies for More Livable Neighborhoods

Strategies for turning distressed and stagnant neighborhoods into vibrant streetscapes and gathering places will be the topic of this seminar taking place at the NeighborWorks Training Institute in Detroit, Michigan. Topics include innovative ways for attracting and engaging residents. Learn more about this course

MAY 16, 2011 - 8:30 AM to MAY 20, 2011 - 2:30 PM ET

Detroit NeighborWorks Training Institute

The NeighborWorks Training Institute provides excellent training options for practitioners working on affordable housing and sustainability. A special Symposium is scheduled for May 18, 2011 called Reimagining Older Industrial Communities. The deadline for early bird registration is April 4, 2011. Online registration ends April 25, 2011. Practitioners may also register on-site the week of the event.


MAY 16, 2011 - 8:30 AM to MAY 20, 2011 - 8:30 AM ET

NeighborWorks Training Institute – Full Course Schedule

A full slate of courses will be available at the next NeighborWorks Training Institute (NTI) on topics including affordable housing development, asset management, community and neighborhood revitalization, economic development, homeownership and community lending and much more. Registration links are listed on the site as well as course descriptions.

MAY 16, 2011 - 8:30 AM to MAY 20, 2011 - 8:30 AM ET

Community Land Trusts: Creating Permanently Affordable Housing

In this two-day session, practitioners will learn how to create and preserve housing affordability through community land trusts. Topics will include how a land trust is structured, how its governed, management practices, the value of shared equity and why the land trust model works. This session is taking place as part of the NeighborWorks Training Institute in Detroit, Michigan (May 16-May 20). Learn more

MAY 16, 2011 - 8:30 AM to MAY 17, 2011 - 5:30 PM ET

Neighborhood Revitalization for Organizational Leaders

This session will focus on policy questions and how cities can position themselves to compete in the regional marketplace.  It will explore how existing policies can help or hinder revitalization efforts and will also cover how cities, nonprofits and foundations can work together to help neighborhoods in need. Topics will include planning, policy-making and implementing neighborhood revitalization programs. Learn more

MAY 12, 2011 - 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM ET

Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America

This forum will focus on a recent report by Brookings Institution that explores the impact that high gas prices, increasing poverty, sprawl and transit issues are having on workers, plus the impact that resident access to transit systems is having on these issues. The forum will include a focus on important policy and investment choices and will explore how transit systems support local economies. The session will include a review of the study as well as a panel discussion analyzing the findings. Learn more

MAY 11, 2011 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET

Building Sustainable Organizations: Early Warning Indicator Tools for Properties – From Predevelopment to Operations

This session is for board members and executive staff at housing development organizations and will provide them with the tools they need to create guidelines regarding development projects. Topics will include how to determine if a project is worthwhile, what sort of construction problems should be reviewed by boards and executive staff, and when projects need to be closely examined because of a deficit.  Learn more

MAY 5, 2011 - 6:30 PM ET

Countdown to 2050: Race and America’s Future

This session will include a panel of experts who will discuss the changes in racial makeup that is expected to take place over the next 40 years in the United States plus focus on the fact that despite this change, racial inequality remains. Panelists will discuss the challenges involved in overcoming these inequalities and help identify necessary plans for the future.  Learn more

MAY 5, 2011 - 8:30 AM to MAY 6, 2011 - 8:30 AM ET

How to Turn a Place Around

This session will focus on new and innovative ways to think about public spaces and how “placemaking” projects can revive neighborhoods and bring people together. Placemaking has emerged as a new development strategy that focuses on community history, needs and goals. These areas are generally multi-use and fit into the community’s identity. The training session will cover how to embrace placemaking: evaluate a space, create a vision, plan for management and use other models to revitalize a small space or entire city.

MAY 4, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Enterprise Community Impact Note: Investing in the Future

This session provides information for investors on a new investment opportunity:  the Enterprise Community Loan Fund Impact Note.  Through this product, partners and others can show their support for community revitalization plus earn a financial return on their investment portfolios.

Learn more about the Enterprise Community Loan Fund Impact Note 

MAY 4, 2011 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

What’s Health Got to Do with It

The green building trend is more than energy efficiency, but is also about creating healthy and sustainable communities. This training combines the essence of green building with that of public health to include access to healthy food as well as healthy homes. Speakers include James Sallis from San Diego State University, Yael Lehmann from The Food Trust, Rebecca Morley from the National Center for Healthy Housing and Madeline Fraser-Cook from the Green Development Center. Read more

APRIL 28, 2011 - 9:00 AM to APRIL 29, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

Streets as Places

This training will focus on how streets impact communities. Ideas will be shared for improving transportation as well as methods for developing street plans that promote community health and economic vitality. Presenters will discuss policy needs, design ideas, community process and methods for implementation. Topics include techniques for designing streets as places, how to engage community members and transportation departments, making streets bicycle and pedestrian friendly and more.

APRIL 28, 2011 - 8:00 AM to APRIL 29, 2011 - 8:00 AM ET

Federal Reserve Community Affairs Research Conference “The Changing Landscape of Community Development”

This event will focus on community development policies and practices that will sustain economic recovery.  Keynote speakers include Jeffery Sachs from the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Ben Bernanke from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Registration closes April 8, 2011.


APRIL 28, 2011 - 8:00 AM to APRIL 29, 2011 - 5:00 PM PT

Build It Green Training: Understanding the Whole House Approach

This training will provide home builders and developers with information on providing green home improvements and ways to conduct a comprehensive analysis and determine remodeling practices. This includes energy upgrades, water conservation, managing moisture, improving indoor air quality, lighting, heating and more. Read more

APRIL 20, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Introducing New Resident Engagement Tools for Affordable Housing Developers and Owners

This Enterprise training session will go over two new tools recently rolled out for educating residents: the Resident Education Cards and the resident “Training in a Box.”  This session will highlight these resources and explain how to best use them. The tools include training modules that will help residents implement and maintain green building practices. The Training in a Box provides educational tools for trainers.  Read more

APRIL 18, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

Google Earth 5, for Planners

 This three-part training session teaches planners how to use the geographic planning tool Google Earth 5. Community planners can use this tool for a variety of projects including tours, stakeholder input and land use history. Users can map transit infrastructure or utilities as well as proposed buildings and projects. The training will teach how to load images onto Google Earth and manipulate them, add roads, find places, add buildings, take pictures, save a location and more. The course costs $49.95. Read more

APRIL 14, 2011 - 4:00 PM ET

New Green Loans From NeighborWorks Capital

Participants in this session will learn about new green loans at NeighborWorks Capital. Topics include NeighborWorks Capital financing details plus capital grants from NeighborWorks America which can be used for renovation and property improvements; installation of renewable energy systems; and property acquisition and critical repairs. Trainers include Mark Knight from NeighborWorks Capital and Kim Vermeer from Urban Habitat Initiatives. Learn more

APRIL 14, 2011 - 9:00 AM to APRIL 16, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

First Annual LISC Volunteer Days of Service

About 200 LISC staff will celebrate National Volunteer Week by working with AmeriCorps members, community partners and other supporters on local projects such as community gardens, neighborhood beautification projects, food banks, home repair projects and renovation projects. A list of events taking place at cities around the country are listed on the website including house-painting in Boston, landscaping in Detroit, planting seeds in Houston and helping with Career Day for San Diego youth. Learn more

APRIL 13, 2011 - 9:00 AM to APRIL 15, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

2011 NCRC Annual Conference

The focus of this years’ national conference is National Challenges, Local Solutions: Rebuilding Homes, Lives and Communities. Hundreds of community leaders, practitioners, industry experts and others will gather to explore current industry trends and what methods are needed to ensure fairness and draw people into the financial mainstream.  Learn more

APRIL 12, 2011 - 8:30 AM to APRIL 13, 2011 - 5:00 PM ET

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Training with a Focus on Abandoned Property and Foreclosed Homes

Participants in this training will learn how to use environmental design to prevent crime, with a special focus on abandoned and foreclosed homes in distressed neighborhoods. Proper designs can reduce the incidence of crimes, which is important to consider when revitalizing areas with high foreclosure rates.  The four principals for this work include: natural access control, surveillance, territoriality and maintenance. These and other strategies will be discussed including how to solicit help from law enforcement, city government and the surrounding community.

APRIL 11, 2011 - 8:30 AM to APRIL 15, 2011 - 8:30 AM PT

Rental Housing Development Finance for NSP Grantees

This five-day seminar, taking place in Sacramento, California and Tampa, Florida, will provide NSP grantees with the tools they need to develop affordable housing as well as deal with abandonment issues in distressed communities. Participates will learn the steps related to housing development, techniques for structuring financing for homeownership or rental housing and methods for making these deals happen.

APRIL 6, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Complete the Streets: Making Roads and Streets an Integral Component of Sustainable Communities

This training session will focus on the important link between streets and development. Designs and streetscapes are critical to ensuring safe and attractive routes that are also pedestrian friendly. Street plans should be an integral part of any community planning project. Trainers will share methods for involving citizens in decision making, go over the public policies needed and present effective designs. Presenters include:


APRIL 6, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Innovative Models for Charrettes and New Tools that Support Integrative Design

Best practices in green affordable housing will be the first topic in a series by Enterprise Green Communities. The recent integrative design by Center City Concern in Portland, Oregon will be used as a case study which includes best practices for setting a vision, goals and green strategy sessions.  Highlights on program successes will be included such as practices that provide healthier and more efficient housing for lower-income families. Read more

APRIL 5, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Our Partners in Action: The 100,000 Homes Campaign

This session will introduce a national initiative called the 100,000 Homes Campaign, which strives to provide housing for 100,000 homeless persons by July 2012. To reach this goal, the initiative is bringing together local stakeholders to overcome barriers and help people find quality permanent housing. Presenters include:

APRIL 5, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

NSP Resources – What Is Out There?

This webinar is geared toward NSP1, NSP2 and NSP3 grantees and partners and will share information on the available resources that can help with NSP program design and implementation, plus help grantees overcome challenges and find solutions.

MARCH 31, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

HUD Sponsored Webinar: Open Forum Q & A with HUD Staff

This open forum will provide an opportunity for NSP grantees and partners to ask questions directly to HUD regarding affordable rents, income eligibility, eligible uses, federal requirements, NSP3 Action Plans and more.  Read more

MARCH 30, 2011 - 9:00 AM to APRIL 1, 2011 - 9:00 AM PT

California Redevelopment Agency Annual Conference

This year’s Annual Conference at the California Redevelopment Agency, titled Redevelopment: Worth Fighting For, will focus on methods for communicating redevelopment stories, best practices, key partnership strategies, moving forward in difficult times, securing funding, creating transit-oriented neighborhoods and more. Keynote speaker Carl Guardino will speak about re-positioning RDA’s: Can we Mend It Rather Than End It?  Learn more

MARCH 24, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Overview of Enterprise Green Multifamily Rehabilitation Specifications

A new Enterprise tool – the Green Multifamily Rehabilitation Specifications – will be reviewed during this online session. The specifications apply to moderate-rehabilitation projects at multifamily properties that have three or more stories and align with the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria. Basic content and structure of the specifications will be covered as well as related topics including climate and housing stock.


MARCH 24, 2011 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

State of the State Budget: Outlook for Housing Programs in 2011 and Beyond

This online session will cover the budget outlook for states including the impact of budget shortfalls and budget trends in particular states. Different strategies for dealing with shortfalls will be discussed by speakers including Phil Oliff from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Steven Silver from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, and Robin Snyderman from the Metropolitan Planning Council.


MARCH 23, 2011 - 12:00 PM to MARCH 25, 2011 - 5:00 PM ET

LISC 30th Anniversary Leadership Symposium and Gala

This event will celebrate the 30-year anniversary of LISC and its work to build sustainable communities. Presentations will include highlights from programs in the Bay Area, Chicago, Rhode Island, Houston, Indianapolis, Duluth, Rural Pennsylvania, San Diego, Twin Cities and Phoenix. Presentations will include a briefing on federal policy, plus plenary panels on Maintaining Strong Communities in a Time of Turmoil, Addressing the Issues from the Front Lines: A Mayor’s Roundtable and The Future of Low Income Communities: Prospects & Challenges. 

MARCH 22, 2011 - 7:00 PM to MARCH 22, 2011 - 8:30 PM ET

Vegetable Gardening Class March 22

NeighborWorks organization Cumberland Neighborhood Housing Services is including instruction on vegetable gardening as part of its educational series. The course will be taught by Master Gardener Coordinator for Alleghany County Dedrrick Bender who will cover topics such as choosing a site, soil prep, planting strategies, planting dates, caring for a garden, fertilizers and more. The topic of gardening fits with green practices and sustainability. 

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MARCH 17, 2011 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET

Community Land Trusts: A Model for Neighborhood Stabilization and Revitalization

Practitioners and others from the housing industry can join this forum to learn more about the Community Land Trust model, which is successfully promoting and sustaining affordable housing development nationwide. Topics will include best practices, finance, market and methods of sustaining CLT programs.


MARCH 16, 2011 - 6:00 PM to MARCH 16, 2011 - 8:30 PM PT

Foreclosure Workshops Start Today

Five foreclosure prevention workshops are being offered in Long beach, California as foreclosures are expected to continue rising in 2011. The workshops are free. Participants should bring mortgage statements and monthly budgets. Visit for more details.

Workshops will be from 6-8:30 PM in the following locations:


MARCH 16, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

Neighborhoods of Choice and Opportunity: Lessons from the HOPE VI Experience and Research

Researcher and practitioner perspectives will be shared during this forum about the HOPE VI program and its impact on residents and neighborhoods. HOPE VI works to alleviate concentrated poverty by redeveloping public housing and the Choice Neighborhoods initiative goes beyond this work to revitalize neighborhoods. Forum participants will learn how these programs are affecting community revitalization.


MARCH 15, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Marketing NSP Properties

This session will provide NSP grantees with strategies to market their NSP properties for sale or rent. Topics will include evaluating the market to identify best strategies, methods for focusing marketing on those who are qualified and strategies used in other markets. See event


MARCH 15, 2011 - 1:00 PM ET

Apply for an AFI Grant This Year – Orientation Webinars

AFI is offering several funding orientation webinars for potential grantees and partners to provide guidance on AFI applications requirements and procedures.

Orientation webinars are taking place:

  • March 15, 1PM
  • March 22, 1PM
  • March 29, 1PM
  • Learn more


MARCH 14, 2011 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET

Behavior Change toward Green Living and Emissions Reduction

This session will provide detail on simple ways that Americans can cut green house gas emissions through their choices in transportation, energy consumption, diet and waste. Presenters will share methods for engaging community members in sustainability activities.


MARCH 10, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

Strengthening the Green Foundation: Research and Policy Directions for Development and Finance

This training session, geared toward researchers, industry practitioners and policy makers, will provide details on green development and finance. Experts will discuss the core issues associated with green development and will talk about the tools, costs, benefits and opportunities available in financing this type of development. Valuation will be covered as well as roles of those in the housing industry and how to measure achievements.


MARCH 8, 2011 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM CT

Free Support Group for Homeowners in Distress to Meet Weekly, Starting Tonight

Supporting the emotional needs of homeowners in distress is as important as financial and legal support, says the Dane County Foreclosure Prevention Taskforce which is now offering a weekly support group to help families through this difficult time. Participants will learn coping strategies and techniques for dealing with feelings surrounding their mortgage situation. The support groups are hosted jointly by the taskforce and the Edgewood College Family Center.


MARCH 8, 2011 - 2:00 PM ET

Maximizing NSP in Cities Experiencing Severe Population Loss

This webinar will cover ways for cities experiencing severe population loss to maximize their NSP funding. Read more


MARCH 8, 2011 - 9:00 AM to MARCH 9, 2011 - 5:00 PM CT

Native American AFI Pre-Application 2-Day Training

Strategies for building comprehensive asset-building projects with a focus on Individual Development Accounts will be provided in this free two-day training, with a focus on preparing applications for funding through OCS’s Assets for Independence Program or ANA’s Social and Economic Development Strategies Program. These sessions are for Tribes and Native American, Native Alaskan and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander nonprofits. Read more


MARCH 3, 2011 - 9:00 AM CT

Housing: Building a New Foundation for Economic Prosperity

This conference will explore affordable housing in Missouri and Southwest Illinois and strategies for building sustainable communities. It is geared toward practitioners in the housing industry such as housing developers, finance experts, attorneys, policy representatives and local leaders.


MARCH 2, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Overview of EPA’s Multifamily High Rise Program

The EPA’s expansion of the ENERGY STAR program to mid- and high-rise multifamily buildings will be discussed in this web session hosted by Enterprise Community. The session will cover these changes as well as the protocols and support available from EPA. It is expected that buildings will be accepted into the program in June 2011. Affordable housing developers will need to understand these changes. This session will provide the details needed for program compliance.


FEBRUARY 28, 2011 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT

The Impact of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) on Communities & Organizations


  • Is your organization a recipient of NSP funding?
  • How did the grant impact your organization?
  • What capacities should you plan for?

FEBRUARY 28, 2011 - 8:00 AM to MARCH 4, 2011 - 6:00 PM PT

NeighborWorks Training Institute

The NeighborWorks Training Institute provides excellent training options for practitioners working on affordable housing and sustainability. A special Green Symposium is scheduled for March 2, 2011 called Green Choices, Green Value – For the Families and Communities We Serve. The deadline for early bird registration is January 18, 2011. Online registration ends February 7, 2011. Practitioners may also register on-site the week of the event.


FEBRUARY 23, 2011 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET

Swimming Upstream: Race, Place and the Problem of Persistent Poverty in America

Experts from across the country will discuss the repercussions of being born into poverty on factors such as housing options, the educational systems  and the food and resources available. As the country struggles to rebound from the financial crisis, more programs are being cut which is increasing the problems associated with overcoming poverty. Panelists will discuss public policies, institutional barriers and the impact of unemployment. Panelists include:


FEBRUARY 23, 2011 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Building Sustainable Organizations: Lessons and Recommendations from the Field

This session will look at 10 organizations that have worked to endure the financial crisis and will share lessons learned and recommendations to nonprofits and their funders on ways to build sustainable organizations.


FEBRUARY 23, 2011 - 1:00 PM ET

Giving HUD-DOT-EPA Feedback

This conference call will provide funding regions with an opportunity to express concerns and give feedback on the first-round application process as well as program design for the Sustainable Communities Program. To register, send an email to Call-in information will be sent directly.

FEBRUARY 22, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Property Management Tools

This webinar will review two new tools by LISC that will help practitioners improve their property management and implementation of NSP. The Property Evaluation Tool uses mapping along with questions to collect information on the condition of the property, real estate records and demographics. The Mobile Property Evaluation Device (MoPED) can be used with an iPhone or Android to do property condition surveys and attach the surveys to the GPS coordinates.

Step 1: Dial-In U.S. & Canada:    866.740.1260

Access Code: 4559813

FEBRUARY 18, 2011 - 8:00 AM PT

Bay Area Chapter of NAHREP to Host 2011 REO Forecast Event in Oakland

This event will provide real estate professionals with the tools they need to create positive community impact and better serve their clients. Speakers include representatives from Freddie Mac, Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo and the National Community Stabilization Trust who will talk about the current housing environment.


FEBRUARY 11, 2011 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

Restructuring the U.S. Residential Mortgage Market: New Research from Housing Experts and Perspective from Alan Greenspan

This session will cover existing housing policies that need to be re-evaluated because of their impact on the financial crisis including financial reform for government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The forum will highlight the issues and options for moving forward. The keynote speaker is Alan Greenspan and two panels will focus on resolutions for issues raised. Learn more


FEBRUARY 10, 2011 - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Using Local Market Data to Support Neighborhood Stabilization

This session will identify the data needed to guide and support work in neighborhood stabilization. It will look at the value of local market data on real estate transactions, code enforcement, and property conditions and will show how to use this data to demonstrate what is happening in a community.


FEBRUARY 9, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Experts Online - Community Development and the States in 2011: State Housing Trust Funds

This session will look at funding and other resources for State Housing Trust Funds for the upcoming year.


FEBRUARY 8, 2011 - 1:00 PM to FEBRUARY 9, 2011 - 1:00 PM ET

NSP Problem-Solving Clinic

HUD is hosting clinics around the county to provide problem-solving details to programs utilizing Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds. These clinics provide answers to questions, networking opportunities and lessons learned. Topics may include program requirements, land banking information, marketing, multi-family resources and more.


FEBRUARY 8, 2011 - 8:30 AM ET

Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference

Conference will focus on green initiatives such as building the green economy, infrastructure and transportation; local initiatives; workforce and economic development; emerging green sectors; energy efficiency; and more.


FEBRUARY 3, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Forming Effective Partnerships

This webinar will focus on strategies for forming effective partnerships. 

Learn more


FEBRUARY 3, 2011 - 9:00 AM to FEBRUARY 5, 2011 - 5:00 PM ET

10th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities

Conference topics will cover strategies for addressing weak economies and the impact that’s having on communities. This includes reducing infrastructure and service costs, ideas for financing smart growth, and ways to use smart growth for community and economic vitality.


FEBRUARY 2, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Experts Online: Using Green Infrastructure to Build Healthy, Livable Communities

This online session will cover the planning topics associated with creating sustainable, healthy, livable communities including green infrastructure and low-impact development. Topics include ways to manage storm water, water conservation and ways to reduce water management costs such as rain gardens, green roofs or permeable pavement.


FEBRUARY 1, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Overview of the 2011 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria

This training will focus on Green Communities Criteria including smart land use, water and energy conservation techniques, using sustainable materials and creating healthy living environments. It will also provide information on the process for Enterprise Green Communities Certification.


JANUARY 27, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

HUD Sponsored Webinar: NSP Grantee Virtual Panel

This online training will feature an NSP grantee virtual panel. Learn more


JANUARY 20, 2011 - 2:00 PM ET

How States Use Qualified Allocation Plans as Incentive for Preservation, Transit Oriented Development and Green Design and Building Practices

This webinar will outline changes to the low income housing tax credit and how new plans will incentivize preservation, transit-oriented development, green building projects and more.


JANUARY 19, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Experts Online: Proven Policy Strategies to Remediate Vacant Properties: Codes, Ordinances and State/Local Policies

Some cities have been able to use codes and ordinances to effectively address the vacant properties issue. This session will highlight these strategies and provide toolkits that can be used in any community.  Read more


JANUARY 19, 2011 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT

Family Strengthening Summit: Building Assets for Young Children

This session will include information on asset-building activities to strengthen children and entire families. Topics include financial education, access to financial services, credit/debt counseling, IDAs, tax prep and access to other federal benefits.  Click here

JANUARY 19, 2011 - 8:30 AM to JANUARY 20, 2011 - 5:00 PM ET

Urban Land Institute's "Basic Real Estate Development"

The successful development of real estate requires a basic understanding of the overall development process, as well as where and how each stage fits in that process. Taught by experienced professionals, Basic Real Estate Development offers a practical how-to introduction to real estate development.


JANUARY 19, 2011 - 8:30 AM PT

NSP Problem-Solving Clinic – Los Angeles

Another in its series of problem-solving clinics, HUD is holding this session in Los Angeles where participants can have their questions answered regarding NSP program requirements and activities.  See details


JANUARY 11, 2011 - 9:00 AM ET

Neighborhood Stabilization Program Problem Solving Clinics

NSP grantees can take advantage of these one-day clinics sponsored by HUD which will provide expert advice on various NSP topics such as NSP program requirements, marketing, land banking, accessing credit and more. Clinics will take place in Detroit, MI (12/7/10 and 12/8/10); Atlanta, GA (1/11/11 and1/12/11); Los Angeles, CA (1/19/11 and 1/20/11); Orlando, FL (1/25/11 and 1/26/11); and Washington, DC (2/1/11 and 2/2/11).


JANUARY 11, 2011 - 8:00 AM to JANUARY 12, 2011 - 4:00 PM ET

NSP Problem-Solving Clinic

HUD will offer a new series of problem solving clinics on the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. This is an opportunity to get your community's NSP questions answered and share lessons learned with other grantees. The clinics are by invitation only, with preference given to grantees in the broader region around each of the five locations. Details and registration information will be available soon. Clinic dates: 11/7/10, 11/8/10 (Detroit, MI); 1/11/11 and 1/12/11 (Atlanta, GA); 1/19/11 and 1/20/11 (LA), 1/25/11 and 1/26/11 (Orlando); 2/1/11 and 2/2/11 (DC)


JANUARY 11, 2011 - 8:00 AM to JANUARY 14, 2011 - 8:00 AM CT

Home Ownership Finance

Certification program will provide details on attaining financing to develop single-family homes that are affordable to low- or moderate-income buyers.  Register here


JANUARY 11, 2011 - 8:00 AM ET

NeighborWorks Training Site Has New Look

The NeighborWorks website has a new look and layout, including its training and events page. Visit the site and take a look at coming events, upcoming Training Institutes and other training resources. click here


DECEMBER 20, 2010 - 5:00 PM PT

Workshops Help Homeowners Avoid Scams, Predatory Lenders

NeighborWorks organization Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation is offering weekly workshops to help consumers in Ventura, CA avoid foreclosure and predatory lending scams.


DECEMBER 16, 2010 - 2:00 PM ET

Federal Housing and Community Development Issues: A Review of the 111th Congress and a Preview of the 112th Congress

The incoming Congress will be very different from the outgoing leadership. This online session will discuss some of those differences as well as the issues of importance to the next Congress, plus will cover what this change means for housing and community development policy.


DECEMBER 15, 2010 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Planning for Affordable Rental Housing Near Transit: Using Acquisition Funds and Land Banks

Webinar will cover ways to provide affordable rental housing near new transit locations with a special focus on how to reserve land for this type of development.


DECEMBER 15, 2010 - 2:00 PM ET

Year 15: Best Practices in Nonprofit LIHTC Transfer Strategies

This seminar will discuss strategies for dealing with properties that are nearing the end of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit compliance period including purchase options, exit taxes and more.


DECEMBER 13, 2010 - 1:00 PM ET

Asset Management for Owners/Developers: Ask the Experts

This “Ask the Expert” session will provide participants with an opportunity to have their questions answered about budgeting, compliance or other asset-management issues within their organization.


DECEMBER 10, 2010 - 9:00 AM to DECEMBER 12, 2010 - 4:00 PM ET

Southern Human Right’s Organizer’s Conference (SHROC) VIII

This annual conference works to build coalitions to correct human rights violations and work toward social change.


DECEMBER 9, 2010 - 8:30 AM to DECEMBER 10, 2010 - 5:00 PM ET

Urban Land Institute's "Restructuring, Repositioning, and Recapitalizing Distressed Real Estate Assets"

Course Description

This new hands-on, Excel-based workshop will provide real estate professionals with the fundamental theoretical and practical analytical skills to understand, quantify, and transform underperforming real estate assets in today’s market.


DECEMBER 8, 2010 - 2:00 PM ET

Repositioning Suburban Multifamily Foreclosures: A Case Study from the Village of Oak Park, IL

This webinar will explore a program in Oak Park, IL that is focused on bringing foreclosed, multifamily properties back into use and will share strategies for responding to such foreclosures to create opportunities for long-term affordability.


DECEMBER 6, 2010 - 9:00 AM to DECEMBER 10, 2010 - 6:00 PM ET

NFMC Training Program

A variety of courses related to foreclosure intervention and default counseling are scheduled and scholarships are available for counselors who are part of the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program.


DECEMBER 2, 2010 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Green Communities: Understanding ENERGY STAR for New Homes Updates

Online course will review program requirements for the ENERGY STAR for New Homes program as it fits within the Green Communities Criteria.


NOVEMBER 30, 2010 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)

HUD offers a free webinar on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO). More information coming soon, so check the website!


NOVEMBER 30, 2010 - 8:00 AM to DECEMBER 1, 2010 - 5:00 PM MT

Show Me the Money: Financial Management for Participating Jurisdictions

Training will cover financial management details and federal requirements for accounting and more for HOME and other HUD programs.


NOVEMBER 29, 2010 - 9:00 AM to DECEMBER 2, 2010 - 6:00 PM ET

Ohio Housing Finance Agency and Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing

Conference offers sessions on fair housing fundamentals, compliance, affordable housing, homeownership programs and training on Hardest-Hit Funding.


NOVEMBER 29, 2010 - 8:00 AM to NOVEMBER 30, 2010 - 4:00 PM ET

Section 3 and Labor Standards: Job Opportunities for Low-Income Persons

Participants will learn how to develop a Section 3 program, its requirements, an implementation plan, methodologies and other standards. Section 3 programs promote economic development, neighborhood economic improvement and self-sufficiency.


NOVEMBER 17, 2010 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET

Marketing and Selling Homes in a Neighborhood Stabilization Program

Sponsored by E*Trade Financial and presented by Enterprise’s Foreclosure Response Initiative, this event is the third in a 4-part series focusing on comprehensive neighborhood stabilization. The webinar is targeted to nonprofits and local governments that are working to market and sell rehabbed properties as part of their neighborhood stabilization work. Registration is required.

Link to webinar materials and resources


NOVEMBER 17, 2010 - 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM ET

Community Land Trusts: Preserving Affordable Homeownership

This pre-conference workshop at the Virginia Governor's Housing Conference will lead nonprofit organizations and local government leaders through a step-by-step workshop about how to set up and manage community land trusts. The workshop trainer, Michael Brown from the Community Land Trust Academy, will be joined by community land trust practitioners in Virginia, North Carolina and the District of Columbia who will share their experiences with different models that can work in Virginia.


NOVEMBER 16, 2010 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Communicating about Housing: Midterms’ Impact on Housing’s Future

Forum will explore the impact that midterm elections will have on the housing and financial crisis.


NOVEMBER 16, 2010 - 8:00 AM to NOVEMBER 17, 2010 - 5:00 PM ET

Energy Efficiency Training

Training will provide detail on how to add energy efficiency alternatives to rehab and new construction projects to include Energy Star programs and standards, air quality and moisture control.


NOVEMBER 15, 2010 - 8:00 AM to NOVEMBER 19, 2010 - 5:00 PM CT

Housing Development Finance: Problem Solving and Deal Structuring

Training will help participants blend financial analysis techniques with problem solving and negotiation skills, which will help them close complex homeownership and rental housing projects.


NOVEMBER 10, 2010 - 2:00 PM ET

The Invisible Transformation: Turning Debt into Revenue

Training will share information from a New York City program that is generating revenue and strengthening housing rehabilitation by combining a tax collection policy with a housing policy.


NOVEMBER 9, 2010 - 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET

Building Stable Communities: A Regional Forum on Responding to Foreclosure - Invitation Only!

On Tuesday, November 9, 2010 NeighborWorks® America and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston will convene a one-day regional symposium in Providence, RI to explore the effects of foreclosure in New England.  This invite-only forum will draw representatives of the housing and community development, philanthropy, finance, and other allied fields to discuss comprehensive and innovative strategies to stabilize communities.  This forum is meant to provide an opportunity for participants to hear from experts in the region and nation while networking with partners and peers.

NOVEMBER 8, 2010 - 6:00 PM to NOVEMBER 8, 2010 - 8:00 PM ET

2010 Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Awards

Award event celebrates local heroes, student leaders, community volunteers and neighborhood builders including Brand New Day and Ironbound Community Corporation.

NOVEMBER 5, 2010 - 8:30 AM to NOVEMBER 8, 2010 - 7:00 PM CT

NARdiGras, 2010. Focus on Real Estate – Four Intensive Days that Give You the Competitive Advantage

Conference will cover industry changes, opportunities to share ideas and recent innovations affecting real estate.


NOVEMBER 4, 2010 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT

Investing in Community Prevention: A Dialogue with Federal Leadership on the Community Transformation Grants and the National Prevention Strategy

Discussion will provide an update on the development and implementation of Community Transformation Grants and the National Prevention Strategy and provide opportunities for input.


NOVEMBER 3, 2010 - 8:30 AM to NOVEMBER 5, 2010 - 5:00 PM ET

Building Sustainable and Inclusive Communities

This educational and policy analysis forum will target inclusionary housing programs to discuss challenges related to inclusionary housing as well as potential solutions, plus will help strengthen relationships between stakeholders who may disagree over policies related to affordable housing.


NOVEMBER 3, 2010 - 8:30 AM to NOVEMBER 5, 2010 - 6:00 PM ET

2010 National Inclusionary Housing Conference

Conference will focus on inclusionary housing topics including best practices in inclusionary housing programs as well as potential challenges and policy options.


OCTOBER 28, 2010 - 1:00 PM ET

Webinar Summit Archive Available Free Until October 28

Seven webinars are available through NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now Initiative on topics such as marketing, negotiation tips and business strategies.


OCTOBER 26, 2010 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Fair Housing Basics

This e-learning course will provide history, scope, and enforcement information regarding the Fair Housing Act.


OCTOBER 26, 2010 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET

Community Land Trusts: A Shared Equity Model

This one-day forum for affordable housing practitioners, lenders, foundations and policymakers will discuss how shared-equity models work and how community land trusts can help preserve affordable housing and stabilize neighborhoods.


OCTOBER 26, 2010 - 8:00 AM to OCTOBER 27, 2010 - 6:00 PM ET

Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Recovery: A Focus on Job Creation and Economic Stabilization

Conference will focus on research and its implications for policy and practice.


OCTOBER 25, 2010 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Preserving Affordable Housing Near Transit: Strategies and Tools for CDCs and Nonprofit Affordable Housing Developers

As regions around the US expand their public transportation systems, housing opportunities must be considered including affordable housing options and mixed-income neighborhoods.  Read more

OCTOBER 20, 2010 - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM CT

NSP Post Obligation Clinic

This program is for NSP organizations who are starting to market NSP properties and will provide details on the changes taking place in the mortgage and real estate market.  Read more

OCTOBER 19, 2010 - 8:30 AM to OCTOBER 22, 2010 - 5:00 PM PT

2010 Rural LISC Seminar (Rural Works! Building Sustainable Communities)

Sessions will cover sustainability issues in rural areas.


OCTOBER 14, 2010 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Experts Online: Get in the game! Preparing your 2010 NFL Grassroots proposal

Session will provide ideas and best practices for submitting a NFL Grassroots proposal


OCTOBER 14, 2010 - 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM ET

Restoring Confidence to Neighborhoods in the Middle

Middle neighborhoods are the critical strategic battleground for cities hoping to retain and attract the working- and middle-class households essential for urban survival. These still vital neighborhoods urgently need thoughtful intervention to reverse growing disinvestment pressures. In recent years, practitioners have learned that strategies that focus on the central goal of building confidence are powerful tools for revitalizing neighborhoods, enabling them to compete effectively for the investment choices of homebuyers and responsible investors.


OCTOBER 13, 2010 - 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM ET

Sell That House! Teaming Up to Sell Houses and Neighborhoods in Weak Markets

Single-family housing developers who hope to rehabilitate and sell property quickly to stabilize neighborhoods will be most successful if they look beyond the footprint of the property and partner with others to sell the neighborhood as well as the house.


OCTOBER 13, 2010 - 11:00 AM to OCTOBER 15, 2010 - 2:45 PM ET

Reclaiming Vacant Properties

Event will cover policies, tools and strategizes to address the vacant property issue.


OCTOBER 5, 2010 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET

Self Management vs. 3rd Party Management: How to decide what’s right for your organization

Session will help organizations determine whether or not to move from a third party management system to a self-management system or visa versa.  Read more

OCTOBER 2, 2010 - 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM CT

4th Annual Connecting the Dots: The Neighborhood Celebration of the Year

Celebration of revitalization accomplishments in Minnesota communities.


OCTOBER 2, 2010 - 8:30 AM to OCTOBER 5, 2010 - 6:00 PM ET

NCHSA 2010 Annual Conference & Showplace

HFA’s will demonstrate the power of housing during in-depth sessions on housing topics that confront current housing challenges.


OCTOBER 1, 2010 - 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET

Financial Education and Asset-Building Opportunities

Session will provide best practices regarding personal finance and asset-building strategies for lower-income families plus new ideas related to volunteer income tax assistance sites.


SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Training for Buyers Without a NAID Number

Training will teach NSP grantees how to access properties through the FHA First Look program


SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM MT

Partners in Innovation: Including Affordable and Workforce Housing within Transit-Oriented Development

Examine sustainable Transit-Oriented Development that includes affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income families


SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM MT

Partners in Innovation – Including Affordable and Workforce Housing within Transit-Oriented Development

Examine challenges and opportunities for developing transit-oriented development which includes affordable housing options for working families and low- to moderate-income households.


SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 - 8:30 AM ET

Out Loud

This podcast features one organization’s efforts to preserve rental housing along transit routes (available anytime).


SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM MT

The Art & Science of Evaluation: Sound Methods for Assessing Policy and Environmental Change

Discussion topics will include community systems that affect health and ways to work toward changes that create healthy, safe environments.   Learn more

SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 - 8:00 AM PT

Home Rescue Fair to Help Las Vegas Residents Facing Foreclosure

This event will provide free assistance and counseling to Las Vegas residents who are facing foreclosure, hosted by the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson, Bank of America, Station Casinos, the National Urban League, National CAPACD, National Council of La Raza and Housing for Nevada.


SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 - 9:00 AM to SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 - 5:00 PM ET

Mid South Delta LISC – 13th Annual Delta Community Development Conference

Focus on building community in the Delta through affordable housing partnerships, energy efficient housing development, building sustainable communities, financial literacy and more.


SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 - 8:00 AM to SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 - 5:00 PM ET

Mid South Delta LISC – 13th Annual Delta Community Development Conference

Affordable Housing Conference will focus on partnership-building, energy efficient housing, housing development options, financial literacy, asset-building, and much more.


SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 - 9:00 AM to SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 - 5:00 PM ET

Green and Healthy Management Strategies for Multifamily Properties

Course will demonstrate ways that affordable housing property owners can reduce energy and water consumption and improve resident health for tenants.


SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 - 9:00 AM ET

Announcement of Winners for the 2010 MetLife Foundation Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing

Listen to a live announcement of MetLife Foundation Award Winners for 2010.  Read more

SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 - 8:00 AM to SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 - 5:00 PM ET

Greenspace NCR and National Center for Healthy Housing

Course will help property owners and managers reduce energy, water and contaminants in their property thereby improving resident health and supporting healthier environments. 

SEPTEMBER 9, 2010 - 9:00 AM to OCTOBER 21, 2010 - 5:00 PM ET

Keeping Kids Moving: How Equitable Transportation Policy Can Reverse Childhood Obesity

Webinar series will explore how healthy children and healthy families impact healthy neighborhoods.


SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 - 8:00 AM to SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 - 5:00 PM ET

REO and Vacant Properties – Strategies for Neighborhood Stabilization

Training will cover REO markets and how they operative, the impacts of foreclosed and vacant properties on communities, ways to keep properties occupied and how to stabilize neighborhoods hit by foreclosure.  Read more


AUGUST 31, 2010 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

18 Month Deadline and Beyond: HUD’s Corrective Action Plan

Webinar for NSP1 grantees will go over corrective actions related to the 18-month deadline.

AUGUST 24, 2010 - 8:30 AM to AUGUST 25, 2010 - 5:00 PM ET

HUD and FHA Loss Mitigation Training

Online training regarding HUD’s loss mitigation program is for HUD-approved housing counselors/mortgagees and nonprofit counselors.  

Read more


AUGUST 20, 2010 - 8:00 AM ET

Turning Around Vacant Property in Greater Richmond

Discussion with regional leaders and national experts on ways to address vacant properties in Richmond neighborhoods.  Read more


AUGUST 19, 2010 - 8:30 AM to AUGUST 20, 2010 - 5:30 PM ET

NR231 Stabilizing Neighborhoods in a Post-Foreclosure Environment

With fundamental shifts in mortgage markets and the evolution of the foreclosure epidemic, fallout for neighborhoods ranges from increased vacancies to diminished property values, challenges to property maintenance, and the need to rethink homeownership options for low- to moderate-income buyers. This course includes timely information on five distinct types of foreclosed homeowners, each of which has different implications for restoring neighborhoods of choice.

AUGUST 16, 2010 - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Developing a Mission-Oriented Real Estate Brokerage

Free workshop for NeighborWorks Training Institute participants with information on starting up a nonprofit real estate brokerage, including benefits, how-to’s and challenges to success.

AUGUST 16, 2010 - 8:30 AM to AUGUST 17, 2010 - 5:00 PM ET

AH291 REO Solutions: Property Assessment, Acquisitions and Financing

The REO challenge has dropped tens of thousands of foreclosed affordable properties into our communities. Many sites are vacant and are being damaged by vandalism and the elements. This course discusses how nonprofit housing developers can assess the feasibility of rehabbing and selling or leasing a foreclosed and abandoned property, acquire it from the bank or other owner and how to arrange financing for carrying the property and funding the rehab work.

AUGUST 16, 2010 - 8:30 AM to AUGUST 20, 2010 - 5:00 PM ET

NeighborWorks Training Institute

Housing-related courses plus a special symposium, A New Era in Affordable Housing: Investing for Impact in Sustainable Communities, will be available at this NTI in Philadelphia, PA.


AUGUST 12, 2010 - 9:00 AM CT

Bring Workers Home – 2010 Regional Forum on Workforce Housing

Learn about the importance of workforce housing programs and how to create and sustain one in your community.


AUGUST 6, 2010 - 8:00 AM to AUGUST 17, 2010 - 12:00 PM ET

Agencies Announce Public Hearings on CRA Regulations

Public hearings on changing CRA regulations will be held on the following dates: August 6 in Atlanta, GA; August 12 in Chicago and August 17 in Los Angeles.


JULY 29, 2010 - 9:00 AM ET

Understanding Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac HAFA Short-Sale Rules-20100729 1859-1

One hour training on recent rules by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for processing short sales that are in agreement with federal HAFA guidelines.


JULY 29, 2010 - 8:00 AM to JULY 30, 2010 - 5:00 PM ET

The Definitive National Conference on Green Affordable Housing and Community Development

Learn how to improve over community health through energy efficiency, water conservation and improved air quality. Renewable energy is a priority for the Obama administration, which includes sustainable community development.


JULY 28, 2010 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

Strategies for Comprehensive Neighborhood Stabilization

Join this session to learn about strategies for implementing comprehensive neighborhood stabilization activities as well as the successes and challenges of doing this work.  Register here


JULY 27, 2010 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

Multifamily Weatherization: Working with Your Local Provider

Learn how to tap into the $5 billion ARRA Weatherization Assistance Program funds through the U.S. Department of Energy.  Register here


JULY 27, 2010 - 9:00 AM ET

The Convergence Partnership’s Healthy People Healthy Places Webinar Series

This five-part webinar series covers various topics and systems that are shaping communities and affecting overall neighborhood health. The series will inform participants of strategies and resources for creating healthy and safe neighborhoods. Next events are July 27 and September 21.


JULY 27, 2010 - 9:00 AM to JULY 30, 2010 - 5:00 PM ET

Assets for Independence: 2010 Conference and Learning Academies

Learn ways to combat poverty and promote self-sufficiency through asset-building strategies.


JULY 27, 2010 - 5:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET

Sustainable Communities Grant program: Making Equity Drive Your Region’s

Discussion on aligning Federal programs with State and local programs to support coordination of housing, economic development, transportation and environmental policies.


JULY 14, 2010 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET

Experts Online: Organizing for Safety

Learn how to organize community members to work with public safety departments to increase neighborhood safety and address persistent crime.


JULY 6, 2010 - 8:00 AM ET

Community Stabilization: An Introduction to REO Acquisition, Rehab, Disposition and Management

Participants can access this online course at any time to learn strategies for addressing the vacant housing issue caused by the foreclosure crisis.


JUNE 17, 2010 - 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET

Getting NSP Funds Moving

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the Federal Reserve Board, the Council of State Community Development Agencies and NeighborWorks America invite you to a Webinar discussion about


MAY 27, 2010 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

Successful Approaches to Greening NSP Rehabilitation

Sponsored by E*Trade Financial and presented by Enterprise’s Foreclosure Response Initiative, this event is the first in a 4-part series focusing on comprehensive neighborhood stabilization. The first event explores two programs that are using the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) as an opportunity to incorporate a comprehensive green strategy into rehabilitation of acquired foreclosed homes, and describes how other local programs can implement similar green strategies into their acquisition/rehabilitation programs


MAY 12, 2010 - 8:30 AM to MAY 14, 2010 - 5:00 PM ET

Rethink. Recover. Rebuild: Reinventing Older Communities

Fifty-eight nationally recognized practitioners, researchers, and plenary speakers, such as former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, will be featured at the Rethink. Recover. Rebuild: Reinventing Older Communities conference, which will be held Wednesday, May 12, to Friday, May 14, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing.  


MARCH 19, 2010 - 8:30 AM ET

Home Star Update & Program Operation

Heard about Home Star but need more information to know how your business can really be involved? Then join us for our webinar to discuss the details of the draft Home Star legislation and specifically how the program operates – how the money flows, the role of the contractor, the Quality Assurance system, the role of the rebate aggregator, and more. Industry experts will present our webinar and answer your questions.


FEBRUARY 2, 2010 - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET

NSP Problem-Solving Clinic (Detroit, MI)

HUD is offering a series of locally-based Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Problem Solving Clinics on implementing the NSP program. The clinics are targeted to the needs of individual housing markets and thus are open to grantees and their nonprofit, developer and financial institution/ lender partners from each local market area.


JANUARY 26, 2010 - 9:30 AM to JANUARY 28, 2010 - 6:30 PM ET

Neighborhood Stabilization Program (HD200)

HUD established the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) with the goal of stabilizing communities and neighborhoods that have been devastated by home foreclosures and abandonment. NDC?s NSP Fundamentals course builds participants? ability to effectively use NSP funds to formulate and implement neighborhood stabilization strategies and develop compliance skills and systems that are an essential part of ongoing neighborhood stabilization.


JANUARY 22, 2010 - 12:25 PM ET

NSP 2 Conference (invitation only)

This intensive 1 day event will provide grantees an overview of the NSP2 grant agreement and key program implementation tasks. Workshops will cover topics such as: how to set up and draw from DRGR; conducting environmental reviews; complying with other federal requirements such as Lead-Based Paint or URA; financial management; and record keeping and reporting as well as monitoring the work of subrecipients, partners and consortia members.


JANUARY 20, 2010 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Asset Management for Affordable Housing

The asset manager performs a vital role in preserving quality affordable housing developments. Good asset - or risk management - is critical to all involved parties, from investors to lenders to the low-income families this housing serves. Participants gain an understanding of the goals of asset management, their role in achieving those goals, and the tools needed to manage risk effectively.

Cost: $250


JANUARY 13, 2010 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

Experts Online: Smart Growth revisited: What does Smart Growth look like in 2010?

Hosted by Local Initiatives Support Corporation this online event explores the future of Smart Growth.

The recent American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides billions of dollars for weatherization and green retrofits for public housing, HUD-assisted, and other affordable housing. This Symposium will bring together experts and practitioners involved in affordable housing in California to discuss how these and other relatively new financing resources are being used throughout the State to green existing affordable homes.


DECEMBER 8, 2009 - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Responsible & Sustainable Redevelopment: The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative in Baltimore

The dramatic increase in Weatherization Assistance Program resources provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has caused significant challenges on the ground as programs struggle to ramp up way beyond their previous capacity. At the same time, it presents an opportunity to leverage this investment to make real improvements in housing for low income families that go beyond weatherization as well as providing job and economic opportunities.

DECEMBER 8, 2009 - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Rising to the Challenge: A Streamlined Approach to Evaluating Your Community Stabilization Program

In this workshop you will learn about the use of a new “ready to go” set of outcome indicators and measurement tools for community stabilization programs developed through Success Measures at NeighborWorks® America.

DECEMBER 8, 2009 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET

Live at the Forum: Frank Alexander on Land Banking as a Foreclosure Mitigation Strategy

Join on Tuesday, December 8 from 1 - 3:00 p.m. EST (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST) to learn more about land banking as a foreclosure mitigation strategy and get answers to your questions from Frank Alexander of the Emory University Law School. This "Live at the Forum" event is offered in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Foreclosure Response podcast series.


DECEMBER 7, 2009 - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Rising to the Challenge: Using HUD's Neighborhood Stabilization Program

This workshop is a companion to Wednesday's symposium, Rising to the Challenge: Stabilizing Communities in the Wake of Foreclosure. It is designed for organizations looking for a deeper dive into HUD's Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). The workshop will present what NSP grantees consider when approving their partners. Special attention will be paid to the issues and challenges with NSP, and how organizations are overcoming these challenges. Examples of regional collaboration and branding and marketing the NSP effort will be discussed.