Join the Network at the next NeighborWorks Training Institute
Join us at the upcoming NeighborWorks Training Institute in Washington DC between December 8th and 12th! We will be offering a new two-day course on shared equity homeownership as well as our ever popular one-day class on City-CLT Partnerships.
AH256: Shared Equity Housing: Creative Models to Preserve Affordable Homeownership: Monday 12/8- Tuesday 12/9
Shared-equity homeownership is a tool for creating vibrant, inclusive and equitable communities. Community land trusts, shared-equity cooperatives and deed-restricted houses homes are models where the responsibilities, risks, and rewards of homeownership are shared between the individuals who own this housing and an organizational entity that stands behind the home long after it is sold. These models ensure that homes remain affordable to persons of modest means on a long-term basis by restricting the amount of equity that homeowners may remove from their homes on resale. In this introductory course, participants will review the most common models of shared equity homeownership, weighing the pros and cons of each as a vehicle for promoting individual and community security, prosperity, and mobility.
AH254: The City-CLT Partnership: Municipal Support for Community Land Trusts: Wednesday, 12/10
Participants will learn about the key elements of the City-CLT relationship identifying some of the common pitfalls and best practices from throughout the country. Participants will also review essential aspects of a negotiation between a CLT and a local government. Participants will be exposed to the range of challenges that arise when local governments choose to support community land trusts and highlight the best practices of local governments that have found ways to help CLTs to grow and develop. Readings John Emmeus Davis, Rick Jacobus and Maureen Hickey, Building Better City- CLT Partnerships: A Program Manual for Municipalities and Community Land Trusts, Lincoln Institute Working Paper, 2008.
The Network is pleased to make scholarship funds available for current Network members. Scholarship applications will be reviewed in the order that they are received. View the Network Scholarship application (PDF)>
In addition, NeighborWorks is generously offering a tuition reduction for Network members. View the NeighborWorks Course Registration Form (PDF)>
For more information about the Training Institute, including a complete schedule, visit the NeighborWorks’ website.