2017-03-24 - 2017-03-25 All dayEnvironmental Assessment for New ConstructionMarch 23-24 | Silverdale, WA
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2017-03-24 - 2017-03-27 All day
Environmental Review: A Study of Housing Rehabilitation Project
March 21-22, 2017
Environmental Assessment for New Construction
March 23-24, 2017
These 2 interactive workshops address the environmental review requirements of 24 CFR Part 58 as they apply to HUD-funded housing new construction and rehabilitation activities. Participants will learn about the specific requirements that apply to projects, including NEPA and the other related laws and authorities, and how to evaluate and address them in the environmental review record, from project planning through HUD approval and release of funding. During each workshop participants will work with a specific project case study to develop a completed Environmental Assessment or a completed Review, enabling them to learn and then use the new knowledge they have gained. The sessions will wrap up with a discussion of key stumbling points and environmental review best practices.
2017-03-24 - 2017-03-28 All day
Participants will learn how to deliver a comprehensive homebuyer education program designed to help educate prospective native homebuyers on how to become successful homeowners. The curriculum is specifically tailored for Native American communities.
Participants will also learn the most effective methods to help potential homebuyers determine what is best for them; to build a new home or to buy an existing one. Other areas covered in this curriculum include understanding the mortgage loan process, how to prepare a family budget, how to improve credit profiles, how to avoid the pitfalls of predatory lending, foreclosure prevention strategies, and how the family can maintain the home and their personal finances after the purchase.
Instructors specialize in homebuyer education and include culturally relevant teaching techniques in the classroom.
2017-04-04 - 2017-04-06 All day
This course focuses on two key elements of successful housing development efforts: the needs assessment and community engagement process. Both the needs assessment and community engagement strategies are cornerstones of the planning phase. A needs assessment will help ensure that the housing project is meeting the real needs of the community, while community engagement strategies are key to ensuring that community members are engaged over the long term, and a TriballyDesignated Housing Entity (TDHE) or a Tribe’s Housing Department has prepared, qualified homeowners or tenants once housing units are constructed. The first day of the course will provide an in-depth look at the needs assessment. We will explore a framework for carrying out a needs assessment, looking at what the needs assessment entails, why it is important, and who can carry it out. Participants will have an opportunity to analyze a sample needs assessment together, highlighting elements that they would want to incorporate into their own
assessment efforts, and then start designing an assessment for their community. Recognizing that the housing development process is often a lengthy one, on the second day of the course, we will look at how to keep community members engaged in the process over an extended period of time. We will examine the value of community buy-in and ownership (and how to achieve it), looking at the charrette model, incorporating educational components, and coordinated programming efforts, such as Individual Development Account (IDA programs) to assist families in staying engaged.
We will then outline other important components of the housing development process. We will conclude the course by having participants identify needs assessment and community engagement strategies that make the most sense for their organization, and outline the specific steps to implementing these strategies.
2017-05-16 - 2017-05-18 All day
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2017-09-19 - 2017-09-21 All day
Click here for Basic Accounting course description.
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2017-09-19 - 2017-09-21 All dayBasic AccountingSeptember 19-21 | Chicago, ILRegistration Not Available