on Green Affordable Housing Production and Preservation, Tenant Rights & Issues, Community Organizing, & Equitable Economic Development

ANHD conducts a comprehensive, year-round series of training courses and a score of single-session workshops that promote best practices in affordable housing and economic development, increases policy advocacy skills, and helps community organizations  build capacity.  Watch for updates for more trainings on  Tenant Rights,  Affordable Housing at Risk, Metrics and Reportage, and  Communications!

ANHD gratefully acknowledges the generous support of:

Apple Bank, Astoria Bank, Bank of America, BTMU Foundation, Capital One, Citi Foundation, Consolidated Edison,  HSBC, Mizuho USA Foundation, NeighborWorks America, Ridgewood Savings Bank, Santander & Wells Fargo Foundation



LOCATION (unless other location noted below): Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), 50 Broad Street, Ste. 1402, NYC below Wall St., near A, C, E, R, J, Z, 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains.

*PLEASE NOTE:  Some workshops are  held at other locations or with partnering groups that require a different fee and registration process.   The class description below includes that information.



Wed, June 8. 10am – 12:30 pm
TRAINER: Juan Restrepo, Esq., Sr Assoc., Goldstein Hall PLLC 
What non-profit developers should know about negotiating construction and architect agreements. What are your rights? What do you do if something goes wrong with construction? Where does responsiblity lie? Led by an experienced real estate attorney.

                                PRIOR TRAININGS HELD FALL 2015 SEMESTER

July 22, 2015.  Housing Budget Analysis.
 Helping City Council funded and other  grassroots organizations understand, create, and track goals.  Includes record-keeping and landscape of providing assistance to local clients. 

September 24, 2015.  How to Supervise.  Training for organizations that have received City Council funding and / or grassroots organizations.

September 30, 2015, 10am-1pm. Low Income Housing Tax Credits – Context, Dynamics & Trends: An Update.  William Traylor, President, Richman Housing Resources, will update the status of the LIHTC program, including analysis of current investor demand and possible solutions.

October 7, 2015, 10am-1pm. The Site Zoning Analysis and Project Feasibility for Affordable Housing Development Made Easier. Just How Important Are They? Presenter: Gil Rosa, Project Eye Consultants Inc.  How big can I build and how much will it cost? In order to begin a new affordable housing project, a thorough zoning analysis and project feasibility study are needed in order to determine the permissible size, height and use of buildings, as well as the potential costs of construction.  Knowing how to interpret NYC’s zoning statute, the Zoning Resolution, is essential to analyze the development potential of real estate in NY.  This class covers zoning requirements and zoning maps; use regulations; yard regulations; Floor Air Ratio (F.A.R.) limitations and requirements, and bulk regulations; open space requirements; building height, setback and building envelope; building accessories; parking, sprinkler requirements and egress analysis, as well as the essentials and components of a sound feasibility study.

October 14, 2015, 10am-1pm. Deal-Making, Partnerships and Joint Ventures: How to Structure a Partnership Deal For Affordable Housing Development.  David Goldstein, Esq., Goldstein Hall PLLC, Attorney’s-at-Law. There are a lot of wrinkles when teaming up with other entities to create a development team to construct affordable housing. Know how deals work & how to bring clarity to the partnerships & maximize the value your organization brings to the table.

October 21, 2015, 10 am-1pm. The Business of Asset & Property Management-Best Practices. Lisa Deller, V.P. Asset Management NY Equity Fund, will present the elements of sound asset and property management with an overview of the roles, responsibilities and the day-to-day operations including: marketing & leasing, rent-up and rent collection, supervising maintenance staff, record keeping, monitoring contracts, risk management & insurance. Managing the outside manager vs. self management, front & back office split, etc.

October 22, 2015. Affordable Housing At Risk.  Training for ANHD member groups on ANHD’s tool to identify affordable housing at risk in each community.

October 28, 2015 – DOUBLE WORKSHOP – 10am – 1:15pm:

  • 10:00 am–11:30 am. Housing Court:  What Happens When You Have to Take a Tenant toCourt?  Jenny Laurie, Executive Director of Housing Court Answers, will present their valuable program services for unrepresented tenants, and walk us through the various steps associated with different aspects of housing court, with a special focus for owners of affordable housing. This important training will also describe Housing Court procedures, eviction prevention programs and applicable housing law. Housing Court Answers provides information tables in the city’sHousing Courts and a hotline for callers with information about housing law, rent arrears assistance, and homeless prevention guidance.
  • 11:45 am-1:15 pm. Removing Building Violations: A Hands-On Training. Randall Powell, Assistant Vice President at MBD Community Housing Corp., will guide us through the sometimes complicated process of effectively removing ECB, HPD & DOB violations from our buildings. You will become familiar with the various application forms, procedures and time-frames for removing different types of building violations in order to become compliant and save money by avoiding excessive fines on top of those violations.

November 4, DOUBLE WORKSHOP -10AM-1:15PM

  • 10 -11:30am:  Amalgamated Bank’s Housing Construction Loan Program. Amalgamated staff will explain the new loan program geared toward smaller New York City affordable housing developments.
  • 11:30-1pm. Community Reinvestment.  ANHD’s Senior Campaign Analyst, Jaime Weisberg, discusses an overview and current state of the Community Reinvestment Act, how it impacts the work Community Development Corporation CDC) developers do on a day-to-day basis, and how CDCs can engage banks in their work to leverage more investment.

November 17,  10am-4pm, Tenant Organizing Data Skills #1. Training on finding data on building finances, violations, ownership and more, plus using data tools and resources. Includes ANHD research on affordable housing risk factors and ANHD’s SAMP. Also using BIP, ACRIS, HUD and HPD data bases.  

FREE! November 30, 10am-12:30pm, SBS on SBS.  Join the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) for a conversation about their programs and tools to support small businesses and community-based development organizations. Representatives from SBS’ Neighborhood Development, Business Development and Business Acceleration Divisions will provide an overview of SBS services, and will offer an opportunity to discuss opportunities and challenges facing neighborhood commercial districts and small businesses with attendees.

December 2, 10am-12:30pm, Introduction to Developing Affordable Housing and Real Estate Finance.  Drew Kiriazides, Associate Director, Catholic Charities.  This nuts-and-bolts training explains how to do financial feasibility for real estate deals-to determine if a project is bankable or not.  If you wanted to know how the numbers work, this class is the one for you.  Students will have hands-on practice with pro forma development budgets.  Participants also explore the different actors involved in the development process.

December 3, 2-5pm.  Compelling Campaign Communications.  Media messaging is an essential component of campaign design. Join this training to gain foundational skills on using communications for building effective campaigns. The training will provide an overview of the basics for crafting a strategic integrated communications plan for an individual campaign. The session will be tailored to meet needs of participants, to help us do that please complete this short survey to help us better understand what you wish to learn. Trainer: Linda Cronin-Gross, President, LCG Communications
FREE! December 10, 10am-12:pm, Sectoral Based Workforce Development: Best Practices in NYC.  Community Leaders in Sectoral Based Workforce Development present Best Practices in NYC.

$15 – December 17,  10am-4pm, Tenant Organizing Core Skills #2. How to develop an effective Tenant Association for sustainability, incorporate leadership development into the Tenant Association building process and navigate conflict.

CERTIFICATION CLASS Feb. 17 & 24 – 10am – 3:30pm @ ANHD
Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) 10-hour, 2 day Construction Safety class
$100 for ANHD members, $125 non-members
NYC Department of Buildings mandates that all workers at major construction sites must have had the OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry safety class within the last five years. DOB inspectors regularly visit job sites to check for OSHA cards, and any laborer without an OSHA card will be ejected from the job. Taking this course helps students to remain safety compliant and maintain their current employment or to become safety compliant as a first step towards qualifying to be hired in the construction field. This dynamic safety class will introduce students to the critical skills of hazard recognition and hazard avoidance.  Topics include Introduction to OSHA, Worker’s Rights, Personal Protective Equipment, Hazard Communication, Fall Hazards, Electrical Hazards, Caught in-between Hazards, and Struck-by Hazards. At the conclusion of this  class, all students will receive a temporary certificate.  The official OSHA card will arrive in the mail.

May 10 and 11 @ ANHD, 10am to 5pm
$15 includes 2 days training
OTHER UPCOMING ORGANIZING CLASSES TBA – NYC Budget Process – NYC Legislative Process – Supervising Organizers Part 1 – Supervising Organizers Part 2


TAKE ONE CLASS – $5 each   TAKE ALL 4 – $15 total
1. Removing Building Violations: A Hands-On Training. Wed, May 18. 10-12 noon, Randall Powell, Vice President, Infinite Horizons, LLC
2. Housing Tax Credits: Program, Context, Dynamics, Trends.  Wed, May 18. 1-3:30pm, William Traylor, President, Richman Housing Resources
3. The Business of Asset & Property Management.  Wed, May 25. 10-12 noon, Lisa Deller, V.P. Asset Management, NY Equity Fund
4. Passive House Construction Standards: Make Multi-Family Buildings Perform Energy Efficiently, Reduce Maintenance & Operating Costs, Basics of Global Warming. Wed., May 25. 1-3:30 pm, Michael Sweringen, President, MicroLeadershipMy 24 & May 26. 2 DAY CERTIFICATION SERIES with EXAM: GPRO Operations & Maintenance
Location: Solar One, 29-76 Northern Blvd., LIC, NY, 646.576.5672

2 day green building operations (including exam) for property managers and building staff in multi-family residential buildings. With support from NYSERDA, Solar One is offering at a 60% discount.


May 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27. 6 DAY CERTIFICATION SERIES with EXAM: BPI Multifamily Building Operator
Location: Solar One, 29-76 Northern Blvd., LIC, NY, 646.576.5661

6 day class (plus 2 hour exam) on energy and water efficient operations to reduce maintenance and utility costs, and improve health and safety of building occupants. With support from NYSERDA, Solar One is offering at a 60% discount.

May 31 & June 1, 2016.  2 DAY OSHA CERTIFICATION – Construction Safety @ ANHD
NEW: ANHD is now an OSHA training center for New York Safety & Training
Tues May 31, Wed Jun 1. 10 – 4pm 
ANHD members $100, Non-members $130
TRAINER: Mike O’Donnell, President, New York Safety & Training,, 718.734.8400.
- DAY I-Jun 7: Introduction to OSHA, your rights as a worker, Chemical Hazard Communication, Personal Protective Equipment, OSHA Fatality/Catastrophe report.
- DAY 2-Jun 8: 4 most common serious hazards at construction sites: Falls, Struck-By Hazards, Electrical, and Caught In-Between.