HUD’s Office of Affordable Housing Programs (OAHP) is sponsoring a group of Participating Jurisdictions (PJ) Peer Groups in Texas on issues surrounding Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) designation and capacity building. Three in-person sessions will be held simultaneously in three Texas cities. These sessions will be linked together via video-conference and during the online follow-up portion of the Peer Group engagement. PJs should register for the specific location they would attend in person.
The Peer Group includes:
- An in-person session that includes a combination of training, direct TA, and field research on what tools PJs most need for assessing and building CHDO capacity, as well as allow participating PJs to provide feedback on the needs of their CHDO partners;
- Six weeks of ongoing follow-up during which participants will be able to interact with one another and with TA providers using an online forum setup specifically for attendees; and
- A concluding webinar summarizing the results of the Peer Group process.
During the in-person session, brief training modules will be presented followed by breakout sessions where participants can explore topics related to assessing and supporting CHDO capacity in greater detail. Attendees will be provided with beta versions of sample tools being developed for broader national publication.
PJs will have the opportunity, both during the in-person session and the online follow-up:
- To identify other tools and resources they need or to present samples developed locally;
- Obtain reviews and advice on adapting and adopting HUD or peer-provided samples;
- Seek further guidance and engage in discussions with peers and TA providers on questions raised during the training, topics that require additional clarification, and local questions that occur following the in-person session.
Who Should Attend?
All PJs are invited to attend, but PJs will generally be limited to 2 participants. OAHP is particularly interested in rural PJs and PJs struggling to identify capable CHDOs.
For more locations, please visit the PJ Peer Group on Assessing & Building CHDO Capacity training page
Please note that submitting a registration request does not guarantee a seat at the training. You will receive a confirmation email if you are accepted into the training.
Note to registrants: This Peer Group will be held in a Federal facility. Consistent with all Federal agencies, as of October 10, 2015, HUD implemented the Department of Homeland Security Real ID Phase 3b Enforcement Rule. REAL ID is a coordinated effort by the states and Federal government to improve the reliability and accuracy of state-issued identification documents. This rule does not allow visitors presenting driver’s licenses from the following noncompliant states: Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, and Washington, access to Federal facilities, including HUD facilities. Visitors entering HUD Headquarters from these noncompliant states must present another form of identification, such as a Federal issued ID or passport upon entering the premises. All visitors will still be signed in on HUD’s Visitors Management System and require and escort at all times.
Training Series Point of Contact
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