HUD’s Office of Affordable Housing Program is pleased to offer deliveries of its current training series, CHDO Opportunities in HOME and PJ Peer Group, in Newark in mid-May. More detailed information and registration links for each session are following with general information for both trainings
CHDO Opportunities in HOME
HUD’s Office of Affordable Housing Programs is pleased to offer a two-day course targeted to representatives of prospective Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) and new staff of existing CHDOs. CHDO Opportunities in HOME is a training on the HOME CHDO Program regulatory requirements, including:
- The CHDO set-aside and the relationship between participating jurisdictions (PJs) and CHDOs;
- Criteria an organization must meet to be designated as a CHDO;
- Regulatory requirements pertaining to the development of homebuyer (i.e., for-sale) and rental housing;
- Definition of a CHDO’s role as an owner, sponsor, or developer of housing; and
- Incentives a PJ may provide to a CHDO, including operating, predevelopment assistance, and CHDO proceeds.
Who Should Attend?
This course is intended as a general overview and is particularly suited to new CHDOs and new staff of existing CHDOs. PJ staff is welcome to register, but priority will be given to CHDO staff. PJ staff registration requests will not be confirmed until space availability is determined.
HUD has scheduled other CHDO Opportunities in HOME classes in other regions. Please see the course page on the HUD Exchange for more information.
PJ Peer Group
HUD’s Office of Affordable Housing Programs (OAHP) is sponsoring a PJ Peer Group in Newark, NJ on issues surrounding Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) designation and capacity building.
This Peer Group session is a one-day in-person session that includes additional training for PJs and problem solving discussions. Attendees will be provided with “beta” versions of sample tools being developed for broader national publication and will be given the opportunity to provide input on what other tools PJs most need for assessing and building CHDO capacity.
Who Should Attend?
All PJs are invited to attend, but PJs will generally be limited to 2 participants. Attendance at a previous CHDO Opportunities in HOME course or the May 17-18, 2016 class prior to the PJ Peer Group is strongly encouraged. OAHP is particularly interested in PJs struggling to identify capable CHDOs.
General Information for Both Trainings
Please note that submitting a registration request does not guarantee you a seat at the training. Due to limited space, registrations will be reviewed and approved prior to confirmation. You will receive a confirmation email if you are accepted into the training. Please do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation email from the Training Point of Contact.
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Training Series Point of Contact
Beth Lindow | firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more information about upcoming trainings and access materials from previously held trainings, go to HUD Exchange Training and Events.