The Building Capacity Course is designed for Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) and nonprofit developers seeking opportunities and exposure to best practices in affordable housing development. Participants will learn and expand existing skills in affordable housing development and finance, asset and property management, as well as position their business for effective joint ventures and public-private partnerships. The City has committed to increasing the participation of M/WBE and nonprofit developers in building affordable housing and diverse neighborhoods.
Classes are presented by panels of HPD and private subject matter experts and include topics that will lead you through the steps of affordable housing development. Participation in the workshops do not guarantee work with the City of New York. The 2019 Building Capacity Course will take place monthly, on select Monday evenings from 5:30pm-7:00pm, from March through October, 2019, in lower Manhattan. Dates and exact location will be confirmed upon acceptance.
Individuals from entities that have completed previous Building Capacity workshops will be invited to sign up for a limited number of slots on a per workshop basis, but should not apply to participate in the full series.
For questions about the course or upcoming classes, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 2014, over 60 M/WBE firms and nonprofit organizations have gained valuable insights into and connections with the affordable housing industry. View the full list of participants or find select graduate bios below.