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Upcoming Events

June Inclusionary Housing Peer Office Hours

Monday, June 26
12:00 pm PT | 3:00 pm ET

Do you want to learn more about how inclusionary housing programs are administered? Join us to talk about best practices and challenges for municipal affordable housing programs with long-term affordability restrictions and more!

We’ve heard loud and clear that practitioners managing inclusionary housing and similar programs for municipalities across the country would appreciate the opportunity to talk with their peers. In 2017 we plan to hold a series of six online Peer Office Hours events on a variety of topics identified by inclusionary housing practitioners.  This month’s topic will be managing programs with long-term affordability.  We hope you can join us to share your challenges, ask and answer questions, and learn what others across the country are doing so that you don’t have to re-create the wheel.

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Network E-Learning Series: June

Sharpening the Edges:
Innovations in CLTs and Shared-Equity Ventures

Tuesday, June 27
11:00 am PT | 2:00 pm ET

Imagine being able to serve your community in new ways and becoming a more sustainable organization at the same time. By launching social ventures, Grounded Solutions Network members are doing just that. Join Beth Sorce, Director of Capacity Building at Grounded Solutions Network, Jim Philbin, Community Land Trust Director at One Roof Community Housing and Tyler Koski, Project Manager/Real Estate Broker at Proud Ground, as they share their experiences in launching and sustaining new lines of business.

This event is free for Grounded Solutions Network Members and $15 for non-members.

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Network E-Learning Series

Dig into the details of creating and sustaining a community land trust, inclusionary housing and shared-equity homeownership programs. Each one-hour, virtual training, focuses on building the knowledge and skills that practitioners need right now in order to do their jobs most effectively. Participants should feel free to choose just the sessions that are of most interest to them, or participate in the whole series.

For AICP certified planners, these e-learning sessions are eligible for continuing education credits.

March: Community Land Trusts: Controlling Land for the Community (Complete – Resources Below)

April: Introduction to Permanently Affordable Housing Development (Complete – Resources Below)

May: Sharpening the Edges: Innovations in the Habitat for Humanity Model *REGISTRATION OPEN*

June: Sharpening the Edges: Innovations in CLTs and Shared-Equity Homeownership

July: Introduction to Permanently Affordable Housing

August: Community Land Trusts: Controlling Land for the Common Good

September: Inclusionary Housing: Harnessing Market Forces

October: None – Join us at Intersections 2017!

November: Increasing Organizational Sustainability: Lessons from the Field

December: Hot Topics in Inclusionary Housing



Past Events & Trainings

Network E-Learning Series: May

Innovations in the Habitat for Humanity Model:
Making Permanent Affordability Work

May 24, 2017
11:00 am PT | 2:00 pm ET

Habitat for Humanity Affiliates have been serving thousands of households every year as one of the top private housing developers in the country. As markets heat up, many Affiliates have recognized that more subsidy is needed to help each family into homeownership, and as a result have become increasingly interested in permanent affordability. This webinar will feature examples and guidance on how to make this model work in your community.

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**If you registered for this webinar, you should receive an email with a passcode to view the recording, if you have yet to receive this passcode, email Jgaynor@groundedsolutions.org

Network E-Learning Series: April

Introduction to Permanently Affordable Housing Development, Part 1

April 12, 2017
11:00 am PT | 2:00 pm ET 

Developing affordable housing is complex and includes a number of twists and turns. Join Jason Webb, Community and Capacity Building Specialist at Grounded Solutions Network, as he discusses the fundamentals of development financing for permanently affordable homes and walks through the critical elements of homeownership and rental development pro-formas.

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Introduction to Permanently Affordable Housing Development, Part 2 

April 19, 2017
11:00 am PT | 2:00 pm ET 

Are you wondering what it takes to be a real estate developer? Are you trying to decide if that is the best next step for you and your organization? Join Jason Webb, Community and Capacity Building Specialist at Grounded Solutions Network, and Staci Horwitz, Operations Director at City of Lakes Community Land Trust, as they discuss the overall real estate development process, critical roles and responsibilities, and different models of “doing” development.

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Community Land Trusts: Controlling Land for the Common Good

March 15, 2017  
11:00 am PT | 2:00 pm ET

Community land trusts are a powerful and flexible tool for creating and preserving inclusive communities. Rachel Silver, Chief Operating Officer at Grounded Solutions Network, and Selina Mack, Executive Director of the Durham Community Land Trustees, shared how community control of land has transformed neighborhoods and lives during this E-Learning session.

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2016 Annual Membership Meeting

December 6, 2016
11:00 am PT | 2:00 pm ET

Join us for our annual membership meeting as we review the past year, celebrate our accomplishments, announce the results of the election for Board seats, and look ahead to 2017.
All Members are encouraged to attend, share feedback and ask questions.

The agenda for this meeting is as follows:

  1. Welcome
  2. Membership Report
  3. Grounded Solutions Network Business
  4. Looking Ahead to 2017
  5. Questions and Answers

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Don't Let Paper & Process Clog Your Application Pipeline

July 19, 2016
11:00 am PT | 2:00 pm ET

This interactive webinar will bring together the leading experts on program management: You and others like you! Join us for a peer-to-peer webinar and discover how to fine-tune your outreach and application pipeline. Together, we will discuss strategies to evaluate your current processes, pipeline management best practices, tactics to work smarter with online forms, and peer tips and tricks to be more applicant-centered.

This learning webinar is ideal if you are currently receiving homebuyer applications and selling units, are interested in learning what other effective programs are doing, and/or are willing to share experiences with your peers. The registration form will ask several questions about your work and experiences, and Grounded Solutions Network staff may follow up with registrants to discuss their ideas and prepare examples for our discussion.

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Fall in Love With Your Resale Formula - Or Find a New One!

May 12, 2016
11:00 am PT | 2:00 pm ET

How is your resale formula performing – and how do you even know how to approach this question? 

Join us for a webinar where we’ll discuss a variety of measures for resale formula performance, including a data-driven approach to considering wealth building and affordability preservation.  You’ll hear about what the HomeKeeper Hub’s industry-wide Social Impact Report says about our performance as a whole, as well as practitioners dialing in on how their own resale formula has performed over the years. Julie Brunner will facilitate our discussion, featuring plenty of time for Q&A.

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