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Upcoming Events

2017 Annual Meeting

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
10:00 am PT | 1:00 pm ET

The 2017 Annual Membership Meeting is scheduled for December 5, 2017 at 10 am PT/1pm ET.

All members are encouraged to attend and participate!

The tentative agenda for this meeting is as follows:

1.            Welcome
2.            Membership Report
3.            Grounded Solutions Network Business
4.            Looking Ahead to 2018
5.            Questions and Answers

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What we now know about Inclusionary Housing Policies & How to Maximize Their Impact

Thursday, December 14, 2017
10:00 am PT | 1:00 pm ET

Join us to hear the findings from the largest and most comprehensive inclusionary housing study that has ever been conducted. Emily Thaden, Ph.D. and Vince Wang, Ph.D., co-authors of the working paper published by Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, will review the prevalence, impact, and practices of inclusionary housing policies and programs. The researchers will be joined by practitioner, Jeff Yegian from the City of Boulder, to reflect upon how inclusionary housing policies and programs can optimize their impact and what has worked in Boulder, CO.

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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 (Complete – Resources Below)

June: Sharpening the Edges: Innovations in CLTs and Shared-Equity Homeownership  (Complete – Resources Below)

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

August: Community Land Trusts: Controlling Land for the Common Good (Complete – Resources Below)

September: Inclusionary Housing: Harnessing Market Forces (Complete – Resources Below)

October: None – Join us at Intersections 2017!

November: Increasing Organizational Sustainability: Lessons from the Field (Complete)

December:  What we now know about Inclusionary Housing Policies & How to Maximize Their Impact

Past Events & Trainings

Inclusionary Housing: Harnessing Market Forces

Tuesday, September 19
11:00 am PT | 2:00 pm ET

More than 500 communities across the country have adopted inclusionary housing policies with many more under consideration. Join Stephanie Reyes from Grounded Solutions Network, Linda Prosnitz from the City of Cambridge and Maria Benjamin of San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development as they define and discuss inclusionary housing policies—how they leverage market forces, how they can be structured and what they can do—as well as trends and best practices learned from programs on the ground.

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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 ebain@groundedsolutions.org

Community Land Trusts- Controlling Land for the Common Good

Wednesday, August 16
11:00 am PT | 2:00 pm ET

Community land trusts are a powerful and flexible tool for creating and preserving inclusive communities. Join Jason Webb, Community & Capacity Building Specialist at Grounded Solutions Network, Mandy Bartle, Executive Director at South Florida Community Land Trust and Randy Cole, Housing Programs Supervisor for the City of Columbia, as they share how community control of land has transformed neighborhoods and live.

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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 ebain@groundedsolutions.org

Introduction to Permanently Affordable Homeownership

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

Communities all across the country are trying to create policies that do more with less, balance individual benefits with community benefits, and make a dent in their local affordable housing needs. More and more, these communities are adopting permanently affordable housing models to achieve their goals. Join Jenee Gaynor, Capacity Building Senior Specialist at Grounded Solutions Network, as she makes the case for permanently affordable housing and shares how you can adopt and customize these models to fit your community’s needs.

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

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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 ebain@groundedsolutions.org

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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**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: 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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