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Training Institute Online Fall Series

Please use the course links below to register for each course!
New registration deadline-Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Grounded Solutions is pleased to offer 4 of our most popular courses in a condensed, 2-week series this upcoming September. Our courses are designed to be interactive, delivering content, facilitating discussion and encouraging learning in an engaging virtual format. This is a great opportunity for new practitioners, onboarding new staff, or otherwise dedicating some quality time for professional development.  

All courses will meet from 12:30-3:30pm ET (9:30a-12:30pm PT) on the dates listed below.

Register here: Community Land Trusts for Homeownership: Basics & Beyond (Monday & Tuesday, Sept. 13th & 14th)

This introductory level course is for individuals interested in starting or supporting a community land trust, new staff or board members of existing CLTs or anyone interested in revisiting the fundamentals. Participants often include new practitioners, board members, advocates, CLT partners, and funders.

Register here: Affordable Pricing & Resale Formulas for Shared Equity Homeownership (Wednesday & Thursday, Sept. 15th & 16th)

This intermediate level course is best for individuals who are implementing or actively designing a shared equity homeownership program and will offer hands-on exercises to help participants understand the importance of a thoughtful affordable pricing policy and the pros and cons of common resale formula types.

Register here: Pre-Purchase Stewardship for Shared Equity Homeownership (Monday & Tuesday, Sept. 20th & 21st)

This intermediate level course is best for individuals who are implementing or actively designing a shared equity homeownership program and will focus on key policies and procedures related to homebuyer education, program marketing, applicant selection, program eligibility review, the marketing-to-closing pipeline, and permitted mortgages. This course is sponsored by Citi.

Register here: Post-Purchase Stewardship for Shared Equity Homeownership (Wednesday & Thursday, Sept 22nd & 23rd)

This intermediate level course is best for individuals who are implementing or actively designing a shared equity homeownership program and will focus on key policies and procedures related to stewardship, monitoring and enforcement, including outreach and education, occupancy and subletting, refinancing, maintenance, capital improvements, program/lease fees, delinquency and foreclosure, resales, and data and document management. This course is sponsored by Citi.

Each course is $170 for Grounded Solutions Network members, and $220 for non-members. If you would like to apply for a need-based scholarship for discounted registration fees, please complete this form by August 27th to be considered for a scholarship.

Contact Baridilo Dube at [email protected] with any questions and find out more about our Training Institute Online here!


Jenee Gaynor


Jenee Gaynor brings over 10 years of project and grant management experience from many sectors, including economic and community development. Jenee previously served as a Program Officer at Cornerstone Partnership, where she supported grantees to increase the scale and capacity of their long term affordable homeownership programs and to share their experiences with the field. In the past, Jenee’s projects and grants varied – ranging from green jobs training to transportation planning – most recently at the National Association of Regional Councils. Jenee received her BA from the George Washington University and her Masters in Community and Economic Development from Penn State University.

Jason Webb


Drawing on over 25 years’ experience in and community organizing and revitalization, specializing in housing in Roxbury Massachusetts, Jason oversees membership strategy and capacity building of start-up groups. Before coming to Grounded Solutions,’ Jason worked 15 years for Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) and Network Member Dudley Neighbors Inc. (DNI), serving in several capacities such as Director of Real Estate and Technology, Director of DNI “The Community Land Trust,” and Director of Administration and Finance. He oversaw the development of several community land trust developments and created a youth development/youth jobs program called CommunityScapes.

Julie Brunner


Julie Brunner has worked as a Housing Consultant specializing in Community Land Trusts while also serving as the Housing Director for OPAL Community Land Trust on Orcas Island, Washington since 2002. In her capacity as a Consultant, Julie’s work has focused on community land trusts and homeownership both regionally and nationally and includes housing and community needs assessments, organizational and board development, program design, project feasibility, project work-outs and project implementation.  Julie works regularly with Grounded Solutions Network as both a technical assistance provider and faculty member.  As OPAL’s Housing Director, Julie has worked on multiple housing development projects creating permanently affordable owner occupied housing as well as rental units and is responsible policy development, lender relations and works one on one with OPAL homebuyers to navigate the home buying process. Prior to moving to Orcas Island, Julie served as the Director of Human and Economic Development for Athens-Clarke County in Georgia and as the Housing Director for a rural housing non-profit in West Virginia.  Julie has a Master of City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University, a B.A. in International Studies and Economics from Virginia Tech and lives with her husband and kids on Orcas Island.

Monday, September 13, 2021, 12:30 pm – Thursday, September 23, 2021, 3:30 pm ET
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