CSH will be offering a number of trainings in 2015 to help your organization develop, manage, and provide quality services to supportive housing in Ohio. This spring, trainings will be offered to assist potential applicants in submitting successful housing funding applications, and the Six Steps to Community Engagement. Additional capacity building trainings are being scheduled for the fall. Training is offered at no cost to participants, and is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services with support from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.
Developers face increasing challenges to creating affordable housing. NIMBYism can negatively impact costs and actually derail otherwise soundly thought out projects. The Six Steps training was originally produced for use by developers of homeless housing and services and designed to respond to both the uniquely local aspect of each proposal and the generic aspect, i.e. that similar concerns are raised in nearly every case. Over time, it has proven to be an effective strategy to engage the community in constructive dialogue about proposed development projects. The Six Steps encourages housing providers to conduct a “due diligence” process early in the development planning in which the provider gathers information, considers options and makes informed, deliberate decisions about what actions it will take toward local government, local community and the media. CSH’s training will help developers understand the practical uses of the Six Steps to reduce potential delays and costs that may result from local opposition.
- April 27, 2015 – Community Engagement and the Six Steps.
Space in this training is limited. If you are interested in attending these trainings or for additional information please contact Leah Werner at 614.228.6263 Ext 224 or email@example.com .
Funding Application Training
In March and May, CSH will be offering practical, hands on trainings to a small group of organizations that intend to apply to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati and the Ohio Housing Finance Agency for funding to create supportive housing. The trainings will focus on the practical aspects of creating competitive applications. We conducted this training in 2013; of the teams that were trained 60% applying to FHLB were successful, and 80% applying to OHFA were successful. This resulted in a total of 50 units of supportive housing being added to the pipeline and securing $4.8 million in capital.
- May 5, 2015 - Ohio Housing Finance Agency – Housing Development Gap Financing
Space in these sessions is limited. If you are interested in attending these trainings or for additional information please contact Leah Werner at 614.228.6263 Ext 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org .