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Bay Area LISC’s mission is to equip low-income communities with the capital, strategies, and know-how to become places that thrive. For 25 years, Bay Area LISC’s Housing Development Training Institute (HDTI) has played a crucial role in fulfilling this mission, by helping affordable housing developers develop the many skills they need to meet the rising demand for safe, affordable housing.
Bay Area LISC launched HDTI in response to an unmet need for a comprehensive program to develop the real estate development skills of community based organizations. The skills required to develop affordable housing and economic development projects are complex and multifaceted, and the pool of professionals with extensive development experience in this field is limited. HDTI represents a significant investment in the development of human capital by increasing the skills of new and new-to-development staff members.
Since the program launched, LISC HDTI graduates have completed more than 16,000 affordable homes in Northern California.
The 2014 HDTI Class was one of the largest, with 42 graduates statewide (21 from the Bay Area). Graduates from the 2014 HDTI training will apply their new skills to collectively create, rehabilitate and preserve over 4,200 affordable homes throughout California.
As California's homelessness & affordable housing crisis deepens, LISC's Housing Development Training Institute (the only program of its kind) readies project managers to help close the housing gap across California.