LISC National
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Housing Development Training Institute

Since 1988, the California Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) offices have sponsored eleven Affordable Housing and Community Development Training Institutes (HDTI). Over 290 people representing 100 community development organizations throughout California are graduates. LISC launched HDTI in response to an unmet educational need for a comprehensive program to develop the skills of the staff of community development corporations' (CDCs). 

The 2016 HDTI Cohort - special thanks to our sponsors Union Bank!
The 2016 HDTI Cohort - special thanks to our sponsors Union Bank!

The goals of the LISC training program are:

  • Increase the development capacity of community-based nonprofit development organizations by providing practical, comprehensive, and intensive skill training in affordable housing development and community development strategies and techniques.
  • Increase the supply of affordable housing through the program's emphasis on production as part of the learning process. During the duration of the training program, each participant is expected to work on an actual housing development, applying the lessons learned during the workshop and creating a real-life context for the training.
  • Foster a network of project management professionals who serve as a resource to each other, share information and provide peer support throughout their careers.

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Alex Dawson, Community Development Officer
A Boot Camp for Non-Profits Combating Homelessness Across California

The only program of its kind, LISC's Housing Development Training Institute readies project managers to help close the housing gap across California. 

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