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Housing Development Training Institute

Since 1988, the California LISC offices have sponsored eleven Affordable Housing and Community Development Training Institutes (HDTI). Over 450 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 - thank you Union Bank for sponsoring the training!
The 2016 HDTI Cohort - thank you Union Bank for sponsoring the training!

The goals of the HDTI 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.

HDTI Fundamentals will be offered in the Fall/2018 and Spring 2019.

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Kwofi Reed, Lending Program Officer