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On behalf of Alameda County and The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF), the Bay Area Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) is proud to present the Alameda County Housing Development Capacity Building Program in 2019. The Alameda County Housing Development Capacity Building Program is designed to provide faith- and community-based organizations in Alameda County with the skills and knowledge to navigate their interests in developing affordable housing on their underutilized properties. Affordable housing development continues to be more and more specialized, leaving organizations with a severe skills gap around management, funding, deal structuring and more. Leveraging the success of their Housing Development Training Institute, LISC has created a program aimed to provide key information from a collection of respected trainers, faculty and staff.
The program includes two phases to take place over 2019 and 2020. Phase 1: Workshops is a series of technical workshops hosted throughout the summer of 2019 covering the various components of affordable housing development. The workshops will also guide participating organizations through an Organizational Self-Assessment tool to identify resources they already have and what they need to add in order to develop affordable housing.
The workshops will culminate with an opportunity to apply for Phase 2: Targeted Technical Assistance for those organizations that show project-readiness. Phase 2 will formally begin in January 2020 and build on the workshops offered during summer and provide targeted technical assistance and financial resources to up to 10 faith- and community-based organizations located in Alameda County that own property they wish to develop into affordable housing. The program will assist organizations accepted into the program to partner with an experienced housing developer and initiate a development plan to build affordable housing.
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