Joining Forces offers a growing list of workshops about affordable housing. All workshops are currently offered via Zoom. See our Calendar for the current schedule.
Affordable Housing 101 (Being offered now)
This is a 2-part workshop, with two 2-hour sessions and homework in between. The workshop is offered to the public on a regular schedule. It is also available to private groups in full-length and abbreviated versions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Part 1: Why Affordable Housing Is So Important
Part 2: How to Support Creation of More Affordable Housing
AH101 Sessions in August
AH101 Sessions in September
What Makes Affordable Housing Affordable (Being offered starting in May 2021)
This is a 2-hour workshop for people wanting to learn more about how affordable housing is financed and developed, including creation of affordable units, as well as subsidy programs that make use of market-rate housing.
- Definitions of Affordable Housing
- Elements of Housing Cost
- Tools for Paying for Affordable Housing
- How Low Income Housing Tax Credits Work
- How Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) Work
- The Development Process