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December 2015

Webinar – Tools for Advancing Opportunity: HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

December 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description In August, HUD’s historic final rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) went into effect across the country. The rule seeks to correct government policies and private practices that have contributed to unequal access to vital community resources and opportunities. HUD provides mapping tools, data resources, and a framework to help grantees conduct an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH), which will guide decision-makers in planning and leveraging their housing and community development resources. Whether you’re an advocate, local government or…

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October 2015

Webinar – Adapting Inclusionary Housing Policy for Different Parts of Town

October 28, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description What do you do when your city has economic conditions that vary dramatically from neighborhood to neighborhood? This webinar will explore Inclusionary Housing Programs that are structured to respond to intra-city market variations. Using case studies from across the country, we will explore what works and what doesn’t in terms of defining sub-areas, and varying set-asides, in-lieu fees and subsidies to achieve sometimes-competing policy goals. Activists and practitioners attending this webinar will come away with a better understanding of how…

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Conference – Intersections 2015

October 19, 2015 - October 22, 2015

Description Intersections 2015, presented by the National Community Land Trust Network, is the only national conference dedicated to permanently affordable housing and the creation and preservation of just, equitable and inclusive communities across the country and around the globe. The conference is expected to draw more than 300 professionals to Lexington, Kentucky, October 19-22, 2015. 2015 Intersections Conference Schedule: Week-at-a-Glance> Our local host is Lexington Community Land Trust> Plan on spending an extra day or two, see all that Lexington…

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Webinar – Origination & Underwriting Webinar Training: Affordable Housing Programs New to Desktop Underwriter®

October 1, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description Fannie Mae, the National Community Land Trust Network, and Cornerstone Partnership held a 1-hour webinar training for current & prospective mortgage lending partners of shared equity homeownership programs. More than one hundred participants joined us to receive: An orientation to the sections of the Fannie Mae Selling Guide that should be applied to loans for borrowers in various types of shared equity homeownership programs, Clear instructions on how to review programs before lending and calculate loan-to-loan values, and A guided tour…

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August 2015

PAC Meeting – CBIA v City of San Jose: Potential Implications for Inclusionary Housing

August 25, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description The National Community Land Trust Network and Cornerstone Partnership invite you to learn about the state and local legal considerations for inclusionary housing policies from Rick Jacobus, Consultant for Cornerstone Partnership, and Ben Beach, Legal Director for The Partnership for Working Families. The presenters will review the recent California Building Industry Association v. City of San Josedecision and its implications for inclusionary housing policies. In June, the California Supreme Court ruled in favor of mandatory inclusionary housing programs in…

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​Workshop – Inclusionary Housing: Making it Work in Your Community

August 19, 2015
Neighborworks Training Institute, Philadelphia, PA United States

Description Cornerstone Partnership will be holding an Inclusionary Housing (IH) course at the NeighborWorks Training Institute. This introductory session will give you a solid understanding of IH policies and programs and will teach you best practices through case studies. By the end of the session, you’ll be able to consider how market conditions and other factors affect your program design and apply that expertise to crafting your own program.

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July 2015

Webinar – Inclusionary Housing Calculator Training

July 29, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Description Over the past year, Cornerstone Partnership has been working to develop a powerful new online tool, the Inclusionary Calculator, that will allow users to observe how different inclusionary housing requirements and incentives might impact the economic viability of hypothetical development projects.  Although it is not a replacement for professional real estate analysis, the Calculator can help policy-makers and advocates understand the economics of inclusionary requirements from the perspective of a market-rate developer. This webinar is to train people who would…

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Peer-to-Peer Webinar – Strategies for Effective Enforcement of Homeownership Programs

July 15, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description Affordable homeownership programs across the country devote a significant amount of energy towards creating and selling homes, but many struggle to handle common violations that can jeopardize the preservation of these units. Illegal occupancy, improper refinancing, and unauthorized sales are a few examples of common pitfalls that threaten unit preservation. When violations occur, how do you decide whether and how to enforce program policies and agreements? What types of program policies and systems do you have in place to…

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June 2015

Webinar – Inclusionary Housing Feasibility Analysis

June 17, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description One of the big questions in crafting inclusionary housing (IH) polices is how these policies might affect the viability of new development. To address this question, this webinar will train participants in financial feasibility analysis of IH policies. The training will preview the new Inclusionary Calculator Tool, which Cornerstone developed to aid such analysis. In this webinar, participants will learn how to approach feasibility analysis in a variety of market conditions and circumstances using real-world development projects and policy challenges. The webinar will also…

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May 2015

PAC Meeting – Catalyzing Impact Grantees Share Local Advocacy Strategies

May 26, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description Cornerstone Partnership and the National Community Land Trust Network invite you to learn about strategies for local advocacy at the second Policy Action Committee meeting of 2015. Advocating for permanently affordable housing at the local level can be complex. Practitioners must decide which policy or program best suits their community’s needs, determine whether the local political climate will allow it, and strategically engage an array of stakeholders for support. Attendees will learn about some of the local policy options…

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