The PAH administrator and housing counselor attended the NeighborWorks Training Institute in Washington, DC, December 11 – 16, 2016, taking the following courses:
Working with Tenants & Small Landlords to Revitalize the Neighborhood — Explored how to work with landlords, especially small investors, to build their capacity to successfully manage their property for a solid return on investment; to plan for and finance physical improvements; to become management partners with their tenants; and to be an engaged participant in the neighborhood.
Basic Steps of Affordable Housing Development — Examined the affordable housing development process from site selection and project feasibility through development team selection, budget design and funding, and planning for the successful long-term operation and management affordable housing projects.
Delivering Financial Education for Today’s Consumer — Considered new, updated financial training perspectives for our housing counselor. Individualized coaching, combined with traditional counseling techniques, will enhance PAH’s already successful homebuyer education program.
Effective Student Loan Counseling for Housing Counselors — Student loans are a significant problem today because they cannot be included in bankruptcy and many have very high interest rates. This has been a major barrier in home purchase for some individuals. The course also covered the different types of student loans and how they can be deferred, interest rates, consolidation, forbearance, and other variables.