Weeklong Series of Classes Will Help Shape Local Community Development
Washington, DC – December 8, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Local and state housing and community economic development managers from around the U.S. are coming to Washington to take classes at the NeighborWorks Training Institute (NTI), one of the largest gatherings of community development professionals in the U.S. annually.
With an eye toward learning new methods to create and maintain affordable housing, and spur economic development, 16 managers have signed up for a range of courses offered by NeighborWorks, including courses in foreclosure prevention, homebuyer education, reverse mortgage counseling and how to maximize Community Development Block Grants for best community outcomes.
“Local governments and nonprofit community development organizations are looking to enhance their business relationships in order to maximize tight budgets,” said Randy Gordon, Director of Curriculum for NeighborWorks America. “The NeighborWorks Training Institute is an excellent forum for formal in-class learning and informal networking to share best practices and strategies for strengthening communities.”
Four NeighborWorks Training Institute’s are held each year, and attendance regularly exceeds more than 1,500 community development professionals, and a growing number of local government officials. The December 2011 NTI is no exception. Participants come from across the country and each one of them has the goal of bringing back new skills that will help their nonprofit businesses, residents and communities.
Registration for courses at the December NTI is closed, but community development leaders can register for classes delivered during the next NTI in Los Angeles at www.nw.org/training.
About NeighborWorks America
NeighborWorks America creates opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated $20 billion in reinvestment in these communities. NeighborWorks America is the nation’s leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals.
Doug Robinson, , 202 220-2360