Upcoming Trainings & Briefings




Tax-Exempt Bonds 101

This training from the California Housing Partnership will provide participants with an introduction to the basics of using tax-exempt bond financing in affordable housing developments, as well as an overview of California’s competitive allocation process. Topics covered include:

  • What is a tax-exempt bond and why are they used?
  • Deal structure and participants
  • Technical requirements: 50% Test, Good costs vs. Bad costs
  • Process of obtaining a bond allocation
  • Competitive CDLAC scoring system

This training is 2.5 hours and held via Zoom. An interactive group activity using breakout rooms will be incorporated to run through a 50% test exercise.

Details: Mon. 8/2 at 9:30 am*

*Registration closes Wednesday, July 28


Acronym Soup: An HCD Programs Primer

HCD, MHP, HHC, AHSC, VHHP, NPLH, UMRs – drowning in the acronym soup?

Join our team members of NPH's Emerging Leaders Peer Network (ELPN) for a primer on the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s (HCD) underwriting, loan programs, and closing process. We will discuss the building blocks of the HCD Universal Multifamily Regulations (UMRs); review general, supportive, and transit-oriented HCD programs; and explore case studies. This session will be useful to individuals and organizations hoping to apply for new and legacy HCD funding programs.

This material will be most relevant for beginner and intermediate levels with some experience with HCD’s programs.

Details: Wed. 8/4 at 12:00 pm

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NPH 2021 Conference: Grow Power, Secure Justice

Staff members of the Partnership will be presenting and participating in this year's Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) 2021 virtual conference - Grow Power, Secure Justice - a virtual-yet-connected event. The early bird registration period is now open. Hope to see you there!

Details: Fri. September 24 (NPH)

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Housing Data Tools

Exciting new updates are coming to the Partnership's online data tools - the Housing Needs Dashboard and the Affordable Rental Housing Benefits Map. The Partnership will host live demonstrations to showcase new features and data points that bring a strong evidence base to the narrative story of affordable housing challenges and solutions in California.

To be announced in the fall

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56 of California’s 58 Counties Lacked Enough Affordable Homes Even Before the Pandemic

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