Upcoming Events

Supportive Housing Development Capacity Building

Fall/Winter 2017 Calendar

Get to Know HCR’s Unified Funding Process
September 25, Albany, Albany County Community Development Offices
Description: Join the Network and Sean Fitzgerald, Assistant Commissioner for Capital Development at HCR, for an intimate discussion and Q&A about the Unified Funding process. The workshop will be of interest to those with little or no experience working with HCR’s resources, including competitively awarded Low Income Housing Tax Credits and the Supportive Housing Opportunity Program (SHOP).
Open to: Nonprofit members

NYC 15/15 Government Partner Panel
September 28th, NYC, The Fortune Society
Description: Hear about the opportunities within the City’s NYC 15/15 program, including details on the new rental assistance program. Q&A will follow presentations.
Theresa Cassano, Deputy Director, Supportive Housing Loan Program, NYC HPD
Kristin Misner Gutierrez, Deputy Commissioner, Supportive/Affordable Housing and Services, NYC HRA
Gail Wolsk, Senior Director, Office of Housing Services, NYC DOHMH
Open to: All Network members

Joint Venture Workshop
October 12, 10 am – 12 pm (lunch will be served from 12 pm – 1 pm), Rochester, Providence Housing
Description: For nonprofits with some development experience that are looking for a partner, learn about what’s on the negotiating table, tools for self-assessment and questions to ask potential partners.
Karen Sherman, Principal, ShermanLaw
Kevin Hoffman, Vice President, Richman Housing Resources
Michael Claisse, Senior Vice President, Bank of America
Monica McCullough, President, MM Development Advisors
Open to: Nonprofit members

ESSHI Government Partner Panel
October 12, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Rochester, Providence Housing
Description: Hear about the opportunities within the State’s Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSSHI) program. Q&A will follow presentations.
Moira Tashjian, Associate Commissioner, NYS OMH
Leonard Skrill, Assistant Commissioner, NYS HCR
Rick Umholtz, Director, NYS OTDA
Open to: All Network members

North American Housing and Special Needs Populations Conference
“Innovating with ESSHI” panel, Moderated by the Network’s Steve Piasecki
October 26-27, Niagra Falls
For more information about the conference, email

Financing a Tax Credit Deal
December 12, NYC, Cohn Reznick
Description: For nonprofits with less development experience, learn the basics of tax credits (4% and 9%), the budget sources and uses for a typical deal, and how to blend different sources of capital, service and operating funds available in New York State.
Presenter: Amy Larovere, President, A. Larovere Consulting
Open to: Nonprofit members

Coming in 2018…
Joint Venture Workshop – Level II
Joint Venture Mixer

For more information, contact Sydney Kopp-Richardson

To RSVP, contact Edeana Martinez

CUCS/Network Trainings

The Network organizes and/or sponsors dozens of events and workshops every year across New York State. Many of the workshops we list on this page are collaborations with the Center for Urban Community Services. We update this page very regularly, so check back soon for more workshops, conferences and other events.

Please follow the steps listed here to register, as CUCS has developed a NEW REGISTRATION SYSTEM:

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  • Enroll 

All trainings will take place at Center for Urban Community Services, 198 East 121st Street, 5th Floor, NYC.

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