Upcoming Events

Supportive Housing Development - Getting to 35K Initiative

Fall/Winter 2017 Calendar

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, CohnReznick
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. Our roster for 2017-2018 can be downloaded here.

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

To learn more and register for trainings please click here.

Then follow these steps and you will be on your way!

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  • Enroll 

Understanding Mental Health Recovery
People struggling through their mental health can recover. This training explores recovery as it relates to mental health through evidence, history, case studies, and exercises. Attendees learn how the collaborative, dynamic process supports persons as they develop clear goals and move towards meaningful lives. In addition, through role-playing and case studies, attendees obtain strategies and skills needed to work with consumers to create effective service plans that emphasize wellness. Attendees will leave the training with a better understanding on how to support persons through their personal journey toward wellness and recovery.
****Accredited as a New York State Social Work Continuing Education Course and OASAS Certified

Just a reminder, please be on time, as you will not receive credit if you are more than 10 minutes late.

Date: Friday, October 13
Time: 9:30am-4pm
Location: Center for Urban Community Services, 198 East 121st Street, 5th Floor

You can register for this training here, and use the code SHNNY-MH-10-13-17 as the coupon code for your membership discount.

For more information on registering or training content, please contact CUCS Institute at

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