Monday, January 27, 2014

CCLF's 2014 Workshop Calendar Released

Chicago Community Loan Fund
2014 Workshop Calendar Released
Registration open for March 11 Project Readiness Workshop

Project Readiness Workshops
March 11, June 10, November 11
Acquire the tools to begin your organization's affordable housing project. Offered several times throughout the year, this is a one-day primer on affordable housing development for community practitioners. Register now for March 11!
Housing Cooperatives and Communities Potluck
August, date TBD
A free, half-day opportunity to meet and network with emerging and veteran co-op organizations from throughout the Chicago area. Topics will include fair housing law and practice, understanding your financial statements, and building group consensus. Bring a dish to pass and join us!
Building for Sustainability Workshop
September 11-12
A compact, two-day overview of affordable green design and development. The class is held at the Chicago Center for Green Technology and may be eligible for continuing education credit.
Sustainable Builders Working Group
Every other month, beginning in February
The Sustainable Builders Working Group is a dynamic, informal gathering of community development practitioners and partners working to encourage, effectively implement and operate sustainability features at the project and community level. Contact the workshop coordinator to be added to the mailing list.
Small Contractor Bridge informational session
February 19, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Prairie State College, Chicago Heights
Future dates TBD
This free session will provide contractors a more in-depth understanding of the Small Contractor Bridge program. All organizations involved in the transaction will briefly discuss their roles during the session. Please note that registration is required; register here.
Register Now:
March 11 Project Readiness Workshop
Specially designed for organizations new to the field of affordable housing development, this one-day crash course will lay the foundation for your project planning success.
At this all-day workshop, you will:
  • Identify issues to consider when deciding if your organization should become a developer
  • Gain tools to assess your group's strengths and weaknesses
  • Get advice on how to work with architects, contractors, title companies and other professionals
  • Navigate different sources of financing
  • Practice putting together a development proforma and budget
  • Learn what lenders look for in your application for financing
  • Discover free and low-cost technical assistance resources available to nonprofits
WHEN: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Chicago Community Loan Fund
29 E. Madison St., Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60602
COST: Only $75 when you register by February 28
After February 28, $90 per person
Discounts for multiple registrants from one organization
Scholarships available for nonprofits
Note: Registration is not complete until payment is received.
For more information, visit CCLF's website or contact the workshop coordinator, Alyce Eaton, at (312) 252-0440 x 101 or
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