Applications Open for New Affordable Housing Community Scholars Program!

The University of Miami is excited to announce the opening of applications for the first Community Scholars in Affordable Housing program, an innovative new program designed to familiarize emerging leaders and young professionals with best practices in community development and affordable housing policy and practice in the United States.

The program is coordinated by the University of Miami’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement, in partnership with the South Florida Community Development Coalition and the Leonard Turkel Nonprofit Network, drawing on the success of the Leonard Turkel Nonprofit Network workshop series and its “Community of Practice” model, as well as the networks and knowledge base of the South Florida Community Development Coalition.

Beginning in January 2014, participants will have the opportunity to engage with local and national experts to explore techniques and concepts in the development of affordable housing, including critical issues facing South Florida such as funding, design, special-needs populations, home ownership, advocacy, markets and engaging stakeholders. Through collaborating with a select cohort of peers, participants will acquire skills and build networks that will lead to enhanced opportunities in the field of affordable housing and community development.

The program is open to interested professionals working in non-profit, for-profit,and government sectors including development, real estate, finance, design, public administration, community and economic revitalization or related fields. Sessions will begin in January and go through May 2014. 

Applications are due December 2. Please download the program application or visit the website for more information.