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Housing Development Finance Professional Certification Training


Learning the ins and outs of the affordable housing development process will be the focus of a training series for public and non-profit practitioners that starts this fall.

In October, North Dakota Housing Finance Agency, in partnership with the North Dakota Department of Commerce and CommunityWorks North Dakota, will host the first in a series of four courses for the National Development Council’s Housing Development Finance Professional Certification.

The program explores the development process, financial analysis techniques and structuring, and the negotiating skills needed to successfully develop and finance affordable homeownership and rental housing development.

Through partnerships and sponsorships, the full series will be offered at a deep discount - all four courses for only $1200.

Courses and dates are:

HD410: Homeownership Finance—Oct. 19-22, 2015

HD420: Rental Housing Development Finance—April 25-29, 2016

HD422: Computer Spreadsheet Analysis for Housing—June 21-23, 2016

HD430: Housing Development Finance: Problem Solving and Deal Structuring—Oct. 10-14, 2016

Participants who successfully complete all of the courses, passing each course exam, will be awarded the NDC’s HDFP certification.

“The training is a great opportunity for rural communities to address one of the greatest barriers to affordable housing development - a lack of local development experience,” said Jolene Kline, NDHFA executive director.

Registration is now open for the first course, HD410: Homeownership Finance. It will be held at the Baymont Inn & Suites, Mandan. The training fee is $400 on or before Sept. 25, 2015. After Sept. 25, the fee is $450. Registration closes on Oct. 2. More information is available on NDHFA’s website, or by calling 800-292-8621.


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