Program provides learning experience for community leaders, development staff | News
The Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County is a sponsor of the Certificate in Community Real Estate Development program at the University of South Florida.
Hosted by the Florida Institute of Government, the program offers practical training for staff involved in creating successful affordable housing and community based real estate development programs. Board members, policy makers and community leaders who are engaged in promoting affordable housing will benefit from the program. Students in business, urban studies, architecture and others who desire hands-on experience in project level real estate financial analysis will also find this program beneficial.
Tom Zuniga, an experienced facilitator and nationally recognized practitioner, will share the knowledge he gained from working on challenging urban revitalization projects. His knowledge will enhance the learning experience and help develop skills to successfully develop projects. A unique component of the program is the development of an actual proposed project. Class participants will present their project to a panel of community development professionals, public program staff and lenders who will offer constructive feedback and recommendations for successful implementation.
“This program provides an exceptional professional development opportunity and facilitates meaningful hands-on learning that can be applied in the participant’s community,” said Anthony M. Jones, executive director of the Housing Finance Authority.
The class starts on Friday, May 11, and the cost is $125. Applications for the program must be submitted by Monday, April 23. For a full class schedule and other information, go to http://fiog.usf.edu/trainings/cred/.
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