A housing development class is a requirement to earn your Certified Housing Asset Manager® designation.

We offer several pre-approved options.

Upcoming Classes

NeighborWorks Virtual Training Institute

  • The Fundamentals of Affordable Housing Development (AH101vcx), May 13, 2024 

To learn more and register click here.

The Real Estate Development Process: Step by Step

  • A virtual, one-day training offered in partnership with Grow America, July 18, 2024

Registration opens soon. To learn more click here.

NeighborWorks Training Institute: In Person Courses

  • The Fundamentals of Affordable Housing Development (AH101), August 26-30, 2024 in Pittsburgh, PA

Stay tuned for registration announcements. 

  • The Real Estate Development Process: Step by Step, this virtual, one-day training equips asset managers with an understanding of real estate development steps and risks, enabling them to enhance project viability and support informed decision-making for property owners. This is offered by CHAM in partnership with Grow America, formally known as National Development Council.
  • You may propose to take a basic housing development course of your choice. It should be a comprehensive overview of the real estate development process. It should cover project assessment, acquisition, finance, construction, marketing, pre-leasing, leasing and management. The class should also include the roles, risks and rewards of real estate development. Please submit your request to nwcertificates@nw.org before you enroll in an alternative class.
  • CHAM will waive the Housing Development course requirement for people who have had a major role in at least two affordable multifamily development projects within the last five years. We request that the candidate provide a letter from a supervisor or relevant third-party verifying the person’s experience and identifying specific affordable housing development tasks they performed. Typical roles are likely to include:  site identification; market feasibility; assembling the development team; site evaluation (zoning, engineering, comprehensive plan, land use plan, neighborhood politics); creating budget proformas (development and operating); assembling financing; role in design, construction and lease-up phases. Please submit your request to nwcertificates@nw.org.
Asset managers are important members of an organization’s development team and need to insert themselves in the process as early as possible. This class will teach you when and how to bring your critical “real-world” knowledge into the development team’s approach.