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

We offer several pre-approved options.

Upcoming Classes

NeighborWorks Training Institute: In Person Courses

  • The Fundamentals of Affordable Housing Development (AH101), February 26- March 1, 2024 in San Francisco 
  • The Fundamentals of Affordable Housing Development (AH101), August 26-30, 2024 in Pittsburgh, PA

Stay tuned for registration announcements. 

NeighborWorks Virtual Training Institute

  • The Fundamentals of Affordable Housing Development (AH101vc), October 2-6, 2023
    • Registration open through September 21. Click here for more information. 
  • The Fundamentals of Affordable Housing Development (AH101vc), May 6-10, 2024
  • 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.