In-Person Training

HUD sponsored

PJ Peer Group on Assessing & Building CHDO Capacity


HUD’s Office of Affordable Housing Programs (OAHP) is sponsoring a series of PJ Peer Groups on issues surrounding CHDO designation and capacity building. This “course” will include:

  • A two-day in-person session that will include a combination of training, direct TA, and field research on what tools PJs most need for assessing and building CHDO capacity, as well as allow participating PJs to provide feedback on the needs of their CHDO partners;
  • Six weeks of ongoing follow-up during which participants will be able to interact with one another and with TA providers using an online forum setup specifically for attendees; and
  • A concluding webinar summarizing the results of the Peer Group process.

During the in-person session, brief training modules will be presented followed by breakout sessions where participants can explore topics related to assessing and supporting CHDO capacity in greater detail. Attendees will be provided with “beta” versions of sample tools being developed for broader national publication.

PJs will have the opportunity, both during the in-person session and the online follow-up:

  • To identify other tools and resources they need or to present samples developed locally;
  • Obtain reviews and advice on adapting and adopting HUD or peer-provided samples;
  • Seek further guidance and engage in discussions with peers and TA providers on questions raised during the training, topics that require additional clarification, and local questions that occur following the in-person session.

All PJs are invited to attend, but PJs will generally be limited to two participants. The first Peer Group, held in Washington DC in January 2016, will only be open to State PJs. Please note that submitting a registration request does not guarantee you a seat at the training. You will receive a confirmation email if you are accepted into the training.

Note to registrants about events held in HUD facilities: Consistent with all Federal agencies, as of October 10, 2015, HUD implemented the Department of Homeland Security Real ID Phase 3b Enforcement Rule. REAL ID is a coordinated effort by the states and Federal government to improve the reliability and accuracy of state-issued identification documents. This rule does not allow visitors presenting driver’s licenses from the following noncompliant states: New York, Louisiana, Minnesota, and New Hampshire, access to Federal facilities, including HUD facilities. Visitors entering HUD Headquarters from these noncompliant states must present another form of identification, such as a Federal issued ID or passport upon entering the premises. All visitors will still be signed in on HUD’s Visitors Management System and require and escort at all times.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

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