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Over $1 million was recently allocated to fund the Virginia Low Income and Weatherization Program.
The funds provide multifamily properties energy saving measures such as:
– Insulation and air sealing
– Furnace tune-ups
– Low-flow water measures
– About $1,500 per unit in capital improvements, completely funded by Washington Gas
There is NO COST to the property owners or residents to receive these measures. To be eligible:
– A property must be classified as “affordable housing,” or two-thirds of the residents must be considered “income eligible”
– Residents MUST have their own Washington Gas account
For additional information, please visit this website or call Mitch Fischler, Utility Programs Advisor at ZeroDraft to discuss: (410) 980-9774. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org for further explanation.
Act quickly – funding expires in April!
Virginia Community Development Corporation’s award-winning Nonprofit Sustainability Challenge is now accepting applications!
The challenge is a dynamic 14-month intensive program to help your organization adapt and thrive during changing times. Two leaders from each of the participating organizations will identify, pursue and achieve success at a major challenge that will positively impact the organization’s long-term financial sustainability.
How does it work?
The program provides two leaders from each selected organization with information, tools, networking and coaching resources that enable them to develop and/or refine business strategies with an emphasis on long-term organizational sustainability.
Leaders from the selected organizations must commit to:
-Attend the following retreat dates:
June 2-4, 2019
October 6-8, 2019
February 23-25, 2020
June 14-16, 2020
-Participate in three webinars and at least 15 individual organizational coaching calls.
-Completion of all reading and assignments over the 14-month program.
-Participants must commit to a significant amount of time outside of the above program framework (retreats, webinars, readings/assignments and conference calls) to achieve measurable results.
Tuition (representing a small portion of program costs) is $2,000 per organization plus travel costs.
Applications are due April 5, 2019. For more details on this program and information on how to apply, check out the flyer here.
CohnReznick invites you to join its team for a discussion on affordable housing development. To be discussed are timely topics making national and local industry headlines along with business and tax issues impacting your deals:
Who Should Attend
Key decision-makers of companies involved in the affordable housing industry—developers, owners, property managers, syndicators, investors, and lenders. It will offer an ideal networking venue that will enable attendees to connect, exchange ideas, and develop relationships.
Local Locations and Dates
Baltimore – January 24, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET
Address: 500 East Pratt Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD
Bethesda – January 25, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET
Address: 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 400E, Bethesda, MD
The DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) has been afforded a great opportunity to further expand its work in the Low Income space, via the NEW Low Income Prescriptive Program. This is a prescriptive program that will provide enhanced rebates for qualifying Energy Star or DLC listed Light Bulbs, Fixtures and Sensors installed in a multifamily properties, shelters, or clinics that serves income-qualified District residents.
Ready to apply?
Please submit the attached application along with supporting documentation for approval to IncomeQualified@dcseu.com
1) Project site must be located in Washington, DC
2) “Low-Income Housing” is defined as the District’s stock of affordable, low-income housing. It is defined as either:
a. Households that have annual incomes equal to or below 80% of the Area Median Income (“AMI”) or 60% of the State Median Income (“SMI”)
b. A multifamily building where at least 66% of the households meet the definition of “low-income households” listed above
c. Buildings owned by non-profit organizations or government that meet the definition of “low-income households” listed above in (a) , or
d. Buildings where there are contracts or other legal instruments in place that assure that at least 66% of the housing units in the building will be occupied by low-income households.
If you are interested in submitting a project or projects for consideration or if you would like to know more. Feel free reach out to the DCSEU team by emailing IncomeQualified@dcseu.com.
Please also forward this email to others in your network who may be interested in taking advantage of this opportunity.
Three years ago, HAND launched GenerationHAND, an initiative designed to exclusively support practitioners who are on the rise within the affordable housing and community development industry. The goal of this initiative is to provide needed tools and guidance to our “emerging leaders” as they pursue successful careers in the public and private sector. Through a wide variety of dialogues, panel discussions, volunteer events, and professional development activities, we strive to embolden the individuals who will be doing the hard work of creating and preserving affordable housing in our communities.
On Thursday, November 8, 2018, GenerationHAND will host a SoulCycle Fundraiser. Funds raised will directly support scholarships awarded to graduate students studying real estate, urban planning and other fields within community development.
Application Guidelines & More Details
-Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at a university or college in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia.
-Applicants must be studying real estate, urban planning or a related field within community development.
-The award will go towards the 2019 Spring Semester.
–All applicants are required to join HAND (at the Student membership level). If you are already a member of HAND via an organizational membership, please email Courtney Battle, HAND’s Membership Manager, at email@example.com before moving forward on the application.
-You can fill out an electronic application here. The deadline for all submissions is 5:00 pm, November 16, 2018.
-All submissions will be reviewed by an independent committee, and winners will be honored at HAND’s Annual Holiday Mixer in early December. Winners will be notified by November 30, 2018.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!
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