Technical Assistance & Training Resources

Presentations & Recordings

Protecting the Fair Housing Rights of People with Criminal Records
Millions of Americans—a disproportionate number of whom are people of color—have criminal records that can be a barrier to housing. Earlier in April 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued groundbreaking guidance stating that admission denials, evictions, and other adverse housing decisions based on a person’s criminal record may constitute racial discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. HUD’s actions have made housing an important part of the national conversation on criminal justice reform. (Recording, Shriver Center presentation, HUD presentation, NJ Institute for Social Justice presentation, NJ Citizen Action program flyer)

Everyone is Welcome Here: Addressing Immigration Issues Facing Our Communities
Community developers provide affordable homes, social services and other critical information in many areas of NJ where new residents make their homes. Join us for a webinar to learn more about how CDCs can help meet the needs of new American residents, refugees and others in uncertain and challenging times. In addition to hearing from practitioners and other experts about what CDCs and allied organizations can do to help the communities and residents we serve, you can participate in a discussion about the tools and resources necessary to make all of our neighborhoods safe and welcoming places.
(Recording, Presentation by Ironbound Community Corporation, Presentation by Catholic Charities Diocese of Metuchen, Presentation by NJ Legal Services, Presentation by Alliance for Immigrant Justice, dual citizenship information, power of attorney document, power of attorney FAQs english, power of attorney FAQs spanish, advisory for nonprofits on immigration enforcement)

From Pop-Ups to Permanent: Creative Reuse of Vacant Land in Lower-Income Neighborhoods
Find out how communities are using vacant land in new and exciting ways that are enlivening neighborhoods, attracting new residents, and creating startup locations for brick-and-mortar businesses. This session explores how cities are reactivating idle resources as well as creating new temporary neighborhood amenities. (Power Point Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative/Power Point Community Development Council of Greater Memphis/Recording)
Pop-up Handbook

Messaging to Win
The Build a Thriving New Jersey campaign hinges on effective messaging. Housing and community development advocates should be on the same page, speaking the same language. Jon Shure from Taft Communications delivers this presentation on messaging and "saying what we mean." (Power Point)

The Santander NJ Affordable Mortgage Program
Households who have limited funds for down payment and closing costs or are in need of flexibility when credit is reviewed or just have limited income may now have an opportunity for home ownership. Learn how Santander's mortgage loan product can assist New Jersey’s LMI borrowers. Together we can work to make homeownership affordable and Build a Thriving New Jersey. (Power Point/Recording)

Utilizing Online Media to Publicize Your Organization
Want to get the word out to your community? Increase membership and fundraising? This webinar will teach you how to utilize online media outlets such as to publicize your organization, your members and your events and achieve your fundraising and membership goals. If you do not have TAPinto or a similar online media organization in your town, you'll also learn how to start TAPinto in your town. (Power Point/Recording)

Rehab Loan Products from M&T Bank
In this webinar, M&T Bank explores options available to homeowners and investors for the rehabilitation of problem properties. These programs are available to low-income borrowers who may be struggling to maintain their properties, and may be used in qualifying census tracts with M&T’s mortgage subsidy product. This webinar is a great opportunity for municipalities, CDCs, and housing counselors who are currently working to address blight. (Power Point/Recording
M&T Handouts:
The M&T Story | About M&TRenovation Product Flyer | FHA Community Program | Loan Subsidy Program

TD Bank Mortgage Product Webinar
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is launching a new home mortgage product on August 27, 2016. The Network and our partner TD Bank will show you how this new product can help your LMI borrowers purchase or refinance a home, as well as about a Promotional Closing Cost Credit offer! (Power Point/Recording)

Emergency Preparedness from PSE&G and the Sesame Workshop
The PSEG Foundation has partnered with Sesame Workshop to develop Let’s Get Ready: Planning Together for Emergencies, and Here For Each Other: Helping Families After Emergencies, free emergency preparedness and response initiatives in English and Spanish.

Let’s Get Ready: Planning Together for Emergencies
Here For Each Other: Helping Families After Emergencies