Technical Assistance & Training Resources

Presentations & Recordings

State of Tipped Workers and New Jersey’s Fight for $15
The One Fair Wage Campaign, a project of Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) Action, is working to eliminate the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers that still exists in 43 states. ROC Action has partnered with the New Jersey Working Families Party to pass the Clean $15 Bill and win $15 an hour for ALL workers with no carve outs. By passing this bill, NJ can become a progressive leader in the Northeast region. Join Saru Jayaraman, Co-Founder & President of Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United, and Analilia Mejia, New Jersey Executive Director of Working Families Organization to learn about the Clean $15 Bill. (PowerPoint/Recording)

Defending the Community Reinvestment Act
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Advance Notice of Public Rulemaking will weaken the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). This represents a massive threat to Low and Moderate Income communities and community development nonprofits. Weakening CRA rules could reduce or eliminate banks' obligation to invest in housing and community development and result in the loss of billions of dollars a year in loans to low- and moderate-income census tracts. Learn more about this critical issue and what you can do respond. (Recording/Power Point) 

Valley National Bank Special Products and Services

Learn about Valley National Bank's newest products. This presentation was originally presented at the August 2018, Quarterly Meeting of NJ HUD Housing Counselors. (PowerPoint, Income Guidelines, Assessment Areas)

PNC Bank Presents: Community Development Banking Financing Webinar
This presentation provides information about PNC’s community development financing opportunities. A focus will be on Small Acquisition Line of Credit which provides financing for property acquisition and renovation for affordable homes. (Recording/Power Point/Small Acquisition Handout/Contact Info Handout)

Federal Home Loan Bank of NY Affordable Housing Program and the Application Process

This webinar from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York focuses on the Affordable Housing Program’s application process, and updates on their new scoring criteria for the 2018 Round. Please join us and learn how FHLBNY can assist you in financing your next housing project! (Recording/PowerPoint)

Community Schools: Understanding How They Can Work In Your Community
Community school models are place-based strategies that focus on schools as hubs for their surrounding communities. If well-structured, these models can increase educational attainment while strengthening schools’ roles as centers for their surrounding neighborhoods. The coordinators of the New Jersey Community Schools Coalition will outline why community school models are important vehicles for promoting greater equity and educational and community development in New Jersey. They will highlight current examples of how community development organizations already are partnering with community schools and will engage listeners on how to leverage and scale community schools to help overcome poverty, underfunding, and demographic changes that currently challenge so many of our neighborhoods. (Recording/PowerPoint)

PNC Bank's LMI Product Suite
This webinar will focus on educating homeownership counseling agencies on PNC Bank’s LMI product suite of programs. These products help first time home buyers achieve the dream of home ownership and more. (Power Point/Recording/FFIEC Geocoding/Mapping System)

Supporting Sustainable Homeownership: Chase’s Affordable Lending program
Chase is committed to working closely with our community partners to develop strategies and solutions for sustainable homeownership. Learn about Chase’s premier affordable lending product, DreamMaker, that can help customers with limited cash for a down payment and closing costs. In addition, learn how our benefit programs may provide additional cost savings making homeownership more affordable for customers with limited cash resources.
(Power Point/Recording)

Freddie Mac “Making Home Possible”
Freddie Mac Home Possible and Home Possible Advantage mortgages (collectively referred to as Home Possible mortgages) offer outstanding flexibility and options to meet a variety of borrowers' needs. With Home Possible, you'll capitalize on opportunities to meet the home financing needs of low- and moderate-income borrowers looking for low down payments and flexible sources of funds. Home Possible Advantage offers more flexibility for maximum financing. (Recording/Power Point)

Capital One’s Community Homebuyer Program
Focusing on Capital One’s Community Reinvestment Act and Low-Moderate Income borrowers, this webinar highlights:
Section 8 Voucher to Homeownership Welcome Program, Client Interaction Tools and their specialized CRA and LMI team and product. Capital One serves Bergen, Hudson Passaic, Essex, Morris, Union, Somerset, Middlesex, Monmouth. (Recording/PowerPoint)

As community development organizations we are very aware of the housing crisis in New Jersey and throughout the nation. Housing that is affordable is out of reach for too many of our neighbors. Local, State and National funding for these projects is too little and may face more funding cuts.The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has a strategic plan to address this critical situation. Join our webinar to learn more about United For Homes and how we can work together to address this issue and help us Build A Thriving New Jersey! (Recording/PowerPoint Presentation)

Affordable Housing Program Lifecycle Overview Presented by the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
Since 1990, the Federal Home Loan Bank has annually set aside 10% of its private earnings to support the creation and preservation of housing for lower income families and individuals through the Affordable Housing Program (AHP). Funds are available for acquisition, construction, or rehabilitation of rental and owner-occupied homes. Eligible projects may include: 1-to-4 unit houses; co-ops, condos, apartments, single-room occupancy facilities, shelters, transitional housing, mutual housing associations, and group homes. Gain a better understanding of the four phases of the AHP lifecycle: application, progress reporting, initial monitoring and long term monitoring. This is a great opportunity to learn about this funding resource and ask all the questions you like without leaving your office. (Recording, PowerPoint Presentation)

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)
Handouts: 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