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Since 1997, CCLF has hosted technical assistance workshops on a variety of topics related to community development and affordable housing.
To register for a workshop, see "Upcoming Workshops" at the right on this page, or workshop [at] cclfchicago [dot] org (contact our workshop coordinator).
Project Readiness Workshops
March 11, June 10, November 11
Acquire the tools to begin your organization's affordable housing project. Offered several times throughout the year, this is a one-day primer on affordable housing development for community practitioners.
Housing Cooperatives and Communities Potluck
August, date TBD
A free, half-day opportunity to meet and network with emerging and veteran co-op organizations from throughout the Chicago area. Topics will include fair housing law and practice, understanding your financial statements, and building group consensus. Bring a dish to pass and join us!
Building for Sustainability
A compact, two-day overview of affordable green design and development. The class is held at the Chicago Center for Green Technology and may be eligible for continuing education credit.
Sustainable Builders Working Group
Every other month, beginning in February
The Sustainable Builders Working Group is a dynamic, informal gathering of community development practitioners and partners working to encourage, effectively implement and operate sustainability features at the project and community level. Contact the workshop coordinator to be added to the mailing list or to inquire about or RSVP to the next meeting.
Small Contractor Bridge informational sessions
Friday, March 21, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Chicago Urban League, 4510 S Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653
Wednesday, April 16, 3:00-5:00 p.m., South Suburban College, 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, IL 60452
This free session will provide contractors a more in-depth understanding of the program. All organizations involved in the transaction will briefly discuss their roles during the session. Please note that registration is required; please register here.
For more information about CCLF's workshops, contact us at 312-252-0440 ext. 101 or workshop [at] cclfchicago [dot] org (email the workshop coordinator).