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Comprehensive Development Academy

The new and improved Comprehensive Development Academy (CDA) focuses on intersectional training leading to equitable outcomes in community and economic development. As an equity-centered program, the CDA educates and empowers community advocates and practitioners alike to take a leadership role in civic and community engagement. As opposed to the Capacity Building Institute (CBI) which is designed to deepen expertise within a specific discipline, the CDA helps expand breadth and broaden understanding of the various channels within the field to be more interdisciplinary and interconnected. 

Our Academy is an inclusive environment and welcomes members and/or the public to participate. The thoughtfully curated content includes introductory and advance level training on numerous topics and is catered to the local landscape and current events. We frequently survey our members for feedback on training needs and interests to develop content that is both timely and accessible. Outcomes of the program include a better educated and connected development pool, strong networks and community partnerships, and a South Florida where community advocates, practitioners, and allies are familiar with and value all the facets that makeup impactful comprehensive development. Some of the previous seminars and/or webinars presented include: 

  • Preserving the Affordability of Small-Medium Multifamily Housing
  • Conventional Lending vs. Community Development Lending
  • Available Funding Sources for Mixed Income Developments
  • Equitable Development & Community Centered Design
  • Key Elements to Executing Partnership Agreements
  • Available Funding Sources for Affordable Housing
  • Overview of the Real Estate Development Process
  • Review Operating Budget & Operating Proforma
  • History of Events Impacting Our Communities
  • Structuring Deals with Development Partners
  • Roles & Responsibilities in Affordable Housing
  • Lending Terms for Affordable Housing Deals
  • Structuring the Deal & Sources of Financing
  • Structuring the Development Team
  • Assessing Organizational Capacity
  • Site Selection & Evaluation Criteria
  • Funding Application Timelines
  • Syndicators & Equity Providers
  • Joint Venture Partnerships
  • Predevelopment Stage
  • Ways to Close the Gap
  • Zoning & Entitlements
  • Review Escape Clause
  • Applying for Subsidies
  • HP12C Calculator
  • Project Funding
  • Developer Goals
  • Market Study
  • Tax Credits
  • Introduction to Multi-Family Lending Ratios
  • Financial Modeling and Property Evaluation
  • Review Multi-Family Project Budget

South Florida Community Development Coalition

300 NW 12th Avenue

Miami, FL  33128

Office: (786) 237-2125


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