Introduction to Affordable Housing Development
Louise Elving, Viva Consulting
Designed for newcomers to affordable housing development, this course will provide an overview of the process of affordable housing development, from site selection to occupancy. Participants will learn about major issues to considered in planning the program for housing such as who it serves, issues to consider in selecting locations for development including both site-specific issues and public approvals, the range of team members who may need to be engaged from architects to building contractors, and the need to find financial resources. The iterative nature of development will be explained. This course will be substantially planned and delivered by Louise Elving.
Louise Elving is a principal of VIVA Consulting and was previously Vice President of Housing Development for The Community Builders. She has over 35 years of experience in community revitalization and the development of affordable and mixed-income housing. Her practice also includes capacity-building services to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. In addition, she has consulted with federal, state and municipal public agencies on program design and evaluation in such areas as housing finance, public housing, and resolving foreclosures. Louise has supervised the development of more than forty real estate development projects, creating over 5,000 new homes and working with residents to improve their livelihood and create more resilient neighborhoods through better community social services, employment, schools, recreation and public facilities. She also teaches for NeighborWorks America and is a Lecturer in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT.
Regular $100, MACDC Member $50, Student/Americorps/Intern $25