The Neighborhood Preservation Coalition produces training workshops on topics of interest to CHDOs (Community Housing Development Organizations), potential CHDOs, and Preservation Companies. See below for a list of past workshops including their descriptions.

Past Training Workshop Descriptions

Needs Assessments & Strategic Plans (March 3, 2009)


Staying Afloat in Tough Times (March 31, 2009)


Subprime Foreclosure in NY State


Resources for Building Green Affordable Housing

The resources, presentations and case studies below provide practical strategies to green existing affordable housing, including information on:

  • Essential of Building Energy Use
  • Measuring Performance
  • Renewable Energy Options
  • Financing Green Projects
  • Long-term Sustainability
  • Lessons Learned

Affordably Green Resources
A collection of training opportunities, additional links for information, funding opportunities including information on using HOME, DHCR/HTFC, Historic Preservation Tax Credits, Enterprise Green Communities and NYSERDA initiatives for green building and rehabilitation, and key definitions and acronyms.


The Big Picture & Fundamentals of Energy Use
An introduction to green affordable housing:  what it means to be green, why it is important and  the basics of energy use and efficiency. Click here to view the document.  (20 mb)


Case Study on Portfolio Asessment
Case Study on Deep Energy Retrofit
The case studies provide a closer look at two different affordable housing projects:  the first focuses on using data analysis to assess property portfolios and the second highlights one project. Click here to view the Case Study.