California Preservation Academy
Enterprise’s Preservation Next program launched a series of publicly available, no-cost virtual training sessions. These sessions are designed to assist affordable housing developers and providers, practitioners, policymakers, and advocates with guidance to acquire, rehabilitate and preserve the affordability of homes located in unsubsidized small- to medium-multifamily (SMMF) properties. The goal is to prevent displacement of residents at risk of eviction, and advocate for preservation minded policies, programs, and resources.
November 3, 2022 | Preservation Academy Kickoff
This session highlighted the importance of the unsubsidized affordable housing in SMMF properties. A panel of practitioners from The Unity Council, East Los Angeles Community Corporation, and Fideicomiso Comunitario Tierra Libre grounded SMMF preservation locally and offered key insights into future opportunities to advance this work in Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
November 17, 2022 | Preservation Deals: Organizational Sustainability and Business Planning
This session introduced key factors for organizations to effectively acquire and operate small to medium multifamily (SMMF) properties. Guest speakers from the San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund and Mission Economic Development Agency discussed strategies to scale up and sustain SMMF acquisition-preservation efforts and how organizations can assess their readiness and develop preservation business plans.
December 1, 2022 | Acquisition, Property Identification, and Evaluation of SMMF Properties
This session highlighted strategies and tools to effectively identify, evaluate, and acquire SMMF properties based on property-, community-, and market-based considerations. During this session, Enterprise presented on the property and ownership characteristics of SMMF housing stock and how these data can inform acquisition strategies. Attendees heard from Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation about successful SMMF acquisitions and the organization’s evaluation framework used to assess potential acquisition deals.
January 12, 2023 | Financing SMMF Preservation
This session provided an overview of local and state financing resources to support a preservation project and highlighted strategies to evaluate financial feasibility, meet financing gaps, and preserve affordability. During this session, participants heard from Enterprise Community Loan Fund, Community Vision Consulting and Capital, T.R.U.S.T South LA, and Genesis LA about important financing considerations for small to medium multifamily (SMMF) preservation deals successful.
February 2, 2023 | Sustainability, Resilience and Health Considerations for SMMF Preservation
This session provided an overview of tools, resources, and programs to address sustainability and health priorities in small to medium multifamily (SMMF) preservation projects. Enterprise discussed national and California-specific sustainability priorities and highlighted Enterprise resources, including Health Action Plans. A panel of guest speakers from Elevate, the LA Better Buildings Challenge, and Self-Help Enterprises highlighted how their organizations have implemented solar and electrification retrofits in SMMF preservation deals.
February 23, 2023 |Navigating Rehabilitation of SMMF Properties
During this session, speakers from ECarson Consulting, Zubi Consulting, and Venice Community Housing highlighted the unique rehabilitation needs of small to medium multifamily (SMMF) properties, how to effectively engage key stakeholders, and strategies to successfully manage rehabilitation of a SMMF preservation project. Additionally, Enterprise profiled resources and tools for housing providers to assess and plan for the impacts of climate risks on SMMF properties.
March 16, 2023 | Preservation Development Models
This session highlighted featured speakers from Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD), Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP), and Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH). CRCD presented key takeaways throughout the organization's experience as a joint venture partner, ANDP highlighted how they approach partnerships with private partners to grow capacity and impact, and POAH shared more about a portfolio acquisition of SMMF properties in Chicago.
April 6, 2023 | Community Land Trusts and Preservation - Deep Dive Special Session - Register
This session will focus on the engagement of community land trusts (CLT) in SMMF preservation in California, including an overview of the CLT model, financing structures and their inclusion of residents in the long-term ownership plan.
April 27, 2023 | Policy and Its Impacts on Preservation - Register
This session will provide an overview of how the policy landscape can impact the preservation of SMMF buildings and help stabilize the residents who live in them, including key local, state, and national policies. This session will also highlight case studies and best practices for partners to promote policies that create a better enabling environment for preservation and housing stability.
May 18, 2023 | Property and Asset Management - Register
This session will provide an overview of property management models and strategies that minimize operating costs and keep residents stably housed, as well as asset management to improve the long-term financial health of SMMF properties.
June 8, 2023 | Housing Stability and Eviction Prevention. Participants will gain an understanding of the critical role eviction prevention interventions play within the preservation process and strategies to promote housing stability for residents living in SMMF properties. Register
All sessions are open to the public. For more information, please contact Sara Haas.
- Northern California
- Southern California
- Preservation & Production
- Preservation & Eviction Prevention