Colorado Preservation Academy

March 2023 – October 2023

Enterprise’s Preservation Next Academy is a series of publicly available, no-cost virtual training sessions designed to assist affordable housing developers, practitioners, and advocates with guidance to acquire, rehabilitate and preserve the affordability of homes located in unsubsidized small- to medium-multifamily (SMMF) properties, prevent displacement of residents at risk of eviction, and advocate for preservation minded policies, programs, and resources.

March 28, 2023 | Preservation Academy Kickoff - Register
This session will set the stage, providing participants with an overview of the Academy, including goals and session topics, as well as presenting the issue of SMMF preservation and making the case for its importance. We will also introduce Enterprise’s Preservation Toolkit, providing an overview of content and resources, as well as present case studies of SMMF preservation from Colorado.

April 11, 2023 | Preservation Deals: Organizational Sustainability and Business Planning - Register
This session will provide participants with tools needed to develop a preservation business plan and sustainable strategy for their organization and portfolio. The session will present challenges and thresholds for considering SMMF acquisition, rehabilitation, and operations and will also introduce different SMMF preservation business models.

May 2, 2023 | Acquisition, Property Identification, and Evaluation of Small to Medium Multifamily Properties - Register
This session will highlight strategies and tools to effectively identify, evaluate, and acquire SMMF properties based on property-, community-, and market-based considerations. During this session, we will use an evaluation framework to assess potential acquisition deals and hear from a local developer or nonprofit organization about successful SMMF acquisitions.

May 23, 2023 | Financing Small to Medium Multifamily Preservation - Register
This session will provide an overview of local and national financing resources to support a preservation project, guide partners through a proforma/financial modeling exercise to evaluate a project’s financial feasibility and highlight strategies to meet financing gaps and preserve affordability.

June 13, 2023 | Navigating Rehabilitation of Small to Medium Multifamily Properties - Register
This session will provide an overview of factors that may impact rehabilitation and long-term success of a preservation project, including the unique rehabilitation needs of SMMF buildings, local building and zoning regulations, and effective engagement of existing residents. We will hear from a local contractor or developer who has experience rehabilitating SMMF properties.

July 11 and 12 | In-Person Convening: Sustainability, Resilience and Health Considerations for Small to Medium Multifamily Preservation
Learn and network with Colorado’s affordable housing preservation community including policy makers, funders, practitioners, and national experts. Events will include a learning session focused on sustainability, resilience, and health considerations for SMMF preservation, panel discussions featuring local and national experts, a networking reception, and more. Stay tuned for registration and event details.

August 8, 2023 | Preservation Development Models - Register
This session will dive deeper into preservation models and partnerships, providing an overview of traditional rental models, joint ventures (JV), shared equity, and community ownership models.

August 22, 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 Colorado, including an overview of the CLT model, financing structures and their inclusion of residents in the long-term ownership plan.

September 12, 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, best practices, and ways partners can promote policies that create a better enabling environment for preservation and housing stability.

October 3, 2023 | Property and Asset Management - Register
This session will provide an overview of property management models that minimize operating costs, asset management to improve the long-term financial health of SMMF properties, and eviction prevention best practices that keep residents stably housed.

October 24, 2023: | Housing Stability and Eviction Prevention - Register
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.

All sessions are open to the public. For more information, please contact Sara Haas and Jessie Wang

March 2, 2023
Enterprise Community Partners
  • Rocky Mountain
Impact Areas
  • Preservation & Production
  • Preservation & Eviction Prevention