Howard and Irene Levine Affordable Housing Development Program

The UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate's Howard and Irene Levine Affordable Housing Development Program (HILAHDP) is a university-level educational program designed to provide professionals with the knowledge and practical skills to develop affordable housing.  Affordable housing development is a highly specialized sector, requiring specific knowledge and expertise in the areas of entitlement, public-private funding sources, tax-credits, capital structures, design, and project management.  Drawing on UCLA's existing affordable housing educational programming, the HILAHDP cohort will receive instruction from UCLA faculty and affiliated professionals utilizing proven instruction methodologies and teaching materials.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 3, 2018

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Structure

 

HILAHDP will be offered over two weekends with a total of five full days of instruction.  The schedule is as follows:

DAY 1 Thursday, September 13, 2018
DAY 2 Friday, September 14, 2018
DAY 3 Saturday, September 15, 2018
DAY 4 Friday, October 5, 2018
DAY 5 Saturday, October 6, 2018


NOTE:  Attendance on all five program session dates is mandatory.  A certificate will be awarded to all selected participants upon completion of the program.

Coursework

 

The HILAHDP curriculum was carefully designed by UCLA faculty.  At the end of the five days, participants will gain a solid understanding of how affordable housing is developed in California and in the United States.   Fundamental topics include the following:

  • Different types of affordable housing
  • History of affordable housing policy
  • Introduction to sources of current funding
  • Overview of financial structure
  • Overview of development schedule
  • Planning, zoning, entitlement, building permit, CEQA
  • 9% tax-credit program
  • 4% tax-credit program
  • Design and construction
  • Legal issues
  • Operating and management issues
  • Politics
  • Final group project

Teaching Faculty

 

(Additional teaching faculty TBA)

Joan Ling
Joan Ling
Co-Director, UCLA Levine Affordable Housing Development Program
Lecturer, Urban Planning Department, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
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Stuart A. Gabriel
Stuart A. Gabriel
Co-Director, UCLA Levine Affordable Housing Development Program
Arden Realty Chair and Professor of Finance; Director, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate
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Lance Bocarsly
Lance Bocarsly
Founding Partner, Bocarsly Emden Cowan & Arndt LLP
Lecturer in Law, UCLA School of Law
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Dana Cuff
Dana Cuff
Professor, Architecture/Urban Design, UCLA
Director, cityLab UCLA
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Who Should Attend

 

HILAHDP is designed for entry level affordable housing professionals, other professionals wishing to enter the affordable housing field, professionals proving support services to such development projects, and professionals who would benefit from having an understanding of the affordable housing development process.  Participants will be drawn from the public, private, and non-profit sectors.  The cohort will be selected from diverse sectors in order to enrich the learning experience and create meaningful networks.  HILAHDP has been designed to have a positive impact on participants, and also the organizations they represent.

In addition to building a skill set and a network, HILAHDP graduates will have access to UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate programs and events.  This includes regular and ongoing programming of the Howard and Irene Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility, of which HILAHDP is a subset program.

Fees and Application

 

The Ziman Center's Howard and Irene Levine Affordable Housing Development Program is made possible by a generous gift from Howard and Irene Levine.  The program has been significantly subsidized to allow access to all individuals and organizations.  The tuition fee covers registration, instruction, materials, meals, campus parking and networking and speaker sessions.  The inaugural 2018 program will consist of 24 participants who will be selected through an admissions application review process.

Additionally, the Ziman Center will offer a limited number of reduced fee scholarships based on need.  If you are requesting a program fee reduction, please include a personal statement in your online application that demonstrates need and includes the amount that you can financially contribute toward your program fees.  The HILAHDP Review Committee will weigh the allocation of available scholarship funds and all requests during the application review process.  If needed, we may contact individuals for additional information to support scholarship requests.

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    $1,200    Private Sector
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    $375       Public Sector and Non-profits
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    Reduced Fee Scholarships available


APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 3, 2018

DECISION NOTIFICATION: AUGUST 17, 2018


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For more information, please contact:

Julie Lindner
Assistant Director of Outreach and Operations
UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate 
julie.lindner@anderson.ucla.edu | (310) 794-2022