Howard and Irene Levine Affordable Housing Development Program

After the completion of a successful inaugural year, the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate is pleased to present the Howard and Irene Levine Affordable Housing Development Program (LAHDP) in 2019.  LAHDP 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 LAHDP cohort will receive instruction from UCLA faculty and affiliated professionals utilizing proven instruction methodologies and teaching materials.

LAHDP 2019 online applications are closed.
Notifications will be sent out on Monday, April 15, 2019.

Download PROGRAM Flyer

Structure

 

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

DAY 1 Thursday, June 27, 2019
DAY 2 Friday, June 28, 2019
DAY 3 Saturday, June 29, 2019
DAY 4 Thursday, July 11, 2019
DAY 5 Friday, July 12, 2019
DAY 6 Saturday, July 13, 2019


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

Coursework

 

The LAHDP curriculum was carefully designed by UCLA faculty.  At the end of the six 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

UCLA Teaching Faculty

 

 

Joan Ling

Joan Ling

Co-Director, UCLA Levine Affordable Housing Development Program Lecturer, Urban Planning Department, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

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

Lance Bocarsly

Lance Bocarsly

Founding Partner, Bocarsly Emden Cowan & Arndt LLP Lecturer in Law, UCLA School of Law

Dana Cuff

Dana Cuff

Professor, Architecture/Urban Design, UCLA Director, cityLAB UCLA

Industry Instructors (2018)

 

 

Tara Barauskas

Executive Director
Community Corporation of Santa Monica

Holly Benson

Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
Abode Communities

John S. Egan

Principal Architect, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
EGAN | SIMON Architecture

Stephanie Klasky-Gamer

President & CEO
LA Family Housing

Sarah Letts

Executive Director
Hollywood Community Housing Corporation (HCHC)

Ramon Mendez

Director, Solutions & Strategic Priorities, Southern California
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Tyler Monroe

Vice President of Development
Thomas Safran & Associates

Alexander Pratt

Vice President of Development
AMCAL Multi-Housing, Inc.

Lara Regus

Senior Vice President, Development
Abode Communities

Jim Ries

Senior Vice President
Craig Lawson & Co., LLC

Dalila Sotelo

Managing Director
Western Region Community Development Division
Integral Development, LLC

Robert Wasserman

Senior Vice President
Tax Credit Investments
U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation

Industry Mentors (2018)

 

 

Michelle Espinosa Coulter

Director of Artist Housing
META Housing Corporation

Jesús Hernández

Director of Housing Development
Community Corporation of Santa Monica

Daniel Huynh

Vice President, Real Estate
LA Family Housing

Tyler Monroe

Vice President of Development
Thomas Safran & Associates

Michael M. Ruane

Executive Vice President
National Community Renaissance® (National CORE)

Tim Soule

Vice President
META Housing Corporation

Guest Speakers (2018)

 

 

Paul Beesemyer

Southern California Program Director
California Housing Partnership Corporation

Perica Bell

Managing Director
Community Development Finance
MUFG Union Bank

The Honorable Richard Bloom

California State Assembly, 50th District

Cécile Chalifour

West Division Manager
Community Development Banking
JPMorgan Chase

Robin Hughes

President & Chief Executive Officer
Abode Communities

Maurice Ramirez

President
Domus Development LLC

Sean Spear

Assistant General Manager,
Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA)

Robert Wasserman

Senior Vice President
Tax Credit Investments
U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation

Who Should Attend

 

LAHDP is designed for entry level affordable housing professionals, other professionals wishing to enter the affordable housing field, and professionals providing support services to such development projects.  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.  LAHDP 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, LAHDP 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 LAHDP 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, networking and speaker sessions, and a site tour of local affordable housing properties.  The 2019 program will consist of 30 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 LAHDP 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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    $500       Public Sector and Non-profits
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    Reduced Fee Scholarships available

LAHDP 2019 online applications are closed.
Notifications will be sent out on Monday, April 15, 2019.

Download PROGRAM Flyer

For more information, please contact:

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