Affordable Housing Seminar: Tools, Strategies, and Case Studies for Local Government Leadership

Tentative 2024-25 offerings will be held on October 4, 2024 and February 7, 2025.

This interactive in-person seminar is designed for elected and appointed officials (including managers and department heads) from local governments who are setting strategic direction around affordable housing. The seminar will focus on local government support and public-private partnerships for workforce residential housing. Attendees will learn the following:

  • Strategic approaches to affordable housing
  • Affordable housing tools and financing mechanisms
  • How to assess local housing needs
  • Case studies and exercises
  • Immediate next steps

This course has been approved for 4.25 credit hours through the American Planning Association (APA).

This class is a part of the LELA curriculum and is open to all local elected officials, including all county, municipal, school board and tribal council officials. This is a LELA level 301 course. Elected official participants will earn six (6) credits towards their Mentor recognition certificate for attending.

LELA6.00 hrs
There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.

All course materials and other logistical details are provided in Canvas, a learning management system. Please click the link below for detailed instructions on setting up your Canvas account. If you've already set up an account for this or another School of Government course, click HERE to log in to Canvas. Click HERE for Canvas Instructions.

Information to help you prepare:

  • Directions & Parking: Registrants will receive directions and parking information via email. Please follow parking guidance carefully.
  • Agenda: Please click HERE.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Clare Kilmartin

Program Manager, Law and Finance Group
David M. Lawrence Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government; Lead Faculty, Development Finance Initiative
Associate Director, Development Finance Initiative
Senior Real Estate Development Analyst, Development Finance Initiative