SCANPH workshops/forums provide opportunities for members to connect and advance their professional development through high-quality training oriented around effective affordable housing development and management, pertinent policy issues, and topical concerns.

2019 Season

January: TCAC Crash Course: Understanding LIHTC with Bill Pavao
February: Special Event: The Color of Law Lecture with Author Richard Rothstein
Orange County TCAC Crash Course with Kennedy Commission
March: No Place Like Home Panel Presentation with LACDC;
The Construction Workforce Shortage and Its Impact on Affordable Housing
Innovative Housing Solutions: Creative, Scalable Proposals to Address Homelessness
April: Negotiating Construction Contracts: Avoid Common Pitfalls;
Passing an Affordable Housing Bond Measure in Long Beach: Workshop/Forum
May: Room for Debate: Affordable Housing Hot Topics;
CALI Seminar

2017-2018 Season

January: Winning at the Ballot: Affordable Housing Bond Campaign
Balancing Inclusionary Affordable Housing with Market-Rate Development
February: Documenting the Impact of Affordable Housing: Assembling Effective Evidence
Meeting LA’s Fair Share of New Housing
March: Seminar for students on Affordable Housing & Tour;
Happy Housers Networking event
April: Member Policy Forum
May: National Housing Week of Action: Keeping Inglewood Affordable;
Roundtable with CDLAC Executive Director;
CALI Seminar
Hybrid Tax Credit Financing Workshop with LACDC
July: SCANPH-CHPC Workshop on Anticipatory SB3 MHP Guidelines
September & October: Proposition HHH PLA Training Sessions
November: Knowing Your Rights: Protecting Immigrant Communities at Affordable Housing 

2016-2017 Season

July: Networking Night (TBD)
June: Defining a Movement: What Does YIMBY Meant to Southern California?
May: Strategies for Livable Cities: Health, Housing, and Equitable Place-Making
March: LA’s Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency Ordinance
February: Federal Policy Ripple Effects: Impacts on Affordable Housing
January: LACDC/HCIDLA Regional Developer Meeting on Fair Housing Requirements
December: Utilizing the Ballot for Affordable Housing: Looking Beyond Election 2016
December: SCANPH Annual Holiday Mixer

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Past Topics Have Included the Following:

  • Making Collaborations Work in Affordable Housing Development

  • Why Residents United Network Works

  • Risk Management 101: Common Hazards and Strategies to Avoid Claims

  • Cap-and- Trade Dollars + Your Buildings = Savings

  • State & Regional Legislative Round-Up

  • Building Strong Foundations through Interior Design: How to Build A Stronger Community In

  • Your Developments Inside And Out

  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Title Insurance but Were Too Afraid to Ask

  • Why does art matter? How can you retain artists in a gentrifying neighborhood?

  • Affirmative Marketing of Affordable Units


Programming aims to meet the following goals:

Build Industry Capacity

By giving affordable housing advocates and nonprofit developers greater industry knowledge and opportunities to engage with their peers at our training and technical assistance programs, we add to the overall industry's ability to meet our stated objectives of facilitating more affordable housing development.

Strengthen Industry Knowledge

SCANPH coordinates to ensure that industry stakeholders have access to a comprehensive range of learning options and effective networking opportunities.

Advance Awareness and Support of Affordable Housing

These programs engage members in purposeful dialogue that responds to their needs, deepens our relationships, and converts them to action.

Stronger Partnerships

By facilitating more of these training and technical assistance programs with other organizations who also have a vested interest in the development of affordable housing, we can build a culture of collaboration to serve our communities.

Sustain SCANPH

Convening these programs and trainings increases awareness of SCANPH's role in the affordable housing industry.