Philadelphia Program Explains HUD’s Apartment Networks

PHILADELPHIA PA – A Neighborhood Networks Regional Technical Assistance Workshop, intended to help residents of federally assisted multi-family housing projects become more independent, will be conducted July 15-17 (2009) by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia.

HUD announced the seminar in a press release issued Wednesday (July 8) from its website.

The three-day professional development workshop, which labels neighborhood networks as community assets, features Carol Galante, HUD’s new deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Multifamily Housing Programs, as its speaker during the opening ceremony.

The Philadelphia event is the second Neighborhood Networks workshop held this year. The first was during April in Dallas TX.

Like the Texas workshop, The Philadelphia edition presents 14 sessions. They include how to start a financial literacy program, teach more effectively, negotiate for results, secure funding in tough economic times, assess changing job markets to identify growing employment sectors, meet the unique needs of special audiences, promote center programs, launch a cyber fundraising campaign, and take workforce development programs to the next level.

These new sessions will complement core workshop sessions such as partnership development, volunteer recruitment, and program planning, as well as a greater number of peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

This article was originally published on the Polley Associates‘ blog