Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute Application Deadline


March 22, 2019

For the past nine years, the Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute (AHDLI) has brought together development and design leaders to share best practices and to take on affordable housing’s increasingly complex construction, policy and finance challenges. As a result, developers have amplified their projects to improve the lives of the residents and communities they serve.

2019 AHDLI - Cleveland, OH - July 16 - 18th

Application Deadline 3/22/19


Informational Webinar on 2/19, 2:00 p.m.


Why attend?

  • AHDLI connects innovators: Participants make lasting connections with fellow developers and designers from across the country.
  • AHDLI sparks new methods: Throughout the forum, peers learn from one another’s break-through approaches to wide-ranging challenges.
  • AHDLI is solutions-oriented: Charrettes focus on real participant projects and the challenges that they have identified.
  • AHDLI promotes collaboration: Developers and designers have a unique opportunity to collaborate outside the client-consultant dynamic.

Institute Curriculum

AHDLI is a short-burst intensive learning experience, culminating in a 3-day in-person convening that builds organizations’ skills and confidence in managing the design process. The Institute curriculum – both in-person and online – is based on both research and real-life projects and is outcome-oriented. At the completion of the Institute, developers reflect on what they learned and map strategies to make large and small changes in their development process.

The Institute curriculum consists of:

  • 3-day in-person convening of developers, designers, city officials and policy makers. Here participants engage in interactive design charrettes with real-life development projects and learn creative and innovative approaches to design, construction, policy and finance challenges.
  • 5 online modules provide a foundation for integrating design principles into the challenging affordable housing development process and feature real-life case studies

Learning Modules teach developers:

  • To identify and achieve resident and community outcomes
  • To skillfully lead the design process and collaborate with designers
  • To innovatively respond to cost constraints
  • To use the 9 core design strategies

Registration deadline: 

Friday, March 22, 2019

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