Chicago Rehab Network: Community Empowerment Workshop Series 2019


April 25, 2019 to April 26, 2019
May 9, 2019 to May 10, 2019
June 20, 2019 to June 21, 2019
July 18, 2019 to July 19, 2019
September 19, 2019 to September 20, 2019
October 17, 2019 to October 18, 2019
November 7, 2019 to November 8, 2019
December 5, 2019 to December 6, 2019


Chicago Rehab Network Training Facility
140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1420
Chicago, IL 60603

Practical Tools and Real-World Knowledge

CRN's 2019 series of award-winning community development workshops

  1. Community Building  April 25-26, 2019
  2. Finance Skills for Real Estate   May 9-10, 2019
  3. Proforma Development   June 20-21, 2019
  4. Sources of Development Financing   July 18-19, 2019
  5. Single Family Housing Development   September 19-20, 2019
  6. Multifamily Housing Development   October 17-18, 2019
  7. Project and Construction Management   November 7-8, 2019
  8. Property and Asset Management   December 5-6, 2019

Learn to be a leader in improving the quality of life in your community. CRN's Community Empowerment Workshop Series uses practical tools and real-world knowledge of practitioners to teach you how to effect positive change in communities through housing development. Offered annually, the training series is designed for staff and board members of community-based affordable housing development organizations, government employees, community bankers, small neighborhood developers, and elected officials and their staff.

Graduates of the series receive a certificate of completion that is well-known and respected by community development and affordable housing practitioners and advocates.

One two-day workshop is held every month, April-July and September-December, 8:30 am–4:30 pm at CRN's training facility, 140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1420 (unless otherwise noted).

Register for the full series or individual workshops.

Full series (eight workshops)
$1,400 nonprofit  /  $1,800 for-profit

Individual workshops
$200 nonprofit  /  $250 for-profit

Workshop enrollment is limited and CRN reserves the right to prioritize slots for nonprofit organizations. If you have difficulty with online registration, please call 312-663-3936 or email Rachel Johnston:

About the 2019 Workshops

Property taxes, high housing cost burden, gentrification, vacancy, abandonment, homelessness—all are issues community developers work to overcome. Using a value-based approach to learning development fundamentals, you can learn to be a leader in improving the quality of life in your community for renters and owners through housing. You'll learn technical development skills, discuss strategies for community empowerment and reinvestment, and share your experiences with others in the field.

Registration fee: 

Full series (eight workshops) $1,400 nonprofit / $1,800 for-profit Individual workshops $200 nonprofit / $250 for-profit

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning
Economic Development
Real Estate Development