HOUSING finance 101
Financing affordable housing is complicated, so we created a series of presentations to explain the various funding sources required to produce housing that's affordable to low and moderate income households.

Housing Boot Camp for Elected Officials

Prepared by the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance
June, 2016

This syllabus is designed for newly elected local government officials who need a thorough, broad understanding of the ‘nuts and bolts’ of affordable housing to be effective decision-makers. Many newly electeds come to office with little or no housing knowledge, and so it is incumbent upon housing advocates to 1) inform them, and 2) be a housing resource for them throughout their term of office.
For newly elected officials in NoVA we divided our coursework into two broad categories: Housing Needs and Housing Challenges.

These presentations should be viewed sequentially.