Community Scholars in Affordable Housing is an innovative program designed to familiarize emerging leaders and young professionals with best practices in community development and affordable housing policy and practice in the United States.

This collaboration between the University of Miami Office of Civic and Community Engagement, the South Florida Community Development Coalition (SFCDC) and Catalyst Miami has trained 24 emerging professionals working in non-profit, for-profit, and government sectors over the last two years. The program is open to interested professionals working in non-profit, for-profit, and government sectors including development, real estate, finance, design, public administration, community and economic revitalization or related fields. Participants have the opportunity to engage with local and national experts to explore techniques and concepts in the development of affordable housing, including critical issues facing South Florida such as funding, design, special needs populations, home ownership, advocacy, markets, and engaging stakeholders. Participants acquire skills and build networks that will lead to enhanced opportunities in the field of affordable housing and community development.

Please click the link below to download the 2016 Community Scholar application. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 13th, 2015.

Community Scholars Application

Please check back for complete list of dates for the 2016 Community Scholars sessions.

This year, the Community Scholars in Affordable Housing Program is made possible through the generous support of the Miami Foundation.