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 Civic and Community Engagement and School of Education and Human Development, the South Florida Community Development Coalition and Catalyst Miami has trained 24 emerging professionals working in non-profit, for-profit, and government sectors over the last two years. 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. Through collaborating with a select cohort of peers, participants acquire skills and build networks that will lead to enhanced opportunities in the field of affordable housing and community development.

Please visit this page in September for your chance to apply to become a Community Scholar!

The Community Scholars in Affordable Housing Program is made possible through the generous support of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.