Housing & Community Development Leadership Insititue

Training the Next Generation of Leaders in Housing & Community Development

The Housing & Community Development Leadership Institute (HCDLI) is committed to increasing the number of women and people of color in the field of housing and community development in Connecticut.

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What is HCDLI?

Through a combination of virtual classroom training, applied learning, and hands-on work experience with real projects, HCDLI will give applicants the knowledge, skills, experience, and professional connections to build a successful career in housing and community development, which can include positions in property management, affordable housing development, environmental science, neighborhood planning, housing education and counseling, nonprofit management and leadership, grant writing, and much more.

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Who is Eligible?

We are looking for Connecticut residents and/or Connecticut based employees who are eager to learn a completely new professional role in their community. We are primarily looking for women and people of color and other motivated people with a college degree or some college experience. You may participate in the Institute part-time or full-time based on your schedule and other life commitments.

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How Much Does It Cost?

Our goal is to make the program free based on grant funding and scholarships.

How Can I Apply?

If you are interested in applying to the program, you can do so through the link below. You should hear back from us regarding your acceptance within two weeks at which point you can sign up for classes.

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