Affordable Housing Education
The leading source of affordable housing education and certification in Minnesota.
The AHC Education and Leadership Center (ELC) offers educational courses that incorporate testing and certification for content mastery as well as courses on single topics such as Fair Housing and various aspects of Annual Compliance reporting. Our ELC collaboration with Hamline University focuses on diversity and skills enhancement for the next generation of industry leaders through the Leadership in Affordable Housing Certificate (LAHC).
We also offer continuing education courses on specific topics for property managers and those new to working with AHC or affordable housing.
In partnership with Hamline University, the two-semester Leadership in Affordable Housing Certification Program covers the economics of affordable housing as well as the history and key political and economic issues that created the affordable housing crisis. Armed with this knowledge, you can identify opportunities and become an industry innovator.
Our ongoing continuing education offers include the Consolidated Housing Annual Reporting Tool, Preparing for Site Visits, Fair Housing Awareness & Enforcement, FHIC Fair Housing, First Year Projects, Regional Manager seminars and more.
"Lyn and Barbara's approach is incredibly mindful and rooted in decades of experience. The certificate changed the way I look at housing. I highly recommend that anyone with an interest in housing looking to make an impact in the world take these courses."
Planner, Metropolitan Urban Design (MUD)
“My experience in the Leadership in Affordable Housing program has led me to learn topics to better understand the history of affordable housing and how to create opportunities of change for the future in affordable housing. This course opened my knowledge base to topics I was not interested in and has given me the confidence to promote affordable housing and services within the community and agency I serve. The Leadership in Affordable Housing program is the only "higher education" course that I know of that will teach students the fundamentals of affordable housing and allow students to grow no matter their role.”
Housing Case Manager, Sanford Bemidji Medical Center
“Through my time in the Affordable Housing Leadership Certification Program I was able to learn about the history and current challenges facing the affordable housing industry. Through the program I was able to integrate what I learned with my own experience and am now using the entirety of that knowledge in the field. Along with the knowledge, I also gained an incredible network of friends and colleagues. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to increase their impact in the Housing field!”
Community Engagement Manager, Riverton Community Housing