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First Leadership in Affordable Housing Certificate Cohort Graduates!!!

Hamline University and AHC’s Education and Leadership Center are pleased to announce that the first cohort of 22 students successfully completed both certificate courses in 2021. They were awarded their Leadership in Affordable Housing Certificate (LAHC) at an in-person Commencement dinner held at Hamline University on January 6. Nearly 50% of the students received financial support from the ELC, thanks to our industry partners. Congratulations to all!

The 2022 Leadership in Affordable Housing Certificate (LAHC) Course 1 began on January 11 by Zoom. Instructors are Barbara Dacy, Executive Director, Ottertail County HRA and Lyn Burton, Executive Director, AHC and ELC.

AHC’s Education and Leadership Center and Hamline University announce open enrollment for the:

Leadership in Affordable Housing Certificate

Develop a solid knowledge of the economics of affordable housing as well as the history and key political and economic issues that created the affordable housing crisis. Then, armed with that knowledge, identify opportunities to address the issue.

–Demonstrate an understanding of the economics of affordable housing in rental and home ownership.

–Demonstrate an understanding of the history of housing policy in the United States and key political and economic issues that have created the affordable housing crisis.

–Identify opportunities for leaders to collaborate with multiple entities in government, industry, and the nonprofit sector to address the problem of affordable housing.

The Certificate program will examine the roots of the nation’s affordable housing crisis and seek to prepare the next generation of diverse community leaders to address this ongoing problem in two courses being offered in 2021 and 2022.

Course 1:

The Affordable Housing Crisis
2022 SPRING Semester (January - April) 

Course 2:

The Affordable Housing Policy

2022 FALL Semester (September - December)

The Certificate courses have been accredited through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education for a total of 8 credits applied as electives to any eligible Hamline Graduate School program. 

The AHC Education & Leadership Center's believes that financial resources should not prevent any student from pursuing an educational opportunity. We encourage student applicants from diverse communities not currently represented in leadership roles in our industry to apply.

Thanks to the generous support from industry leaders, certificate students may apply for financial aid scholarships from AHC’s Education and Leadership Center. 

Certificate registration at:

For further information about financial aid, after registering with Hamline University for course enrollment; Email: ELC@ahcinc.net.

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Questions about Education?

Please contact us at elc@ahcinc.net or 651-222-8319 with your requests and suggestions!

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