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Business Continuity Planning for Affordable Housing Organizations

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Friday, December 13, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

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Being responsive in the wake of a disaster or emergency means being prepared for a variety of inevitable situations. The purpose of a business continuity plan or a disaster recovery plan is to prepare your organization  in the event of extended service outages caused by factors beyond your control (e.g., natural disasters, man-made events), and to restore services to the widest extent possible in a minimum timeframe. This process is difficult enough for large businesses, but can be very daunting for community based housing  organizations that often have less staff and resources and who are responsible for dozens, hundreds, if not thousands of homes and residents.  This course will lead participants through a set of strategies and tools for the development of an effective Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for their Community Development Organization (CDO). 

This one day joint training with  Enterprise and NeighborWorks will cover:         

  • What, Why and How of Business Continuity Plans.
  • Participants will identify the topics to be included in their organization’s Business Continuity Plan including staffing, communications, insurance, and record storage
  • Participants will be able to explain how to use the manual provided at the training to develop a Business Continuity Plan for their organization
  • Participants will be able to identify and list the roles of local, state and federal government in preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation and describe the process required to bring federal assistance following a disaster.
  • Participants will summarize how to successfully coordinate supplemental recovery funding with FEMA/SBA/SSBG/CCBG funds.

The course will provide the participant with a business continuity planning manual and the tools to begin your own plan.

For more information please contact Laurie Schoeman

Hosted by Neighbor Works 

Sponsored by Freddie Mac Foundation

Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Housing and Community Development Network

Have questions about Business Continuity Planning for Affordable Housing Organizations? Contact Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

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Enterprise Community Partners
1 Whitehall Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Friday, December 13, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

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Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. is the leading provider of financing, expertise and policy leadership for creating and preserving affordable housing in the nation. In New York, Enterprise has deployed more than $2.3 billion to create preserve or 35,000 affordable homes.

One of our flagship programs, Enterprise Green Communities, is the first national green building program focused entirely on affordable housing. Launched by Enterprise in fall 2004, Green Communities is designed to help developers, investors, builders and policymakers make the transition to a greener future for affordable housing. To date, Enterprise has invested $1.8 billion in grants, loans, and equity to support the development and preservation of over 27,000 green affordable homes. To learn more, visit


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