Boot Camp


This course is designed to provide an overview of the accounting and financial reporting issues faced by a nonprofit housing enterprise. Accounting professionals working in this field require industry-specific information. The course also offers CPE credit. Examples of topics covered in this course:

  • The accounting differences unique to each entity type, such as limited partnerships.
  • Funding sources unique to the industry, such as HUD, Low Income Housing Tax Credits and other programs. Funding requests from these and commercial sources are examined both in lecture format and through case study.
  • Project surplus cash calculations and the loan and regulatory agreements to be considered.
  • Using materials published by Strength Matters, participants also focus on financial reporting issues that arise throughout the life cycle of an affordable housing property, from predevelopment through year-15 buyouts and beyond.

The Boot Camp uses several techniques to accomplish the goals of this course, including lecture, group discussion, individual and group exercises, reading and case studies. This course is generally presented by two instructors -  a CPA who specializes in the affordable housing industry and a CFO of an affordable housing enterprise. The course is offered periodically at NeighborWorks Training Institutes and on-site at Strength Matters network organizations by special arrangement. 

Upcoming Boot Camps 

3/9/20 – Strength Matters has decided to postpone the Marcy 17-18 Boston Boot Camp in the interest of participants health and safety due to the evolving situation with Covid-19.

We will be monitoring the public health situation and will keep June registrants informed of any changes regarding the dates of that course.

POSTPONED| March 17-18, 2020 in Boston - Hosted by Massachusetts Housing Partnership and the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) in downtown Boston

Canceled | June 15-17, 2020 in Springfield, Massachusetts – Hosted by Way Finders

Please email for more information about hosting or attending a boot camp.