Looking back…

Looking back on 2021 and all we here at Sterling Main Street accomplished, one of the less visible things of which I am most proud came by way of professional development. On December 1st I received certification as a Historic Real Estate Development Finance Professional (HREDFP) from the National Development Council (NDC).

HREDFP Certification is a professional credential given to individuals who successfully complete NDC’s intensive historic real estate development finance training series. The training provides professionals working in the field of historic preservation and economic, housing and community development with essential skills and knowledge in historic real estate development finance, including problem solving and deal structuring.

The two course HREDFP Certification Program courses are five days in length and conclude with an exam. Upon successful completion of both courses, the candidate is awarded HREDFP Certification.

Thanks to the encouragement our then IL Main Street coordinator, Kelli, at Main Street America (MSA), and the 1772 Foundation’s generous support of MSA, I was among a handful of Main Street Directors across the country who were able to take advantage of this learning opportunity. 

NDC’s work focuses on HOMES, JOBS and COMMUNITY. Founded as a national nonprofit in 1969, NDC has worked for 50 years at fulfilling its mission to increase the flow of capital for investment in low-income communities. NDC directs capital to support the preservation and creation of affordable housing, the creation of jobs through training and small business lending and the promotion of livable communities through investment in social infrastructure. NDC’s products and services are deployed for the benefit of our municipal and nonprofit partners in both urban and rural low-income communities.

NDC has provided training to over 75,000 professionals working in the fields of economic and housing development. Participants come from diverse backgrounds including city and state governments, public agencies, community-based organizations, professional organizations and banks.

NDC is headquartered in New York City with offices in Seattle, WA, Cleveland, OH and Cincinnati, OH. For more information about NDC, please visit: www.ndconline.org.

~Janna Groharing
Executive Director
Sterling Main Street


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