The Hartford Land Bank identifies and acquires vacant, abandoned, tax-delinquent and/or distressed properties in the City of Hartford, Connecticut, to steward their rehabilitation and return to productive community assets. Hartford Land Bank, Inc. is a non-profit corporation.

Hartford Land Bank’s
Developer Cohort Training

The Hartford Land Bank is committed to working with our community members to revitalize and build wealth in our neighborhoods. To that end, we have launched the Hartford Developers Cohort Training Program to ensure Hartford residents have equitable opportunities to participate in growing wealth while preserving our community’s history and culture.

We seek Hartford residents who have either a construction background and want to become construction managers, as well as individuals who have business potential and want to become project managers. Together they will create development groups.

Through an intensive, FREE two-week training program, participants will have the opportunity to network, learn and acquire new skills, and, at the end of the program, apply to acquire one of our properties to develop with special financing and on-going technical assistance.

Important Program Details: 

1) The training is FREE for every applicant.

2) For participants who have children, we will provide FREE childcare during the training sessions, if needed.

3) We will not be asking any questions related to credit history. However, if selected, we will work with all applicants to ensure they have the credit necessary to receive financing.

Topics We Plan to Cover Include: 

1) Building a budget, including developing proformas, and identifying sources and uses of funds.

2) Procurement of materials.

3) Tracking development costs and sticking to a budget.

4) Working with city government (zoning, inspection, permits, and licenses).

5) Development strategies & building a team.

6) L.L.C. formation (creating a business model & plan).

7) Construction site visits with experienced project managers and construction managers.

Tentative Schedule:

Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 9 am – 6 pm.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, from 6 pm – 8 pm.

Thursday, December 9, 2021, from 6 pm – 8 pm.

Saturday, December 11, 2021, from 9 am – 6 pm. 

Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates should:

1) Be a Hartford resident aged 18 years or older.

2) Be actively working to further their careers and/or the desire to seek opportunities in real estate development.

3) Have a commitment to creating homeownership in Hartford.

4) Be available to commit to two weeks of training (see the schedule above).

5) Be able to commit to an additional 10 hours outside of the classroom to complete assignments and have team meetings.

6) Be able to work well with others and be open to collaboration.

7) Comply with all fair housing and market regulations.

8) Application must be submitted by 11:59 pm November 21, 2021.

Applications for the December 2021 session closed on November 21, 2021

Este año el entrenamiento estará disponible solo en inglés, pero la ofreceremos en español para la próxima cohorte.