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Bring this dynamic, hands-on workshop to your local community. Help provide a pathway for Section 3, women and minority entrepreneurs to build value and competitive advantage into their firms. A SEMS™ plan is proven to ensure small business transformation needed for economic inclusion.

Our economic inclusion and sustainability seminar is making waves.  Join us for an incredible 5-day learning experience aboard the Carnival Fantasy. The seminar provides a unique opportunity for housing professionals, community developers, Section 3 managers and business consultants to learn BFTF "Best Practices". 

​​​​​​SEMS™ is a core component of Building for the Future, which was nominated as a "National Best Practice" by HUD for cities to use. This initiative won NAHRO's 2017 "Award of Excellence".

​Community Developers

Professional education to expand the abilities of community developers.

Best practiceS


Give low-income communities a boost with sustainability and inclusion initiatives. Our "Best Practice" Certificate Training is available online or as a full-day seminar with online follow up. Building For The Future professional development training ensures low-income residents are employed and small, diverse businesses can effectively compete for contracts and subcontracts.


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Section 3 Professionals

"Best Practices" inclusion training ensures success of the Section 3 program.

Certificate training



Housing Professionals

Enhance your career with sustainability practitioner training and certification.

SEMS Certification

Demonstrates a level of business competency and operational efficiency

has been achieved.