Ready Set Build!
HousingU Pathway: Leadership

Ready, Set, Build! February 2024

February 1 to March 29, 2024

The long-standing RSB! Course has been adapted to our new virtual reality. Join this hybrid course that brings together self-directed online learning and facilitated group-based learning activities.

If you are considering building affordable housing in your community, Ready, Set, Build! (RSB!) is for you. RSB! is a flexible course that will walk you through the development process from start to end.

I thoroughly enjoyed the RSB! course and found it to be incredibly valuable. The knowledge and skills I acquired will undoubtedly have a positive impact on my work in the field of affordable housing. I truly appreciate the effort and dedication that went into creating this rich learning experience. – Roberto Monteon, Real Estate Project Coordinator, Brightside Community Homes Foundation




February 1 to March 29, 2024


$139 plus GST

Member Cost:

$119 plus GST

Registration Start/End Date:

This cohort is now closed. Watch for Fall course registration details in summer 2024.

This 12hrs-over-six-weeks course includes both self-directed learning and facilitator-led instructional activities. You will have the opportunity to virtually discuss course materials and concepts with other learners and an instructor multiple times during the course – all from the comfort of your office or home.

Course Outline:

  • This is a 6-week course. It includes access to HousingU, BCNPHA’s online learning platform, which features self-directed learning materials, discussion forums and an assignment which is to prepare a project proposal which you can use as a resource to approach potential partners.
  • Three virtual learning sessions delivered on Zoom consist of  instructional and group learning through presentations and discussion of course concepts in virtual break-out sessions.
  • The virtual learning sessions are 6.5 hours in total, and include a 1.5-hr orientation session and two 2.5-hr facilitated learning sessions. Self-directed learning takes about 3-6 hours, to be completed in 1 to 3-hr segments prior to each virtual session.
  • There are no prerequisites, other than basic computer, access to the internet and a microphone (i.e., a headset). A camera is not required, but desirable. This course is provided in English and requires reading and writing at a high school level.
  • Attendance at all instructional sessions, plus participation in self-directed learning activities and submission of a final project, is required to receive course completion certificate. Sessions may be recorded for access by students of this cohort.
When What
January 31
Registration closes noon (PST). Note: All virtual sessions are Pacific Standard Time.
February 1
10:30 AM -12:00 PM
1.5 hrs
Session 1: Virtual Course Orientation
Meet and greet & technology check. You will also have log-in access to HousingU.
February 15
9:30 AM-12:00 PM
2.5 hrs
Session 2: Concept Development
Housing need and demand, developing a project concept, and funding sources.
February 29
9:30 AM-12:00 PM
2.5 hrs
Session 3: Making it Feasible
Financial feasibility, the project team, partnerships, how to prepare a project proposal.
March 29 Final project due. Access to online RSB course content via HousingU will remain open up to April 29.


There are no prerequisites for attending RSB! online other than a basic understanding of online communication and access to the internet. See the RSB program overview page for the interactive resource to help determine if this course is right for you.

RSB! has been designed to be accessible for everyone from Board Members to Development Consultants, to Building Administrators and Managers. RSB! is for members and non-members from organizations of any size who are contemplating, or in the process of building or redeveloping affordable housing in their community.

Registration Details

To register, click on the button above to login to our secure Registration site.

Note: All HousingU courses are single-user registration only as our learning management system requires a unique email address for each participant. You will not be able to enroll another person(s) on your behalf as each participant is required to set up their own account and register individually in order to receive their unique login details and access.

For further instructions and cancellation policy, check out the Course Registration Information page.

Live session access: Registrants will receive a Zoom link for the 3 live virtual sessions from upon registration.

Online course content access: You will be able to access the online resources and forums in HousingU, BCNPHA’s online learning platform, on the course start date. HousingU course log-in information will be sent prior to the start date.

There is a maximum capacity of 20 participants for this course.

Need help?

For more information email:
Kate Nielsen

RSB! is sponsored by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation