Document Type

Working Paper

Publication Date



Regional Research Institute

Document Number

Working Paper #9906


Regional Research Institute


The following report analyzes the data collected from two surveys as that data relates to the training needs of affordable housing non profits (AHN). The first survey was administered in March to nonprofit managers attending a seminar in Charleston. The second survey is a collection of audio taped phone interviews with the executive directors of 28 AHNs conducted in July. The purpose of both surveys was to collect data about the training needs of AHNs in the State of West Virginia. In addition the first survey collected background information about business practices, funding sources, and computer/software usage. Although the first survey collected valuable information about training needs, it was felt after a review that the training needs of the AHNs could be better identified through a series of open-ended interview questions with executive directors at AHNS.