Overview & History
The National Housing Training Institute was an initiative begun by James C. Grimm, Pamela Schreiber, and Norbert Dunkel from the University of Florida. The Institute was designed to be an intense professional development opportunity for those with 3-5 years of experience in the housing field and who were looking to continue their career in housing. The first Institute was held in 1991 at the University of Florida; they hosted NHTI for the first ten years. In 2001, the Institute moved to the University of Maryland. In 2005, the Institute was renamed The James C. Grimm National Housing Training Institute in honor of one of its founders.
The University of Maryland will again host NHTI this year. Over 650 people have attended the Institute since 1991. NHTI provides each participant with the opportunity to meet and interact with other colleagues as well as to create a professional development plan. As the field of college and university housing evolves, the Institute seeks to provide housing professionals with the necessary skills and competencies to meet the current and future demands of the profession. We encourage you to apply and join us in College Park for what promises to be another ground-breaking year.