CRTC's training courses are designed with input from HUD field offices, state and local government program staff, and housing practitioners. We have provided training for thousands of housing and community development practitioners nationwide for over twenty years.

Under the direction of Gerard Diaz, CRTC has been providing community development program analysis, consultation, and training for housing and development programs and practitioners for over twenty years, and has participated in HUD's technical assistance contracts for both CDBG and HOME. Housing program design, program policy, procedures and information systems are areas in which he has assisted many localities. Mr. Diaz has over twenty-five years in residential and light commercial construction in both government and private sector environments. He has served on the boards of nonprofit housing providers and is a HUD-certified HOME Program Specialist - Regulations.

Lead hazard reduction and lead regulations have also been an area of specialization. He has successfully completed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prescribed training curriculum for Lead Inspector and Lead Risk Assessor. Mr. Diaz served on Ohio's Legislative Task Force on lead-based paint and serves on the Ohio Lead Advisory Council.