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  • EIV Training - Chicago
    August 20, 2014
    (Training Seminar)

    This course will address reading and understanding EIV reports, addressing discrepencies, setting up the master file and what goes in the tenant file.

    Register Today

    *Please note, all non-members must pre-pay.  If you do not pay online an invoice...


    MAHMA PO Box 12204 Columbus, OH 43212 888-242-9472
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit Training - Grand Rapids, MI
    September 09, 2014 - September 10, 2014
    (Training Seminar)

    This two-day LIHTC course is ideal for owners, managers, asset managers, developers and site staff who need to understand the basics and the critical workings of Low Income Housing Tax Credits.  Those who are new to the industry and those who want a...


    Audra Garrison PO Box 12204 Columbus, OH 43212 888-242-9472 Fax: 614-481-6951
  • Specialist in Housing Credit Management Exam - Grand Rapids
    September 10, 2014
    (Industry Designation Exam)

    The Specialist in Housing Credit Management® (SHCM) certification has been developed by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) especially for management professionals involved with properties developed and operated under the Low...


    Audra Garrison MAHMA PO Box 12204 Columbus, OH 43212 888-242-9472
  • EIV Training - Columbus
    September 16, 2014
    (Training Seminar)

    Attendees will be given a quick refresher on how EIV is to be used.  Including: How to resolve discrepancies, Dealing with rent/subsidy repayments by both tenant and OA, common findings/issues that are seen during the MOR, how to close out those issues...


    MAHMA PO Box 12204 Columbus, OH 43212 888-242-9472
  • Dealing with Diversity - Webinar
    September 18, 2014
    (Training Seminar)

    This 3 hour Webinar will review how to deal with diversity at your communities.

    Participants receive a copy of the Power Point presentation and a Certificate of Attendance.

    * Please Note: Webinar times are Eastern time.

    Register Now


    MAHMA PO Box 12204 Columbus, OH 43212 888-242-9472
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About MAHMA

THE MIDWEST AFFORDABLE HOUSING MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (MAHMA) is a professional association representing owners and managers of affordable housing throughout Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

We are a regional organization with grassroots support from local, regional and national affiliations. Through our liaison with THE NATIONAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (NAHMA), our members benefit from the tremendous support and legislative work that is provided by the working partnership of the national HUD offices and other government, and community agencies.  Located in Washington, DC, NAHMA works with key industry and government officials in facilitating the affordable housing industry and in voicing the decisive needs and concerns of its members.

The Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association’s members are responsible for the day-to-day management tasks for over 800,000 units of the nation’s affordable housing stock. The Association recognizes that creating and maintaining quality affordable housing communities is  essential to each family’s ability to reach its full potential.  Quality affordable housing communities are operated cost effectively by energetic and knowledgeable professionals who are committed to long-term careers in housing management.  Our members represent those who follow sound financial practices, comply with regulations, and operate under state-of-the-art general management  systems.


Breaking News
VAWA Certification of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence or Stalking
As part of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization of 2013, HUD recently issued the following form to assist PHAs, owners or managers in obtaining written evidence from an applicant/tenant seeking protection under VAWA to demonstrate that domestic violence, dating violence or stalking occurred.

This is an optional form. The victim has the option of either submitting this form or submitting third-party documentation. If this form is used by the victim, the victim must complete and submit it within 14 business days of receiving it from the PHA, owner or manager.

To review this form, please click here (Word document format).

 
Carol Galante Leaves the FHA
On Tuesday, August 12 Carol Galante announced she will be stepping down from her position as the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing. Biniam Gebre, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Housing, will continue in her place until a new Commissioner is nominated by the Obama Administration and confirmed by the Senate. Ms. Galante distributed the following message upon the announcement:
 
Lender-Ordered MAP Appraisal in lieu of a Separate Rent Comparability Study
The following HUD Memo addresses the use of a lender ordered MAP appraisal in lieu of a separate Rent Comparability Study (RCS) for Mark-Up-to-Market transactions. Through this memo, Hub directors are offered the opportunity to issues waivers to existing requirements until revisions to the Section 8 Renewal Guide are published.

To view this HUD Memo, please click here

 
Final Rule - Cooperative Refinancing
NAHMA received the following update from HUD regarding FHA Cooperative Refinancing:

Dear Multifamily Colleagues:

Multifamily’s Office of Production issued a final rule that revises HUD’s regulations to enable existing multifamily cooperative project owners to obtain FHA insurance for the refinancing of existing debt.  This new language adds multifamily cooperatives   as eligible properties under Section 223(f).

On February 1, 2011, HUD proposed to revise its regulations governing the eligibility for FHA insurance of mortgages used for the purchase or refinancing of existing multifamily housing projects. This final rule follows publication of the February ‘11 proposed rule and takes into consideration the public comments received in response to the proposed rule.

To view the final rule, please click here

 
NAHMA Announces Winners of Its 28th Annual Poster/Calendar Contest
MAHMA Congratulates Honorable Mention Winner Jamal Ali!

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) recently judged its 28th annual “AHMA Drug-Free Kid” poster art and calendar contest.  Nearly 5,000 children, elderly/disabled and special needs residents of NAHMA- and AHMA-member affordable housing communities nationwide participated in the contest.  Winning artwork will be featured in a 2015 calendar available for sale through NAHMA and the AHMAs (Affordable Housing Management Associations).  

This year’s contest theme was one of celebration:  “Join the Dance of Life:  Celebrate Music, Arts and Crafts.”  

The contest’s grand-prize winner is Jennifer Lauzon, an eighth grader from Fall River, MA.  Her artwork will appear on the cover of NAHMA’s 2015 calendar.  She will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for NAHMA’s annual Fall meeting in October, as well as a scholarship of $2,500 from the NAHMA Educational Foundation.  Other national winners whose artwork will appear in the 2015 calendar receive scholarships of $1,000 from the NAHMA Foundation, which also awards Honorable Mentions $100 scholarships.

The original winning artwork will also be auctioned for sale at the NAHMA Fall meeting, and proceeds from the auction will support the NAHMA Educational Foundation’s scholarship program. Through its program, the NAHMA Educational Foundation awards scholarships and encourages children, teens and adults to set goals, emulate good role models, and live a drug-free lifestyle.

For the contest, the artwork was categorized by grade, with winners selected from each category (grades K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, seniors and special needs residents).  Only students can be selected for the grand prize.

Calendars may be ordered beginning in September 2014 by visiting NAHMA’s website at www.nahma.org.  Calendars cost $5.50 and are a HUD and RHS allowable expense.

The following lists this year’s national program winners, with their ages, addresses, name of the management company where they live, and name of the AHMA that submitted their artwork:  

GRAND-PRIZE WINNER

Jennifer Lauzon, Grade 8, Bay Village, Fall River, MA, First Realty Management, NEAHMA

 
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