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LIHTC Preparing for an Audit - Webinar

1:00 - 3:00 Eastern

LIHTC compliance audits will be resuming soon.  Are you ready?  This training is a comprehensive review of how to prepare for an LIHTC audit.  From getting your files ready, to prepping your units and common spaces, to what to say (and not to say). We'll spell out exactly what to expect and what to do to ace your next audit.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing no less than five business days prior to the event.  Substitutions accepted.  No shows will be billed.

Price: $99.00

Date: February 10, 2021

Available Spaces: Unlimited

MH 101: Basic Overview of Mental Health Conditions Webinar

Class is from 1:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern

Trainer: Ruben Rivera-Jackman, MNP

Ruben Rivera-Jackman, MNPL, speaker, trainer and nonprofit leadership consultant, has an accomplished 25+ year career as a nonprofit leader, with practical experience in, and solid understanding of, a diverse range of management, program development and service delivery applications. Mr. Rivera-Jackman has a passion for working with, and advocating on behalf of, older adults, and has a natural ability for providing instruction and training for adult learners. In February 2017, Ruben accepted a new opportunity to serve as the new Director of Resident Services for the Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG), one of the largest non-profit affordable housing providers in the Puget Sound area. SHAG manages 41 LIHTC communities serving over 5,000 older-adult households. He previously served for 12 years as a Senor Resident Services Manager at the King County Housing Authority. Mr. Rivera-Jackman was the recipient of the 2011 American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC).

MAHMA CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be submitted in writing five business days in advance. Substitutions are permitted. No shows will be billed.

10% discount for 4 or more registrants.

All non-members must pre-pay.

Price: $79.00

Date: February 24, 2021

Available Spaces: Unlimited

HUD Occupancy Refresher and Challenges Webinar

Class is from 10:00 - 4:00 Eastern

Session reviews basics of HUD occupancy including program and project eligibility, income, assets, allowances and adjusted income and concludes with a "putting it all together" case study.  Annual and interim recertification, special issues when terminating assistance and subsidy, screening new applicants in compliance with HUDs criminal background guidance, MOR-proofing your tenant selection plan, and an update on HUDs new guidance and rules.

MAHMA CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be submitted in writing five business days in advance. Substitutions are permitted. No shows will be billed.

10% discount for 4 or more registrants.

All non-members must pre-pay.

Price: $159.00

Date: March 25, 2021

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Fair Housing Compliance (FHC) Certification - Virtual Course

Day 1
9:00 am - 1:00 pm      Instruction (break included)

Day 2
9:00 am - 1:00 pm      Instruction (break included)

Online FHC Exam - An exciting feature of the Fair Housing Compliance certification course is the opportunity to take the FHC exam online AND in the comfort of your office or home. At the end of the course you will receive a voucher number via email and can take the two (2) hour exam at your convenience but within 3 weeks of completing the course. Take the exam at a time and place that works for you and NO proctor is required! You will receive the voucher number and instructions on how to log into the website that hosts the exam at the end of the course via email. Individuals must pass this exam to obtain the FHC designation.

The Fair Housing Compliance (FHC) course is a comprehensive program offered by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) for property management staff. NAHMA’s Fair Housing Compliance course trains managers to understand complex fair housing regulations.

The requirements set forth in the Fair Housing Act and Section 504 regulations are enormously complex and far-reaching. NAHMA’s Fair Housing Compliance™ (FHC™) course trains managers to understand these complex regulations, and provides clear instructions on fair housing laws. The comprehensive, practical training manual for this course includes ready-to-use documents and forms to conduct a Section 504 Self-Evaluation and sample Transition Plan. The course teaches a step-by-step approach to determining the administrative and financial feasibility of making units accessible. Not only does NAHMA’s Fair Housing course cover the application process, which includes screening, accepting, and rejecting applicants, it also presents instruction on developing company-wide policies and procedures.

The 8-hour program is composed of two (2) 4-hour interactive Zoom meeting training sessions and a take home two (2) hour certification exam that must be taken within 3 weeks of completing the course. Each participant will receive the Zoom meeting credentials and an electronic copy of the NAHMA Fair Housing manual via email two (2) business days prior to the course. You will use this manual during the two (2) training sessions.

The FHC is a requirement for NAHMA’s National Affordable Housing Professional (NAHP) certification program.

All participants who successfully complete this course and exam will receive a FHC certificate and pin, and be listed in NAHMA’s Online Credential Directory.

Trainer: Gwen Volk, gwen volk INFOCUS, Inc.

Attendees should be prepared with a computer/laptop (webcam & microphone optional, but preferred for best interactive ability), pencils and highlighter for the course.  

Each participant must be registered. The online training credentials received are for the registrant's use only and should not be shared with others.

Each participant will receive the Zoom meeting credentials and an electronic copy of the 4350.3 Handbook and the CPO course materials via email.  You will use the 4350.3 and CPO manual and materials during the four (4) training sessions. Attendees will need to print the CPO manual.

Attendees should be prepared with a computer/laptop (webcam & microphone optional, but preferred for best interactive ability), pencils and highlighter for the course.  

Please note: Recording is not permitted.  The class will not be recorded.  Attendees will not have the option of viewing a recorded version if any sessions or parts of sessions are missed. 

Participants who successfully pass the exam will receive a CPO certificate and lapel pin.  All CPOs are listed in an annual, national certification directory.  The CPO is a requirement for NAHMA’s National Affordable Housing Professional (NAHP®) certification program.

Fees and reasonable expenses for the course are an approved project expense. It is recommended that course attendees have a basic knowledge of the HUD 4350.3 Handbook prior to registration.

About the Presenter: Since 1983, Gwen Volk has assisted owners, agents, and on-site staff in navigating the programs that provide housing for low and moderate-income families.  She has served as president and CEO of a Midwest affordable housing management company, as chief compliance officer for a Dallas-based firm, and as a trainer and consultant in 36 states.  Gwen is a nationally recognized expert in tax credit, bond, HOME, HUD and Rural Development program compliance.  She has twice served on NAHMA’s Board of Directors and has also served on the board of the NAHMA Education Foundation.  She has chaired NAHMA’s Certification Review Board, Fair Housing, Education and Training, and SHCM Advisory Committees, and has been a member of the SHCM exam-writing committee from the start.   Since 2009, Gwen has served on IREM’s Federal Housing Advisory Board, and she previously chaired IREM’s Ethics Hearing and Discipline Board.  Gwen holds the CPM, NAHP-e, SHCM, HCCP, CPO, FHC and RAM designations.  She is a NAHMA-certified trainer for the CPO, FHC and BCD (formerly ACPO) courses, and for the SHCM Blended Learning on-line certification course.  Gwen’s classes are interactive, informative and in demand.

MAHMA Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be submitted to MAHMA at least five business days prior to the session.  No shows will be billed, substitutes are welcome.

Price: $349.00

Date: March 30, 2021

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Preparing for New REAC & NSPIRE Rules - A One Day Workshop on New REAC Rules and How to Achieve the Best Results Today

Seminar 9:00 - 5:00 * Lunch Included

10% Discount for groups of four or more.

This workshop is designed to discuss the fundamentals of REAC Compliance and the UPCS Inspection Protocols, as well as all of the recent updates and expected changes. This session includes a high-level review of the UPCS Inspection Code, REAC Scoring, the new rules, and updates. This classroom session is a terrific resource for managers, maintenance, and executives who want to understand what needs to be addressed on their properties at all times to ensure that the property is well prepared at all times and non-compliance risks can be identified and eliminated.

In 2018, HUD stated that there would be a new direction for REAC - one that places focus on everyday compliance, inspections that are able to accurately portray what the condition of the property is like for residents on an average day, not just after a maintenance fire drill. Proper physical compliance on properties needs to be a vigilant process, one that is constantly in motion and constantly striving to be better

NPSIRE - A New Inspection Protocol and Process for HUD Properties 

HUD has indicated a new series of changes to the inspection process, creating a new inspection protocol - NSPIRE - which promises to reinvent the inspection process.

The new changes require so much more than a new inspection checklist - it presents organizational challenges, including new demands on leadership and teamwork.

We will review both what the future will bring and what needs to be done during the transition to NSPIRE.

Who Should Attend This Seminar?

This course is more than a maintenance course, as it discusses regulatory changes and requirements, methods for effective oversight and daily planning to ensure properties are always in full compliance. From property managers to maintenance professionals, to regional and executive staff, understanding the requirements for REAC compliance is a vital part of being an affordable housing industry stakeholder.

Understanding the Current REAC Rules and Preparing Properties to be Ready Everyday

Understanding REAC Inspections 

Understanding REAC Compliance is about understanding that the physical requirements for a property are no different than the regulatory requirements - you have to have a discerning eye for issues at all times, set processes in place to double-check your physical compliance. During this workshop, after covering the new updates, requirements, and anticipated new direction for HUD REAC, we will review the existing requirements and how you can best prepare your properties for REAC Inspections.

Preparing for REAC with 14-day Notice for Inspections

How do you prepare your properties for REAC inspections with the new reality that inspections can occur with limited notice and incredibly limited ability to modify the inspection scheduling date.

  • Non-Industry Standard Repairs: Understand the requirements for non-industry repairs and how you can best ensure that all repairs are done to meet these standards.
  • Essential UPCS/REAC Deficiencies:We will review the UPCS Inspection Code and discuss the issues that are most common and typically carry the highest-scoring values. We review the deficiencies to discuss how to recognize the issues, repair within industry standards and understand how to best recognize the issues.

Price: $249.00

Date: July 23, 2021

Available Spaces: 75