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Are You Ready for Rad? Webinar

10:00 - 11:30 AM Eastern

HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, created in 2012, is now available to 202 PRAC’s.  HUD issued Revision 4 to the RAD Notice on September 5, 2019.  Learn what RAD is, how it changes the properties that convert, and how your skills may be needed. This voluntary "preservation" program is helping to stop the loss of affordable housing. It is also providing new opportunities for experienced affordable housing developers, managers and agents from the private sector to partner with PHA's. As of September 2018, HUD had closed RAD transactions on more than 100,000 units including public housing properties, Rent Supplement and RAP projects and Mod Rehab homes.

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: August 20, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Online Certified Professional of Occupancy Designation Course

The Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) course is a comprehensive program offered by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) for property management staff responsible for site compliance of HUD affordable housing developments. It is the only occupancy course that covers the HUD 4350.3 Handbook in its entirety, with specific handbook references cited in the margins of the course text.

This course will follow the 1-Day CPO intensive agenda and be taught in four 3-hour Interactive Zoom meeting training sessions over two consecutive days. The dates and times are as follows:  August 26 9 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and August  9 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  All times Eastern.   Following the training, you will complete a 4-hour on-line certification exam that must be taken within 3 weeks of completing the course.

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

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: $750.00

Date: August 26, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

EIV Compliance

1:00 - 4:00

Must you print and maintain your UAAF for each user?  How often are you printing your EIV Income discrepancy reports?  Does your policy and procedure document cover the use of the No Income Reported on the 50059 Report?  This session will focus on the HUD compliance aspects of using EIV.  The training will be led by a Contract Administrator representative and provide the vantage point of what the CA is looking for while reviewing EIV compliance at your next MOR.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Security record keeping requirements
  • Policy and procedure record keeping requirements
  • Master file reports
  • Tenant file reports
  • Required follow-Up activities on identified discrepancies
  • Additional resources


Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be sent to MAHMA in writing at least five business days prior to the event.  Substitutions are accepted.  No shows will be billed.

Price: $179.00

Date: September 15, 2020

Available Spaces: 35

Rated "R" For REAC

8:30 - 12:30

Two words guaranteed to strike fear into even the most seasoned manager or maintenance person’s heart. Fear no more, we’ll get you the inside scoop you need in order to help you ace your next REAC inspection as national expert, Saul Himelstein, of The Inspection Group presents the Top Ten Mistakes Everyone Makes Regarding REAC Inspections and all the recent updated REAC issues... Attendees will learn first, “How to Inspect”, then what the inspectors are looking for and how to eliminate problems before the inspection even begins...along with many other helpful hints to eliminate any stress prior to a REAC Inspection

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be sent to MAHMA in writing at least five business days prior to the event.  Substitutions are accepted.  No shows will be billed.

Price: $179.00

Date: September 15, 2020

Available Spaces: 34

2020 Regional Affordable Housing Conference

Join us in Columbus, OH for the annual MAHMA Regional Affordable Housing Conference.

October 7 - 9:30 - October 8: 2:00
Agenda Coming Soon!

Attendees can book reservations by either clicking this link.  The MAHMA rate of $109 cannot be guaranteed after that date.

2020 RAHC Sponsor Packet


Price: $399.00

Date: October 7, 2020

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