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Fair Housing Compliance (FHC) Certification - Virtual Course

Description:

December 8 * 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EST (8:00 am - Noon CST)

December 9
* 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EST (8:00 am - Noon CST)

Agenda:
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.

Description:
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.

Start Date: December 8, 2020
End Date: December 9, 2020

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