Fair Housing Certification

Jul
3
Mon
On Demand Training @ Internet
Jul 3 @ 12:00 am

New For AHMA-NCH:
Who should take these courses? Both the Basic and Advanced courses are designed for all affordable housing management staff required to use the HUD Handbook 4350.3. It is especially helpful for property/site managers and multifamily property management staff responsible for the leasing and occupancy aspects of the property. This Basic course is ideal for newly hired manager or those with no HUD experience as well as those needing a refresher course on the basics and the latest updates. The Advanced Course is designed for experienced affordable housing staff; it is particularly helpful for occupancy specialists and management staff.

What is the content of the course? The Basic and Advanced Occupancy courses are hands-on and will walk you through the HUD Handbook 4350.3 REV 1, Change 4, as well as recent HUD Notices and Federal Register releases. This training will provide explanation of terms and guidance on how to find information using the handbook.

Please be aware that the course is not all-inclusive of HUD or legal requirements and users should refer to the 4350.3 Handbook, HUD, legal counsel or other professional advisors for final interpretation of requirements. Rocky AHMA has been diligent in our efforts to provide comprehensive and accurate regulatory training and shall not be responsible for errors or inaccuracies.

Below is a brief outline of each course:

Basic Occupancy Course

  • INTRODUCTION
  • BRIEF REVIEW OF HANDBOOK
  • ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
  • APPLICATION PROCESS
  • ASSETS
  • INCOME
  • ALLOWANCES
  • ANNUAL RECERTIFICATIONS
  • INTERIM ADJUSTMENTS

Advanced Occupancy Course

  • INTRODUCTION
  • BRIEF REVIEW OF HANDBOOK
  • RESIDENT SELECTION PLAN
  • WAITING LIST
  • SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
  • CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
  • STUDENT RULE
  • VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • LIVE-IN AIDES, ADULT CHILDREN AND REMAINING FAMILY MEMBER

Below are 10 suggestions to help you navigate the course more easily and will help you gain the most from your online training experience:

  • Have your current Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card handy and complete the registration below.
  • Have a copy of the current handbook, a calculator and a highlighter on hand.
  • Each course takes approximately six hours when viewed in its entirety. You will have access to your training course for five (5) days from the date you first access it. Be sure to start the training at a time when you feel you can complete it within the five-day access period.
  • Once you register, you will receive an e-mail confirming the registration and including a unique link for access to the training course.
  • Choose one computer for your training. You will not have access to the training on more than one computer or web browser.
  • Use a high-speed Internet service.
  • Make sure your computer is connected to a printer so you can download helpful forms and worksheets.
  • Use a computer with speakers or headphones so you can take advantage of the multimedia capabilities of the trainings.
  • Choose an area that is quiet and avoid interruptions.
  • Enjoy!

Course pricing is $249 members/$349 non-members

Click here to Register

Jul
6
Thu
Make Ready & Preventative Maintenance @ Southlake Towers
Jul 6 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Effective make-ready procedures and regular preventive maintenance and planning will save you and your property money, time, and the inconvenience of many emergency or last-minute repairs, while giving you happy, trouble-free residents from move-in day forward.

This 6-hour class is a great starting place for any technician, no matter the skill level. It is designed to provide information on all aspects of make-ready procedures and explain their importance. This class also covers preventive maintenance and the troubleshooting skills needed to work on a multi-unit facility.

Topics covered: Make Ready
· Walking the Unit
· Accountability & Documentation
· Organizing the Make Ready process
· Scheduling Contractors
· Timely completion of Make Readies
· Final Inspection and follow up of the Move In

Topics covered: Preventative Maintenance
· Safety
· How Preventive Maintenance relates to resident perception
· The importance of record keeping
· Common preventive maintenance tasks in rooms and how to perform them
· Inspections and how to perform them

About the Speaker: Randy Jacobsen was a Jet Engine Mechanic with the Air Force for four years, stationed in Vietnam, Taiwan and the U.S. After the military Randy earned an A.S. degree in Mechanical Electrical Technology. He went to work as a Hospital Engineer at Methodist Hospital. Starting as a trainee, he was promoted to Chief Engineer after eight years.

After twelve years of hospital work he decided to go to work as a Supervisor for CTL Management, where he has worked for twenty-two years, two of those years as the Construction Project Manager for the Sacramento area. He has also conducted training classes on a regular basis. Randy is EPA Certified.

You can register numerous people through this invitation. Click ‘Add a Guest’ on the Registration screen. You may pay with a check or with a credit card once you have completed this form.

Continental breakfast will be provided. Lunch is on your own.

Thank you Christian Church Homes/Southlake Tower for hosting this informative class! 

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION: There are parking lots at 14th and Harrison, and on 14th Street between Alice and Jackson, both are within 2 blocks of the building. Additionally, 12th Street BART is five blocks away.

Click here for complete details and online registration.

Jul
12
Wed
De-Escalating Ourselves @ Southlake Towers
Jul 12 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

This 1/2-day class is designed to give you tools to help keep a level head. Whether with family, friends, coworkers, or residents, we know we will encounter conflict.  Let’s take a look at how to keep our cool and minimize negative impacts without ignoring our own feelings and needs.

About the Speaker: Dawn Bacigalupi joined the John Stewart Company in 2007 in Human Resources and is now the Director of Training. She earned a Bachelor’s in History from Santa Clara University, a Teaching Credential from San Francisco State, and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR). Previous to property management, she worked in HR/Training in high tech and has also taught in K-8 public schools. No matter the industry, humans of all ages seem to have similar needs – to be seen, to be heard, to be valued. As these needs are addressed with courage, there is more room for creativity and collaboration in service to others.

You can register numerous people through this invitation. Click ‘Add a Guest’ on the Registration screen. You may pay with a check or with a credit card once you have completed this form.

Please share the parking information with your registrants.

Continental breakfast will be provided. Lunch is on your own.

Thank you Christian Church Homes/Southlake Tower for hosting this informative class! There are parking lots at 14th and Harrison & on 14th Street between Alice & Jackson, both within 2 blocks of the building. Additionally, 12th Street BART is five blocks away.

Click here for complete details and online registration.

Jul
17
Mon
Property Managers as Asset Managers @ Southlake Towers
Jul 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This class is for the property manager, supervisor and asset manager (working with low income housing tax credit properties) who wants to understand the decisions made during the development process and their impact throughout the life of a property.

This class introduces you to the development pro forma and the financial assumptions it contains. Exercises include calculating Vacancy and Delinquency Rates, Per Unit Costs, Net Operating Income and Debt Service Coverage Ratios.

We will focus on how to use monthly and yearly data to monitor the long-term financial health of affordable housing. Students should have a working knowledge of budgets and be able to complete basic math functions.

Each attendee must bring a calculator, pencil & paper to the class.

About the Speaker: Birute Skurdenis is an Asset Manager with Merritt Community Capital Corporation, a nonprofit tax credit syndicator. Besides managing a portfolio of affordable housing in Northern California, she coaches nonprofits on affordable housing management issues and low income housing tax credit compliance. She is a nationally recognized trainer who has provided training for NeighborWorks Training Institutes, LISC, the Enterprise Foundation, and HUD. She has worked in affordable housing management since 1986.

Continental breakfast will be provided. Lunch is on your own.

Thank you Christian Church Homes/Southlake Tower for hosting this informative class! 

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION: There are parking lots at 14th and Harrison, and on 14th Street between Alice and Jackson, both are within 2 blocks of the building. Additionally, 12th Street BART is five blocks away.

Click here for complete details and online registration.

Jul
26
Wed
WEBINAR: What is Income? @ WEBINAR
Jul 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Complete details and registration coming soon!

WEBINAR: Appliances @ WEBINAR
Jul 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Complete details and registration coming soon!

Aug
7
Mon
On Demand Training @ Internet
Aug 7 @ 12:00 am

New For AHMA-NCH:
Who should take these courses? Both the Basic and Advanced courses are designed for all affordable housing management staff required to use the HUD Handbook 4350.3. It is especially helpful for property/site managers and multifamily property management staff responsible for the leasing and occupancy aspects of the property. This Basic course is ideal for newly hired manager or those with no HUD experience as well as those needing a refresher course on the basics and the latest updates. The Advanced Course is designed for experienced affordable housing staff; it is particularly helpful for occupancy specialists and management staff.

What is the content of the course? The Basic and Advanced Occupancy courses are hands-on and will walk you through the HUD Handbook 4350.3 REV 1, Change 4, as well as recent HUD Notices and Federal Register releases. This training will provide explanation of terms and guidance on how to find information using the handbook.

Please be aware that the course is not all-inclusive of HUD or legal requirements and users should refer to the 4350.3 Handbook, HUD, legal counsel or other professional advisors for final interpretation of requirements. Rocky AHMA has been diligent in our efforts to provide comprehensive and accurate regulatory training and shall not be responsible for errors or inaccuracies.

Below is a brief outline of each course:

Basic Occupancy Course

  • INTRODUCTION
  • BRIEF REVIEW OF HANDBOOK
  • ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
  • APPLICATION PROCESS
  • ASSETS
  • INCOME
  • ALLOWANCES
  • ANNUAL RECERTIFICATIONS
  • INTERIM ADJUSTMENTS

Advanced Occupancy Course

  • INTRODUCTION
  • BRIEF REVIEW OF HANDBOOK
  • RESIDENT SELECTION PLAN
  • WAITING LIST
  • SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
  • CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
  • STUDENT RULE
  • VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • LIVE-IN AIDES, ADULT CHILDREN AND REMAINING FAMILY MEMBER

Below are 10 suggestions to help you navigate the course more easily and will help you gain the most from your online training experience:

  • Have your current Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card handy and complete the registration below.
  • Have a copy of the current handbook, a calculator and a highlighter on hand.
  • Each course takes approximately six hours when viewed in its entirety. You will have access to your training course for five (5) days from the date you first access it. Be sure to start the training at a time when you feel you can complete it within the five-day access period.
  • Once you register, you will receive an e-mail confirming the registration and including a unique link for access to the training course.
  • Choose one computer for your training. You will not have access to the training on more than one computer or web browser.
  • Use a high-speed Internet service.
  • Make sure your computer is connected to a printer so you can download helpful forms and worksheets.
  • Use a computer with speakers or headphones so you can take advantage of the multimedia capabilities of the trainings.
  • Choose an area that is quiet and avoid interruptions.
  • Enjoy!

Course pricing is $249 members/$349 non-members

Click here to Register

Aug
8
Tue
ABC’s of Tax Credit @ Southlake Tower
Aug 8 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend this course and learn the “ABC’s of Tax Credits.”

This is an interactive introduction to all aspects of tax credit management for beginners, as well as a very good refresher for anyone. Advanced questions are welcome as we go through the basics.

This seminar covers all you should know to successfully manage a tax credit property, and helps you understand all the different rules, income and rent limits, and other nuances of this ever-changing program.

This class will help you understand all you do at your property and, more importantly, why you do it.

All attendees must bring a pen and a pocket calculator.

About the Speaker:Ricardo Pacheco joined The John Stewart Company in 2002 as Property Supervisor. In this capacity, he was responsible for the management, marketing, lease up and operations of affordable multifamily communities throughout the Bay Area. Mr. Pacheco possesses in-depth knowledge of regulatory compliance, low-income housing tax credits, Section 8, HOPE VI, and Public Housing Management. He has an all-encompassing marketing experience in both affordable and luxury communities.

Prior to joining The John Stewart Company, Mr. Pacheco was a Regional Property Supervisor for a privately held Real Estate Investment Trust responsible for the management and operation of approximately 2,000 multifamily units throughout the United States, and was a Regional Manager for a portfolio of six luxury communities in the Bay Area, including the lease up of two large properties in San Francisco.

Mr. Pacheco holds a California Real Estate Sales License and has successfully completed Tax Credit, Section 8 and Public Housing Certifications.

Continental breakfast will be provided. Lunch is on your own.

Thank you Christian Church Homes/Southlake Tower for hosting this informative class!

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION: There are parking lots at 14th and Harrison, and on 14th Street between Alice and Jackson, both are within 2 blocks of the building. Additionally, 12th Street BART is five blocks away.

Click here for complete details and online registration.

Aug
16
Wed
WEBINAR: What are Assets? @ WEBINAR
Aug 16 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Complete details and registration coming soon!

WEBINAR: Webinar Tools @ WEBINAR
Aug 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Complete details and registration coming soon!