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Nov
18
Mon
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) / SHCM Certification Course @ The Washington Inn
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – Nov 19 @ 4:30 pm

This course focuses on the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. AHMA-NCH is an approved provider of training in support of the National Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) program. Students who take this course will earn 12 hours of the required 12-hour pre-SHCM exam training, or 12 hours of the required 6 hours of annual continuing education required to maintain the SHCM certification.

The SHCM exam is not based on any one particular course or training. Rather, the SHCM is designed to reflect the professional competency of a housing credit manager with two years of experience in the field.

In order to become SHCM certified, applicants must demonstrate a minimum of two years of housing credit management employment experience, successfully accumulate a minimum of 12 hours of housing-credit-specific coursework or training by an approved provider, such as AHMA-NCH, sit for the SHCM exam, and submit their SHCM application and application fee.
After taking the course, students will take the test at their convenience online during the three-week allotted time period.  Proctors are required and guidelines for proctors will be distributed during the class.

For SHCM exam content outline, or more info on exam requirements, please visit NAHMA.ORG and click on the SHCM exam study guide link.

See the Agenda page for complete times and details for this 1 ½ Day course.

The SHCM National Exam Fee of $150.00 is INCLUDED in your registration fee and you will receive a voucher, good for three weeks, to take the online exam.

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 development and management company and as chief compliance officer for a Dallas-based firm with a national portfolio. She has extensive experience in Rural Development, tax credit, bond, HOME, and Section 8 program compliance. Gwen has twice served on NAHMA’s board of directors, twice chaired the Fair Housing Committee, is the current chair of the NAHMA/NAA joint SHCM Advisory Committee, and has served on the SHCM exam-writing committee from the start. Since 2009 she has been a member of IREM’s Federal Housing Advisory Board. For the past 20 years, she has also provided training and consulting services in 36 states. Gwen holds the CPM, NAHP-e, SHCM, HCCP, CPO, FHC and RAM designations. She is a NAHMA-certified trainer for the CPO, FHC and ACPO courses and for the SHCM Blended Learning on-line certification course. Gwen’s webinars are interactive, informative and in demand.

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

Click here for complete details and online registration.

Dec
2
Mon
CPO Certification Class @ The Washington Inn
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – Dec 4 @ 4:45 pm

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.

Registration includes a copy of the 4350.3 Handbook, CPO course materials, and the Examination Fee. The three-day program is composed of 3 days of instruction. You will spend another ½-day taking the exam at your property and convenience.

Participants who successfully pass the exam will receive a CPO certificate and lapel pin. All CPOs will be 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.

See the detailed Agenda page for complete details for this 3 day course, as daily class times vary.

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 development and management company and as chief compliance officer for a Dallas-based firm with a national portfolio. She has extensive experience in Rural Development, tax credit, bond, HOME, and Section 8 program compliance. Gwen has twice served on NAHMA’s board of directors, twice chaired the Fair Housing Committee, is the current chair of the NAHMA/NAA joint SHCM Advisory Committee, and has served on the SHCM exam-writing committee from the start. Since 2009 she has been a member of IREM’s Federal Housing Advisory Board. For the past 20 years, she has also provided training and consulting services in 36 states. Gwen holds the CPM, NAHP-e, SHCM, HCCP, CPO, FHC and RAM designations. She is a NAHMA-certified trainer for the CPO, FHC and ACPO courses and for the SHCM Blended Learning on-line certification course. Gwen’s webinars are interactive, informative and in demand.

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

Click here for complete details and online registration.

Dec
16
Mon
NAHMT Certification Class: 6-Hour Electrical Training @ Serna Village
Dec 16 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This 6-hour class is an introduction to, and overview of, Electricity, how it works, and how it is measured using the functions of Voltage – Amperage – Watts – Resistance. Ohm’s Law and its applications will assist in defining and understanding troubleshooting components. The basics of electrical circuits, typical residential wiring, breakers, service box connections, grounding wires and cable color and insulation codes will be covered. Additional topics include: safety, American wire gauge and amperage, OSHA, and basic techniques of electrical troubleshooting. **(Hands-On demo available if Appliances are provided)**

Topics covered in this class will include:
• Safety – Lock-out / Tag-out procedures
• AWG and other common uses of the National Electrical Code
• Wires, Cables, and insulation color coding
• Fundamentals of Ohm’s Law and how to use it.
• The differences between AC versus DC power
• Differences between Series and Parallel circuits, and reading schematics
• Basic wiring and Three-way and Four-way lighting switches
• Troubleshooting typical residential circuits and electrical components

About the Speaker:Brian has developed, written, and presented technical training programs in Facilities Maintenance, Energy Efficiency systems, Construction, Energy Auditing, and Contract License Test Preparation, for the State of California and private industry, and a broad range of “Green Building” construction training programs as an Adjunct Professor for the California Community College system.

You can register numerous people through this invitation. Click “Add a Guest” on the Registration screen. After completing the form, you can pay with a check or credit card.

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

Click here for complete details and online registration.

Dec
18
Wed
WEBINAR: Building the Four T’s of Resident Engagement: Trust, Time, Transparency, Technology @ WEBINAR
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This session will provide resident engagement strategies including interactive exercises to elicit experiences from the participants. Strategies will be identified for getting out from behind your desk to engage face-to-face with your residents to learn their baseline and “normal” behaviors. In addition, understand the importance of developing relationships and empowering residents to build community and participate in events will be explored as a way of decreasing social isolation and enriching their quality of life.

Session Take-Aways

  1. Increased awareness of Resident Demographic Trends.
  2. Enhanced understanding of the benefits of resident engagement and community building.
  3. Recognize practical strategies for engaging residents more effectively.
  4. Share potential community building activities
  5. Funding opportunities

About the Speaker: 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. After nearly 12 years of service as a Senior Resident Services Manager at the King County Housing Authority (KCHA), Mr. Rivera-Jackman has accepted the opportunity to serve as the Director of Resident Supports and Services for the Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG), one of the largest and leading affordable senior housing providers in Western Washington. Mr. Rivera-Jackman was the recipient of the 2011 American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC) President’s Award of Excellence. This award is given to a member who, in the opinion of the AASC President, is deserving of recognition for his/her work in the service coordination profession.

Please note: You agree to pay any fees associated with this registration and will be charged the full amount of registration for any “No-Shows” that do not cancel within three days of the event. AHMA-NCH reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the webinar. In the event of a cancellation, AHMA-NCH will issue a full refund of the registration fee, but will not be responsible for any other charges incurred by the registrant due to the cancellation of the session.

Click here for complete details and online registration.