Course Catalog

Subject to Change

May
21
Tue
REAC Update @ The Washington Inn
May 21 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Get REAC-READY! Hear the latest CHANGES to the UPCS Protocol!

Yes, there are changes — and this class will cover them all!

Attendees will get a thorough explanation of:

  • Definitions and notable deficiencies of the 5 inspectable areas
  • Health & Safety deficiencies
  • The Scoring System
  • How to successfully prepare for a REAC inspection
  • and, of course, the latest changes to Uniform Physical Condition Standard Protocol

Don’t get caught up in REAC complacency. Be ready for the coming changes.

Remember to bring your pen and paper to this event.

About the Speaker: Kathi Markan has been a certified HUD-REAC inspector for 12 years. She joined the team at Constructive Forensics last year to pursue her passion – helping property management improve their REAC knowledge by performing Pre-REAC inspections, conducting trainings and submitting scoring appeals. Additionally, Kathi conducts quality assurance inspections on all phases of new construction to ensure code compliance for litigation prevention and defense.

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.

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION:
• Parking lots at: 8th & Clay ($10 for all day) 400 11th street ($20 for all day) 729 Clay ($10 for all day) 989 Franklin ($10 for all day) & 7th & Jefferson ($7 for all day).
(Street parking is NOT advised (high ticket potential) and more expensive for all day
• 12th Street BART Station is 2 blocks away.

Click here for complete details and online registration.

May
22
Wed
WEBINAR: Managing the Wait List @ WEBINAR
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
May
29
Wed
LIHTC/SHCM Certification Class @ Serna Village
May 29 @ 8:30 am – May 30 @ 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: Anita Moseman has been in the Affordable Housing Industry for 32+ years. She is Vice President of a management company that manages in 3 states and provides compliance and consulting services to other management companies. She uses real life examples from these experiences in her classes to make them clear and helpful. Anita is a national trainer, who has trained for various federal and state government agencies, trade associations, and private companies.

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

Thank you Mercy Housing for hosting this training.

Click here for complete details and online registration.

Jun
5
Wed
CPO Certification Training @ Serna Village
Jun 5 @ 8:30 am – Jun 7 @ 4:30 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 within 3 weeks of the class.

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:Anita Moseman has been in the Affordable Housing Industry for 32+ years. She is Vice President of a management company that manages in 3 states and provides compliance and consulting services to other management companies. She uses real life examples from these experiences in her classes to make them clear and helpful. Anita is a national trainer, who has trained for various federal and state government agencies, trade associations, and private companies.

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

Thank you Mercy Housing for hosting this training.

Click here for complete details and online registration.

Jun
20
Thu
NAHMT Certification Class: 6-Hour Air Conditioning: Mechanical & Electrical @ The Washington Inn
Jun 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

This 6-hour class is designed to be a starting place for any Maintenance technician no matter his/her skill level. It starts by discussing the different types of air conditioning systems and how they work. This class also covers topics such as preventive maintenance and the troubleshooting skills needed to work on a multi-unit facility.

Discussion will include:
· The electrical and mechanical components of an Air Conditioning System
· Safety procedures
· The basic refrigeration cycle
· Schematic design of components (control and operating circuits)
· Preventive Maintenance
· Become aware of limitations placed on the industry by the EPA and others
· Troubleshooting common problems with Air Conditioning systems

About the Speaker: Brian Goldojarb 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, as well as 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. 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.

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION:

Note: Street parking is NOT advised

(high ticket potential and it is more expensive for all day) 
• Parking lots nearby: 8th & Clay ($10 for all day), 400 11th street ($20 for all day), 729 Clay ($10 for all day), 989 Franklin ($10 for all day), and 7th & Jefferson ($7 for all day). 

• 12th Street BART Station is 2 blocks away.

Click here for complete details and online registration.

Jun
26
Wed
WEBINAR: Behavioral Health Response Plan: Identifying and deescalating difficult behaviors associated with mental health decomposition @ WEBINAR
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jul
19
Fri
Property Managers as Asset Managers @ The Washington Inn
Jul 19 @ 8:30 pm – 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.

Attendees will gain a new perspective on their management duties.

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.

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.

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION:
Note: Street parking is NOT advised
(high ticket potential and it is more expensive for all day)

• Parking lots nearby: 8th & Clay ($10 for all day), 400 11th street ($20 for all day), 729 Clay ($10 for all day), 989 Franklin ($10 for all day), and 7th & Jefferson ($7 for all day). 

• 12th Street BART Station is 2 blocks away.

Click here for complete details and online registration.

Aug
14
Wed
WEBINAR: Aging Rainbow: Addressing the Unique Aging Needs for the LBGT older adults @ WEBINAR
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sep
9
Mon
AHMA-NCH Annual Conference & Trade Show @ Oakland
Sep 9 – Sep 10 all-day
Sep
18
Wed
WEBINAR: Interviewing Applicants for Move-in @ WEBINAR
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm