Fair Housing Certification

Feb
19
Tue
NAHMT Certification Class: 6-Hour Plumbing Training @ The Washington Inn
Feb 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

This 6-hour class is designed as an in-depth overview of the workings and repair of refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers, ranges (gas or electric), and disposals. Attendees will learn the most common service requests for these appliances, along with the solutions for each.

About the Speaker: Jose Turcios (Rigo) has been performing various roles in maintenance since 1985. He has held many positions, up to and including Chief Engineer, while working for the Embassy Suites and the Marriott Corporation.

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.

Click here for complete details and online registration.

Feb
27
Wed
WEBINAR: Mental Health Crisis Planning with Residents in Affordable Housing @ WEBINAR
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This interactive and didactic webinar will address how our behaviors are a demonstration of who we are and how we communicate our response to daily living. Older-adults with mental health conditions are a heterogeneous population, most of whom live and want to continue to remain in their community. Through various educational techniques, this comprehensive will provide guidelines for supporting adults with mental health conditions in the independent housing setting.

At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the barriers that older-adults face when accessing mental health services
  2. Identify strategies for respond to a mental health crisis
  3. Develop a plan of action for older-adults experiencing mental health Decompensation
  4. Apply appropriate housing recommendations

About the SpeakerRuben 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.

Mar
12
Tue
NAHMT Certification Class: 6-Hour Electrical Training @ Salvation Army Fresno Residence
Mar 12 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 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:Jose Turcios (Rigo) has been performing various roles in maintenance since 1985. He has held many positions, up to and including Chief Engineer, while working for the Embassy Suites and the Marriott Corporation.

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.

Thank you Salvation Army for hosting this training! 

Click here for complete details and online registration.

Mar
19
Tue
Basic Electricity @ Serna Village
Mar 19 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Make sure everyone on your team receives up-to-the-minute HD Supply training!
This program offers TWO sessions. You can register yourself and your staff for an AM or PM session only, or both at a discounted rate!

AM Session
This three-hour class is designed to be an overview of Electricity and how it works. We will trace the path of the electricity from the house meter through the entire structure.
Topics covered include: 
• Safety
• National Electrical Code awareness
• OSHA awareness
• Electrical panel service
• Common electrical device installation
• Electrical trouble shooting
At the completion of this class students will be able to:
Define common terms used when describing Electricity
Identify common uses of National Electrical code
Discuss and describe safe working techniques
Describe common tests with a multimeter (Voltage, Amperage and Ohms)
Explain the differences between AC versus DC power
Describe the need for a circuit
Troubleshoot lighting and controls
Describe the proper installation of common residential electrical devices

PM Session
This three-hour class covers the problems associated with the most common service requests on site – PLUMBING! It is designed to be an overview of Basic Plumbing and how it works. The plumbing system will be discussed starting from the water meter, following the supply line into the building, and on to where the water comes out of the fixture and down through the drain. We will also go over the installation of plumbing fixtures, along with drain cleaning, safety, and problem diagnosis of toilets.
Topics covered in this class:
• Correct water pressure
• The parts and operation of a water heater
• Replacement or repair of a vanity or kitchen sink
• Replace or repair of a faucet
• Use of common plumbing tools
• Servicing, parts, and troubleshooting for toilets
• Proper techniques for servicing, cleaning and resetting a disposal
• Health concerns while making plumbing repairs
• Chemicals and their use in plumbing
• Personal Protective Equipment

About the Speaker: Jose Turcios (Rigo) has been performing various roles in maintenance since 1985. He has held many positions, up to and including Chief Engineer, while working for the Embassy Suites and the Marriott Corporation.

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.
Thank you Mercy Housing for Hosting these classes!

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

Click here for complete details and online registration.

Basic Plumbing @ Serna Village
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Make sure everyone on your team receives up-to-the-minute HD Supply training!
This program offers TWO sessions. You can register yourself and your staff for an AM or PM session only, or both at a discounted rate!

AM Session
This three-hour class is designed to be an overview of Electricity and how it works. We will trace the path of the electricity from the house meter through the entire structure.
Topics covered include: 
• Safety
• National Electrical Code awareness
• OSHA awareness
• Electrical panel service
• Common electrical device installation
• Electrical trouble shooting
At the completion of this class students will be able to:
Define common terms used when describing Electricity
Identify common uses of National Electrical code
Discuss and describe safe working techniques
Describe common tests with a multimeter (Voltage, Amperage and Ohms)
Explain the differences between AC versus DC power
Describe the need for a circuit
Troubleshoot lighting and controls
Describe the proper installation of common residential electrical devices

PM Session
This three-hour class covers the problems associated with the most common service requests on site – PLUMBING! It is designed to be an overview of Basic Plumbing and how it works. The plumbing system will be discussed starting from the water meter, following the supply line into the building, and on to where the water comes out of the fixture and down through the drain. We will also go over the installation of plumbing fixtures, along with drain cleaning, safety, and problem diagnosis of toilets.
Topics covered in this class:
• Correct water pressure
• The parts and operation of a water heater
• Replacement or repair of a vanity or kitchen sink
• Replace or repair of a faucet
• Use of common plumbing tools
• Servicing, parts, and troubleshooting for toilets
• Proper techniques for servicing, cleaning and resetting a disposal
• Health concerns while making plumbing repairs
• Chemicals and their use in plumbing
• Personal Protective Equipment

About the Speaker: Jose Turcios (Rigo) has been performing various roles in maintenance since 1985. He has held many positions, up to and including Chief Engineer, while working for the Embassy Suites and the Marriott Corporation.

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.
Thank you Mercy Housing for Hosting these classes!

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

Click here for complete details and online registration.

Mar
20
Wed
Self Auditing: HUD Files @ The Washington Inn
Mar 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Make sure your team receives up-to-the-minute training in Self-Auditing, so you will be ready for your next MOR or Tax Credit Audit. This program offers TWO sessions. You may register yourself, and your staff, for the appropriate AM and/or PM session.

AM Session – Self Auditing HUD Files
This three-hour session will prepare your staff for success and ensure better files.  The better the files, the better the audit.  We will explore how to make sure that your files are ready for your next HUD MOR. The instructor will explain what reviewers look at in a file, and give you tips on how to avoid the occurrence of file errors.

PM Session – Self Auditing TAX CREDIT Files
Tax Credit files need love too! We’ll explore how to make sure that your files are ready for your next Tax Credit Audit. The instructor will explain what reviewers look at in a file, and give you tips on how to avoid the occurrence of file errors.

About the SpeakerAnita Moseman is Vice President for Monfric Realty, Inc., a property management and consulting firm based in Grand Junction, Colorado, and subsidiary of Monfric, Inc. based in San Diego, California. She is also a partner in HCP, a training and consulting firm based in Orange, California and has been in the affordable housing industry for over 34 years. Anita holds numerous certifications including: NAHPe , SHCM, CPO, FHC and RAM.

Snacks will be provided. Lunch is on your own.

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 parking instructions with any staff you register.

Click here for complete details and online registration.

Self Auditing: Tax Credit Files @ The Washington Inn
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Make sure your team receives up-to-the-minute training in Self-Auditing, so you will be ready for your next MOR or Tax Credit Audit. This program offers TWO sessions. You may register yourself, and your staff, for the appropriate AM and/or PM session.

AM Session – Self Auditing HUD Files
This three-hour session will prepare your staff for success and ensure better files.  The better the files, the better the audit.  We will explore how to make sure that your files are ready for your next HUD MOR. The instructor will explain what reviewers look at in a file, and give you tips on how to avoid the occurrence of file errors.

PM Session – Self Auditing TAX CREDIT Files
Tax Credit files need love too! We’ll explore how to make sure that your files are ready for your next Tax Credit Audit. The instructor will explain what reviewers look at in a file, and give you tips on how to avoid the occurrence of file errors.

About the SpeakerAnita Moseman is Vice President for Monfric Realty, Inc., a property management and consulting firm based in Grand Junction, Colorado, and subsidiary of Monfric, Inc. based in San Diego, California. She is also a partner in HCP, a training and consulting firm based in Orange, California and has been in the affordable housing industry for over 34 years. Anita holds numerous certifications including: NAHPe , SHCM, CPO, FHC and RAM.

Snacks will be provided. Lunch is on your own.

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 parking instructions with any staff you register.

Click here for complete details and online registration.

Mar
21
Thu
Mastering Rent Increase Process for HUD Funded Properties @ The Washington Inn
Mar 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Whether your property is a Section 8, Rent Supplement, 236, 202, 202/8, 202 PAC, 202/811 PRAC, 231, 221(d)3 or 221(d)3 BMIR, having an income stream that keeps pace with operating costs is key to ensuring the present and future viability of your property and its ability to provide the facilities and services your residents need.

This course takes an in-depth look at:

  • Various rent increase methods available to housing providers
  • Which methods apply to which type of property
  • When and How the Owner can choose their method
  • What to submit with your increase request
  • How to justify line-item increases over 5%

The course will be based on the current Section 8 Renewal Guide, Chapter 7 of the 4350.1 – Processing Budget-Based Rent Increases, and proposed guidance from the Revised 4350.1 Chapter 2.06 – Budget-Based Rent Adjustments.

About the Speaker: 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. 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.

Please share parking instructions with any staff you register.

Click here for complete details and online registration.

Mar
26
Tue
WEBINAR: Fair Housing for Maintenance “Do’s & Don’ts” @ WEBINAR
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Maintenance personnel come into contact with residents more than anyone else on site. And if they aren’t careful, their interaction with a resident or a potential resident could be misunderstood and result in a fair housing violation. This session takes a look at typical situations where the well-intentioned maintenance person could be at risk of violating fair housing laws, ways to handle these without discriminating, and the importance of documentation.

About the Speaker: 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.

Click here for complete details and online registration.

Mar
27
Wed
WEBINAR: Legal Hot Topics @ WEBINAR
Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Owners of rental property in California face one of the most challenging housing markets in the country and are constantly being subjected to serious liability claims. Unfortunately, many owners and property managers are not aware of the issues and how they are able to be prevented until they find themselves facing costly and arduous lawsuits. A good exercise to ask yourself at least once a week: Is there anything I did or didn’t do that could lead to legal problems? What have I learned? What would the reasonable person be expected to do in my circumstances? What could I do differently in the future? In this training, we will guide you through a myriad of situations in which you can significantly reduce your liability simply through being informed.

About the Speaker: Shawn Bankson is a partner in the Northern California office of Kimball, Tirey & St. Johnn LLP. His legal practice specializes in fair housing matters. Additionally, he is a frequent trainer for many associations and management companies throughout the state of California in the areas of fair housing and landlord/tenant law.

Click here for complete details and online registration.