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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM May 1, 2 & 3, 2023
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM -May 1 & 2, 2023
8:00 AM - 5:00PM, May 1 & 2, 2023
9 AM - 2:00 PM May 1, 2 & 3, 2023
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Class Descripion & Trainer Bios:
Multifamily Housing Specialist (MHS) Certification
Nan McKay and Associates, Inc.’s MHS certification course provides a comprehensive training on the HUD Handbook 4350.3 REV-1, including eligibility, screening and selection, admission, rent calculation, recertification, termination, and a discussion of HUD’s multifamily systems. NMA is the only training provider that has included in its course material specific requirements for PHAs that are participating in HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. If your PHA is participating in the RAD program and has elected to transform its public housing to project-based rental assistance (PBRA), this training is a must.
The MHS seminar is designed specifically for anyone who works with HUD’s multifamily program, including:
• Housing authorities that are transitioning to project-based rental assistance (PBRA) under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program
• Staff who need training on HUD Handbook 4350.3 REV-1
• People who manage multifamily project-based Section 8, including management company staff
Learn how HUD regulations for the project-based rental assistance program (PBRA) under HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs in NMA and HAI Group's Online Multifamily Housing Specialist Certification. This certification course provides a comprehensive training on the HUD Handbook 4350.3 REV-1, including eligibility, screening and selection, admission, rent calculation, recertification, termination, and a discussion of HUD’s multifamily systems.
Trainer: Sheryl Putman
Sheryl Putnam is a highly motivated, results-focused leader with nearly three decades of professional experience in federal housing programs. As senior director of professional services, she spearheads the development of new NMA certification seminars. Prior to joining Nan McKay & Associates in 2011, she managed the compliance department for a state housing finance agency, providing compliance oversight activities for the LIHTC, PBRA, AND HOME programs.
Mastering the Rural Development Program
The purpose of this course is to provide information for all interested personnel to successfully provide housing through RD regulations. This 1 ½ day course includes the optional live HCM-R exam.
Day 1 of this training will start with an overview of the RD Programs handbook HB – 2-3560 and the regulation 3560. We will then cover the housing programs under section 515 including family, elderly and congregate properties and how to maintain them. This section is followed by marketing and the application process. This includes the Civil Rights Act and the Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan (AFHMP) which covers application requirements, wait lists, and the required notices. We then discuss the project occupancy requirements on family, elderly and congregate properties and how to calculate income (7CFR .560.153 refers to 24 CFR 5.609 & 11) and assets along with allowable deductions and determining rent.
Day 2 covers the Recertification process for annual recerts, recerts due because of income or occupancy changes, and ineligible tenants. Lease requirements, tenant warning and termination concludes day 2 with a final review of the course.
Each attendee who completes this course will receive a useful course manual with references, and a certificate of attendance which counts towards their continuing education hours.
Ronnette is the Senior Trainer at Zeffert & Associates and an affordable housing
expert across multiple funding restrictions and training disciplines. Through Zeffert
University, she not only reaches more students than other training alternatives
combined, her students boast designation pass rates amongst the highest in the
nation! Organizations look to Ronnette year-over-year for their education needs,
and in 2023, she was selected as the National Association of Homebuilders "HCCP Designee of the Year".
Ronnette has worked in the Affordable Housing industry since 2001. She is a graduate of Rollins College
in Winter Park, Florida and holds the HCCP, HCM-R, and FHS designations.
Trainer: Ronnette Smith
Fundamentals of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Management
Fundamentals of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Management provides an in-depth introduction to the low-income housing tax credit program. Since instances of program noncompliance can lead to serious financial penalties, it's more important than ever to train your staff on the complexities of this program. This class is for both new and experienced on-site staff who manage LIHTC properties, PHA staff who might be well-versed in HUD programs, but are new to the LIHTC world, and anyone interested in gaining a thorough understanding of the basics of LIHTC project management.
Participants receive an overview of the LIHTC program and discuss compliance time periods, the basics of applying for tax credits, how credits are calculated, compliance monitoring and recapture, acq/rehab and first-year issues, tenant eligibility, income calculation, rent setting, and ongoing eligibility requirements such as the Next Available Unit Rule, transfers, and inspections. Learning methods include hands on learning activities, a case study, and reference materials to assist your staff in managing LIHTC projects. Choose from our NMA certification exam or the NAHB Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) exam!
Trainer: Heather Sievers
NMA trainer and consultant Heather Sievers leverages nearly two decades of low- income housing expertise as a subject matter expert in HUD’s multifamily program, including project-based rental assistance (PBRA), the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC), and the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system. Throughout her career, she has overseen and monitored properties with a spectrum of funding such as project-based Section 8, LIHTC, HOME, and the USDA Rural Development (RD) program and directed the acquisition and rehabilitation of these properties as well as the certification and relocation of residents.
As compliance manager and quality assurance auditor at the Idaho Housing and Finance Association, Heather was part of the team that successfully bid for five states during the two rebids of the performance-based contract administration (PBCA) packages. She oversaw the ongoing state compliance programs as the state allocation agency for the LIHTC program, the TCA and PBCA for the project-based Section 8 program, and the participating jurisdiction (PJ) for the HOME program. Heather was also the designated trainer for the state of Idaho and created and executed over twenty different training programs during that time. She currently trains several NMA classes, including Fundamentals of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Management, Multifamily Housing Specialist (MHS), and RAD Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) Overview.
REAC UPCS Fundamentals / NSPIRE
Our training will include an overview of the UPCS coupled with in-depth study of the most critical inspectable areas. Using hundreds of actual photos, our instructor will educate you on what to look for when entering every apartment. Our training will include an in-depth review of the UPCS protocol coupled with a detailed study of the each inspectable areas (including point values for every defect). Additionally, we will work with PHA personnel to develop a simple yet detailed, singlesheet checklist that can be used by maintenance mechanics when entering any unit to aid in locating and alleviating defects according to UPCS throughout the entire year. This training and checklist will ensure you are ready for your next REAC inspection.
Using actual photos, we will ensure you have a complete understanding of the "Outside" portion of the NSPIRE protocol coupled with a detil stud of each inspectable area. The training course is presented over a three day period ending with a certification examination except for the UCPS course w. Certification exams are offered as an option and require the payment of a separate fee. Click on "Register today "link for information on Exam pricing. See Conference schedule for course calendar.
Trainer: John Emery
This 3 day training will include a complete review of the NSPIRE protocol including all defects
related to the “Outside”, “Inside” and “Units”. Using hundreds of actual photos, our instructor will educate you on what to look for when entering every apartment. Additionally, we will provide a simple yet detailed, single-sheet checklist that can be used by maintenance mechanics when entering any unit to aid in locating and alleviating defects according to NSPIRE
throughout the entire year. Additionally, we’ll provide you the latest copy of our NSPIRE Guidebook and numerous other handouts related to the NSPIRE and how to become “NSPIRE Compliant”.
This training will ensure you are ready for your next REAC inspection.