2019 Annual Training Agenda

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Conquering RD Compliance, Day 1

Optional Exam: In order to earn the RHCS title you must pass the exam. Exam is an additional $50 and must be registered for in advance. Exam will begin AFTER LUNCH ON DAY 2, each attendee will have three hours to complete.

Gary Kirkman of E & A Team, Inc.

This year’s “Conquering RD Compliance” course, we will take an in-depth look at RD compliance in multi-family housing. This two-day comprehensive course includes engaging and interactive sessions utilizing case studies, verification examples, knowledge check exercises, and even games to ensure attendees walk away with a thorough understanding of not only how to maintain project compliance, but also why it is so important to do so.

At the conclusion of the course on Day 2, each attendee has the option to take an exam (for an additional $50) in order to earn a Rural Development Housing Compliance Specialist (“RHCS”) designation. Topics covered during the course include:

    • Introduction & Program Background
    • Project Management Requirements
    • Project Physical Conditions
    • Tenant Eligibility Requirements (including eligibility of students)
    • Marketing
    • Waiting Lists & Applications
    • Tenant Selection & Unit Assignment
    • Verification Procedures
    • Calculating Annual Income
    • Calculating Adjusted Income
    • Calculating Rent
    • Tenant Recertification & Changes in Eligibility
    • Assigning of Rental Assistance
    • Tenant Grievance Procedures
    • Agency Monitoring Compliance
    • Overview of Farm Labor Housing

And much more!

Please note this is a two-day session, you must register for both days to register. Space will be limited to the first 100 PAID registrants.

 


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8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fair Housing, Section 504 and Accessibility Training for the Property Management and Maintenance Professional

Mark English of E&A Team

Discrimination in the sale or rental of housing is not as rare an occurrence as one would hope or expect in this day and age. A discrimination lawsuit can end up costing you and your company valuable time and money. By providing employees and vendors with Fair Housing training, you are able to greatly reduce the risk of a costly lawsuit.

It is important that every multifamily professional, regardless of position, understands the Fair Housing Act, what it covers and how to comply to reduce liability and increase customer service!  This is an interactive course that will cover more than just the basics but will also educate everyone from the groundskeepers & maintenance technicians to COOs and CEOs of property management companies on how to implement and practice compliance from the ground up.

This session will review and discuss the following:

    • Where is your site Accessibility Issues "low hanging fruit"?
    • Brief overview of the three Federal accessibility laws, and when/where each applies (Section 504, UFAS, Fair Housing and ADA)
    • For all Federal Funded Properties Section 504 Regulations and Standards; when, where and why they apply
    • Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) - which one do I use?
    • Why I need to be aware of how my tenant population is aging and how it will affect accessibility issues and reasonable accommodation requests
    • Common UFAS/Section 504 and Fair Housing Act accessibility issues seen on siteCommon accessibility mistakes maintenance staff make in replacing and repairing items
      • Dwelling units
      • Office
      • Common areas
    • The Fair Housing Amendments Act and Fair Housing Accessibility guidelines and when/where they apply
    • The Fair Housing Design Manual, and how it applies to multifamily housing
    • Most common accessibility issues in rehabs
    • Who can waive your sites accessibility requirements?
    • 504 Transition Plans - when to do them, why and how and what does the latest RD Unnumbered letter say

Attendees will receive Certificate of Completion via email


 

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Not yet determined

We are working on fine tuning our training sessions. Please check back for event updates.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Conquering RD Compliance, Day 2

Optional Exam: In order to earn the RHCS title you must pass the exam. Exam is an additional $50 and must be registered for in advance. Exam will begin after lunch on Day 2, each attendee will have three hours to complete.

Gary Kirkman of E & A Team, Inc.

This year’s “Conquering RD Compliance” course, we will take an in-depth look at RD compliance in multi-family housing. This two-day comprehensive course includes engaging and interactive sessions utilizing case studies, verification examples, knowledge check exercises, and even games to ensure attendees walk away with a thorough understanding of not only how to maintain project compliance, but also why it is so important to do so.

At the conclusion of the course on Day 2, each attendee has the option to take an exam (for an additional $50) in order to earn a Rural Development Housing Compliance Specialist (“RHCS”) designation. Topics covered during the course include:

    • Introduction & Program Background
    • Project Management Requirements
    • Project Physical Conditions
    • Tenant Eligibility Requirements (including eligibility of students)
    • Marketing
    • Waiting Lists & Applications
    • Tenant Selection & Unit Assignment
    • Verification Procedures
    • Calculating Annual Income
    • Calculating Adjusted Income
    • Calculating Rent
    • Tenant Recertification & Changes in Eligibility
    • Assigning of Rental Assistance
    • Tenant Grievance Procedures
    • Agency Monitoring Compliance
    • Overview of Farm Labor Housing

And much more!

Please note this is a two-day session, you must register for both days to register. Space will be limited to the first 100 PAID registrants.

 

Registration opens July 15th