2021 MRDC Annual Training

October 13, 2021 - October 14, 2021

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

Training Agenda

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021

Enhance & Accelerate LIHTC Compliance, Day 1
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Thursday 

Gary Kirkman, Director of Compliance Training
E & A Team, Inc.

Join E&A Team’s Director of Compliance Training, Gary Kirkman, for a day and a half of tax credit training where he will “Enhance & Accelerate” your knowledge of this affordable housing program. 

Gary’s comprehensive training is specifically designed to assist affordable housing professionals in determining tenant eligibility for the LIHTC program and maintaining compliance. During the training, Gary will review tax credit regulations while providing real-world examples and practical applications while demonstrating compliance through interactive Knowledge Checks.    

Topics will include, but not limited to: 

  • Applications & Eligibility

    • Fair Housing Overview

    • Violence Against Women Act

    • Application Process

    • Occupancy Standards

    • Defining Household Members

    • Changes in Household Size

    • Verification Methods 

  • Student Eligibility

  • Overview of Calculating Income

  • Overview of Calculating Assets

  • Leasing, Certification & Other Requirements

    • Tenant Income Certification

    • Lease Requirements

    • Annual Recertifications

    • Next Available Unit Rule

    • Transferring Units 

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.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021

It’s Fair Housing Not Fear Housing: Taking the fear out of Fair Housing
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Elaine Simpson
Occupancy Solutions

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.

This interactive will review and discuss the following:

•National Statistics

•A Brief History of Fair Housing

•The 7 Federally Protected Classes

•State and Local Protected Classes

•Accommodations & Modifications

•Service Animals

•Current Issues

•Advertising & Marketing Guidelines

•Who is Liable?

•The Complaint Process

•Live Cases and Their Outcomes

•How to Comply

•Resources

•Questions and Answers

Who should attend:

•Property Owners

•Management Company Executives

•Property Managers 

•Leasing Professionals 

•Maintenance Technicians 

•Vendors



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021

Enhance & Accelerate LIHTC Compliance, Day 2
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  

Gary Kirkman, Director of Compliance Training
E & A Team, Inc.

Join E&A Team’s Director of Compliance Training, Gary Kirkman, for a day and a half of tax credit training where he will “Enhance & Accelerate” your knowledge of this affordable housing program. 

Gary’s comprehensive training is specifically designed to assist affordable housing professionals in determining tenant eligibility for the LIHTC program and maintaining compliance. During the training, Gary will review tax credit regulations while providing real-world examples and practical applications while demonstrating compliance through interactive Knowledge Checks.    

Topics will include, but not limited to: 

  • Applications & Eligibility

    • Fair Housing Overview

    • Violence Against Women Act

    • Application Process

    • Occupancy Standards

    • Defining Household Members

    • Changes in Household Size

    • Verification Methods 

  • Student Eligibility

  • Overview of Calculating Income

  • Overview of Calculating Assets

  • Leasing, Certification & Other Requirements

    • Tenant Income Certification

    • Lease Requirements

    • Annual Recertifications

    • Next Available Unit Rule

    • Transferring Units 

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.


Register Online

Registration for this event will open July 2020. We will update event details as they become available. If you would like to suggest a session or topic of discussion, please contact Katrina Greeley at kgreeley@MiRDC.org.