Webinar: HOTMA (for Decision Makers & Policy Developers with Gwen Volk
Thursday, May 18, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 pm. CST
This course is recommended for decision makers and policy developers.
On January 1, 2024, HUD will implement the most comprehensive changes to the way HUD properties determine eligibility and calculate income and rent since 1981 when Congress raised the rent cap from 25% to 30% of Adjusted Income. The changes are expected to have a ripple effect on other affordable housing programs including Rural Development and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and HOME programs. Find out the most significant changes, what guidance HUD has provided to date, and when you will need to start following the new rules.
Webinar: Creating and Reporting Repayment Agreements with Jenny DeSilva
Friday, May 26, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CST
This advanced class is designed for compliance staff and onsite staff who handle recertification processing within their TRACS compliance software.
The group will explore common scenarios that prompt subsidy repayment agreements. The instructor will test participant understanding of how the overpayment occurred and which lease obligation(s) the tenant did not meet, while sharing effective tips to minimize repayments in the future. The group will then practice calculating the balance of overpaid subsidy owed to HUD and determine when these transactions will appear on the voucher.
Using a realistic case study, the instructor will show participants how to correctly report various types of repayment transactions on the new repayment agreement schedule of the monthly voucher and how to proceed when terms of the agreement are not upheld by the tenant.
Webinar: Ins and Outs of Certification Processing with Jenny DeSilva
Wednesday, May 31, 2023, Thursday, April 13, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CST
Join us in this interactive webinar that will help you “keep the certification ball rolling”.
This class will teach participants how to fine tune their interviewing skills to aid in making a certification appointment worthwhile, productive and efficient. Next, we will discuss proper ways to use HUD’s hierarchy of income verification levels to avoid recertification delays and achieve timely, accurate certifications, even when third parties do not respond.
Using real world scenarios, we will determine the correct effective date for interim recertifications based on whetehr changes are reported timely by the household. Finally, we will assess situations where certification actions can be delayed and combined with subsequent actions.