HUD partners with HHS to provide FREE COVID-19 test kits to Section 202 Properties

Jessica Mansfield Uncategorized

On December 22, 2022, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that Owners of Section 202 elderly properties may register with the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the Health Partner Ordering Portal (HPOP) and request weekly shipments of COVID-19 test kits to be delivered to their property for distribution. This registration site is now open for all Section 202 Elderly properties. 

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January AHMA East Texas Trainings

Jessica Mansfield Uncategorized

EIV Fundamentals – Master Binder Reports, Existing Tenant Search, Income Reports with Jenny DeSilva

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CST

Does EIV have you stumped?  What reports do you print?  When do you report an EIV report?  How do you print an EIV report?  Where do you store an EIV report?

In this introductory EIV course, participants will be provided a concise overview of monthly and quarterly EIV Master Binder reports, when and how to print them and where are they stored.  We will also discuss when to run the Existing Tenant Search, how to print them and what to do when someone shows up as living at another HUD property.  Finally, we will discuss when and how to print the 4 EIV Income reports. 

This fundamental class will give staff a clear summary of steps they must take to ensure their tenant files and EIV Master Files are organized and ready for assessment during upcoming Management and Occupancy Reviews and avoid the 5% EIV penalty on your monthly vouchers.

NOTE:  EIV Discrepancy Resolutions is a separate class and will not be covered as part of this Fundamentals Class. 

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HUD Recertifications: Annual and Interim with Gwen Volk

Thursday, January 19, 2023 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST

The requirement to do Annual and Interim Recertifications on a HUD property can feel like being chased by a freight train. The course will include:

  • Annual Recertification basics including timing, procedures, notices to residents, and effective dates of changes in rent and HAP based on the resident’s cooperation or non-cooperation, the amount of time the owner has to process, owner caused delays, and the cooperation of verifiers.
  • Interim Recertification basics when tenants must report, owner’s responsibilities, effective dates of rent and HAP changes when tenant does and does not report timely.
  • Current HUD guidance on COVID and recertification.
  • Tips on how to stay on top of the situation and drive your own train.

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December AHMA East Texas Trainings

Jessica Mansfield Uncategorized

How to Implement an AFHMP with Gwen Volk

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST

So, you’ve written your Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan and HUD, RD or the State Agency has approved it.  Now what? Bring the plan you are trying to implement and we will dissect it together. Even if you didn’t write the plan but are the one on site having to implement it, this course is also for you! This course reviews where the information came from and what it means, teaches you how to implement and train staff on the plan, keep and organize records, track results, and prove ongoing compliance.  We will also discuss how to perform the 5-year review of the plan, how to determine if the plan needs to be revised, and how to report the changes or lack of changes to HUD.  Register for Class

Interviewing Applicants at Move-In with Gwen Volk

Thursday, December 15, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST

Whether your property is HUD, Tax Credit, RD, HOME or Bond, learn how to effectively and efficiently conduct the all-important applicant interview to ensure that assistance goes to families who are qualified and/or protect your owners credits. This course covers how to establish rapport, gain trust, and ask the right questions in the right way while ensuring a consistent scripted approach to prevent costly fair housing mistakes. Includes tips on interviewing applicants face to face, by telephone and via a virtual app and interviewing persons with various types of disabilities. Participants will apply what they are learning through in class polls on common situations they encounter.  Register for class

November AHMA East Texas Trainings

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Fundamentals of Calculating Asset Income with Jenny DeSilva

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST

Navigating through complex asset documentation is tricky and a less frequently exercised skill for many managers. This intermediate-level class is designed for staff that interview tenants during the certification and need to know the difference between cash value and market value, current income and imputed income, and when an asset becomes an income source instead. We will use real-life examples to illustrate different types of assets and their correct valuation while teaching the participants techniques to ensure assets are being identified by the households.  Register for Class

Best Practices for Communicating with Residents with Gwen Volk

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST

Communication is a skill and an art – especially when it comes to having to communicate complicated and sometimes unpleasant realities to the resident of an affordable housing property. Role playing, shared success stories and rules for keeping your cool, participants will learn how to come out an ally instead of an adversary to those residents that have a lot of “issues”.   Register for Class

AHMA East Texas Trainings

Jessica Mansfield Uncategorized

October Classes

Pre-MOR with Jenny DeSilva

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST

Pre-MOR/ Stress Free MOR: Preparing for an upcoming MOR makes managers anxious about their leasing and occupancy compliance. In this advanced class, we will highlight specific elements of your leasing and occupancy procedures that will be scrutinized during your MOR and help you develop your “To Do” list to avoid findings. Leave with a renewed sense of confidence that you can earn the rating you seek!   Register for Class

Guidance for Service/Emotional Support Animals with Gwen Volk

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST

The majority of Fair Housing complaints come from Persons with Disabilities, and 60% of those complaints are related to service and emotional support animals.  Are you and your staff prepared to handle this challenging issue on site?  HUD’s notice FHEO-2020-01 advised owners and managers on how to evaluate and approve or deny an applicant’s or resident’s reasonable accommodation request for an assistance animal.  Find out what HUD says about on-line verifications and websites that sell ESA certifications.  Learn the steps HUD recommends for processing requests for service animals versus requests for emotional support animals and requests for animals “commonly kept in households” versus requests for “unique animals”.  

Learn how to revise your current policies and procedures in order to utilize the guidance to the benefit  of your property, your residents, and your management team.     Register for Class

HUD releases Request for Information (RFI) on new Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP).

Jessica Mansfield Uncategorized

On Monday, September 26, 2022, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) posted a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register, on a new Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP).

As part of the Inflation Reduction Act, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing received $1 billion in funding for a new Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP). When implemented, the GRRP may include multiple rounds of funding availability to support energy and water efficiency retrofits and climate resilience of HUD-assisted multifamily properties.

HUD is seeking input on several components of the design and implementation of the program, as well as on the best methods for utility benchmarking. Information provided in response to this RFI will inform HUD’s development and implementation of this program.

Comments are requested on or before October 27, 2022, using the instructions in the RFI. 

Read the RFI here. Docket No. FR-6350-N-01.

Note: To receive consideration as public comments, all submissions must refer to the docket number and title of the notice.

To read the official HUD press release, click here

Section 202 Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Published for Fiscal Year 2022

Jessica Mansfield Uncategorized

On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the Section 202 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Fiscal Year 2022 was published.

This NOFO makes funds available for the development of new housing and rental assistance for low-income seniors, and provides up to $174.6 million in grant funding opportunities through the Section 202 program. Applications are due by January 25, 2023.

Under the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program, HUD provides upfront “capital advances” to nonprofit sponsors to finance the development of supportive rental housing for elderly very low-income residents, as well as a “Project Rental Assistance Contracts” (PRAC) to keep rents affordable. The program provides elderly persons 62 years of age or older with the opportunity to live independently in an environment that provides support services to meet their unique needs. 

Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) here.

See the page here. 

To read the official HUD press release, click here