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June

 

June 7

2:00-3:00 pm EDT webinar

Bridging the Cultural Divide-The Role of Community Health Representatives/Workers in Environmental Public Health Presenters: Maureen Lichtveld, M.D., MPH

Professor and Chair of Environmental Policy, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Ray Lopez, Director of Programs, LSA Family Health Service

This session will examine key indoor environmental hazards including those related to natural and technological disasters, strategies to protect vulnerable populations, and the specific roles community health workers can play in enabling healthy homes and improving environmental health literacy.

Webinar ID: 962-168-707

June 11

2:00-3:00 pm EDT webinar

 

Assessing Indoor Air Quality and Indoor Household Hazards for Native Americans - Presenters:  Michael Goldschmidt  and Art Nash, USDA NIFA, Healthy Homes Partnership

AN overview of the Tribal  Healthy Homes outreach initiative will be provided, focusing on OLHCHH-USDA NIFA-NGO developed publications; social media, channels of dissemination and other components;  and new partnerships developed or being developed as result of this effort. The OLHCHH/HHP 2016 Everyone Deserves A Safe and Healthy Home consumer publication is the basis for the revamping of the 2007 tribal publication, with input being gathered from Subject Matter Experts, stakeholders, and end users. 

Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3931673651206862595

Webinar ID:  127-935-851

June 12-13

Admissions and Occupancy Training
Hyatt Place Salt Lake City Downtown
Salt Lake City, UT

Participants can expect to gain an understanding on how NAHASDA policies and program requirements impact the Admission and Occupancy process. Training topics include eligibility, waitlists, rent calculations, collections, inspections, and lease compliance. 

Trainers: Christine Dennis
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/eao/

June 12

2:00-3:00  pm EDT webinar

Teaching the Next Generation Healthy Homes Principles - Presenter: Sarah Kirby, USDA NIFA, Healthy Homes Partnership

In the first module of the Healthy Homes curriculum for Middle Schoolers,  students learn about the 8 Principles of Healthy Homes as well as potential healthy homes hazards.  They then transform that knowledge into action using a home assessment assignment.

Youth are asked to take this home assessment to their home, and with an adult, to assess their living environment in terms of indoor air quality, asthma and allergies, mold and  moisture, carbon monoxide, lead, radon, water quality, and home safety.  They are also asked to work with an adult to see what kinds of changes can be made to make their home healthier.  Additional modules focus on more in-depth information on home hazards and actions steps for addressing those hazards and improving the healthfulness of the home.

Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1869803476103795459

Webinar ID: 457-561-379

June 14

8am - 9:45am (PDT) webinar

2018 Native CDFI Capital Access Convening

First Nations Oweesta Corporation is hosting an event for Native CDFIs and funders, investors, and partners of Native CDFIs. Oweesta is the only Native CDFI intermediary offering financial products and development services exclusively to Native CDFIs and Native communities.

The event will educate Native CDFIs on how to build organizational capacity to access capital. It will also give funders and investors a chance to participate in strategic discussions on how to successfully invest in Native communities and Native CDFIs.

Attend any or all the following sessions on June 14 (all times are PDT):

  • 8:05–8:20 a.m. – Opening Address: Kevin Walker, President and CEO, Northwest Area Foundation
  • 8:20–8:25 a.m. – Group Address: Chrystel Cornelius, Executive Director, First Nations Oweesta Corporation
  • 8:25–8:45 a.m. – Presentations from Native CDFIs
    Ted Piccolo, Executive Director, Northwest Native Development Fund
    Natalie Charley, Executive Director, Taala Fund
    Robin Danner, Board Member, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
    Lakota Vogel, Executive Director, Four Bands Community Fund
  • 8:45–9:45 a.m. – Social Investors Panel

June 14

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT webinar

ROSS Service Coordinators Webinar Series: Resident Engagement Strategies

webinar

 

This webinar is the first in a series of three webinars designed to present in-depth information for use by Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) service coordinators. The goal of this series is to present best practice information on resident engagement strategies, connection with career pathways and use of motivational interviewing.

 

REGISTER HERE

June 18

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT webinar

Healthy Homes Youth App -  Presenter:  Gina Peek, USDA NIFA Healthy Homes Partnership

This webinar will present a beta version of a youth smartphone app based on the Everyone Deserves a Safe and Healthy Home consumer publication.  Research studies have indicated the power of children’s knowledge to impact their parents’  behavior.  Some youth organizations, including 4-H, have used this model. 

Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/775957631745905155

Webinar ID:  737-740-651

June 18-19

Tribal Housing Self-Sufficiency
Suquamish, WA

This two-day course is designed to explore how Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) can leverage Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) funds to support residents’ efforts to become self-sufficient.

Register HERE. 

June 19

Native American Homebuyer Assistance Programs Meeting
Spokane Housing Ventures, 2001 Division Street
Spokane, WA

You are invited to participate in a meeting to discuss how we can expand homeownership opportunities to tribal members.  This meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Spokane Housing Ventures in Spokane, WA from 9:30 am -11:30 am (continental breakfast provided).

During this meeting, we will discuss how tribes can collaborate with local lenders to provide tribal members access down payment and other homeownership resources available through the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, Idaho Housing and Finance Association, and financial institution members of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines. Financial institutions may receive CRA consideration for helping facilitate down payment assistance to tribal members, due to their membership with the FHLB of Des Moines. 

Presenters

  • DeAnna Poling, Assistant Vice President, Down Payment Products Manager, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
  • Lisa DeBrock, Division Director, Homeownership, Washington State Housing Finance Commission
  • Iris Friday, Native American Program Specialist/184 Loan Coordinator, Office of Native American Programs, Office of Housing and Urban Development
  • Patty Grant, Loan Specialist, USDA Rural Development

Registration Link

June 19-20

Environmental Review for New Housing Construction
Portland, OR

This interactive workshops addresses the environmental review requirements of 24 CFR Part 58 as they apply to HUD-funded housing new construction activities and rehabilitation activities. Participants will learn about the specific requirements that apply to housing construction and rehabilitation, including NEPA and the other related laws and authorities, and how to evaluate and address them in the environmental review record, from project planning through HUD approval and release of funding.

Register HERE. 

June 20

1:00-2:30 PM EDT  webinar

 

NOFA Webinar: Tribal Healthy Homes Grant

HUD's Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Tribal Healthy Homes Production (HHP) Grant provides $12 million, grant amounts are minimum $500K to maximum $1M.  During this webinar, review the NOFA and Scope of Work with potential applications with Q&A session.  Presenters are:

  • Michelle Miller, HUD, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes
  • Jerry Freese, HUD, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes

REGISTER HERE

The purpose of the HHP program is to assist American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments to identify and remediate housing related health and safety hazards. This program will assist American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments to develop comprehensive programs to identify and remediate housing issues that contribute to health and safety issues in urban and tribal communities.  Application deadline is July 18, 2018. APPLY HERE. 

June 20

2:00-3:00 PM EDT  webinar

Protect Your Homes -The Top 5 Wind, Flood, and Fire Damage Defenses - Presenter: Claudette Hanks Reichel, Ed.D, LSU AgCenter, La. Extension service Housing Specialist,  Director of LaHouse Resource Center,  USDA NIFA, Healthy Homes Partnership

Scope: Natural disasters have happened in every region of the United States.  Natural hazards can’t be stopped, but the public can protect their homes and avoid the devastating expense, ordeal, health hazards and displacement  that a damaged home can cause. This webinar will shed light on the most cost-effective defensive features that can protect our homes,  health and wellbeing,  from destructive winds, floods and wildfires.  Inspect a current or prospective home for the top 5 defenses for each hazard risk in a region, then make a wise investment by adding the missing features.

Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1768967264720750851

Webinar ID:  680-753-227

June 21-22

Environmental Review for New Housing Rehabilitation
Portland, OR

This interactive workshop addresses the environmental review requirements of 24 CFR Part 58 as they apply to HUD-funded housing rehabilitation activities. Participants will learn about the specific requirements that apply to housing rehabilitation, including NEPA and the other related laws and authorities, and how to evaluate and address them in the environmental review record, from project planning through HUD approval and release of funding.

Register HERE. 

June 22

1:00-2:00 pm EDT webinar

Fiscal Year(FY) 2018 Resident Opportunity & Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Live Webcast

HUD makes available up to $35 million in grant funds. This live webcast will walk through the FY 2018 ROSS NOFA and application process.

Link: With Captions - http://portalapps.hud.gov/HUDMediaChannel/liveplayer.jsp

Without Captions - http://portalapps.hud.gov/HUDMediaChannel/liveplayer_secondary.jsp

This live webcast will be recorded.

June 27

1:00-2:00 pm EDT webinar

Hoarding -  Presenter: Dion Lerman, Penn State, PA IPM Program, Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force, Pennsylvania State University State IPM Program, Trainer in the Healthy Homes Training Center Network

This webinar identifies specific problems associated with hoarding, including typical behaviors, impairments in functioning, especially with regard to health risks and housing problems, and consequences of hoarding. Defines a scale to determine the severity of the hoarding situation; and recommends actions and referrals to HH person to get help for the resident.

Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3866793669075638531

Webinar ID:  807-043-811

July

 

July 9

 

Land Data for Promoting Indian Business and Homeownership on Reservations
Prior Lake, MN
 
Join the Center for Indian Country Development, the Department of the Interior, and the Tribal-Interior Budget Council as we discuss the importance of land records, business processes, and the role of land status in economic development.

This convening will feature panel discussions and interactive group sessions focused on several aspects of land data:

  • Criticality of land data to Indian business and homeownership
  • Land data needed to support the leasing process on trust lands
  • Challenges to improve quality of and access to land data
  • Tribal innovations and solutions to data issues
There is no charge for the convening but advanced registration is required. For inquiries, please send an email to cicd@mpls.frb.org.  Register Here. 
 

July 10

 

Creating the Opportunity for Choice: Homeownership in Indian Country
Minneapolis, MN

Join the Center for Indian Country Development, Enterprise Community Partners, and NeighborWorks America in a dynamic conversation about creating opportunities for homeownership in Indian Country. We also will celebrate the launch of the Tribal Leaders Handbook on Homeownership and the work of the National Native Homeownership Coalition

This convening will focus on sharing progress and plans for the future of homeownership in Indian Country:

  • Using data to improve lending practices
  • Harmonizing federal policy and procedures
  • Modeling innovative practices by tribes, housing authorities, and Native organizations
  • Implementing the Tribal Leaders Handbook on Homeownership, calling tribal leaders to action.

There is no charge for the convening but advanced registration is required. For inquiries, please send an email to cicd@mpls.frb.org.  Register Here. 

July 10-12

Self-Monitoring
Albuquerque, NM

Recipients of the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) are required to complete an annual self-monitoring to ensure compliance with IHBG and other applicable federal requirements. During this 3-day course, participants will learn how to properly plan and execute a self-monitoring review with the help of appropriate case studies, exercises, and hands-on review of HUD’s self-monitoring plan checklists. Other training topics will include: sampling methods, managing the self-monitoring process, preparation and submission of the self-monitoring report, and developing and implementing a Corrective Action Plan.
 
Trainer is Christine Dennis, CPA
 
 

July 24-26

Basic Financial Management Training
NPONAP Office
Denver, CO

The class is free recipients of Indian Housing Block Grants.  Course participants will learn and develop the skills required to perform their basic responsibilities related to financial management including such topics as how to properly use LOCCS and how to track expenses used in accomplishing eligible program activities. The participants will also learn about the statutory and regulatory requirements related to financial management along with how to develop financial management and internal control policies and procedures that are in compliance with the Uniform Guidance at 2 CFR Part 200.

Register Now

July 24-26

NAHASDA Essentials Training
Whitney Peak Reno Hotel
Reno, NV

Participants will become familiar with all program activities, including rental housing, homebuyer programs, rehabilitation, and housing and crime prevention services. Other major topics that will be covered include the IHBG formula, eligible program participants, income verifications, other federal requirements, financial management and program administration. This foundational course will acquaint tribal and TDHE staff with the basic requirements of the IHBG Program and opportunities that are available. The training will be presented through case studies, group discussions, team games, lectures and hands-on exercises. 

Trainers: Cielo Gibson & William Guevara
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/onapEssentials/

Aug

 

Aug. 21

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT) webinar

Housing Counselor Certification Training

webinars

 

Attend webinars on all six HUD competencies to prepare for the HUD certification exam. Each topic will be covered three times in 2018 for your convenience. All times are 2:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern.

Recorded Webinar Videos:

Aug. 21-23

Admissions and Occupancy Training
Best Western Silverdale Beach Hotel
Silverdale, WA

Participants can expect to gain an understanding on how NAHASDA policies and program requirements impact the Admission and Occupancy process. Training topics include eligibility, waitlists, rent calculations, collections, inspections, and lease compliance. 

Trainers: Cielo Gibson
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/eao/

Sept

Sept. 11-12

 

National Native Asset Building Summit
Denver, CO

The Summit will highlight: Community Development Financial Institutions; Financial Education Tools; Credit Counseling; Tribal Trust Land Loans, and more.

Registration Comming Soon.

Sept. 11-12

Indian Housing Plans/Annual Performance Reports (IHP/APR)
Minneapolis Airport Marriott
Minneapolis, MN

Participants at this 2-day training will receive step-by-step instruction on how to successfully complete the combined, automated IHP/APR form. The trainer will provide a walk-through of the new Excel form, which simplifies completion with drop-down menus, auto-filling data, and more. Participants will also receive guidance on the development, planning, and reporting processes and requirements. All grantees are encouraged to attend this training

Trainer: Charles Anderson
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/onapIHP/

Oct

 

Oct. 2-4

NAHASDA Intermediate
Wyndham Garden Oklahoma City Airport
Oklahoma City, OK

 If you’ve ever left a NAHASDA training saying, “Wait! I’ve got more questions!”—this training is for you. To dig in deeper, Intermediate NAHASDA will skip lightly over the history. Trainers will use detailed case studies to illustrate how NAHASDA is applied in real world housing situations. Areas discussed to include eligible activities, eligible families, useful life, audits and records retention, inspections and admissions, relocation, and Indian Preference. Participants will leave the session with increased ability to take rules and regulations and use these to create and run more effective and compliant housing programs.

Trainers: Sonja Key and David Vought
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/onapIntermediate/

Oct. 2-4

Admissions & Occupancy
Fairbanks, AK
Trainer: AAHA Contractors   
Location: www.westmarkhotels.com; Group Code: AAHA100118
Registration:   To Register click here

Description:    Admissions & Occupancy is a three-day (3) interactive training, designed to enhance the job performance of Admissions and Occupancy staff and other tribal housing professionals working on Admissions and Occupancy issues.  The course will cover Admissions and Occupancy program management with topics to include the application and selection process, eligibility for housing assistance, calculating annual income, determining monthly rental or homeownership payments, occupancy standards, collections practices and compliance, effective communication techniques with residents, lease agreement compliance, and collections. The course will also examine how maintaining high standards in the Admissions and Occupancy program affects the overall management of tribal housing programs.  Participants are encouraged to bring calculators and a copy of their Admissions and Occupancy policies so they can practice applying them to case studies and role-playing exercises presented during this course.

Oct. 9-12

NAHASDA Essentials
Fairbanks, AK
Trainer: AAHA Contractors   
Location: www.westmarkhotels.com; Group Code: AAHA100818
Registration:   To Register click here

Description:    AAHA is hosting an exciting and interactive three and a half (3.5) day training with the final half day being optional and available for participants to schedule a one-on one session with the trainer. The training will provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). Participants will become familiar with latest regulations, program guidance, and PIH Notices. A thorough review of eligible families and eligible activities including rental housing, homebuyer programs, rehabilitation and housing and crime prevention services will be provided. Other major topics to be addressed include the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula, calculating income eligibility and adjusted gross income, moderate-income family assistances, income verification.

Oct. 16-17

Indian Housing Plans/Annual Performance Reports (IHP/APR)
Albuquerque, NM

Participants at this 2-day training will receive step-by-step instruction on how to successfully complete the combined, automated IHP/APR form. The trainer will provide a walk-through of the new Excel form, which simplifies completion with drop-down menus, auto-filling data, and more. Participants will also receive guidance on the development, planning, and reporting processes and requirements. All grantees are encouraged to attend this training

Trainer: Charles Anderson
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/onapIHP/

Oct. 31 - Nov 1

Audit Preparation
Anchorage, AK
Trainer: AAHA Contractors   
Location: www.dimondcenterhotel.com; Group Code: AAHA1031
Registration:   To Register click here

Description:    This two (2) day training will provide attendees with the resources and tools that Tribes and TDHEs can utilize to prepare for and be “audit ready” for their annual audit of their Financial Statements and Single Audits. Topics that will be covered include, an overview of requirements for a Single Audit, review of the latest OMB Compliance Supplement for the NAHASDA program, Audit preparation for grants, year-end closing processes, and an overview of the auditor requirements.

Nov

 

Nov. 6-8

Admissions and Occupancy Training
Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center
Midwest City, OK

Participants can expect to gain an understanding on how NAHASDA policies and program requirements impact the Admission and Occupancy process. Training topics include eligibility, waitlists, rent calculations, collections, inspections, and lease compliance. 

Trainers: Cielo Gibson
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/eao/