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April 2019

 

April 9-11    

NAHASDA Intermediate                                                                   

Albuquerque, NM

If you’ve ever left a NAHASDA training saying, “Wait! I’ve got more questions!”—this training is for you. This Intermediate NAHASDA course 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.    

Register at www.FirstPic.org/events

April 9-10

Indian Housing Law

Anchorage, AK

Training will include topics such as eligible activities, service eligibility, IHP and APR requirements, Indian preference, self-monitoring, reauthorization efforts, and negotiated rulemaking. Participants will gain knowledge of legal issues that affect the administration of various housing programs, including homeownership and lending programs, rental housing, modernization and weatherization, and lease-to-own and lease-purchase programs. Specific examples include Alaska landlord and tenant law considerations and mortgage licensing requirements.

Register at: http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.php 

April 11 

Non Discrimination Laws in Housing

Anchorage, AK

Training workshop offers a comprehensive overview of nondiscrimination laws in housing. Participants will gain knowledge regarding the applicability of nondiscrimination laws to tribal housing programs, best practices and common errors related to nondiscrimination laws, and the skills necessary to identify and address housing discrimination issues in accordance with applicable laws.

Register at: http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.php 

April 16-18

Part 58 HUD Environmental Training

Fort Worth, TX

The training will take place at HUD Regional Office 801 Cherry St., in the 28th Floor Large Training Room (2872)

You may direct questions you have about the training to Ms. Laura Myers, Fort Worth Field Environmental Officer at laura.l.myers@hud.gov 

April 16-18

Residential Endorsement

Anchorage, AK

AAHA will host a three (3) day intensive training, presenting energy-efficient building techniques for builders, designers, planners, and homeowners. It is an excellent opportunity to learn the latest construction methods related to residential energy efficiency. This course meets the State of Alaska Division of Occupational Licensing educational requirements that qualify general contractors to take the state Residential Endorsement exam. The building technologies introduced are based on energy conservation through the use of insulation, air/vapor retarders, insulating windows, and controlled ventilation systems, among other methods.

Register at: http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.php 

April 23-24

Procurement

Chicago, IL

Training participants at all experience levels will gain the confidence and knowledge to conduct efficient and effective procurement that complies with HUD and other funding source requirements. This 2-day training addresses both procurement and contract management. Training topics will range from careful preplanning and the basics of purchasing to unique factors in tribal housing purchasing, the practical how-to’s of procurement planning and policy development, as well as specific regional issues. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on group exercises that are designed to turn theoretical knowledge into daily practice.

Register at http://newregistration.firstpic.org/

April 23-26

NAHASDA Essentials

Anchorage, AK

Interactive three and a half (3.5) day training with the final half day (4/26/2019) 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.

Register at: http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.php 

April 29 - May 3

Oil Fired Boiler Technician Training

Anchorage, AK

Five (5) day Oil Fired Boiler Technician Training & Workshop in Anchorage, AK. This workshop will focus on the basic components of boilers and burners used in the industry for heating residential homes and commercial properties. Key concepts and strategies related to the process and safety operations of combustion, boiler thermodynamics, control systems, fuel pumps, ignition systems, draft and venting principles and boiler operations according to hydronic principles and Alaska code. Attendees will be given hands on practice with rebuilding and troubleshooting boilers and other heating delivery systems.


The Workshop will consist of classroom style instruction on April 29th, 30th, and May 2nd at the Dimond Center Hotel. Interactive hands on training/instruction will take place on May 1st & 3rd at the North Pacific Rim Housing Authority’s warehouse, located at 301 East 77th Avenue.

Register at: http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.php 

April 30- May 1

Procurement

Billings, MT

Training participants at all experience levels will gain the confidence and knowledge to conduct efficient and effective procurement that complies with HUD and other funding source requirements. This 2-day training addresses both procurement and contract management. Training topics will range from careful preplanning and the basics of purchasing to unique factors in tribal housing purchasing, the practical how-to’s of procurement planning and policy development, as well as specific regional issues. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on group exercises that are designed to turn theoretical knowledge into daily practice.

Register at http://newregistration.firstpic.org/

April 30- May 1

Maintenance and Pest Control

Midwest City, OK

Participants at this 2-day interactive training will receive instruction based on real-life examples on how to successfully operate an effective maintenance program. The training will discuss budgeting and oversight, policies, staff roles in carrying out a range of maintenance activities, work order systems, preventative maintenance, unit turn-around, health & safety violations, homeowner maintenance, and team safety.

Register at http://newregistration.firstpic.org/

May 2019

 

May 14-15

Uniform Guidance 2 CFR Part 200 (Super Circular)

Anchorage, AK

This two (2) day training is to assist HUD /ONAP program recipients in identifying the changes enacted by the new rule and the applicable conforming regulations of the 2 CFR Part 200 for the following HUD/ONAP regulations, 24 CFR 1000 (IHBG) and 24 CFR 1003 (ICDBG). To support the Tribes/TDHEs during the implementation stage, the training will emphasize the practical changes recipients must make to their administrative and/or management systems (i.e. policies, operating procedures, and other internal control processes) to ensure ongoing compliance with the new Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200)

Register at: http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.ph

May 14-15

Tribal Housing Maintenance and Operations

Albuquerque, NM

Maintenance expenses can be controllable. This 2-day course is designed as an introduction for new maintenance professionals or as a refresher for the veteran employee, to give these professionals the knowledge and tools necessary to run an effective maintenance program. Trainers will provide information, tips and guidance to identify maintenance issues, track, schedule and complete maintenance and repairs.

Register at: www.FirstPic.org/events

May 21-22

Indian Housing Plans/Annual Performance Reports

Reno, NV

Successful submission of an Indian Housing Plan (IHP) and an Annual Performance Report (APR) is a compliance requirement under the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program. The IHP identifies need and describes the recipient’s plans for using the IHBG to carry out eligible housing activities. The APR describes progress made toward meeting the IHP goals and demonstrates financial accountability. 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 EPIC, the system for submitting the IHP/APR. Participants will also receive guidance on the development, planning, and reporting processes and requirements. All grantees are encouraged to attend this training. Please note: Training materials will be provided on USB thumb drives. Participant binders will not be available. Participants should bring a device, such as a laptop, that has a USB port.

Register at: www.FirstPic.org/events

May 21-23

Environmental Review Workshop

Anchorage, AK

The purpose of this interactive, three (3) day Environmental Review training is to provide HUD recipients with the necessary skills to ensure full compliance with the requirements of 24 C.F.R. Part 58. Participants will become familiar with: responsibilities of entities, achieving compliance with NEPA and related laws, Executive
orders, and regulations; preparing environmental review records; making environmental review determinations, identifying environmental impacts; the consultation process, public notice and comment periods; and processing the request of the release of funds.

Register at: http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.ph

May 23

1:00 p.m. Eastern

ONAP National Best Practice featuring Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority  

Webinar

The third installment of HUD's National Best Practices Webinar Series will feature HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary, Heidi Frechette, interviewing Christopher Kolerok, Executive Director of the Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority about their Title VI construction project in Sevoonga featuring energy efficient construction utilizing their force account crew. 

The conference begins at 1:00 PM Eastern Time on May 23, 2019; you may join the conference 10 minutes prior.

Step 1: Dial into the conference.  Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243, Access Code: 0358217##

Step 2: Join the conference on your computer.  Entry Link: http://ems8.intellor.com/login/813777

June 2019

 

June 4-6

Property Maintenance Management

Silverdale, WA

The purpose of this training is to provide participants with an orientation of the basic management systems necessary to effectively maintain existing housing units administered under the Indian Housing Block Grant program.  This training is targeted for any person.read more

Register Here: http://naihc.net/jun-4-6-property-maintenance-management-silverdale-wa/

June 4-6

Encouraging and Managing Multiple Funding Sources

Phoenix, AZ

This interactive training will provide attendees with an understanding of available funding sources and how to successfully combine multiple sources for housing projects.

Registration Here: http://naihc.net/june-4-6-encouraging-managing-multiple-funding-sources-phoenix-az/

June 10

QuickBooks Intermediate Workshop

Anchorage, AK

Training on QuickBooks Intermediate. The training will include topics such as
Multiple Users, Remote Access, Creating Custom Fields, Lists, NAHASDA focused Accounts Receivable, Accounts
Payable and Payroll.

http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.ph

June 11

QuickBooks Advanced Workshop

Anchorage, AK

Training on QuickBooks Advanced. The training will include topics such as
Prepayment, Classes, Lists, Reporting, Journal Entries, and Advanced Tools.

http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.ph

June 11-12

Tribal Board of Commissioners Training

Oklahoma City, OK

This 2-day interactive course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview for Housing Board members to develop knowledge of NAHASDA and the federal rules and requirements in accepting the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funding. Course also discusses specific roles and responsibilities as Board members and helps to familiarize BOC members with the operation of the Tribal Designated Housing Entity (TDHE).

Register at www.NAIHC.net

June 18-19

Procurement and Contract Management

Phoenix, AZ

Training participants at all experience levels will gain the confidence and knowledge to conduct efficient and effective procurement that complies with HUD and other funding source requirements. This 2-day training addresses both procurement and contract management. Training topics will range from careful preplanning and the basics of purchasing to unique factors in tribal housing purchasing, the practical how-to’s of procurement planning and policy development, as well as specific regional issues. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on group exercises that are designed to turn theoretical knowledge into daily practice.

Register at http://newregistration.firstpic.org/

June 25-27

Admissions & Occupancy

Tulalip, WA

Housing Admissions and Occupancy responsibilities are at the heart of the rental housing program. Often occupancy specialists are the face of housing to many residents. Participants can expect to gain an understanding how Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) policies and program requirements impact the Admissions and Occupancy (A&O) process. Board and management can learn more about developing and applying tribal policies and procedures that are clear, support staff, and promote equitable and compliant programs.

Register at http://newregistration.firstpic.org/

June 26-27  

Tribal Board of Commissioners Training

Phoenix, AZ

This 2-day interactive course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview for Housing Board members to develop knowledge of NAHASDA and the federal rules and requirements in accepting the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funding. Course also discusses specific roles and responsibilities as Board members and helps to familiarize BOC members with the operation of the Tribal Designated Housing Entity (TDHE).

Register at www.NAIHC.net

July 2019

 
July 9-10, 2019

Maintenance & Operations

Albuquerque, NM

Participants at this 2-day interactive training will receive instruction based on real-life examples on how to successfully operate an effective maintenance program.  The training will discuss budgeting and oversight, policies, staff roles in carrying out a range of maintenance activities, work order systems, preventative maintenance, unit turn-around, health and safety violations, homeowner maintenance, and team safely.

Register at http://newregistration.firstpic.org/

July 9-11

Grant Writing

Reno, NV

This 2.5-day course will cover strategies for effective grant writing for affordable housing, homeownership and community development; program capacity building; and resident services/self-sufficiency activities. On the first day, participants will discuss how to assess their funding needs and identify possible sources of public and private sector funding. On day two, they will learn about the key components of a typical funding proposal including a statement of need, program goals, management capacity, implementation schedules, intended program outputs and outcomes, evaluation and long-term program sustainability. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their skills to prepare competitive funding proposals and will explore other revenue generating strategies through social enterprises, fee-for-service, and event sponsorships. The final half-day will include interactive exercises to test participant knowledge and peer sharing discussions about fundraising and grant writing tips and tools.

For more info., contact Shane Begay at sbegay@naihc.net or call (202) 454-0936.

Register Here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=453523&

July 15-19

Pathways Home

Phoenix, AZ

Participants learn how to deliver comprehensive homebuyer education program designed to help educate prospective native homebuyers on how to become successful homeowners. The curriculum is specifically tailored for Native American communities. Participants will also learn the most effective methods to help potential homebuyers determine what is best for them; to build a new home or to buy an existing one. Other areas covered in this curriculum include understanding the mortgage loan process, how to prepare a family budget, how to improve credit profiles, how to avoid the pitfalls of predatory lending, foreclosure prevention strategies, and how the family can maintain the home and their personal finances after the purchase.  Instructors specialize in homebuyer education & include culturally relevant teaching techniques. 

Details & Registration: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=423433&  

COMING SOON!TBD

Green Building & Sustainable Construction                             

Phoenix, AZ

Planning is in progress.  More details to come soon.

July 22-26

NAHASDA Bootcamp

Billings, MT

This 4 ½ day class is intended for those new to Indian Housing. This includes employees, Board members, elected Tribal leaders and those wishing to learn the basics of contemporary Indian housing. The class will cover all of the requirements of the Indian Housing Law...read more

Register Here: http://naihc.net/july-22-26-nahasda-bootcamp-billings-mt-registration-open/

July 23-25

NAHASDA Essentials                                                                         

Reno, NV

This exciting and interactive 3-day training provides attendees with a comprehensive introduction to NAHASDA. Participants will become familiar with all program activities, including rental housing, homebuyer programs, rehabilitation, and housing and crime prevention services. Other topics 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. 

Register at www.FirstPic.org/events

August 2019

 

August 6-7

Maintenance

Bismarck, ND

Participants at this 2-day interactive training will receive instruction based on real-life examples on how to successfully operate an effective maintenance program.  The training will discuss budgeting and oversight, policies, staff roles in carrying out a range of maintenance activities, work order systems, preventative maintenance, unit turn-around, health and safety violations, homeowner maintenance, and team safely.

Register at http://newregistration.firstpic.org/

August 6-7

Basic Financial Management for Small Tribes

Anchorage, AK

This training will focus on giving the tribes the tools to successfully manage their NAHASA program. The training will deliver highlights of best practices to ensure that the management and accounting of the NAHASDA funds are being observed and practices in accordance with the regulations, internal controls are in place, compliance for the expenditure of the NAHASDA grant funds are observed, written policies and procedures are in place and the financial records are accurate and auditable.

Location: Dimond Center Hotel 700 E Dimond Blvd (907)770-5000 Reservations: https://www.dimondcenterhotel.com/
Group Code: AAHA85

August 8-9

Audit Preparation

Anchorage, AK

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.

Location: Dimond Center Hotel, 700 E Dimond Blvd  (907)770-5000  Reservations: https://www.dimondcenterhotel.com/
Group Code: AAHA85
Registration:  https://www.tfaforms.com/4729396 

August 13-14

Procurement

Oklahoma City, OK

Training participants at all experience levels will gain the confidence and knowledge to conduct efficient and effective procurement that complies with HUD and other funding source requirements. This 2-day training addresses both procurement and contract management. Training topics will range from careful preplanning and the basics of purchasing to unique factors in tribal housing purchasing, the practical how-to’s of procurement planning and policy development, as well as specific regional issues. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on group exercises that are designed to turn theoretical knowledge into daily practice.

Register at http://newregistration.firstpic.org/

August 13-16

Admissions & Occupancy Training

Fairbanks, AK

AAHA is hosting an exciting and interactive three and a half (3.5) day training with the final half day (8/16/2019) being optional and available for participants to schedule a one-on one session with the trainer. Admissions & Occupancy training is 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.

Location: Dimond Center Hotel, 700 E Dimond Blvd   (907)770-5000
Reservations: https://www.dimondcenterhotel.com/ Group Code: AAHA812

August 27-28

Executive Director Training

Anchorage, AK

Training for Executive Directors. This training will focus on developing effective
leadership skills to enable the executive director or housing manager to create a high functioning organization
or department. Topics will include: Housing Director, skills and duties; Executive Director and Board of
Commissioner relationships; Strategic Planning; NAHASDA overview of statutory and regulatory requirements;
Compliance policies, monitoring and reporting; and Financial Management.

http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.ph

Coming In August

Leveraging HUD’s Loan Guarantee Programs (Title VI and Section 184)

Phoenix, AZ

September 2019

 

Coming this Fall

Infrastructure Development and Financing for Tribal Projects

Phoenix, AZ

October 2019

 

October 2-3

Board of Commissioners

Anchorage, AK

The Board of Commissioners training will demonstrate what governing bodies and leaders need to know about
the funding structure and the Indian Housing Block Grant. Other topics will include; What does it mean to
designate a TDHE to administer the Tribe’s block grant; Fiduciary responsibilities of the tribal governing body or
Board of Commissioners; Conflicts of interest; Financial responsibilities of housing authorities and tribes have
to meet; Admission, procurement, and management policies; Federal laws prohibiting housing discrimination;
What happens when HUD monitors your program; Day to day operations – how to make decisions, address
complex issues; The relationship between the governing body and the Executive Director/CEO/Tribal
Department Head; Developing Housing – Challenges and new ideas; Common problems facing Housing
Programs; Responding to constituents; and Current Legal issues.

http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.ph

November 2019