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October 2019

 

October 1-3

Financial Management and Basic Audit

Spokane, WA

This training will discuss common accounting terminologies and purpose, overview of regularly used accruals and their treatment, recording a capital asset and donated asset purchased with NAHASDA funds or donated assets. Training will teach how to account for IHBG revenues and expenses. Students will gain knowledge on what are eligible costs of the IHBG fund and what’s not. Course will teach Program Income and the importance of recording and tracking. Students will improve knowledge and capabilities of accounting staff in GAAP accounting under GASB standards. They will also understand the importance of budgeting and that the IHP is only part of the overall housing budget for the Housing entity.

Location: Oxford Suites Downtown Spokane
115 W North River Drive
Spokane, OR 99201
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October 1-3

Housing Policy

Anchorage, AK

AAHA is hosting an interactive three (3) day training workshop on Housing Policy. The workshop will acquaint
participants on the essential policy requirements for NAHASDA. Participants will learn the essential policy
requirements for NAHASDA management in general. It will be a hands-on thorough review of a policy
developed for Alaska Tribes and TDHEs. Some of the policy topics include: Applicable Alaska Law, Application
Process, Eligibility and Ineligibility, Waiting Lists, Verification, Maintenance and Inspections, Hoarding,
Collections, and Termination.

Location: Lakefront Hotel 4800 Spenard Road (907) 243-2300
Reservations: www.millenniumhotels.com Group Code: 191001AAHA
Registration: To Register click here

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

October 7-11

NAHASDA Boot Camp Training

Lakewood, CO

This 4 1/2 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 (NAHASDA), as well as best practices of successful tribes across Indian Country. Participants will team up to complete exercises designed to address problems faced by many Indian housing programs.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nahasda-boot-camp-tickets-68216073111

CUT OFF DATE FOR HOTEL AT THE DISCOUNTED RATE IS SEPTEMPBER 20, 2019.  There is limited space and time, so be sure to register now. 

October 8-11

NAHASDA Essentials

Fairbanks, AK

AAHA is hosting an exciting and interactive three and a half (3.5) day training with the final half day
(10/11/2019) 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.

Location: Westmark Fairbanks 831 Noble Street (907) 456-7722
Reservations: www.westmark.com Group Code: AAHA100819
Registration: To Register click here

October 21-22

Bed Bug Eradication

Fairbanks, AK

AAHA will host a two (2) day training on Bed Bug Eradication. Participants will learn about the Federal and State
of Alaska regulations on applicators of pesticides, including what may or may not require that State certification
be obtained. A presentation on the various materials and techniques available a discussion regarding the safety
and handling of pesticides and non-pesticide materials, both for handlers and for tenants. Other topics will
include issues of verification of the actual Bed Bug presence, how to inspect and verify them. The program will
address the IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach which includes deciding if and when action is
necessary, what action is needed, and what levels of control products should be used (and how best to decide).
Various levels of actual service will be discussed and what advantage or disadvantage each has. The training will
also incorporate demonstrations of the techniques, application methods, and a hand-on practice inspection.

Location: Westmark Fairbanks 831 Noble Street (907) 456-7722
Reservations: www.westmark.com Group Code: AAHA102019
Registration: To Register click here

October 22-24

Admissions & Occupancy

Reno, NV

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/

November 2019

 

November 5-7

Project Implementation

Anchorage, AK

This training is intended to assist recipients by providing an effective process to plan and manage NAHASDA
projects, which incorporates program requirements. The training will include case studies of several different
types of affordable housing projects to enhance the effectiveness of the training. Additionally, training
materials will include management tools to support planning and development of projects. Although the
training will not focus on compliance, NAHASDA requirements will be incorporated in the training material and
project implementation process to facilitate successful project implementation.

Location: Dimond Center Hotel 700 E Dimond Blvd (907) 770-5000
Reservations: www.dimondcenterhotel.com Group Code: AAHA114
Registration: To Register click here

November 13-14

Tribal Council

Anchorage, AK

This training is intended to assist recipients by providing an effective process to plan and manage NAHASDA
projects, which incorporates program requirements. The training will include case studies of several different
types of affordable housing projects to enhance the effectiveness of the training. Additionally, training
materials will include management tools to support planning and development of projects. Although the
training will not focus on compliance, NAHASDA requirements will be incorporated in the training material and
project implementation process to facilitate successful project implementation.

Location: Crowne Plaza 109 West International Airport Road (907) 433-4100
Reservations: Crown Plaza Group Code: AAH
Registration: To Register click here

November 18-22

Pathways Home

Spokane, WA

Participants will learn how to deliver a 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 and include culturally relevant teaching techniques in the classroom.

Registration: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=457604&token=fe8696e9c5b58360dda17a1810b85e3980fbbc5c58d4da2c78aeabc0033f08e8-MjAxOS0wNyM1ZDEzZTU1NjZkYWRk&crm=1

November 19-21

NAHASDA Intermediate

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.

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

December 2019

 

December 17-18

Needs Assessment

Anchorage, AK

AAHA will host a two (2) day training on Needs Assessment. Alaska Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing
Entities (TDHE) must understand the housing needs in the communities to be able to fairly and effectively
distribute NAHASDA funds to achieve housing goals of homeownership, rentals, repairs and housing services
programs. To increase affordable, energy efficient housing within their regions, it is critical that these tribes
and TDHEs have access to solid data to help make informed decisions on where to invest, what types of
housing program to develop and which funding programs to target. Knowledge derived through housing needs
assessments can also assist by achieving a compelling funding case for outside investors.

Location: Dimond Center Hotel 700 E Dimond Blvd (907) 770-5000
Reservations: www.dimondcenterhotel.com Group Code: AAHA129
Registration: To Register click here