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October 2021

 

Oct 5-7

Admissions and Occupancy Training

Virtual Training

Participants at this 3-day virtual training will receive instruction based on real-life examples on how to successfully operate an effective A&O program. As a part of the training, participants will receive guidance on and take part in interactive exercises on the “A-to-Z” of A&O program. Training topics will include eligibility, wait lists, rent calculations, collections, inspections, and lease compliance. Discussions will be held on how Admissions and Occupancy staff may need to collaborate with maintenance on tasks such as work-order processing, unit turn-around, and tenant education on the basic maintenance of the unit.

When: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. MT Register Here

Oct 6-7

Maintenance Training

Virtual Training

The Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) requires that existing housing units be maintained and maintenance policies be adopted. Tribal housing maintenance programs must balance operating within their current budgets while providing for the long-term maintenance and viability of the housing stock. This course will provide participants with ideas and methods to develop and improve the effectiveness of the housing maintenance operation. Preventive maintenance, routine, non-routine, and deferred maintenance will all be addressed, as well as the laws, regulations, leases, and other documents that effect maintenance. Particular emphasis is placed upon providing good customer service. This training was developed to help to improve all aspects of the maintenance operation, which includes the better use of maintenance staff time, use of materials and supplies.

When: 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. ET Register Now

Oct 12-14

Development Planning: Part 2 Training

Virtual Training

This 3-day training will provide participants with training on project implementation and management and construction process. It will build in the overview presented in part 1 with focus on the project development from planning, procurement, construction to closeout.

When: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. MT Register Here

Oct 13-14

Alternative Funding Opportunites

Virtual Training

The course will focus on how to develop, finance and manage Tribal affordable housing projects utilizing NAHASDA, Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC), Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program (AHP) and other gap financing programs. Discussion will include the necessary steps when planning an affordable housing project, information about how to prepare for and navigate the LIHTC application and closing process; secure appropriate GAP financing, leverage NAHASDA funds; manage investor expectations; and comply with program rules and requirements.

When: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET Register Now

Oct 20-21

Needs Analysis

Virtual Training

AAHA will host a two (2) day online training on Needs Analysis. 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 analysis can also assist by achieving a compelling funding case for outside investors.

When: 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. AKST Register Now

Oct 25-28

Basic Financial Management/Audit Preparation for Small Tribes

Virtual Training

AAHA will host a four (4) day online training on Basic Financial Management & Audit Preparation for Small Tribes. The training will deliver highlights of best practices to ensure that the management and accounting of the NAHASDA funds are being observed and practiced in accordance with the regulations.  Participants will be given resources and tools that the HUD/ONAP program recipients (Tribes and TDHEs) can utilize to prepare for and be “audit ready” for their annual audit of their Financial Statements and Single Audit.  The training will include a review of relevant sections of the 2 CFR Part 200 Uniform Guidance on audit requirements, review of internal controls, expenditure compliance, financial record keeping, the latest OMB Compliance Supplement for the NAHASDA program, and Year-end closing processes.

When: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. AKST Register Here

Oct 27-29

Admissions & Occupancy

Virtual Training

AAHA is hosting an exciting and interactive three (3) day online training with November 1st (11/01/2021) being available for participants to schedule a one-on one session with the trainer. 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, 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 have 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.

When: 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. AKST Register Here

November 2021

 

Nov 2-4

Contract Administration & Procurement

Virtual Training

AAHA is hosting a three (3) day online training on Contract Administration and Procurement.  This training will provide attendees with information and guidance under the Native American Housing and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) for housing authority staff and tribal members to understand and meet the program requirements for procurement and contract administration. This training has been broken into modules to accommodate your schedule and interests in the different aspects of Contract Admiration & Procurement.

When: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. AKST Register Now

Nov 8-10

NAHASDA Essentials

Virtual Training

AAHA is hosting an exciting and interactive three (3) day online training with a half day (11/15/2021) being 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.

When: 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. AKST Register Here

Nov 9-10

Labor Standards

Virtual Training

This training course provides guidance for recipients and sub-recipients of Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) on the requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act, as wells as related statutory requirements such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the option of adopting Tribally Determined Wage Rates as allowed under NAHASDA.

When: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET Register Now

Nov 16

IHBG CARES Module 3: Managing Your Housing Department or TDHE

Webinar

This webinar, the third in a series, will provide Tribes and TDHEs with information on how to continue housing operations during a pandemic, such as COVID-19. Agenda items will include continuing administrative and routine housing operations, staffing policies and protocols, and conducting business in a virtual environment.

When: 1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. ET Register Here

Nov 16-18

Development Planning: Part 3 Training

Virtual Training

This 3-day training will provide participants with an overview on the last step of the development process - Operations and Project Management of a development project. The trainings topics will include: transition from development to operations, asset management vs property management, organizational structures, day-to-day operations, process and need for policies and procedures, operating budget, and housing counseling.

When: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. MT Register Here

Nov 17-18

Low Income Tax Credits

Virtual Training

The course will focus on how to develop, finance and manage Tribal affordable housing projects primarily utilizing NAHASDA, Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC), and other gap financing programs. 

Discussion will include the necessary steps when planning an affordable housing project, information about how to prepare for and navigate the LIHTC application and closing process; secure appropriate GAP financing, leverage NAHASDA funds; manage investor expectations; and comply with program rules and requirements.

When: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET Register Now

December 2021

 

Dec 7-8

Meth Decontamination & Remediation

Virtual/Online Training

Manufacturing or smoking methamphetamine (meth) contaminates residential properties with dangerous and toxic chemical compounds that become airborne and deposit onto walls, ceilings, appliances, floors and carpet, mattresses and any personal possessions exposed. The presence of these chemicals poses a health risk to occupants and a potential liability to property owners. AAHA is hosting a two (2) day training on Methamphetamine Decontamination. This training course will cover aspects of meth lab and meth user (smoking) site decontamination/remediation and clean up. Attendees of the course will learn the tools and skills necessary to decontaminate a building or dwelling where meth has been smoked or produced.  

When: 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. AKST Register Here

Dec 7-9

NAHASDA Intermediate Training

Virtual Training

This virtual 3-day training will provide attendees with comprehensive information regarding NAHASDA. 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.

When: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. PT Register Here

   

January 2022