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August 2021

 

Aug 3-4

IHBG Policies

Virtual Training

This course covers the basic process in writing effective and clear policies and procedures. The purpose of each will be addressed, and samples will be provided to highlight the differences. An overview of the compliance requirement of the IHBG program related to written policies and procedures will be included. Examples of several situations giving rise to written policies and procedures will be presented, and a step-by-step process to develop each of them will be provided.

When: 12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ET Register Now

Aug 3-5

Admissions & Occupancy

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. CT Register Here

Aug 4-5

Conveyance Process

Virtual Training

Conveyance training is to assist Housing Authorities in completing the proper steps to convey units as the are paid off. The class will help staff understand their roles and responsibilities in transferring the unit as well as helping the homeowners understand their new responsibilities.

When: 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m ET Register Now

Aug 10-11

Credit Counseling

Virtual Training

A two-day Credit Coach Training that discusses the basics of credit and credit reports, which gives participants a solid foundation to begin one-on-one credit coaching with their clients via the courses credit rebuilding documents and tools. Participants will gain the basic knowledge of credit and credit reports to use while working with clientele.

When: 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. ET Register Now

Aug 18-19

Procurement and Contract Administration

Virtual Training

The training will encompass the requirements pursuant to NAHASDA and Procurement Standards per 2 CFR 200 and Indian Preference per Section 7(b) of the Indian Education and Self-Determination Act. The training will be delivered in six modules that cover: Introduction to Procurement in Indian Country; NAHASDA Procurement regulations and 2 CFR 200 Procurement Standards, Indian Preference, Methods of Procurement, Price and Cost Analysis and then delve into the Contract Administration function that will cover types of contracts, required contract clauses, labor standard prevailing wages, payroll certifications, procurement records management/retention, payments, warranty and project closeout. The training will also include sample exercises to get better understanding of principles and concepts of procurement requirements.

When: 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. ET Register Now

Aug 30- Sept 1

Environmental Review Reports

Virtual Training

The purpose of this online, 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.

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

Aug 31-Sept 2

Finaincial Management and Reporting

Virtual Training

This course covers the administrative requirements that pertain to the use of Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funds distributed to tribes and tribal housing programs in accordance with the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA). During this course, students will learn how to develop financial planning strategies for a tribal housing program, the basics of developing an operational budget for a tribal housing program, and how to budget for various projects under NAHASDA. Students will discuss the skills required to perform the responsibilities related to sound financial management and the methods for complying with 2 CFR 200. Students will also participate in skill building exercises.

When: 12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ET Register Now

September 2021

 

Sept 1-2

Self-Monitoring

Virtual Training

The training will cover the requirements for NAHASDA’s annual compliance assessment required by NAHASDA grant recipients through the mechanism of self-monitoring. The training will highlight 12 key program functions for annual review by grant recipients: IHP/APR Planning & Reporting; Self-Monitoring; Financial Management; Organization & Administration; Procurement & Contract Administration; Environmental Compliance; Eligibility, Admission& Occupancy; Relocation Assistance; Section 504 Accessibility; Maintenance & Inspection; Labor Standards and Lead-based Paint. The outcome of such assessments is used to report to HUD of areas that are non-compliant and how the recipient intends to self-correct to bring into compliance through Performance Improvement Plans to assure compliance with NAHASDA and other federal related laws as required.

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

Sept 8-10

Environmental Review

Virtual Training

This 3-day training provides Indian tribes ("tribes" also includes Native Alaskan villages) and other recipients of HUD's Office of Native American Program funding–Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) with specific instructions and guidelines for carrying out their responsibilities under the environmental review process according to 24 CFR Part 58: Environmental Review Procedures for Entities Assuming HUD Environmental Responsibilities. The environmental review process is required for all HUD ONAP assisted projects to ensure that the proposed project does not negatively impact the surrounding environment and that the property site itself will not have an adverse environmental or health effect on end users. Not every project is subject to a full environmental review (i.e., every project's environmental impact must be examined, but the extent of this examination varies), but every project must be in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other related environmental laws.

When: 12:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. ET Register Now

Sept 21-23

NAHASDA Intermediate

Virtual Training

This interactive three (3) day online NAHASDA Intermediate training is the next step to a more comprehensive understanding of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). Participants will be equipped with valuable tools such as the latest regulations, program guidance, and PIH Notices to manage their programs successfully. Topics to be included, but not limited to; Overview of NAHASDA; Development and TCD; Operating Budgets; Useful Life; Leveraging and Management Capacity; and more.  

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

Sept 28-30

Housing Policy

Virtual Training

The Housing Policy will cover policy components, the purpose of policies, writing policies, and components of an A&O policy. Participants should refer to copies of their own Admissions and Occupancy policies so that they can practice applying them to the activities presented during this course. The course will also examine how maintaining high standards in property management affects the overall performance of tribal housing programs.

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

October 2021

 

Oct 25-27

Admissions & Occupancy

Virtual Training

AAHA is hosting an exciting and interactive three (3) day online training with October 28th (10/28/2021) 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

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

November 2021

 

Nov 16-18

Project Implementation

Anchorage, AK

This three (3) day training will provide participants with a wide scope of information pertaining to the planning and development of affordable housing projects under NAHASDA.  Rather than focusing on a specific topic or type of project, this training will provide participants with the step-by-step process to professionally plan and implement various types of projects from conceptualization through management.  Successful project implementation and program compliance is challenging and complex.  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 a complex case study to provide an opportunity for participants with the opportunity to explore and evaluate various approaches to addressing complex housing challenges in rural Alaska villages.  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.

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

December 2021

 

Dec 7-8

Meth Decontamination & Remediation

Anchorage, AK

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