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Sept

Sept. 4

Webinar

Tribal Housing Customer Service
Webinar

When it comes to Tribal housing customer service, client satisfaction is essential to supporting timely payments, constructive exchanges with maintenance staff, and positive community engagement. Quality customer service requires planning and evaluation of current housing procedures, as well as negative interactions between vendors, tenants, and staff. We will discuss industry best practices and ways to motivate staff to stay committed to customer service as an essential means to maintaining positive community relations.

 

Register at: http://nativelearningcenter.com/course/tribal-housing-customer-service/

 

Sept. 6

Webinar

Navigating GSA Rates and Travel Regulations Under NAHASDA

Webinar

Uniform Guidance also known as the Super Circular also known as 2 CFR Part 200, includes provision 200.303 (Internal Controls) which requires entities to establish and maintain effective internal controls in a manner that provides reasonable assurance that the entity is managing its federal award in compliance with statutes and regulations.  This session will focus on costs for travel that are reasonable, consistent and in accordance with 2 CFR Part 200.474 (Travel Costs) using the General Services Administration (GSA) per diem rates for lodging, meals, and incidental expenses within the Continental United States.

 

Register at: http://nativelearningcenter.com/course/navigating-gsa-rates-and-travel-regulations-under-nahasda/

Sept. 11

EPIC Indian Housing Plans/Annual Performance Reports (IHP/APR) Reporting Workshop
Anchorage, AK

The Alaska Office of Native American Programs (AONAP), in conjunction with the Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA), is offering a workshop for the new EPIC reporting system for the IHP/APR. Starting May 1, 2018, submission of the 2019 Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report (IHP/APR) will be through the new EPIC on-line web reporting system or the Adobe fillable PDF version of the IHP/APR with an approved waiver.  All attendees must pre-register to attend this course and sign up for EPIC access.  Registered attendees will be sent instructions on how to request a user identification in Secure Systems for EPIC access.  This must be completed prior to the course.  Attendees need to bring a laptop computer with wireless capability or a tablet with Internet Explorer (version 11 or higher) or Chrome (with and Internet Explorer Add-On) already installed to access the EPIC system during the training.  Only one computer or tablet is needed per IHP, so if two or more people are attending for the same entity, one computer can be shared during the workshop.  Attendees will also need their approved 2018 or draft 2019 IHP to enter into the EPIC system as part of the workshop.

Click HERE to Register.

Sept. 11

Webinar

Tribal Safety Discussion

Webinar

September is National Preparedness Month. As recent natural disasters have remained in the headlines, Tribal Housing Departments or TDHE can have an important voice. This webinar will review collaborative strategies to address emergency preparedness and reinforce healthy homeownership training. Training that aims to protect life, homes, and in many ways culture. Join us for a round table discussion on best practices from various Tribal Housing administrators, departments, and staff on how they plan, collaborate, and strategize to develop comprehensive housing emergency preparedness plans within their own Tribal community.

 

Register at: http://nativelearningcenter.com/course/tribal-community-safety-discussion/

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/

Sept. 18

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

ONAP Best Practices Webinar Series featuring: Lummi Nation Housing Authority

Webinar

HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary, Heidi Frechette, will interview Diana Phair, Executive Director of the Lummi Nation Housing Authority about their Sche’Lang’En (Our Way of Life) Village is Lummi Nation’s 45-unit gated Transformational Housing with Supportive Services.  Housing is intended for individuals and families making transformational life changes and/or recovering from homelessness, domestic violence, substance use disorders, and looking to reunify with their children.  Utilizing a $7,000,000 Title VI loan to complete the project, the detached homes are clustered in pods of four with a shared covered alcove to encourage families to get to know one another.  The village features walking paths encourage exercise; community facility used for weekly meetings, playgrounds, and, a community garden provides fresh vegetables for families


You may join the conference 10 minutes prior.

Step 1: Dial into the conference.

Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243

Access Code: 0140853##

 

 

Step 2: Join the conference on your computer.

Entry Link: http://ems8.intellor.com/login/807458

When you access the entry link above, you will be provided a choice - to install the WebEx plug-in for your preferred browser or to join the web conference using a temporary path. Either option is acceptable.

Need technical assistance? Call the AT&T Help Desk at 1-888-796-6118 or 1-847-562-7015.

Sept. 25-27

Environmental Review Training

Denver, CO

 

Register here: http://www.cvent.com/events/hud-environmental-review/event-summary-2aa3a430dda04797a1c8ce0da8bc00a2.aspx

 

Description: 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.

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. 3-4

Board of Commissioners
Anchorage, AK
Registration:   To Register click here

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; Current Legal issues, including opportunities such as “Lands into Trust”.

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 17-18

2 CFR Part 200 Training

Denver, CO

Register here: http://www.cvent.com/events/hud-implementing-omb-s-new-uniform-guidance-for-the-ihbg-and-icdbg-programs/event-summary-a17db084adc14eca9adfc58ce8a6fcdc.aspx

Description: The purpose of this training is to assist HUD/ONAP program recipients in identifying the administrative rules at 2 CFR 200 and the “exceptions” for the following HUD/ONAP regulations: 24 CFR 1000 (IHBG) and 24 CFR 1003 (ICDBG). The training will emphasize the practical application of the Uniform Guidance and provide resources and tools that recipients can utilize to identify 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 Uniform Guidance (2 CFR § 200).  Any grant recipients that work with IHBG or ICDBG programs should attend this training.

Oct. 17-18

Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report Training (IHP/APR)
Wyndham Albuquerque Hotel and Conference Center

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: Sonja Key & David Vought
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information:

http://newregistration.firstpic.org/eao/

Nov. 27-29

Contract Administration and Procurement Training
Anchorage, AK

This interactive three-day training will provide attendees with a formal workshop on Procurement and Contract Administration. The training will provide 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.

Click Here to Register

Dec

 

Dec. 10-12

Project Implementation
Anchorage, AK

This three-day training will provide participants with a wide scope of information pertaining to 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. This training is intended to assist recipients by providing an effective process to plan and manage NAHASDA projects, which incorporates program requirements and will include case studies of several different types of affordable housing projects to enhance the effectiveness of the training. 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. 

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Dec. 11-12

Tribal Concil
Fairbanks, AK

This two-day training will provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the roles and responsibilities of Tribal Council members with regard to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). Topics include Conflict of Interest, Procurement, Tribal Council Roles and Responsibilities under NAHASDA, Strategic Planning, Compliance and Monitoring, Reporting and Record keeping, and AONAP Assistance. Other major topics to be addressed include determining eligibility and the Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report. This course provides the foundation for tribal council members to be successful in applying applicable rules and policies to conflict resolution and decision-making.  Case studies, group discussions, and hands-on exercises will be applied to reinforce NAHASDA concepts.

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