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February 2020

 

Feb 4-5

Self-Monitoring

Anchorage, AK

AAHA will host a two (2) day training to provide participants with a solid foundation for complying with the self-monitoring requirements of NAHASDA and 2 CFR 200, and to provide strategies and insights that recipients can utilize to make self-monitoring an effective tool to accomplish their goals. This training will emphasize the development of local self-monitoring plans that are appropriate and effective for the size and needs of the recipientā€™s program. The training will provide participants with the most current information on the requirements as well as the tools that are available to support recipient self-monitoring.

Location: Dimond Center Hotel 700 E Dimond Blvd  (907)770-5000
Reservations: www.dimondcenterhotel.com Group Code: AHA23
Registration: To Register click here

Feb 4-6

National Tribal Crime Prevention Summit

Denver, CO

FREE forum for tribal leaders and federal agencies to discuss methamphetamine prevalence, opioid addiction, violence against women, and gang violence. Discussion of these topics will aid tribal leaders to come up with unified efforts for their community to combat these crimes. Participants will learn about how these topics affect housing and the greater tribal community. Info. on available funding sources and ideas for implementing policies to prevent and address these crimes will be shared. Tribal leaders, housing department executives, housing authority leaders, and interested tribal community members are encouraged to participate in this event. Register at http://www.cvent.com/events/national-crime-prevention-summit/event-summary-5af4e881e40040c6a2035c151dd8c2ef.aspx .

Feb 11-14

NAHASDA Essentials

Anchorage, AK

AAHA is hosting an exciting and interactive three and a half (3.5) day training with the final half day (2/14/2020) 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 Anchorage, 720 W. 5th Avenue (907) 276-7676
Reservations: www.westmarkhotels.com/destinations/anchorage-hotel/
Registration: To Register Click Here

Feb 19-21

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: Hyatt Place Anchorage, 101 E. Tudor Road (907) 562-1235
Reservations: www.hyattplaceanchoragemidtown.com  Group Code: G-HPOL
Registration: Click Here

Feb 25-27

NAHASDA Essentials

Silverdale, 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: www.newregistration.firstpic.org

March 2020

 

Mar 3-5

NAHASDA Essentials

Chicago, IL

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/

Mar 10-11

Program Income

Oklahoma City, OK

Participants at this 2-day training will gain a better understanding Program Income under NAHSADA. The training will provide an overview of program income. The training will discuss sources of program income and how to calculate it. Participants will learn how to appropriately spend and report program income. The training will include a case study.

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

Mar 17-19

Contract Administration & Procurement

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 Selfā€Determination Act (NAHASDA) for housing authority staff and tribal members to understand and meet the program requirements for procurement and contract administration.

Location: Dimond Center Hotel 700 E Dimond Blvd (907) 770-5000
Reservations: www.dimondcenterhotel.com Group Code: AHA316
Registration: To Register click here

Mar 17-19

Tribal Housing Excellence Development Essentials

Aurora, CO

THE Development Essentials course will provide participants with the essentials of the housing development process. In an interactive classroom setting, participants will learn:

  • The various partners involved in the development process.
  • How to determine the financial feasibility of a project.
  • The considerations in housing project underwriting.
  • The beneficial impact of leveraging IHBG with a range of available resources from Title VI to Low Income Housing Tax Credits.
  • How to apply these development principles to a case study, and their own housing projects.

THE Development Essentials course is for Tribes and Native communities that are NAHASDA recipients. To encourage attendance by multiple key stakeholders, scholarships are only available for organizations that send more than one person from a Native community or Tribe. These additional stakeholders may be housing staff, housing board members, tribal council members, planning staff or Native CDFIā€™s. In addition, a limited number of seats are open to nonprofit housing developers currently working in or looking to expand their work on Native lands. Participants will come away with concepts and strategies they can put to practical use in their communities. The wait list analysis tool will allow them to generate data from their own wait lists, make the case for particular paths to action and will support their efforts to raise outside funds for housing programs and development.

Register HERE
For questions, contact Eileen Piekarz at epiekarz@rcac.org

April 2020

 

Apr 28-May 1

Admissions & Occupancy

Anchorage, AK

AAHA is hosting an exciting and interactive three and a half (3.5) day training with the final half day (5/1/2020) 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: Westmark Anchorage 720 W. 5th Avenue (907) 276-7676
Reservations: www.westmarkhotels.com Group Code: ADOC2020
Registration: Click Here

May 2020

 
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June 2020

 

June 2-4

IHP/APR Training

Phoenix, AZ

Additional Information Coming Soon

June 16-18

Admissions & Occupancy Training

Reno, NV

Participants at this 3-day interactive 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 ā€œA-to-Zā€ 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 turnaround, and tenant education on the basic maintenance of the unit.

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.

TRAINING REGISTRATION
Registration for this training is FREE, but you must register online at https://newregistration.firstpic.org. to attend.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard Reno Downtown/Riverfront for workshop attendees. The special workshop rate is $103 single/double occupancy. The ā€œCut-Off Dateā€ to book a room at the special rate is May 25, 2020. Reservation requests received after the Cut-Off Date will be accepted on a space available basis. To make hotel reservations, please call the hotel directly at (800) 587-0549. Be certain to specify the FirstPic room block code. Or click here for online reservations.

July 2020

 
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October 2020

 
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December 2020

 
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