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Conference Agenda

Conference Agenda – Tuesday, November 14th

8:30a.m. Registration

9:00a.m. – 9:15a.m.  Opening/Welcoming Remarks

9:15 -10:45a.m. Interviewing Skills for Managers of Affordable Housing –

One of the most important skills any affordable housing manager can possess is the ability to interview applicants and residents and to obtain the information required to determine eligibility—this is also one of the greatest weaknesses of most affordable housing managers. This session provides concepts and tools that will aid managers as they conduct their interviews. Techniques apply to all interview settings including initial eligibility interviews, interim certifications and annual recertifications. The primary emphasis is on the initial eligibility interview since it is so critical to the housing process. The skills taught during this session will also assist managers in detecting fraud and in dealing with third parties when resolving discrepancies.  AJ Johnson, Instructor.

11:00.m. – 12:15p.m. Dealing with Challenging Income Determinations for Affordable Housing – This session is applicable to all federal housing programs, including the low-income housing tax credit, tax-exempt bonds, Section 8, Section 515, HOME and Public Housing. A comprehensive discussion of employment income is a major part of the training, along with military pay, pensions/social security, self-employment income and child support. Recommendations regarding projecting income from year-to-date information will be made as well as how to determine income from “gig” employment, such as UBER drivers. AJ Johnson, Instructor

12:15-1:15p.m.   Complimentary Lunch

1:30p.m. – 3:45p.m. Advanced LIHTC Compliance Issues for Compliance Managers

This session is intended for LIHTC Credit managers and other staff responsible for ensuring compliance with the requirements of the LIHTC program. This training covers complex issues such as eligible and qualified basis, the applicable fraction, first year credit issues, determination of placed in service dates, acquisition/rehab projects, combining credits with tax-exempt bonds, combining credits with HOME program, the Available Unit Rule, employee units, mixed-income properties, acceptable fees and the Vacant Unit Rule.  AJ Johnson, Instructor

4:00.m. – 5:30p.m. Hypnotist Show

Stay tuned for full details. Seating will be first come-first served. Absolutely no “saving seats” allowed.

General Sessions – Wednesday, November 15th

7:00 – 9:00a.m. Registration

8:00 – 9:00a.m. Continental Breakfast – Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:45a.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS

– Annual Certifications- Mary Ross
– A-Z Requirements of Affordable Housing Student Rules – AJ Johnson
– Fair Housing: Criminal History, Immigration Status & Limited English Proficiency-Martin Wegbreit
– Recruiting & Retaining Top Employees-Marci Brand

11:00a.m. – 12:30p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS

– Interim Certifications – Mary Ross
– Resolving Conflicts Between 8609 Elections & Extended Use Agreement Requirements – AJ Johnson
– What Happened to the Candidate I Thought I Hired? Employment Interviewing Skills- Brenda Harrington
– Time & Stress Management Tips for Property Management Professionals-Marci Brand

12:30 1:45p.m. Complimentary Lunch


– EIV Reporting – Mary Ross
– Marketing & Leasing Tax Credit Communities-Marci Brand
– Most Common MOR Mistakes-Vickie Bell
– Effective Utilization of LinkedIn—The Basics

3:00 – 3:15p.m. Break


– EIV Discrepancies – Mary Ross
– Communicating with Today’s Renter/Resident & Workforce-Marci Brand
– Don’t Overreact to REAC – Dennis DiBello
– Using Social Media as a Recruiting Tool

5:00 – 7:00p.m. Vendor Exhibition & Reception

Also on November 15th:

Maintenance Workshop

Registration: 8:15-9:15a.m. | Instruction: 9:15a.m.-5p.m.

Separate registration and payment required. Registration for the Maintenance Workshop provides access to maintenance sessions only plus the Vendor Exhibition. Registration for the General Conference does not provide access to maintenance sessions (unless specifically noted). Sessions to include:

  • R-410A Introduction/Overview – HD Supply
  • Fair Housing for Maintenance Personnel – AJ Johnson
  • Appliance Repair – HD Supply
  • Preparing for REAC Inspections – Dennis DiBello
  • Team Management – HD Supply
  • Preventative Maintenance – HD Supply
  • Preventing Mold is Moisture Management – CHP
  • OSHA/Right to Know/HazCom – Central Wholesalers

Thursday, November 16th

7:30 – 8:00a.m. Registration

8:00a.m. 1:00p.m.  HUD Update – Mary Ross

Join Mary Ross to discuss the latest announcements and Hot Topics from HUD. We will discuss tenant selection policies, House Rules, new verification requirements, VAWA, TRACS, and much more!!

1:00p.m.  Adjourn (Note: Lunch is not provided; coffee/tea service available; breaks will be provided for your comfort)

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