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Symposium Sessions


Legal Implications & Evictions: How to Develop and Win Your Cases
This informative session will focus on the key legal issues impacting the management of affordable multifamily rental housing. By attending this seminar you will learn about the top legal pitfalls in dealing with LIHTC and Section 8 Residents. John Raftery and Billy Cannon (Offit Kurman) will cover in detail how to build a successful case for eviction due to drug and criminal related activity, non-payment/late payment of rent, failure to recertify and other good cause matters. Also covered will be the Tenant Responsibility for 3rd Party Conduct as well as the Violence Against Women Act. Furthermore, John and Billy will review LIHTC Notices, Maryland and District of Columbia required Notices and proper service of notice considerations. John and Billy will take questions throughout the presentation and will be sure to leave time for questions at the end.

Regulatory Review of Environmental Issues for Affordable Housing
This session will focus on environmental concerns facing maintenance staff including asbestos, lead based paint, mold, and crime scene clean-up. This session will discuss practical application and recommendations with respect to testing and abatement of the hazards discussed; Also a review of applicable regulations which may apply focusing on compliance recommendations for apartment communities; Particular attention will be given to Maryland’s new lead based paint regulations.


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LIHTC Compliance Issue: Income
This session will identify the most common noncompliance findings due to income calculations and will provide tips for avoiding and correcting those noncompliance findings. Actual tenant file examples will be provided and discussed.

LIHTC Compliance Issue: Assets
What is an asset? What is income on an asset? This session will cover common LIHTC compliance findings related to assets and asset income.

LIHTC Compliance Issue: Annual Reporting and Student Status
LIHTC compliance review can be daunting – take some stress out of the process with tips for preparing, reporting, and student status

UPCS Compliance Inspections for Low-Income Income Housing Credit (LIHTC)
This session will discuss monitoring compliance with low-income housing credit requirements under the inspection provision using the uniform physical condition standards (UPCS) inspection. As a “scored” inspection, attendees will learn that some items are more important or should take precedence over other items when preparing for the inspection. Tips will also be provided on how to get and keep top scores; the rewards of top scores and what to do if you score low. Each attendee to the session will also receive a FREE complimentary copy of the newly updated, color picture, 150 page UPCS Physical Inspector’s Field Guide ($49.95 value).



Recent Changes and the Future of REAC/UPCS Inspections
This session will discuss the recent changes that HUD has implemented for the inspection process along with where REAC/UPCS is heading in the future. We will discuss where to focus attention when preparing for a REAC inspection. Having performed REAC/UPCS inspections since 1998, Dennis DiBello is fluent on the past, present and future of REAC and can provide his insight on the process of REAC. Each attendee to the session will also receive a FREE complimentary copy of the newly updated, color picture, 150 page UPCS Physical Inspector’s Field Guide ($49.95 value).

Critical Issues Relating to Site Management of Section Properties
During this 4.75 hour session provided by AJ Johnson, training focuses on Section 8 Program regulations, including rent rules, resident eligibility, income restrictions, determining adjusted income, waiting list and tenant selection, occupancy and lease requirements, and recertification requirements. The session goes into detail with regard to the changes created by Change 4 to HUD Handbook 4350.3. The training is designed primarily for those involved in the site management of Section 8 properties.

Session topics and times are subject to change.

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