Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 – Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Affordable Housing Preservation (OAHP) will again offer the virtual delivery of the Building HOME training series. Each series will include 4 weekly 2-hour sessions on Wednesdays from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern time followed with a one hour office hour session on Thursday to review homework and answer questions related to that week's materials. This course is a prerequisite for all other HOME topical courses. Participants will become familiar with all program activities, including homeowner and homebuyer, rental housing, tenant-based rental assistance, and Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) activities.
Four sessions of this program are currently being offered: the first is June 7-28, 2017 (register); the second is September 6-27, 2017 (register); the third is October 25, 2017-November 15, 2017 (register); and the fourth is January 17, 2018-February 7, 2018 (registration not yet available, save the date).
Friday, September 15th, 2017 – Thursday, September 21st, 2017
This two-day foundation course defines affordable housing programs, covering topics such as the history of housing policy, laws, regulations and court cases relative to affordable housing, and their impact on housing availability. Students are familiarized with programs, funding sources, regulatory entities, rules and regulations related to the evolution of affordable housing.
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 – Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
This one-day course provides a basic overview of the required steps necessary for determining “eligibility” to buy or rent an affordable housing unit. It reviews common components including determining household size, calculating income and assets, verifying information, comparing to posted limits, etc. It includes information on various program types with different funding mechanisms.
Friday, October 20th, 2017 – Friday, October 20th, 2017
This half-day session centers on discrimination in housing, including state and federal legislation. It discusses who can be penalized, how disabilities are defined, what are reasonable accommodations, and what policies and procedures should be established and followed. The Fair Housing complaint process is also reviewed.
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 – Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
This half-day session focuses on the nature of the public trust and the “rules” for ethical behavior. New Jersey law and HUD regulations are examined and applied to ethical issues using a case study approach.