Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 – Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Affordable Housing Preservation (OAHP) is again offering the virtual delivery of the Building HOME training series. The series includes 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.
This program is next being offered January 17, 2018-February 7, 2018 (register here).
Friday, March 23rd, 2018 – Thursday, March 29th, 2018
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.
Friday, April 20th, 2018 – Friday, April 20th, 2018
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, May 10th, 2018 – Thursday, May 10th, 2018
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.
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 – Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Nontraditional development opportunities for housing authorities and redevelopment agencies are explored in this one-day course, including housing provided under the state’s Mount Laurel requirements. Strategies for developing housing within a wide range of areas are discussed, and the household income levels established by various federal and state programs are described. Specific attention is given to “how-to” tips for establishing and working with nonprofit corporations.