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, 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.
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 – Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
Register now for AHPNJ's annual meeting! This is a members-only event, so if you are not a member yet please join us now by visiting the membership page. Exact programming to be decided--stay tuned!
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.
Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – Saturday, November 4th, 2017
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.