Events

Staying engaged and informed is extremely important, and we make an effort to connect everyone in our industry to the tools and resources they need to succeed. Every year we host a conference in each state we represent: California, Arizona, and Nevada. These annual meetings offer updates in the housing industry, legislative changes, market conditions and more. It also offers a chance to collaborate with everyone in our network, putting faces to names and meeting like-minded individuals who want to make housing better for everyone.

We encourage you to attend the next event hosted in your state. Check out the links below for more information on when the next conference will be held, and instructions on how to sign up. You may email questions to training@ahma-psw.org.


 

AHMA-PSW Membership Meeting – Las Vegas

  • April 24, 2019 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come join us for the latest in Affordable Housing news.  A report to the Members will be presented by Kurt Aldinger, AHMA-PSW Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs.  Washoe Affordable Housing Corporation has announced Robbin Culp as our new Contract Administrator for Nevada.    Please come and meet Robbin and hear what is going on at WAHC.  Also invited are Denise Cox from NV Housing Division for Tax Credit News and HUD representative from San Francisco and Las Vegas for their perspective.

**** LUNCH will be PROVIDED **** 

*** Please arrive by 10:30 a.m. for registration; Session will start promptly at 11:00 a.m. ***

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days’ prior to training session date.  You will be charged full registration if cancellation is not done within that stated period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: training@ahma-psw.org

Fair Housing for Managers

  • April 25, 2019 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Make sure everyone on your team receives up-to-the-minute fair housing training!

Fair Housing is the most complex, serious and costly issue for the rental industry today. Every person on your staff has personal liability in a complaint – subjecting his or her supervisors, management company and owner to serious penalties. We will help you basic day-to-day fair housing responsibilities and show you how to respond appropriately to the many situations you may face on your property.

Speaker: Susan Lein – Partner

Susan Lein is a Partner in our Irvine office. She specializes in landlord/tenant law with an emphasis on fair housing and affordable housing issues. Ms. Lein is also in charge of the firm’s business development and client relations department for Orange County and the Inland Empire.

ADMITTED: California Bar, 2003

EDUCATION: Chapman Law School, J.D. University of California at Davis, B.A. World History

AREAS OF PRACTICE: Fair Housing Training Government Owned Housing Landlord/Tenant Commercial Landlord/Tenant Residential Landlord/Tenant Training (Commercial) Landlord/Tenant Training (Residential) Manufactured/Mobile Home Residency Law Military Housing New Legislation Analysis Post Foreclosure Evictions Rent Control Senior Housing Small Claims Case Preparation Subsidized Housing

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT: Member, Orange County Bar Association

SPECIAL AWARDS: Certification in Environmental Land Use and Real Estate Law Represented Chapman law School at the Jessup international Appellate Moot Court Competition, 2002 Member of Appellate Moot Court

*** Please arrive by 8:30 am for registration; Session will start promptly at 9:00 am ***

*** Also PLEASE bring your ID/Driver License, you will be asked for it at the guard station entering the facility. ***

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to training session date.  You will be charged full registration if cancellation is not done within that stated period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: training@ahma-psw.org

Fair Housing for Maintenance

  • April 25, 2019 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Make sure everyone on your team receives up -to the-minute fair housing training!

Residents deal with the office at the beginning of the tenancy, but after moving on-site, maintenance usually has more exposure to residents and their problems on an on-going basis. 80% of FH cases come from in place residents! Cases are filed based on poor service but also on inconsistent service (including being too nice and showing a preference for some residents), lack of communication or saying the wrong thing… innocently!

What you don’t know can cost you, your property and your company money.

 Speaker: Susan Lein – Partner

Susan Lein is a Partner in our Irvine office. She specializes in landlord/tenant law with an emphasis on fair housing and affordable housing issues. Ms. Lein is also in charge of the firm’s business development and client relations department for Orange County and the Inland Empire.

ADMITTED: California Bar, 2003

EDUCATION: Chapman Law School, J.D. University of California at Davis, B.A. World History

AREAS OF PRACTICE: Fair Housing Training Government Owned Housing Landlord/Tenant Commercial Landlord/Tenant Residential Landlord/Tenant Training (Commercial) Landlord/Tenant Training (Residential) Manufactured/Mobile Home Residency Law Military Housing New Legislation Analysis Post Foreclosure Evictions Rent Control Senior Housing Small Claims Case Preparation Subsidized Housing

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT: Member, Orange County Bar Association

SPECIAL AWARDS: Certification in Environmental Land Use and Real Estate Law Represented Chapman law School at the Jessup international Appellate Moot Court Competition, 2002 Member of Appellate Moot Court

*** Please arrive by 1:00 pm for registration; Session will start promptly at 1:30 pm ***

*** Also PLEASE bring your ID/Driver License, you will be asked for it at the guard station entering the facility. ***

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to training session date.  You will be charged full registration if cancellation is not done within that stated period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: training@ahma-psw.org

WEBINAR Training: The Many Hats of a Burn Out

  • May 8, 2019 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Burnout is an emerging and prolonged response to chronic interpersonal stressors on the job. As working professionals, we deal with continuous and constant exhaustion, feelings of cynicism and detachment from the job, and oftentimes an overwhelming sense of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment. This session will engage attendees to learn about, experience and react to burnout scenarios in a social context; thus involving them through the various phases of a professional’s conception of both self and others. Strategies for dealing and successfully coping with burnout will be shared and modeled throughout the session.

Speaker: Anthony F. Vicari

Anthony is an active Quality of Life educator in today’s healthcare and business profession. His 2018 Presentation Venue includes the following cities: Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colorado; Phoenix, Arizona; St. Cloud, Minnesota; Carson City, Nevada;Bismarck, North Dakota; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Anchorage, Alaska; and Garrett County, Maryland. Anthony is nationally certified as an Activity Consultant Certified/Education Specialization (ACC/EDU) through the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals; an Activity Consultant-Board Certified (AC-BC)through the National Association of Activity Professionals Credentialing Center; a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer (CADDCT) and Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) through the National Certification Council of Dementia Practitioners; and a Certified Eden Alternative Educator and Associate through Eden Alternative. Anthony’s 38 years of professional work and consulting includes adult and geriatric behavioral health hospitals, memory care neighborhoods, continuous care retirement communities, skilled nursing centers, and public/private education as school administrator and educator. He enjoys working and serving residents and families in a variety of healthcare settings and has presented education seminars dealing with Alzheimer’s disease/Dementia and Quality of Care/Life programming and services at the local, state and national levels. Finally, Anthony is a published author, specifically addressing Quality of Life issues, effective programming, leadership skills and essential strategies for professionals and families.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to the webinar training session date.  You will be charged full registration if cancellation is not done within that stated period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: training@ahma-psw.org

Basic HVAC Troubleshooting 101

  • June 11, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Students at the end of the HVAC Troubleshooting 101 class will leave with understanding how to diagnose and trouble shoot a Thermostat. Understand the Refrigeration cycling process and basic Electrical Troubleshooting on window units, wall units and condensing units.

Speaker: Jason Zon

Jason Zon is an experienced Licensed owner operator for Fire N Ice for 21 years. Jason has been an Industry Partner Trainer for HD Supply for last 6 years on all HVAC install and Troubleshooting techniques. Jason is also a Veteran of the United States Air Force.

*** Please arrive by 8:30 am for registration; Session will start promptly at 9:00 am ***

*** PARKING INFO: FREE Parking will be available in the HD Distribution Center parking lot as well as on the street in front of the Distribution Center. ****

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to training session date.  You will be charged full registration if cancellation is not done within that stated period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: training@ahma-psw.org

Mastering the Rent Increase Process for HUD Funded Properties!

  • June 13, 2019 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Mastering the Rent Increase Process for HUD-Funded Properties

Whether your property is a Section 8, Rent Supplement, 236, 202, 202/8, 202 PAC, 202/811 PRAC, 231, 221(d)3 or 221(d)3 BMIR, having an income stream that keeps pace with operating costs is key to ensuring the present and future viability of your property and its ability to provide the facilities and services your residents need.  This course takes an in-depth look at the various rent increase methods available to housing providers, which ones apply to which type of property, when and how the Owner can choose their method, what to submit with your request, and how to justify line-item increases over 5%.  The course will be based on the current Section 8 Renewal Guide, Chapter 7 of the 4350.1 – – Processing Budget-Based Rent Increases, and proposed guidance from the Draft Revised 4350.1 Chapter 2.06 – Budget-Based Rent Adjustments

Speaker: Gwen Volk

Gwen Volk – Since 1984, Gwen Volk has assisted owners, agents, and on-site staff in navigating the programs that provide housing for low and moderate income families. Her experience includes 16 years as VP and CEO for a Midwest property management company and 13 years as compliance director for a Dallas firm overseeing LIHTC, tax-exempt bond, HOME, and Section 8 compliance on more than 50 properties in 11 states.

Through Gwen Volk INFOCUS, Inc., she has provided HUD and Tax Credit training and consulting in 36 states. Gwen has twice served on NAHMA’s board of directors and chaired its Fair Housing and Training and Education committees. Since 2009 she has been a member of IREM’s Federal Housing Advisory Board. She serves on the SHCM Technical (Exam) Committee and is the current chair of the SHCM Advisory Committee.

She holds the CPM, NAHP-e, SHCM, HCCP, CPO, FHC and RAM designations and is a NAHMA-certified trainer for the CPO, FHC and ACPO courses. Gwen is an informative and engaging instructor who uses an active learning approach.

*** Please arrive by 8:30 am for registration; Session will start promptly at 9:00 am ***

Photography: Professional photographs will be captured during the event. Attendees hereby grant AHMA-PSW and its representatives’ permission to photograph them at the event and distribute (both now and in the future) the Attendee’s image in photographs, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

Photography or Recording Usage by Attendees: Photography, audio recordings, and video recordings are not permitted by event attendees during any training/meeting sessions. Any attendee found recording, audio or video, and / or taking photographs during a training session will be asked to leave the session.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to training session date.  You will be charged full registration if cancellation is not done within that stated period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: training@ahma-psw.org

CPO – Certified Course

  • June 18, 2019 - June 20, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) course is the only comprehensive program covering the entire HUD Handbook 4350.3 including the latest revisions.  Each participant receives an updated version of this Handbook in the course.  An extensive course manual with 31 chapters covers topics from eligibility criteria, standards, tenant selection and screening to non-discrimination, allowances, adjusted income, certifying tenants and annual recertification.  Each chapter is followed by a mini quiz.

After this three-day CPO course, taught by NAHMA-certified instructors who are experts on HUD’s occupancy standards, managers will have mastered using the HUD Handbook effectively.

At the end of the last day of class, participants will be given a voucher number to take the online exam at their location of choice.  Students are notified immediately of their test results upon completion of the exam.

Anita Moseman

Anita Moseman is Vice President for Monfric Realty, Inc., a property management and consulting firm based in Grand Junction, Colorado, and subsidiary of Monfric, Inc. based in San Diego, California. She is also a partner in HCP, a training and consulting firm based in Orange, California and has been in the affordable housing industry for over 34 years.

Anita holds numerous certifications including the following: NAHPe , SHCM, CPO, FHC and RAM.

She is a national trainer and has trained the RAM certification course, marketing, occupancy courses, tax credit courses and organizational courses for Multi Housing World, various AHMAs, the National Association of Homebuilders, Federal and State Agencies, and other associations and management companies. In addition, she has trained different government organizations in the Contract Administrator Course.

Anita has served on the Board of Governors of RAM, as a board member of Rocky AHMA and as a technical advisor for SHCM and HCCP. She has been recognized by various AHMA’s for her excellence in training and has been awarded the Clive Graham Memorial Award in recognition of Outstanding Service to the Affordable Housing Management Industry.

 *** Please arrive by 8:30 am for registration; Session will start promptly at 9:00 am ***

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to training session date.  You will be charged full registration if cancellation is not done within that stated period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: training@ahma-psw.org

One Day REAC Training

  • June 18, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Don’t let the latest changes by REAC catch you by surprise! You work in a world of constantly changing regulations. Although it might feel like a challenge to keep up with all the new requirements, this course will help you navigate all the latest REAC developments and prepare for future inspections.

Speaker: Alejandro Dominguez

Founder and owner of UPCS Inspectors LLC, a full-service inspection company that specializes in annual inspections, UPCS training, and REAC consultation for the housing industry. Alejandro also served as Community Director for the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, where he was responsible for the oversight of multiple public housing communities, the implementation of community development programs and successfully preparing for over 30 high performance inspections.

Previously, Alejandro performed Management and Occupancy Review (MOR) audits for Southwest Housing Compliance Corporation with portfolios ranging from 5,493 units (Dallas) to 7,221 units (Houston). Alejandro’s experience as a property management professional and as an inspector provides him a unique perspective most inspectors in the field do not have.

*** Please arrive by 8:30 am for registration; Session will start promptly at 9:00 am ***

Photography: Professional photographs will be captured during the event. Attendees hereby grant AHMA-PSW and its representatives’ permission to photograph them at the event and distribute (both now and in the future) the Attendee’s image in photographs, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

Photography or Recording Usage by Attendees: Photography, audio recordings, and video recordings are not permitted by event attendees during any training/meeting sessions. Any attendee found recording, audio or video, and / or taking photographs during a training session will be asked to leave the session.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to training session date.  You will be charged full registration if cancellation is not done within that stated period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: training@ahma-psw.org

 

Fair Housing for Managers

  • June 21, 2019 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Make sure everyone on your team receives up-to-the-minute fair housing training!

Fair Housing is the most complex, serious and costly issue for the rental industry today. Every person on your staff has personal liability in a complaint – subjecting his or her supervisors, management company and owner to serious penalties. We will help you basic day-to-day fair housing responsibilities and show you how to respond appropriately to the many situations you may face on your property.

 Speaker: Jessica Weisman – Partner

Jessica Weisman is the Managing Partner of Client Education at Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP. Jessica advises and counsels owners and management companies in a variety of areas, including landlord/tenant matters, unlawful detainers for residential and commercial properties, transactional matters, and small claims preparation and defense. Jessica regularly assists clients with rent control questions and concerns, and is a member of both KTS’s Fair Housing Practice Group and Affordable Housing Practice Group. Keeping apprised of the ever changing legal and judicial climate, Jessica regularly provides legal updates through KTS legal alerts and articles, as well as scheduled monthly webinars. Jessica researches & prepares seminars on a variety of topics, such as Landlord/Tenant Law and Fair Housing Training and Defense, which she and other KTS attorneys present throughout the state at private trainings and public speaking engagements. Jessica also creates customized presentations for clients, trade shows, and industry events.

ADMITTED: • California Bar, 2007

EDUCATION: • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D. • Yeshiva University, B.A., English Literature, A.A., Sociology

AREAS OF PRACTICE: • Affordable Housing • Fair Housing Consultation • Fair Housing Training • Landlord/Tenant Commercial • Landlord/Tenant Residential • Landlord/Tenant Training (Residential) • Lease and Document Production and Reviews (Residential) • Manufactured/Mobile Home Residency Law • New Legislation Analysis • Post Foreclosure Evictions • Rent Control • Small Claims Case Preparation Subsidized Housing

 PRESENTATIONS: • Lecturer on residential landlord/tenant law and fair housing issues for owners, operators and rental housing providers throughout California as well as courses for MCLE credit • Instructor; Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP Preventive Law Programs • Speaker for trade shows, apartment associations and other real estate organizations

*** Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. for registration; Session will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. ***

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to training session date.  You will be charged full registration if cancellation is not done within that stated period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: training@ahma-psw.org

Fair Housing for Maintenance

  • June 21, 2019 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Make sure everyone on your team receives up -to the-minute fair housing training!

Residents deal with the office at the beginning of the tenancy, but after moving on-site, maintenance usually has more exposure to residents and their problems on an on-going basis. 80% of FH cases come from in place residents! Cases are filed based on poor service but also on inconsistent service (including being too nice and showing a preference for some residents), lack of communication or saying the wrong thing… innocently!

What you don’t know can cost you, your property and your company money.

 Speaker: Jessica Weisman – Partner

Jessica Weisman is the Managing Partner of Client Education at Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP. Jessica advises and counsels owners and management companies in a variety of areas, including landlord/tenant matters, unlawful detainers for residential and commercial properties, transactional matters, and small claims preparation and defense. Jessica regularly assists clients with rent control questions and concerns, and is a member of both KTS’s Fair Housing Practice Group and Affordable Housing Practice Group. Keeping apprised of the ever changing legal and judicial climate, Jessica regularly provides legal updates through KTS legal alerts and articles, as well as scheduled monthly webinars. Jessica researches & prepares seminars on a variety of topics, such as Landlord/Tenant Law and Fair Housing Training and Defense, which she and other KTS attorneys present throughout the state at private trainings and public speaking engagements. Jessica also creates customized presentations for clients, trade shows, and industry events.

ADMITTED: • California Bar, 2007

EDUCATION: • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D. • Yeshiva University, B.A., English Literature, A.A., Sociology

AREAS OF PRACTICE: • Affordable Housing • Fair Housing Consultation • Fair Housing Training • Landlord/Tenant Commercial • Landlord/Tenant Residential • Landlord/Tenant Training (Residential) • Lease and Document Production and Reviews (Residential) • Manufactured/Mobile Home Residency Law • New Legislation Analysis • Post Foreclosure Evictions • Rent Control • Small Claims Case Preparation Subsidized Housing

 PRESENTATIONS: • Lecturer on residential landlord/tenant law and fair housing issues for owners, operators and rental housing providers throughout California as well as courses for MCLE credit • Instructor; Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP Preventive Law Programs • Speaker for trade shows, apartment associations and other real estate organizations

*** Please arrive by 1:00 pm for registration; Session will start promptly at 1:30 pm ***

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to training session date.  You will be charged full registration if cancellation is not done within that stated period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: training@ahma-psw.org