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.


 

Webinar: How to Write an (Approvable) AFHMP

  • October 25, 2017 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Managers should not need a course in statistics or even an MBA to develop an AFHMP that meets the requirements of the current 935.2A form. Using HUD’s instructions, the webinar takes the participants through the process of completing a sample AFHMP including how to obtain and interpret the census data, how to identify community contacts and work with the field office, and how to expedite the approval process.

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.

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: Are You Ready for RAD?

  • October 25, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, created in 2012, is having an impact on public housing and HUD’s Rent Supplement, RAP and Mod Rehab projects. This voluntary “preservation” program is helping to stop the loss of affordable housing. It is also providing new opportunities for experienced affordable housing developers, managers and agents from the private sector to partner with PHA’s. Learn what RAD is, how it changes the properties that convert, and how your skills may be needed in this ambitious effort to leverage private capital to preserve assets and offer residents greater choice and mobility.

Speaker Bio:  Gwen Volk
Since 1983, Gwen Volk has assisted owners, agents, and on-site staff in navigating the programs that provide housing for low and moderate-income families.  She has served as President and CEO of a Midwest management company with HUD, Rural Development and tax credit properties and as chief compliance officer for a Dallas-based firm overseeing tax credit, bond, HOME, and Section 8 compliance across the country.  For the past 20 years, Gwen has also provided training and consulting services in 36 states.    She is active in NAHMA and IREM national and holds the CPM, NAHP-e, SHCM, HCCP, CPO, FHC and RAM designations.

 

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

 

Reno Member Meeting in Conjunction with HUD

  • November 2, 2017 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come and hear the latest update and regulatory changes from Chris Linton, Contract Administrator, Washoe Affordable Housing Corporation.

Chris’ update will be followed by Cheryl Borgstrom, Account Executive, Las Vegas Asset Management Servicing Office, who will introduce the Homeless Preference Initiative and will provide an overview and guidance.

Other speakers include:

  • Sharon Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Nevada Hopes
  • Matthew Fleming, Executive Director of Northern Nevada CHRB
  • Amy Jones, Executive Director of Reno Housing Authority
  • Sheila Leslie, Behavioral Health Program Coordinator of Washoe County Human Services

Registration and Continental Breakfast will start at 8:30am.

VAWA Panel Discussion

  • November 7, 2017 8:00 am - 11:00 am

VAWA is now a part of our daily business and monitoring for compliance and policies will soon become a part of our Management and Occupancy Reviews.  This day will focus on policy questions, how to show compliance and how to navigate the legal issues surrounding VAWA.  Speakers from HUD, LOMOD and KTS will be on hand.  Ample time will be given for participants to talk to one another about how they are implementing VAWA.

 

Proposed agenda:

  • ​Welcome & Intros-Moderator
  • Overview of VAWA-HUD and/or LOMOD
  • Legal ramifications of VAWA (KTS)
  • Compliance monitoring-HUD and/or LOMOD
  • Steps to bifurcate a lease when bifurcation is disputed-KTS
  • Audience discussion of Emergency Transfer Plans
  • General Questions to Panel

Due to limited seating, we request that companies register a maximum of 2 -3 attendee.

**** Registration opens at 7:30 am ****

** Continental breakfast will be provided **

Webinar: Ethics – Creating and Maintaining Personal and Professional Boundaries

  • November 8, 2017 8:30 am - 10:00 am

RSCs link residents with supportive services allowing them to maintain self-sufficiency in their homes. It is most important that the SC understand the characteristics of the resident population and property in which they serve and the issues that may impact the differential use of services are socio-economic, age, culture, gender, race, sexual orientation and others. This webinar defines ethical standards & offer guidelines/principles to guide decision making & conduct when ethical issues arise.

Take-Aways

  • Define ethics
  • Understand the importance of maintaining healthy boundaries
  • Recognize characteristics of healthy and unhealthy boundaries
  • Recognize warning signs
  • Identify strategies to address dilemmas
  • Have Fun!

 

SPEAKER BIO: 

Ruben Rivera-Jackman, MNPL, speaker, trainer and nonprofit leadership consultant, has an accomplished 25+ year career as a nonprofit leader, with practical experience in, and solid understanding of, a diverse range of management, program development and service delivery applications. Mr. Rivera-Jackman has a passion for working with, and advocating on behalf of, older adults, and has a natural ability for providing instruction and training for adult learners. In February 2017, Ruben accepted a new opportunity to serve as the new Director of Resident Services for the Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG), one of the largest non-profit affordable housing providers in the Puget Sound area. SHAG manages 41 LIHTC communities serving over 5,000 older-adult households. He previously served for 12 years as a Senor Resident Services Manager at the King County Housing Authority. Mr. Rivera-Jackman was the recipient of the 2011 American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC)

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

Webinar: Intergenerational Communication

  • November 8, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

For the first time in U.S. history, four generations are working side-by-side. It is important to understand the impact historical events have on each generation. These events have molded & shaped our personalities and how we communicate and interact in the workplace.

This webinar will provide basic understanding of the different traits and personalities of the different generations, different work ethics, and different preferred styles of communication.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Increase awareness and knowledge of the different values, attributes and work styles of each of these four generations
  • Identify strategies for effective cross-generational communication and creating harmonious work environments
  • Have fun!

SPEAKER BIO 

Ruben Rivera-Jackman, MNPL, speaker, trainer and nonprofit leadership consultant, has an accomplished 25+ year career as a nonprofit leader, with practical experience in, and solid understanding of, a diverse range of management, program development and service delivery applications. Mr. Rivera-Jackman has a passion for working with, and advocating on behalf of, older adults, and has a natural ability for providing instruction and training for adult learners. In February 2017, Ruben accepted a new opportunity to serve as the new Director of Resident Services for the Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG), one of the largest non-profit affordable housing providers in the Puget Sound area. SHAG manages 41 LIHTC communities serving over 5,000 older-adult households. He previously served for 12 years as a Senor Resident Services Manager at the King County Housing Authority. Mr. Rivera-Jackman was the recipient of the 2011 American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC).

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.

 

Las Vegas Member Meeting in Conjunction with HUD

  • November 9, 2017 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come and hear the latest update and regulatory changes from Chris Linton, Contract Administrator, Washoe Affordable Housing Corporation.

Chris’ update will be followed by Cheryl Borgstrom, Account Executive, Las Vegas Asset Management Servicing Office, who will introduce the Homeless Preference Initiative and will provide an overview and guidance.

Other speakers include:

  • Kelly Robson, Chief Social Services Officer of Help of Southern Nevada
  • Peter McCoy, LCSW HUD VASH
  • Tommie Briscoe, Program Manager of the HUD/VASH Program
  • John E. Heintzelman, SSVF Program Coordinator

Registration and Continental Breakfast will start at 8:30am.

Tax Credit Occupancy

  • November 14, 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

How do you determine if an applicant is eligible to move into your Tax Credit property?

During this 1-day training, we’ll discuss screening requirements, calculations of income and assets and verifications.  We’ll talk about Initial Certifications, Annual Recertifications and Interim Recertifications.  Not only will we include the IRS rules, we will talk about CTCAC rules for California.

Speaker: 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 RockyAHMA 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.

 

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.

NAHMA Webinar: Key People Skills for Property Management Staffers – Communicating with Confidence

  • November 28, 2017 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Whether it is a conversation with a coworker, resident or contractor, an email going out to a group of people or report being written to share information on an important topic, communicating effectively can be a challenge. Even when we work extra hard to deliver clear and concise details, it is not uncommon for messages to be misunderstood by the person, or people on the receiving end of the message we’re trying to deliver. Believe it or not, the use of conversation models and tools can help make communicating easier and much more effective!

During our upcoming webinar, Communicating with Confidence, we will talk about many different aspects of communication, including:

  • Different types of communication
  • Connecting with your audience
  • Effective customer service
  • Delivering feedback
  • Difficult conversations

Who should attend?

This session is designed for:

  • Site staff, including property managers, assistant managers, compliance specialists, service coordinators and maintenance supervisors
  • Corporate or headquarters staff, including regional and district managers; mid- and entry-level managers and supervisors; compliance specialists; HR, accounting and technical staff; etc.

This special event is brought to you by NAHMA, hosted by Rocky AHMA. 

About the Trainer: Brenda Harrington, founder of Adaptive Leadership Strategies, LLC, works with private, public and nonprofit organizations to improve performance by helping staff members work with greater agility and expanded leadership capacity. In the past, Brenda served as Executive Vice President, Operations for a large property management and consulting firm. She is a Moderator on the Global Delivery Team for Harvard Business School Publishing (HBP), where she facilitates leadership development courses for HBP corporate clients worldwide. Brenda has received her Certification for Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University, and is also certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Webinar: Managing LIHTC Utility Allowances

  • December 5, 2017 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Making a mistake in the calculation or timing of a utility allowance and/or failing to analyze the effect on tenant rents can be costly.  During this webinar, you will learn:

  • How utility allowances affect your rents what methods are allowed by the IRS and by your state, how they work
  • What makes the most sense for your property
  • If, when, why and how you can or should change the method you are using
  • How other funding sources (HUD/RD/HOME) affect your choices; and
  • Your responsibilities to the tenant, the owner and monitoring agency

Speaker: 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.

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