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.


 

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

 

AHMA-PSW Membership Meeting: Asbestos Abatement and Discussion on SCAQMD

  • July 10, 2019 9:00 am - 10:30 am

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) governs Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Recently they released an announcement that the SCAQMD is requiring asbestos surveys to be done before any renovations or demolition is is done to any building regardless of the year it was built.

In this Membership Meeting, we would like to go into greater detail regarding how this affects us all and some changes that we will be putting in place regarding testing materials that need to be removed during an Emergency Loss Situation. Please join our membership meeting to gather more understanding on how this can affect you and your properties.

Speaker: John Temoyan

John Temoyan joined HARBRO in 2005 as Business Development Representative for our Long Beach office. He was quickly promoted to Director of Business Development, helping create HARBRO’s marketing program while further developing customer and broker relations for the firm’s offices. Among many talents that shined through his work, John’s “lunch-and-learn” workshops revealed his knack for teaching. This resulted in his next position as Director of Training for HARBRO. Recently and most notably, John has been promoted to Vice President of HARBRO and will be involved in steering all aspects of HARBRO’s operations alongside CEO James Franklin and President David Moll.

 

*** 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

9th Annual Nevada Conference

  • July 24, 2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the Nevada Industry Professionals for this once a year opportunity!

The Affordable Housing Management Association – Pacific Southwest’s (AHMA-PSW) is hosting its 9th Annual Nevada Conference on July 24th, 2019.

Targeted sessions will be presented by expert speakers, with sessions including topics for Property Management and Property Maintenance in Affordable Housing, with the most up to date legislative changes and industry “best practices”.

Classes include HUD, Industry and State and local updates, and much more.

The conference will be educational and provide an opportunity to network and connect with exceptional industry experts and colleagues.

Webinar – Managing A Wait List

  • July 31, 2019 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Knowing the regulations and processes for managing a HUD property waiting list are put to the test in an MOR.  More importantly, they are key to staying in compliance with Fair Housing laws.  This webinar will review creating and maintaining, opening and closing, placing families with disabled members, documenting changes, updating waiting list information, removing names from the waiting list, reinstating applicants to the list, and record-keeping.

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.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to webinar 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: Interviewing Applicants for Move-in

  • August 12, 2019 8:30 am - 10:00 am

It’s an Art and a Science, Learn how to effectively and efficiently conduct the all-important (and HUD-required) applicant interview for affordable properties to ensure that assistance goes to families who are qualified.  This course covers how to establish rapport, gain trust, and ask the right questions in the right way while ensuring a consistent scripted approach to prevent costly fair housing mistakes.  Includes valuable tips on interviewing persons with various types of disabilities and how to respond to situations and conversations that commonly occur.

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.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to the webinar 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

  • August 13, 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

  • August 13, 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

Interim Recertifications

  • August 15, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

What are tenants required to report?  When do you have to complete an Interim Recertification?  What do you have to verify for an Interim Recertification.  When do you make it effective?  If these are questions you have, this would be a great class to attend.  We’ll try to take away all of your questions about Interim Recertifications.

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 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 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

 

Special Claims

  • August 15, 2019 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Is filing Special Claims worth your time?  What are Special Claims?  How do you apply for them?  What documentation needs to be gathered?  How can I organize the process?  This class will help you go through the process of filing for Special Claims to help you reap the benefits.

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 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 1:00 p.m. for registration; Session will start promptly at 1:30 p.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

 

 

WEBINAR: Medical Deductions

  • August 28, 2019 8:30 am - 10:00 am

If I buy my medications in Mexico, can I deduct the trip as a medical expense?  Using the handbook language, numerous examples and a case study, this course covers the who, what, why and how of the medical deduction. who qualifies, what does, does not, and/or sometimes counts, how to verify, how to calculate expense and the final deduction.

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.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation needs to be completed 7 days prior to the webinar 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