Trainings

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Screening Your Residents without Being too Restrictive Webinar

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 10 am to 11:30 am  This webinar will be rescheduled for later this year

AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100
Trainer: Heather Staggs

In this webinar, we will discuss the best way to keep the balance while screening your residents. We will offer tips on how to keep the high-risk applicants out of your property, while admitting qualified applicants. You certainly do not want to disqualify applicants simply because your screening criteria is too restrictive.  This session is centered on different types of affordable housing requirements which must be observed, as well as optional screening criteria that should be considered. By reviewing your internal applicant selection process, you may be able to reduce the number of evictions all while increasing occupancy at your property. Read more...

Basic Occupancy Training - CANCELLED

Monday, May 11, 2020, Doubletree by Hilton Spokane, 322 N Spokane Falls Ct, Spokane, WA 99201
Thursday, May 14, 2020, Radisson Seattle Airport, 18118 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188

Basic Tax Credit Training - CANCELLED

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Doubletree by Hilton Spokane, 322 N Spokane Falls Ct, Spokane, WA 99201
Friday, May 15, 2020, Radisson Seattle Airport, 18118 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188

Back to Basics series Via Zoom

Basic HUD Occupancy 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Part 1, 10 am to 11:30 am; Part 2, 1 pm to 2:30 pm

AHMA Member: $125 • Non-Members: $175
Trainer: Gwen Volk

Basic Tax Credit 
Thursday, May 14, 2020 Part 1, 10 am to 11:30 am; Part 2, 1 pm to 2:30 pm

AHMA Member: $125 • Non-Members: $175
Trainer: Gwen Volk

We have transitioned our two in-person Basic Occupancy and Tax Credit classes to a “Back to Basics series Via Zoom”.  These classes will be like a webinar but with more interaction between participants and the instructor.  Read more...

 

Hidden Epidemic: Alcohol and Substance Abuse Among Older Adults Webinar

Thursday, May 21, 2020, 10 am to 11:30 am

AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100
Trainer: Ruben Rivera-Jackman

Substance abuse, particularly of alcohol and prescription drugs, among adults 60 and older is one of the fastest growing health problems facing the country. Alcohol and prescription drug misuse, which affects up to 17 percent of older adults. Yet, even as the number of older adults suffering from these disorders’ climbs, the situation remains underestimated, under identified, underdiagnosed, and undertreated. Because of insufficient knowledge, limited research data, and hurried office visits, health care providers often overlook substance abuse and misuse among older adults. Diagnosis may be difficult because symptoms of substance abuse in older individuals sometimes mimic symptoms of other medical and behavioral disorders common among this population, such as diabetes, dementia, and depression.  Read more...

Reducing Fair Housing Claims by Providing Exceptional Customer Service Webinar

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 10 am to 11:30 am

AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100
Trainer: Ruben Rivera-Jackman

Sponsored by: 

This interactive and didactic webinar session will provide housing services providers with an enhanced understanding of the importance of providing good customer service and strategies for developing safe relationships with residents while staying within fair housing guidelines. Read more..

Being a More Successful Community Manager Webinar

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 10 am to 11:30 am

AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100
Trainer: George C. Caruso
A discussion of techniques and tips to become more successful as a site manager. Topics will include: improving your technical skills in compliance; contracting made simpler and better; developing your staff; career management basics to improve their skills; better budgets and improving fiscal reporting; handling the stresses that you see every day...Read more

Bring it Together (B.I.T.) with Steve Rosenblatt

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 & Thursday, June 18, 2020, 9 am to 5 pm both days

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It’s About Ethics: Creating and Maintaining Personal and Professional Boundaries Webinar

Thursday, June 18, 2020, 10 am to 11:30 am

AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100
Trainer: Ruben Rivera-Jackman

Sponsored by: 

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. Read more...

CPO Training 2020

Tuesday, June 23 to Thursday, June 25, 2020, Radisson Seattle Airport, 18118 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188

AHMA Member: $570 • Non-Members: $670
Trainer: Heather Staggs

The Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) course is a comprehensive program covering the entire HUD Handbook 4350.3 including the latest revisions.  Each participant receives a copy of the 4350.3 HUD Handbook.

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 with an opportunity for questions.

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.  After completing the two and a half days of interactive instruction, participants will be given a voucher number to take the online exam at the location of their choice, home office, headquarters or property office.  The voucher expires after 3 weeks.  Students are notified immediately of their test results upon completion of the exam.

The Basic Occupancy training and the Basic Tax Credit training are recommended as pre-requisites to this course.  Read more

Reasonable Accommodations: Pet Policy vs Service/Companion Animals Webinar

Thursday, July 9, 2020, 10 am to 11:30 am

AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100
Trainer: Ruben Rivera-Jackman

Many fair housing violations are related to not implementing reasonable accommodations policies and procedures accurately. It is important that affordable and public housing providers understand the fundamentals of Section 504 to avoid any violations and limit litigation. It is vital that housing providers understand the fair housing regulations regarding pet and service/companion animals.  Read more...

VAWA Webinar

Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 10 am to 11:30 am

AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100
Trainer: Gwen Volk

VAWA expired in December and renewal legislation is pending. New protections are included in HR 6545 – the proposed reauthorization bill. Find out what VAWA expiration and reauthorization will mean for your property. We will review the current requirements and discuss the challenging issues facing managers. Find out about the status of the proposed form revisions and HUD’s candid answers to real-world dilemmas you encounter. Current RD guidance will be discussed along with an update on what the state agencies are doing to implement VAWA on their tax credit sites. We will review the latest additions to your state(s) laws regarding domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking and close with an updated list of “Actions Needed” for each type of property covered by the law.  Read more...

Advanced Legal Seminar - Western Wa Issues

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 9 am to 3 pm, Location: Radisson Seattle Airport, 18118 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188 

AHMA Member: $175 • Non-Members: $225  lunch included
Trainer: Randy Redford, Puckett & Redford

Join us for a day long training that will cover general landlord tenant law and evictions for Washington, including VAWA, service animals, screening, move in and out procedures, rule changes, maintenance and tax credit and section 8 housing. Read more...

Advanced Legal Seminar - Eastern Wa Issues

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 9 am to 3 pm, Location:  Doubletree by Hilton Spokane, 322 N Spokane Falls Ct, Spokane, WA 99201

AHMA Member: $175 • Non-Members: $225  lunch included
Trainer: Eric Steven, P.S., Attorney at Law

Join us for a day long training that will cover general landlord tenant law and evictions for Washington, including VAWA, service animals, screening, move in and out procedures, rule changes, maintenance and tax credit and section 8 housing. Special emphasis on Eastern Washington issues. Read more...

How to Detect Resident and Applicant Fraud Webinar

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 10 am to 11:30 am

AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100
Trainer: Heather Staggs
With the increasing shortage of affordable housing in the US, there is a small percentage of people who are willfully providing false information or altered documents to housing providers in order to try to qualify for housing. In this webinar we will give you tips on how to detect fraud and what to look for on applications, questionnaires, resident provided documents and 3rd party verifications. We will discuss ways to protect management and the owner from reportable non-compliance if fraud is detected by an outside agency. Lastly, we will discuss how to report resident and applicant fraud to the appropriate government agencies...Read more

Combined Funding Challenges: Student Eligibility, Over-Income, and Rents/UA Webinar

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 10 am to 11:30 am

AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100
Trainer: Gwen Volk
An overview of the areas of difference when LITHC, HOME, Section 8, Bond, and RD programs are blended plus a closer look at managing the differences in student eligibility rules, treatment of over-income households, and rent calculation...Read more

Understanding the Unique Behavioral Challenges Associated with Untreated Mental Health Conditions Webinar

Special emphasis on the Holidays

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 10 am to 11:30 am

AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100

This session will provide basic information regarding mental health conditions and the behaviors associated with untreated mental health conditions and provide strategies for addressing such behaviors in independent living communities...Read more