Special Programs

Our courses are continually updated to reflect the most current requirements. These courses are appropriate for agents and owners as well as both new and experienced on-site staff. Select a course to find out the available formats and to read the course description. For a complete list of available courses, download our Signature Course Catalog.

Understanding HOME

Format: Full Course (recommended): Two-part Webinar – 90 minutes each or half-day workshop - Includes review of income, assets, allowances, over-income tenant adjusted income and rent calculations, calculating rent when combined with LIHTC.

Reader's Digest Version: 90-minute – 2-hour webinar or conference session

Focus: The HOME program is unique. While some of its rules sound a little like Section 8 rules and others sound a little like tax credit rules, HOME compliance works very differently from both of those programs. So, whether you are dealing only with HOME or working on a project that combines HOME with tax credits or Section 8, understanding the HOME program is essential. This course covers HOME funding, Low HOME and High HOME Income limits and rents, "fixed" versus "floating" HOME units, leases, inspections, qualifying households, recertification requirements, calculating rent at recertification, documenting and calculating income, effects of combining LIHTC HOME on income limits, rents, compliance, noncompliance, and concludes with a quiz to find out what you have learned.

Are You Ready for RAD?

Format: 90-minute webinar or 1¼ - 1½ hour conference session.

Focus: HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, created in 2012, is now available to 202 PRAC’s. HUD issued Revision 4 to the RAD Notice on September 5, 2019. Learn what RAD is, how it changes the properties that convert, and how your skills may be needed. 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. As of September 2018, HUD had closed RAD transactions on more than 100,000 units including public housing properties, Rent Supplement and RAP projects and Mod Rehab homes.