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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: As of January 2020, 129,000 public housing units and 35,000 units of Rent Supplement, RAP and Mod Rehab had converted to a Section 8 platform through HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program which was initiated in 2012. And as of July, 2020 more than 10,000 202 PRAC units are in the RAD pipeline. Learn or refresh on what RAD is and how it changes the properties that convert. 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. This course includes HUD’s COVID-19 FAQ guidance for RAD and the new forms now out for comment plus what HUD is saying about when and how 811 PRAC conversions may be available.