HOME and Housing Trust Fund

Agenda subject to change.

Sunday Jan 13

Registration & Information
Concurrent Sessions

HOME Compliance, Part 1
Examine the ins and outs of meeting HOME compliance requirements. This advanced training delves into inspections, rents, utility allowances, and income documentation. Learn about tools available to track the status of activities and compliance utilizing the HOME and Integrated Disbursement Information System reports.

HOME Essentials, Part 1
Expert trainer Monte Franke leads this two-part training session for anyone new to the HOME program or looking to brush up on HOME program basics. The session covers HOME program essentials, including eligible activities, affordability, income requirements, monitoring and compliance, community housing development organizations, and program deadlines.

Concurrent Sessions

HOME Essentials, Part 2
See session description under Part 1.

HOME Compliance, Part 2
See session description under Part 1.

Monday Jan 14

Registration & Information
Continental Breakfast
Plenary Session

Breaking News from HUD
Senior HUD officials bring you the latest HOME and Housing Trust Fund (HTF) news. Get updates on funding allocations, program performance, and expected guidance in 2019.

Concurrent Sessions

Ensuring VAWA Compliance
Understand HOME and HTF grantee responsibilities for implementing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and discuss practical issues including emergency transfer plans and confidentiality.

Implementing Homebuyer Program Policies
This discussion-based working session helps HOME Participating Jurisdictions develop their homebuyer program policies and procedures as required by HUD regulations and guidance. Preview an underwriting tool and sample template outlining buyer underwriting standards, responsible lending expectations, and loan subordination policies.

Concurrent Sessions

HOME Environmental Reviews
Explore the unique requirements for HOME environmental compliance, including homeownership reviews.

Using HOME and HTF for RAD
HOME and HTF grantees are increasingly using their funds for Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) developments. Explore HOME and HTF restrictions and requirements, including complying with the Uniform Relocation Act.

Concurrent Sessions

Community Housing Development Organizations
Review and discuss Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) certification rules, reservation deadlines, nonprofit capacity issues, and workouts. Explore ways to foster CHDO success and to address problems or setbacks.

Find out what’s new in the Integrated Disbursement Information System (IDIS) for both HOME and HTF. Ask HUD IDIS experts your questions directly.

HOME Preservation Roundtable
Open to NCSHA member HFAs and HOME and HTF administrators only
Many HOME projects are reaching the end of their affordability periods. This HFA-only session is an opportunity to discuss preservation strategies, troubled projects, and workouts.

Concurrent Sessions

HOME and HTF for Special Populations
HOME and HTF grantees often use their allocations for special populations. Join HUD officials to get the latest fair housing and other related guidance and learn how to avoid program violations.

HTF Environmental Reviews
Explore the unique requirement for HTF environmental compliance and how to handle combining HTF with funding sources with local government environmental reviews.

HOME and Housing Trust Fund Happy Hour

Tuesday Jan 15

Continental Breakfast
Registration & Information
Concurrent Sessions

Planning for the HTF Final Rule
After several years of operating under an Interim Rule, HUD is now preparing to issue its HTF Final Rule. Discuss and share with HUD ways to improve HTF through rulemaking.

Implementation of HUD’s Housing Counseling Certification Rule
Review the HUD Housing Counseling Certification rule and examine the HUD CPD programs covered by the rule, including HOME and HTF. Discuss how HFAs can meet the Certification Rule as program participants or through partners, including the requirements for becoming a HUD-approved housing counseling agency and HUD-certified housing counselor.

Community Meet-Ups

Open to NCSHA member HFAs and HOME and HTF administrators only

  • Homeownership
    Join other HOME and HTF administrators in a candid conversation about homeownership opportunities and hurdles, IDIS, CHDO requirements, and fair housing rules. Exchange ideas on program design, down payment assistance, and housing counseling.
  • Rental
    Join other HOME and HTF administrators to discuss rental challenges and opportunities, IDIS, CHDO requirements, and fair housing rules. Share ideas on underwriting, monitoring, and loan servicing.

Agenda subject to change.


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