HOME and Housing Trust Fund

Agenda subject to change.

Sunday Jan 13

Registration & Information

Capitol Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Concurrent Sessions

HOME Compliance, Part 1

Salon F/G, Ballroom Level
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.

TRAINER
Les Warner, Senior Technical Specialist | ICF

HOME Essentials, Part 1

Salon D/E, Ballroom Level
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.

TRAINER
Monte Franke, Principal | Franke Consulting Group

Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Concurrent Sessions

HOME Compliance, Part 2

Salon F/G, Ballroom Level
See session description under Part 1.

TRAINER
Les Warner, Senior Technical Specialist | ICF

HOME Essentials, Part 2

Salon D/E, Ballroom Level
See session description under Part 1.

TRAINER
Monte Franke, Principal | Franke Consulting Group

Monday Jan 14

Registration & Information

Capitol Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Continental Breakfast

Salon IV, Ballroom Level

Plenary Session

HOME and HTF Updates

Salon I/II, Ballroom Level
NCSHA and industry partners share the latest HOME and Housing Trust Fund (HTF) news. Learn what to expect from HUD in 2019, including new regulations and guidance.

WELCOME
Stockton Williams, Executive Director | National Council of State Housing Agencies

DISCUSSION LEADER
Garth Rieman, Director of Housing Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives | National Council of State Housing Agencies

PARTICIPANTS
Steve Lathom, Senior Project Manager | TDA Consulting
Les Warner, Senior Technical Specialist | ICF

Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Concurrent Sessions

Ensuring VAWA Compliance

Salon F/G, Ballroom Level

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

TRAINER
Monte Franke, Principal | Franke Consulting Group

Implementing Homebuyer Program Policies

Salon D/E, Ballroom Level
This discussion-based working session helps HOME Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) 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.

TRAINER
Steve Lathom, Senior Project Manager | TDA Consulting

Lunch

Salon IV, Ballroom Level

Concurrent Sessions

HOME Environmental Reviews

Salon F/G, Ballroom Level
Explore the unique requirements for HOME environmental compliance, including homeownership reviews.

TRAINER
Monte Franke, Principal | Franke Consulting Group

Using HOME and HTF for RAD

Salon D/E, Ballroom Level
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.

TRAINER
Steve Lathom, Senior Project Manager | TDA Consulting

Latte Station

Capitol Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Concurrent Sessions

Community Housing Development Organizations

Salon F/G, Ballroom Level
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.

TRAINER
Monte Franke, Principal | Franke Consulting Group

Determining Income for HOME and HTF

Salon D/E, Ballroom Level
Learn the process PJs and housing partners must follow to verify income eligibility and make adjusted income calculations for HOME and HTF. This training will provide an overview of the income definitions, required policies and procedures, timing of verifications, and documentation requirements. Explore income basics, Part 5 and IRS definitions, determining household composition, verification of income, adjusted income and Tenant Based Rental Assistance, and an overview of CPD’s income calculator.

TRAINER
Shawna LaRue Moraille, Senior Technical Specialist | ICF

HOME Preservation Roundtable

Salon III, Ballroom Level
Open to NCSHA HFA and Associate Members and State HOME and HTF Administrators Only
Many HOME projects are reaching the end of their affordability periods. This session is an opportunity to discuss preservation strategies, troubled projects, and workouts.

TRAINER
Les Warner, Senior Technical Specialist | ICF

Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Concurrent Sessions

Cost Allocation for HOME and HTF

Salon F/G, Ballroom Level
Delve into how to properly complete cost allocation reviews for multifamily HOME and HTF projects. Learn how to determine unit comparability and distinguish eligible and ineligible project costs, then see how these key determinations influence the completion of HUD’s HOME Cost Allocation Tool. Hear how the tool can be used for HTF projects as well.

TRAINER
Steve Lathom, Senior Project Manager | TDA Consulting

HOME and HTF for Special Populations

Salon D/E, Ballroom Level
HOME and HTF grantees often use their allocations for special populations. Explore the latest fair housing and other related guidance and learn how to avoid program violations.

TRAINER
Monte Franke, Principal | Franke Consulting Group

HOME and Housing Trust Fund Happy Hour

Penn Avenue Terrace, Lobby Level

Tuesday Jan 15

Continental Breakfast

Salon IV, Ballroom Level

Registration & Information

Capitol Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Concurrent Sessions

Implementation of HUD’s Housing Counseling Certification Rule

Salon F/G, Ballroom Level
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.

TRAINER
Shawna LaRue Moraille, Senior Technical Specialist | ICF

Planning for the HTF Final Rule

Salon D/E, Ballroom Level
After several years of operating under an Interim Rule, HUD is now preparing to issue its HTF Final Rule. Discuss and share ways to improve HTF through rulemaking.

TRAINER
Steve Lathom, Senior Project Manager | TDA Consulting

Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Community Meet-Ups

Open to NCSHA HFA and Associate Members and State HOME and HTF Administrators Only

Homeownership

Salon III, Ballroom Level
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.

DISCUSSION LEADERS
Bill Lord, Housing Program Manager | Tennessee Housing Development Agency
Dale Quisgard, HOME Program Manager | Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

Rental

Salon D/E, Ballroom Level
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.

DISCUSSION LEADERS
Rebecca Frawley Wachtel, Tax Credits and HOME Program Director | Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
Lorraine Polak, Director, Rental Housing Development | South Dakota Housing Development Authority

 

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