HOME and Housing Trust Fund

Agenda subject to change.

Sunday Jan 12

Registration and Information
Concurrent Sessions

HOME Essentials, Part 1

New to the HOME program or looking for a refresher on the basics? Monte Franke is back by popular demand to guide you through the essentials, including eligible activities, affordability and income requirements, monitoring and compliance, community housing development organizations (CHDOs), and program deadlines. Session continues at 3:45 p.m.

HOME Rental Compliance, Part 1

Dive into the details of HOME rental compliance requirements with trainer Les Warner in an advanced session covering inspections, rents, utility allowances, income documentation, and tools to track the status of activities and compliance in your portfolio. Session continues at 3:45 p.m.

Networking Break
Concurrent Sessions

HOME Essentials, Part 2

See session description under Part 1.

HOME Rental Compliance, Part 2

See session description under Part 1.

Monday Jan 13

Registration and Information
Continental Breakfast
Plenary Session

Breaking News from HUD

Hear the latest developments on HOME and the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) from officials at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), including updates on allocations, program performance, and expected guidance in 2020.

Networking Break
Concurrent Sessions

Resale and Recapture

Discuss how to develop acceptable resale and recapture provisions for HOME homebuyer projects that meet your programmatic goals.

Written Agreements

Explore the required provisions and mechanics of HOME/HTF written agreements and exchange transactional best practices and recommendations.

Lunch
Concurrent Clinics

Allocating Costs in HOME Projects

Learn the basic principles of cost allocation and how to use the HOME cost allocation tool.

HOME and HTF Environmental Reviews, Part 1

HUD staff are on hand to guide you through the HOME and HTF environmental review processes and requirements. Hear their differences explained and learn what that means for your internal procedures and documentation. Discuss how to navigate the processes and requirements when projects are funded from both sources — and how to effectively manage it all. Session continues at 2:15 p.m.

HTF Basics, Part 1

During this two-part clinic, learn about (or brush up on!) the HTF’s key statutory and regulatory requirements and review recent implementation guidance from HUD. Session continues at 2:15 p.m.

Networking Break
Concurrent Clinics

HOME and HTF Environmental Reviews, Part 2

See session description under Part 1.

HTF Basics, Part 2

See session description under Part 1.

Income Eligibility for HOME and HTF

Discuss income eligibility for HOME and HTF beneficiaries and see a demonstration of the Community Planning and Development Income Calculator. Hear how provisions of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) could impact income eligibility and verification.

Networking Break
Concurrent Clinics

What’s New in IDIS

A HUD expert answers your questions and shares what’s new in the Integrated Disbursement Information System for both HOME and HTF.

Relocation Policies and Procedures

How do your relocation policies and procedures measure up? Learn how to plan for relocations and to integrate your planning into your processes.

Working with CHDOs

Do you work with community housing development organizations? Review and ask questions about certification rules, reservation deadlines, and nonprofit capacity issues and workouts for CHDOs.

Networking Break
Concurrent Sessions

HOME Monitoring

In this interactive session, discover how to use HUD’s updated monitoring exhibits for self-assessments and to develop risk-based monitoring policies and procedures.

Housing Counseling

What does the HUD Housing Counseling Certification Rule mean for HOME and HTF? Review the rule and learn how HFAs and others can meet the upcoming certification exam deadline and participate in housing counseling programs.

Using HOME Reports to Manage Your Programs

Do you know what to review in your HOME reports to help you manage your programs? Exchange best practices as we discuss how to spot warning signs and identify common issues.

HOME and Housing Trust Fund Networking Reception

Tuesday Jan 14

Registration and Information
Continental Breakfast
Concurrent Sessions

Combining HOME, HTF, and the Housing Credit

How does a state’s role as a HOME or HTF lender and Housing Credit allocator affect its strategic approach to managing these resources? Hear about policy and structuring options to mitigate the risk involved with using HOME and HTF funds and share your challenges and best practices.

Homebuyer Programs and Policies

Learn the required elements of a participating jurisdiction’s policy for buyer underwriting, responsible lending and subordination, and the special considerations when HOME assistance is provided through mortgage lenders.

Networking Break
Community Meet-Ups

OPEN TO NCSHA HFA AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS ONLY

Homeownership

Join other HOME and HTF administrators in an informal and 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, such as using IDIS, CHDO requirements, and fair housing rules. Share ideas on underwriting, monitoring, and loan servicing.