HUD Occupancy: Intermediate

Duration: 240 minutes Speaker: Gwen Volk

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A deep dive into some of the more challenging aspects of HUD Occupancy including how to know your project type and why it matters, why 2-persons per bedroom is not always a “safe harbor”, applying the Section 8 student rule after move-in, the non-citizen rule, Gig income and New Age assets, verifying and calculating allowances, new guidance on fair housing issues related to criminal screening, application intake and managing the waiting list. Mini-quizzes and case studies are included to reinforce the learning. Students will need a calculator.

Areas Covered:

  • Ensure you are using the correct definitions of elderly and disabled for your project and program type
  • Learn how to apply your occupancy standard without discriminating based on familial status or disability
  • Apply the Section 8 Student Rule to real-life scenarios
  • Master the complexities of the non-citizen rule
  • Learn how to find out about, verify and calculate Gig Income and New Age Assets
  • Apply the rules for calculating allowances to real-life scenarios
  • Know the latest fair housing guidance on criminal screening, application intake, and managing the waiting list.

Who Should Attend:

Managers and Compliance professionals for the following types of properties:

  • Project Based Section 8, Section 236, Section 221(d)3 BMIR, Section 202/8, Section 202PAC, Section 202PRAC, Section 811PRAC, RD 515/8, and Public Housing Projects converted to PBRA through RAD.

This class is not applicable to the following programs and properties:

  • Public Housing Projects.
  • Housing Choice Voucher Programs.
  • Public Housing Projects converted to PBV through RAD, HOME.
  • Tax Credits or RD projects with RD Rental Assistance.

Additional Benefits:

  • Live Q&A With Gwen
  • Quiz During The Class
  • Certificate Of Participation
  • Handouts
Gwen Volk

Gwen Volk has worked in the affordable housing industry since 1983. She has been president and CEO of a Midwest property management company and chief compliance officer over a Dallas firm’s national portfolio. She has a Master’s degree in Business and is a Certified Property Manager through the Institute of Real Estate Management. Gwen holds certifications as a National Affordable Housing Professional – Executive Level, Specialist in Housing Credit Management, Housing Credit Certified Professional, Certified Professional of Occupancy, and in Fair Housing Compliance and has been a servant leader in the AHMAs, NAHMA and IREM throughout her career. Gwen is a nationally recognized expert in the tax credit, bond, HOME, and Section 8 programs and enjoys helping agents, owners, and managers make sense of it all.

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