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This program goes over the basic occupancy and compliance requirements of the USDA’s housing assistance program. This is a popular program in rural areas and in communities of populations less than 10,000. This program mimics HUD programs in some respects but there are numerous requirements that are different. The goal is to assist those with low incomes to afford safe and sanitary housing.
Training by RD offices have been cut due to budget issues. This webinar fills in the training gaps.
You will learn …How to successfully manage a rural development property and what are the regulations that are required to be successful. This is a somewhat complicated program. It mimics HUD in some respects and uses the HUD handbook 4359.3 for assets and income and has its own regulations published by the national office of USDA for guidance in areas of setting rents and utility allowances. This program also uses income limits for very low, low and moderate-income levels. It also provides for rental assistance (RA) for some tenants who qualify. If they do qualify they would just pay a maximum of 30% of their adjusted income.
You will be able to …Use your knowledge to comply with the various regulations from USDA concerning program operation. This is somewhat of a complicated program and you will feel competent to use what you learned to manage the basics of Rural Development. Rural Development is probably more “hands on” as far as supervision when compared to other affordable income programs. This program has been around since 1949 and has helps thousands of people by providing reasonable, safe and sanitary housing. RD is very focused on property condition and wasn’t the tenants ha have a good place to live that they can call home. There are monthly reports, annual reports and once every three years a supervisory on site visit to make sure the landlord is following the regulations of RD.
- How to successfully manage a rural development property and what are the regulations that are required to be successful.
- A summary of the key findings in rural development research of the past twenty years
- An integration of development theory and practical experience
- Bridge between the related but often isolated disciplines that inform rural development
- Catalyst for new thinking in the area of rural development
- Analysis of the key economic sectors in rural areas: natural resources, the service sector, elderly services, telecommunications, manufacturing, tourism, and high-technology
- We will discuss the following areas:
- Program requirements
- Tenant selection
- Occupancy standards
- Calculation of income and assets
- Tenant Rent
Who Will Benefit
- Property Managers
- Property owners
- Housing Authorities
Industries: Construction & Housing, Affordable Housing
Paul has been involved in the real estate industry for the past 38 years. He has been involved in sales, construction, project management, appraisal, property management and property management consulting/training.
Through his consulting company, Property Management Solutions, he provides training and consulting services nationwide to owners, management companies, multi-housing associations, as well as state and federal agencies.
He specializes in fair housing issues and has developed fair housing and outreach programs for governmental agencies as well as conducting seminars which are presented to property management companies, apartment associations and the general public nationwide. Most recently, he has been a consultant to the State of South Dakota. In this assignment he has developed a fair housing awareness program that is one of the first of its kind in the nation. It involves a three pronged approach to fair housing awareness. This approach makes use of an ombudsman concept and has proven to be very effective in dealing with discrimination and landlord/tenant issues.
For over twenty years he was involved in appraisal of residential, multi-family, farm and commercial properties throughout the Midwest. Most recently, he was a consultant for affordable, multi-housing properties in 22 different states. This involved properties in HUD, Rural Development, HOME and Tax Credit programs.
He holds numerous professional property management designations and currently holds the prestigious RHM designation from the National Center for Housing Management.
Paul was previously Vice President of the South Dakota Multi-Housing Association, Vice Chairman of the Minnehaha County Housing and Redevelopment Commission, and Chairman of the Sioux Falls Property Appeals Board. In 2009, he received the Outstanding Educator of the Year award from the South Dakota Multi-Housing Association.
Paul just authored a book which was released in January of 2015. It is titled: “Fair Housing: What Everyone Should Know”. This is a comprehensive book about the fair housing written with a property manager’s perspective and with real world examples. It is a great resource for anyone.
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