During the month of February 2021, A. J. Johnson will be partnering with the MidAtlantic Affordable Housing Management Association in a series of live webinars for real estate professionals, particularly those in the affordable multifamily housing field.
On February 11, A.J. will present “Principles of Successful Site Management.” This full-day course provides an A-Z introduction to residential site management. The course is designed for site managers and supervisory property managers and covers management styles, recruiting and hiring of staff, affordable housing ownership entities and regulatory bodies, security and emergency procedures, basic landlord/tenant issues, unique leases and addendums for affordable housing programs, professional ethics, on-site maintenance requirements, property financial management, marketing, and leasing. The purpose of the course is to provide a broad overview of sound property management practices and principles, to complement the technical program expertise required of affordable housing managers.
This will be followed on February 18 with “Basic Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance.” This training is designed primarily for site managers and investment asset managers responsible for site-related asset management and is especially beneficial to those managers who are relatively inexperienced in the tax credit program. It covers all aspects of the LIHTC related to on-site management, including the applicant interview process, the determination of resident eligibility (income and student issues), handling recertification, setting rents – including a full review of utility allowance requirements – lease issues, and the importance of maintaining the property. The training includes problems and questions designed to ensure that students are fully comprehending the material.
The series will conclude on February 24 with “Sexual Harassment in Affordable Housing.” No one should ever have to choose between housing and sexual harassment. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is undertaking an initiative to combat sexual harassment in housing, in an effort to protect individuals from harassment by landlords, property managers, maintenance workers, security guards, and other employees and representatives of rental property owners.
This three-hour session is designed to assist attendees in their understanding of fair housing laws relating to sexual harassment, as well as review examples of sexual harassment – including case studies of recent court decisions. The training will offer substantive and specific examples of policies that owners may establish to prevent sexual harassment and, when harassment occurs, a detailed description of the investigative process will be provided. The provision of a sample Fair Housing Code of Conduct for Maintenance and Leasing Staff will enable attendees to immediately begin implementing policies at the property level to prevent and deal with sexual harassment in affordable housing.
The session is intended for anyone involved in the affordable housing industry, including site staff (leasing and maintenance), property managers, and owners.
These sessions are part of the year-long collaboration between A. J. Johnson and MidAtlantic AHMA that is designed to provide affordable housing professionals with the knowledge needed to effectively manage the complex requirements of the various agencies overseeing these programs.
Persons interested in any (or all) of these training sessions may register by visiting either www.ajjcs.net or https://www.mid-atlanticahma.org.