A. J. Johnson Partners with Mid-Atlantic AHMA for July Training on Affordable Housing Training

During the month of July 2021, A. J. Johnson will be partnering with the MidAtlantic Affordable Housing Management Association for three live webinars intended for real estate professionals, particularly those in the affordable multifamily housing field. The following live webinars will be presented:

July 14: File Management & Documentation for Affordable Housing Properties.

This 2.5-hour course covers the important, but often overlooked, role that file management and documentation play in the success of affordable housing properties. A detailed discussion of how to organize a file, the documents required for each file, setting up the “property notebook,” and acceptable forms of verification for all issues relating to eligibility are covered. The course also includes a basic review of resident eligibility issues, with particular emphasis on the documentation of income.

July 20:  Critical Policies for Every Affordable Housing Property

As important as it is to understand the technical requirements of compliance for affordable housing programs, it is equally as important to have sound operational policies in place. This full-day training reviews the critical operating and protection policies that every affordable housing property should have. A full discussion of the following policies is included: Management Plans, Property Policies, Resident Transfer Policies, Waiting List Management, Sexual Harassment Policy, Criminal Screening, Reasonable Accommodations, VAWA, and Fraud Prevention & Detection. The training concludes with a discussion of the special issues relating to “layered” projects. The training is intended for site staff as well as supervisory and compliance personnel.

July 22: Onsite Management Requirements of HOME Projects.

This six-hour course outlines the basic requirements of the HOME Investment Partnership Program, with particular emphasis on combining HOME funds with the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. The training provides an overview of HOME Program regulations, including rent rules, unit designations, income restrictions, and recertification requirements. The course concludes with a detailed discussion of combining HOME and tax credits, focusing on occupancy requirements and rents, tenant eligibility differences, handling over-income residents, and monitoring requirements.

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.