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Training Opportunities for Staff and for Partners

This page will contain notices of training opportunities that are useful for any staff or partners involved in affordable housing.  We welcome notices of training that we do not have listed, so that we may update our page.


 

2018 Annual MBOH Housing Credits Compliance Training

March 12, 13 & 14, 2018    AGENDA

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, 1500 Fairmont Road , I-90, Exit 211 (Between Anaconda and Butte, MT) , Fairmont MT

Phone:  800.332.3272 (Toll Free) OR 406.797.3241 (Direct)

Reserve your lodging now. 

A block of rooms at discounted price is available through February 19.
For group rate, CLICK HERE. Enter the code:  20469
If registering by phone, ask for the MBOH ANNUAL COMPLIANCE TRAINING BLOCK.
The room block contains DOUBLE QUEEN ROOMS. 
Rates for these spacious rooms are for single or double occupancy.
Additional persons: $15.00 each. Children ages 12 and under stay free when sharing a room with parents.
Occupancy may not exceed 5 persons in a guest room.

Register online now for the 2018 Annual MBOH Housing Credits Compliance Training

Cost is $285 through February 28th, $335 after that.
Registration is available for individuals or groups. 
Payment is accepted with Credit Card or E-check.
 

REGISTER ONLINE NOW  


REFUND POLICY: 

If you register for this training and then are unable to attend, YOU MAY ALLOW SOMEONE ELSE FROM YOUR ORGANIZATION TO ATTEND IN YOUR PLACE.

We will refund your Registration Fee (MINUS $50 for administrative cost) IF YOU REQUEST IT, IN WRITING, by February 28, 2018 at 5:00 PM.  Send your request to housing@mt.gov 

National Development Council (NDC) Housing Development Finance Professional (HDFP) Certification Program™
 


NDC Training builds development finance capacity.
 

Montana Housing is proud to bring the opportunity for this incredibly valuable training to Montana! 

We are able to do so with the help of our generous, community-minded partners and sponsors listed here.

Montana Housing Partnership Logo         First Interstate BancSystem Foundation Logo        Glacier Family of Banks Logo  

                Montana Department of Commerce Logo       Fannie Mae logo

Join us to receive your Housing Development Finance Professional Certification from the National Development Council.
 


 

Register now AND reserve your lodging for the training opportunities listed below.  These are the remaining three courses for the HDFP Certification, and will be offered in 2018, at the Helena Hotel, formerly the Downtown Holiday Inn:  


March 5-9, 2018 – HD420 Rental Housing Development Finance

Dates:  Monday, March 5, 2018 (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), Tuesday, March 6 (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), and Wednesday, March 7 (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), Thursday, March 8, (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), Friday, March 9 (8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

The second course in the HDFP Certification Program™, HD420 takes a detailed look at the analysis, financing and development of affordable rental housing. In this five-day course, participants learn the underwriting criteria used by lenders and the rates of return demanded by private equity investors in order to determine their investment in a rental housing project. This course also explores the methods practitioners can utilize to attract the maximum amount of private capital to rental housing projects as well as the techniques to fill financing gaps with public resources.

HD420 Coupon Code:  MTHSG420

REGISTER NOW
 

RESERVE YOUR LODGING, FOR THIS TRAINING, NOW:

Helena Hotel  (previously, the Downtown Holiday Inn)
2200 N Last Chance Gulch
Helena MT 59601

No website, you must call 406.443.2200 and request a room in the Dept of Commerce room block.  

  • You will pay state rate for your room.

  • Room block is available until February 11.


 

April 16, 2018 – HD422 Computer Spread Sheet Analysis for Housing  

Dates:  Monday, April 16, 2018 (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), Tuesday, April 17 (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), and Wednesday, April 18  (8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.),

The third course in the HDFP Certification Program™, HD422 incorporates the use of computer spread sheets designed to give participants the ability to apply the financial analysis techniques presented in the previous two courses. In this three-day course, participants learn to use spread sheets as a tool to locate and interpret key financial information and to restructure a housing transaction based on revised assumptions. More time is available to consider structuring options for affordable home ownership and rental housing case studies.

HD422 Coupon Code:  MTHSG422

REGISTER NOW

*If you wish to register for this course before completing HD420, you MUST contact Gail Huff for assistance.  She must manually override the prerequisite requirement for HD422.


RESERVE YOUR LODGING, FOR THIS TRAINING, NOW:

Helena Hotel  (previously, the Downtown Holiday Inn)
2200 N Last Chance Gulch
Helena MT 59601

No website, you must call 406.443.2200 and request a room in the Dept of Commerce room block.  

  • You will pay state rate for your room.

  • Room block is available until March 26.


September 17-21, 2018 – HD 430 Problem Solving and Deal Structuring 

LODGING:  The final course will be at the same hotel but by then they will be a Double Tree.  They officially switch end of March.  

 

Collaborative Solutions Logo  Thank you, to our friends at Collaborative Solutions, who have given us this information to share with all of Montana.

MESSAGING MATTERS

 

Webinar - Part 1

Click here to watch the recorded webinar.

Documents:

Fact Sheet:  Every Child Deserves a Safe Place to Call Home (Alabama data) 

Postcard Template:  Making Your Case

Infographic: Economic Impacts of the Housing Trust Fund (Alabama data)

Post Card Template:  Merged Messages (Alabama information)

 

Webinar - Part 2

Click here to watch the recorded webinar.

Documents:

Jefferson County Housing Profile (a county in Alabama)

Housing Wage for Alabama Counties

Factsheet Template:  California Housing

Worksheet:  Developing a One-Minute Pitch


Resources

Five Minute Refresher Course in Framing

Advocate’s College Reading List 2016


Websites With Great Communication Information

Center for Community Change

Frameworks Institute 

National Housing Conference (Housing Communications tab)

Sightline Institute


Website with Great Information on Housing Campaigns

Housing Trust Fund Project 

Thumbnail image of a Powerpoint Cover Page for a training about Housing Choice Voucher Income Calculations

Housing Choice Voucher Income Calculations

Includes:

  • Definition of Annual Income
  • Whose income to count
  • Income of Temporarily/Permanently Absent Family Members
  • Seasonal Employment
  • Dependent Income
  • Regular Contributions and Gifts
  • Asset Income
  • Computing Annual Income
  • Anticipating Income
  • Calculation Examples 

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Medical Expenses, Companion Animal Expenses, EID Calculations

Includes:

  • HUD Definition of Medical Expenses
  • List of typical allowable medical expenses
  • Recommendation to consult IRS Publication 502
  • Medical allowance
  • What is a companion animal?
  • Allowable companion animal expenses
  • What is Earned Income Disallowance (EID)?
  • What is a Qualified Family?
  • How long does the exclusion last?
  • Determining the Incremental Increase
  • How to calculate EID using HUD worksheet

 

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Homeownership

Includes:

  • When a PHA may begin monthly homeownership assistance payments
  • Housing Quality Standard requirements
  • Applicability of other requirements 

Thumbnail image of a Powerpoint Cover Page for a training about Rent Reasonableness

Rent Reasonableness

Includes:

  • Governing Federal Regulation
  • SEMAP
  • Factors to take into consideration
  • Documenting Rent Reasonableness
  • Potential sources for obtaining data to determine rent reasonableness
  • HCV Rent Survey Form

 


Thumbnail image of a Powerpoint Cover Page for a training about Utility Allowances

Utility Allowances

Includes:

  • Why is there a utility allowance schedule?
  • When are utility allowances updated?
  • When is the schedule used?
  • When is the allowance for range and/or refrigerator used?
  • How do I know when to apply the allowance?
  • What does the range/refrigerator allowance do for tenants?
  • What if the tenant wants to provide their own range/refrigerator.  Do they still get the allowance?

 



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