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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.


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


We are conducting a survey, to measure interest in bringing the NDC housing training to Montana.  Although not a final commitment we are interested in firming up the specific level of interest so we can make a final decision.  Please consider the following:

  • The training will be held in Helena
  • Estimated lodging rate will be around $103 per night
  • Maximum of 50 participants allowed
  • The estimated training cost is based on an average 30 minimum participants
  • The closer we get to the maximum participants the lower the training fee.
  • Please fill out one survey for each participant.  CLICK HERE TO TAKE SURVEY NOW
  • If you signing up multiple participants there is an option at the end of the survey to begin a new survey.

Schedule of classes:

November 13-16, 2017 – HD410 Home Ownership Finance  (Radisson Colonial Hotel)

March 5-9, 2018 – HD420 Rental Housing Development Finance  (Helena Hotel, formerly Holiday Inn)

April 16, 2018 – HD422 Computer Spread Sheet Analysis for Housing  (Helena Hotel, formerly Holiday Inn)

September 17-21, 2018 – HD 430 Problem Solving and Deal Structuring  (Helena Hotel, formerly Holiday Inn)



2017 Annual Housing Credit Compliance Training

September 13-15, 2017

Fairmont Hot Springs, MT

WHO MAY WANT TO ATTEND: Annual Compliance Training for the Housing Credit Program.This year Vivian Probst, President of the TheoPro Group will offer her expertise and will be available to answer all your tax credit questions.This training is useful for anyone who is involved with LIHTC Compliance.

  • Compliance Training will include the required information about VAWA, the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.  Attendees must be present during ALL sessions to receive their Certificate.
  • Fair Housing Training covers all training requirements for the 2018 Qualified Allocation Plan.  Attendees must be present during ALL sessions to receive their Certificate.

Steve Beck: Author, Keynote Speaker, Facilitator and Coach

This year's Compliance Training will start with a Motivational session by Steve Beck.  Steve's Seminars, Training and Workshops are entertaining and educational. Participants realize if they have a Great Day Every Day, they will naturally encourage everyone around them to ‘Have a Great Day’ as well. Steve talks about the importance of Firing Up Every Day and how to Leave Your Funk at the Door®. After his sales training seminars and workshops, participants are amazed how their sales have increased and they are better at managing their time. After his customer service seminars participants are actually excited about serving their customers and co-workers. Managers, Supervisors and Owners acquire new ideas, which can be implemented immediately to lead their teams effectively and efficiently to success.


Vivian Probst is President of the TheoPRO Group, working with strategic partners who specialize in Section 42 and other affordably housing programs. A nationally recognized consultant and trainer, Ms. Probst has over 35 years of property management, and 28 years of national training and consulting experience.

During her career she has been a key charter member of the NAHB Housing Credit Group committee responsible for creating the Housing Credit Certified Partner(HCCP) exam, a columnist for the Affordable Housing Magazine, a contributor to Novogradac’s Property Compliance Magazine, and a recognized speaker at industry conferences. 

From a background of being a single-parent needing shelter and affordable housing to her remarkable career path, Vivian’s focus has been the successful development and compliance management of tax credit housing with a heart and passion for making a difference.

COST:  $300 - Includes Compliance AND Fair Housing Certificates (after August 22, cost is $350)

             $ 25 - For MDOC staff who wish to attend Fair Housing training only, they will receive a Certificate.

  ATTENTION:  $50 fee for refunds.  

                         NO refunds will be approved after 5:00p.m. on August 31.

AGENDA:  Click here for your printable agenda.

REGISTRATION:  Click here to register.

LODGING:  Click here to reserve lodging  The deadline for the discounted block of rooms is August 14.  

When making your reservation, let them know you are attending the Montana Board of Housing Compliance Training session and they will give you the State rate, if rooms are still available.  There are some rooms available on Tuesday night, for those who travel on Tuesday.

QUESTIONS:  Contact Mary Bair at 841-2845 or mbair@mt.gov   OR   Kellie Guariglia at 841-2838 or kguariglia@mt.gov





August 23, 2017 --> HUD-184 Training Opportunity (FREE)

KwaTaqNuk Resort, Polson, Montana

Click here to register




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