October 6-7 – Maintenance Training
This course will provide participants with ideas and methods to develop and improve the effectiveness of the housing maintenance operation. Preventative maintenance, routine, non-routine, and deferred maintenance will all be addressed as well as the laws, regulations, leases and other documents that effect maintenance. Particular emphasis is placed on providing good customer service.
October 13-14 – Alternative Funding Sources
The course will focus on how to develop, finance, and manage Tribal affordable housing projects utilizing NAHASDA, Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC), Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program (AHP) and other gap financing programs. Discussion will include managing investor expectation and complying with program rules and requirements.
October 20-21 – Labor Standards
This training course provides guidance for recipients and sub-recipients of Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) on the requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act, as well as related statutory requirements such as Fair Labor Standards Act, and the option of adopting Tribally Determined Wage Rates as allowed under NAHASDA.
November 17-18 – Low Income Housing Tax Credits
This course will focus on how to develop, finance and manage affordable housing projects primarily utilizing NAHASDA, Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC), and other gap financing programs. Discussion will include the necessary steps when planning an affordable housing project, information about how to prepare for and navigate the LIHTC application and closing process; secure appropriate GAP financing, leverage NAHASDA funds, manage investor expectations, and comply with program rules and requirements.
December 7-9 – NAHASDA Intermediate
This virtual 3-day training will provide attendees with comprehensive information regarding NAHASDA. Participants will become familiar with all program activities, including rental housing, homebuyer programs, rehabilitation, and housing and crime prevention services. Other major topics that will be covered include the IHBG formula, eligible program participants, income verifications, other federal requirements, financial management and program administration.