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Public Housing Eligibility

SEMINAR DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this training is to teach students how to determine the correct family eligibility for public housing. Final rule changes regarding social security number verification and EIV mandatory implementation are incorporated in this training. This seminar is updated for the new flat rent requirements. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the Public Housing Eligibility Training, using HUD regulations and guidance, you should be able to: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic public housing program information through discussion and directed instruction
    • Identify the key roles and relationships in public housing
    • Read HUD notices, regulations, and other resources with a focus on critical information
    • Discuss internal documents that govern PHA practice such as the ACOP, PHA plan, and lease
    • Examine an overview of the housing process
  • Apply HUD requirements regarding fair housing to public housing program operations using case studies, discussion, and narrative instruction
  • Recognize all of the factors of eligibility and how they affect families as they apply to the PHA by narrative instruction, case study, and discussion
    • Identify the different family types that HUD defines
    • Discuss and demonstrate an understanding of the process to verify social security numbers or the absence of those numbers
    • Categorize the different types of citizenship status of applicants as well as the resulting types of families
    • Discuss income limits and how they play a role in the eligibility process
    • Determine how occupancy standards dictate the type of project, size of unit, and type of unit
  • Discuss waiting list management as it applies to application, preferences, and removal through discussion, narrative instruction, and case studies
    • Discuss the initial application process and how it functions in your housing authority
    • Follow the process for removal from the waiting list
    • Understand how to organize waiting lists including site-based waiting lists
    • Examine the different preferences that your housing authority can have for placement on the waiting list
    • Examine tenant selection including income targeting and deconcentration of poverty
  • Examine the final eligibility determination stage through discussion, narrative instruction, case studies, and examination of the Screening and Eviction Rule
    • Recognize the forms that are involved in the eligibility process
    • Identify both mandatory and discretionary reasons to deny admission, including a discussion of the Screening and Eviction Rule
    • Evaluate suitability for tenancy 
    • Describe the process of obtaining and using criminal records under the Screening and Eviction Rule for determining eligibility 
    • Discuss the process leading up to conducting informal hearings
    • Determine the admission process including unit offer systems

SEMINAR #: 101-012
AGENDA: View the agenda 
MATERIALS: Public Housing Eligibility Workbook, Public Housing HUD References Course Book, NMA pen, pencil and bag
METHOD: A group-live seminar featuring PowerPoint, case studies, group discussion, class materials (workbook, course book or master book), brainstorming, and Q & A.
Basic program level. Prerequisites: None. Advanced Preparation: None
LENGTH: Two days
AUDIENCE: Eligibility specialists, waiting list supervisors, and public housing staff
EXAM: The certification exam is available for $150. Select the exam during checkout or click here to view a list of certification exams available.
CREDITS: CPE units = 12 CEU units = 1
No prerequisites or advanced preparation required for this course
REGISTER: Fill out the PDF registration form and fax to 619.258.5791. Or select the seminar you'd like to attend from the list of locations and dates below.











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