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Public Housing Specialist


PURPOSE: This public housing training allows you to learn three NMA seminars — eligibility, rent calculation, and occupancy — in one week! Final rule changes regarding social security number verification and EIV mandatory implementation are incorporated in this training, as well as the most recent HUD guidance on community service. Instead of three separate certification exams, one exam at the end of the training allows participants to get high-quality, up-to-date training on all three topics. This seminar includes information on PIH 2013-03 and 2013-04, and has been updated for VAWA 2013 and the recent FHEO notice on service animals.

All students will also receive a free Earned Income Disallowance Kit (EID) Kit. The kit will provide your staff with simplified methods to accurately qualify families for the EID, calculate the exclusion amount correctly, and track throughout the up to 48 month qualifying period. This seminar is updated for the new flat rent requirements. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of Public Housing Specialist, you should be able to explain and apply HUD regulations and guidance to determining eligibility, the intake process, occupancy, and rent calculation in the public housing program.

Day One
  • Identify and explain key program components
  • Describe factors of eligibility, waiting list requirements, and preferences
  • Explain and discuss occupancy standards in the public housing program

Day Two

  • Describe and explain the process of unit offers
  • Describe the various aspects of the leasing process and analyze the required provisions of the public housing lease, including requirements and restrictions for pets
  • Analyze and describe the processes associated with annual and interim activities, including requirements for community service
Day Three
  • Describe and analyze reasons for terminations and the grievance process
  • Read and interpret form HUD-50058 and its accompanying instructions
  • Identify and calculate annual income

Day Four

  • Identify assets and calculate income from assets
  • Calculate adjusted income by correctly deducting HUD-defined allowances and expenses from annual income
  • Recognize the requirements for verification of income, allowances, and expenses
  • Calculate total tenant payment and tenant rent
Day Five
  • Calculate prorated rent for mixed families

    COURSE NO: 101-102
    AGENDA: View the agenda 
    MATERIALS: Public Housing Specialist Workbook 1: Eligibility and Occupancy, Public Housing Specialist Workbook 2: Rent Calculation, Public Housing HUD References Course Book, NMA pen, pencil, calculator, 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: Five days
    AUDIENCE: All public housing staff and supervisors
    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 w/ exam = 39 CEU units w/ exam= 3.3
    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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