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 was recently updated to include information on PIH 2013-03 and 2013-04.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the Public Housing Specialist Training, using HUD regulations and guidance, you should be able to:
- Correctly determine family eligibility for public housing
- Perform required occupancy activities for public housing residents
- Calculate rent for public housing tenants
When you have completed the Eligibility portion of the seminar, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic public housing program information through discussion and directed instruction
- Recognize all of the factors of eligibility and how they affect families as they apply to the PHA
- Discuss waiting list management as it applies to application taking and processing, preferences, and application removal through discussion, narrative instruction, and case studies
- Examine the final eligibility determination stage through discussion, narrative instruction, case studies, and examination of the screening and eviction rule
When you have completed the Occupancy portion of the seminar, you should be able to:
- Understand the leasing process in its entirety through narrative instruction, a hands-on learning activity, discussion, and reading
- List and define annual activities through discussion and narrative instruction
- Identify requirements and restrictions for pets in public housing through discussion and narrative instruction
- Analyze reasons for terminations and the informal hearing process through discussion and narrative instruction
When you have completed the Rent Calculation portion of the seminar, you should be able to:
- Identify the types of income that must be included in or excluded from annual income using 24 CFR 5.609, Section 7 of the 50058, learning activities, and narrative instruction
- Calculate and track the earned income disallowance (EID) using 24 CFR, NMA’s EID worksheet, learning activities, discussion, and narrative instruction
- Identify assets and calculate income from assets using 24 CFR, Section 6 of the 50058, learning activities, and narrative instruction
- Calculate adjusted income by correctly deducting HUD-defined allowances and expenses from annual income using 24 CFR, Section 8 of the 50058, learning activities, and narrative instruction
- Recognize the requirements for verification of income, allowances, and expenses using the HUD verification guidebook and narrative instruction
- Calculate rent using annual and adjusted income in learning activities using Sections 9, 10, and 12 of the 50058 as well as narrative instruction
||View the agenda
||Public Housing Specialist Workbook 1: Eligibility, Public Housing Specialist Workbook 2: Rent Calculation, Public Housing Specialist Workbook 3: Occupancy, Public Housing HUD References Course Book, NMA pen, pencil, calculator, and bag
||A group-live seminar featuring PowerPoint, case studies, group discussion, class materials (workbook, course book or master book), brainstorming, and Q & A.
||All public housing staff and supervisors
||The certification exam is available for $150. Select the exam during checkout or click here to view a list of certification exams available.
||CPE units w/ exam = 39 CEU units w/ exam= 3.3
No prerequisites or advanced preparation required for this course
||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.