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HCV Specialist

PURPOSE: Get three NMA trainings: eligibility, rent calculation, and occupancy, all rolled into one! In one week, participants can acquire the knowledge they need to do their job. This HCV training is a must-attend. Final rule changes regarding social security number verification and EIV mandatory implementation are incorporated in this seminar. This seminar was recently updated to include information on PIH 2013-03 and 2013-04, as well as VAWA 2013.

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.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of the HCV Specialist Training, you should be able to explain and apply HUD regulations and guidance to determining eligibility, the intake process, occupancy, and rent calculation in the housing choice voucher (HCV) program.

Day One
  • Identify and explain key program components
  • Describe factors of eligibility, waiting list requirements, and preferences
  • Describe and explain the process of voucher issuance

Day Two

  • Describe the various aspects of the leasing process in its entirety
  • Analyze and describe the processes associated with annual activities
  • Describe and analyze reasons for terminations and the informal hearing process 
Day Three
  • Explain and discuss the concept of portability, the challenges it presents, and the expectations for housing authorities on both ends of the 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
Day Five
  • Calculate gross rent and maximum rent at initial occupancy
  • Calculate the HAP and family share for an HCV family using the payment standard, utility allowance, and gross rent
  • Calculate prorated rent for mixed families
SEMINAR #:  101-100
AGENDA:  View the agenda
MATERIALS: HCV Specialist Workbook 1: Eligibility and Occupancy, Workbook 2: Rent Calculation, HCV HUD References Course Book, 50058 Forms, 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: Occupancy specialists, reexamination specialists, eligibility specialist, waiting list specialists, and HCV supervisors and managers
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 = 38 CEU units w/ exam = 3.2
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.

HCV Specialist - July 13-17 - Indianapolis, IN* More Information
HCV Specialist - July 27-31 - New Orleans, LA More Information
HCV Specialist - August 3-7 - Minneapolis, MN* More Information
HCV Specialist - August 10-14 - Cleveland, OH* More Information
HCV Specialist - August 10-14 - Kansas City, MO More Information
Regulatory Update and Problem Areas in HCV (2 days) - August 12-13 - Myrtle Beach, SC* More Information
HCV Specialist - September 14-18 - Fayetteville, NC* More Information