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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.

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 the 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
COURSE NO: 455-100
MATERIALS: HCV Specialist Workbook
METHOD: Online seminar
LENGTH: 14 hours

HCV management, occupancy, reexamination, eligibility, and waiting list specialists

EXAM: The certification exam is included
CREDITS: CEU units w/ exam = 1.4
No prerequisites or advanced preparation required for this course
REGISTER: Click here to register online 
PRICE: HTVN Subscriber Fee: $525
Non-subscribers: $795