Convention Content Webinars

The cancellation of the Annual Convention doesn't mean that the training stops!  We have worked with the convention breakout session speakers to bring their sessions to you right at your desktop.  Here is the list of webinars from the convention.

Coronavirus Best Practices Webinar

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 10 am to 11:30 am
AHMA Member: $125 • Non-Members: $175  Trainer: Michael Alexander

This mysterious disease has caught all of us off-guard. There are some dos and don'ts that can help us face this dilemma. We can work through this together. We will discuss where to find information. How we work with our residents and staff is vitally important.
Join us for this conversation.

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Building the Four T’s of Resident Engagement: Time, Trust, Team and Transparency Webinar

Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 1:30 to 3:00 pm
AHMA Member: $125 • Non-Members: $175  Trainer: Ruben Rivera-Jackman

This presentation will explore resident engagement and capacity building activities including interactive exercises to elicit participation from residents. Strategies will be identified for getting out from behind your desk to engage face-to-face with your residents. The presentation will also highlight the importance of learning resident’s baseline and “normal” behaviors in order to develop relationships with, and empowering residents to build community and participate in events as a way of decreasing social isolation and enriching their quality of life.
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Fundamental Asset Income Calculations Webinar

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 10 am to 11:30 am
AHMA Member: $125 • Non-Members: $175  Trainer: Jenny DeSilva, Blueprint Housing Solutions

Asset income is calculated two ways: By computing the actual income earned and via imputed income calculations. Do you know the difference between the two and when to use which method? Are you comfortable imputing asset income using HUD’s passbook rate? How do you calculate the income of assets when their value continuously fluctuates? At what point does an asset become an income source instead? Let’s apply regulatory concepts related to assets to real-life examples to gauge your understanding of these important calculation methodologies. 

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Fundamentals of Expenses and Deductions Webinar

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 10 am to 11:30 am
AHMA Member: $125 • Non-Members: $175  Trainer: Jenny DeSilva, Blueprint Housing Solutions

During this course, participants will learn about the different categories of deductions; which households are eligible for which deductions; and, of course, how to calculate them. We’ll dive into the “gray area” a bit to cover inclusions and exclusions, and what types of verifications are required to support medical expenses. Learn when a wheelchair is a disability deduction and when it’s a medical deduction. Get ready for interaction……We will test your understanding of the regulations via real life scenarios. 

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Creating Healthy and Safe Spaces -- The Simple Steps
A Webinar for Property Management and Housing Professionals

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 10 am to 11:30 am
AHMA Member: $125 • Non-Members: $175  Trainer: Ana-Marie Jones

With COVID-19, seasonal flu, and health concerns dominating our thoughts, this webinar provides a range of simple tips and solutions for housing professionals, maintenance workers, and anyone looking to keep their community healthy and feeling less anxious.

This webinar will include easy actions property managers and maintenance staff can take, free and low-cost tools, demonstrations, as well as time for Q&A.

We are excited to have Ana-Marie Jones present this webinar. Many of you may remember Ana-Marie, as she was a favorite keynote speaker for our convention in 2017.

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EIV Fundamentals – Master Reports/ Existing Tenant Search (Multifamily System) Webinar

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 10 am to 11:30 am
AHMA Member: $125 • Non-Members: $175  Trainer: Jenny DeSilva, Blueprint Housing Solutions

In this introductory EIV course, participants will be provided a concise overview of monthly and quarterly reports stored in the EIV Master File as well as the Existing Tenant Search.  Learn when to print them, what they are telling us and where to store them.  Example screenshots make this a superb class for visual learners!   This fundamental class will give managers a clear summary of steps to ensure their tenant files and EIV Master File are organized and ready for assessment during an upcoming Management and Occupancy Review.   

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USDA RD topics Webinar

Thursday, April 23, 2020, 10 am to 11:30 am
AHMA Member: $0• Non-Members: $0  Trainer: USDA RD staff

The staff of the Washington State office of USDA Rural Development will present a webinar.  A more complete description will be posted soon.  

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EIV Income Discrepancy Curve Balls Webinar

Monday, April 27, 2020, 10 am to 11:30 am
AHMA Member: $125 • Non-Members: $175  Trainer: Jenny DeSilva, Blueprint Housing Solutions

Are you spinning your wheels?  Do you struggle with documenting the file when a discrepancy is not valid? During this interactive session, participants will dive into case studies and learn how to document resolution, even when there are multiple income sources involved.  Learn to recognize the EIV System’s limitations and anomalies.  Knowledge is power.

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Creating and Reporting Repayment Agreements  Webinar

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 10 am to 11:30 am
AHMA Member: $125 • Non-Members: $175  Trainer: Jenny DeSilva, Blueprint Housing Solutions

This advanced class is designed for compliance staff that handle recertifications and TRACS software. The group will explore common scenarios that prompt tenant repayment agreements. The instructor will test participant understanding of how the overpayment occurred and which lease obligation(s) the tenant did not meet, while sharing effective tips to minimize repayments in the future. The group will then practice calculating the balance of overpaid subsidy owed to HUD and determine when these transactions will appear on the voucher.

Next, using a realistic case study, the instructor will show participants how to correctly report various types of repayment transactions on the new repayment agreement schedule of the monthly voucher and how to proceed when terms of the agreement are not upheld by the tenant.
**Note: This class has been updated to incorporate new TRACS 2.0.3.A elements affecting repayment agreements.

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