Trainings

NOTE:  To receive the member rate, members need to log in to the website before registering for a training.  Only the non-member rate will be available if you are not signed in.  Please do not proceed as a prospect if you are a member.  If you need assistance, please contact AHMA/ARHC staff at [email protected] 

Fair Housing For Maintenance

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 8:30 am to 10:00 am
AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $125
Trainer: Gwen Volk

Maintenance personnel come into contact with residents more than anyone else on site. And if they aren't careful, their interaction with a resident or a potential resident could be misunderstood and result in a fair housing violation. The workshop reviews fair housing basics from a maintenance team perspective and takes a look at typical situations where the well-intentioned maintenance person could be at risk of violating fair housing laws, ways to handle these without discriminating, and the importance of documentation. This interactive session Includes how to fair-housing-proof your maintenance procedures, communicating with tenants who don’t speak your language or are hearing-impaired, what to do if a tenant has a communicable disease, how to deal with clutter, what to do about suspected child abuse and more.  Read more...

Intermediate HUD Occupancy Webinar

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 8 am to 12:00 noon
AHMA Member: $125 • Non-Members: $175
Trainer: Gwen Volk

A deep dive into some of the more challenging aspects of HUD Occupancy including how to know your project type and why it matters, why 2-persons per bedroom is not always a “safe harbor”, applying the Section 8 student rule after move-in, the non-citizen rule, tips for investigating and resolving EIV income discrepancies, verifying and calculating allowances, and certification and termination during COVID 19 and beyond.

This course will offer a 4-hour interactive Zoom meeting training session. Each participant will receive the Zoom meeting credentials and handout(s) via email the day before the course. Read more....

Qualifying Households – Workshop Webinar

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 10 am to 11:30 am  

AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100
Trainer: Joseph Henry CPM, HCCP, PCS-LIHTC PRO, PCS-HUD PRO, PCS-RD PRO
Professional Compliance Solutions LLC

Experience with Joseph Henry and Professional Compliance Solutions a hands on, real world workshop where we will understand calculating all types of income and asset sources. You do not want to miss this interactive workshop. Practice makes BETTER!  Read more..

Safety Planning: Minimizing Impacts to Operations Webinar

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 10 am to 11:30 am

AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100
Trainer: Scott Ployer, CPM, MFE, CGPM, NAHP-e

Safety Planning: Minimizing Impacts to Operations will provide participants with an overview of the required components of an effective, well-managed safety management program. Whether you are developing a new safety program and want to know what to include or you want additional information on how to improve your existing day-to-day safety culture, we will provide insight and a proven industry experience on how to accomplish this task. We will discuss how to prepare for a variety of emergencies and yes…now even for a pandemic. Safety management is an ongoing process requiring continuous improvements. Learn how you can play a vital role in achieving its success. Read more...

Medical Deductions Webinar

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 9 am to 10:30 am  

AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100
Trainer: Gwen Volk

If I buy my medications in Mexico, can I deduct the trip as a medical expense? Using the handbook language, numerous examples and a case study, this course covers the who, what, why and how of the medical deduction. who qualifies, what does, does not, and/or sometimes counts, how to verify, how to calculate expense and the final deduction. Read more...

Compassion Fatigue: Cultivating Work Life Balance to Avoid Burn-Out Webinar

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 12 noon to 1:00 pm
AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100
Trainer:  Ruben Rivera-Jackman

Stress is a natural and manageable part of life. Constant demands of professional and personal lives can lead to stress overload. During the past year of Covid 19, has increased our stress levels both at work and at home. Today, it is even more important to make sure we engage in work-life balance. This presentation will examine the different types of healthy and unhealthy stressors and provide strategies for dealing with stress to avoid compassion fatigue. Strategies to deal with stressors will also be provided. Read more...

Online Accelerated Certified Professional of Occupancy

Tuesday, May 25th: 8:00am-12:00pm PST & Wednesday, May 26th: 8:00am-12:00pm PST
Instructor: Anita Moseman

CPO Certification Registration Fees:
This fee includes an electronic copies of the HUD 4350.3 Handbook, the CPO Course Guide and the CPO Exam 
Members: $399
Non-Member: $499

CPO Certification with the Online HUD Basic Occupancy Course Registration Fees:
Members: $499
Non-Members: $599

Hard copies are available to purchase. Students must order manuals by May 10th to ensure on time arrival of materials. If you do order a hard copy please provide the mailing address you would like the books sent to.
HUD 4350.3 Handbook - $90
CPO Course Manual - $45

The Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) Accelerated Online Course is a condensed version of the NAHMA CPO full 3 day course. This course was designed for busy property managers and has been made available online due to the COVID-19 social distancing recommendations.

Utilizing the condensed version of the CPO course covered in two half day interactive webinars will include electronic copies of the CPO manual, and the HUD 4350 handbook. Managers will learn occupancy requirements of subsidized multifamily housing.  Read more...

Overview of the HUD Contract Renewal Options Webinar

Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 10 am to 11:30 am
AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100
Trainer: Heather Wezenksy

Participants will gain a full understanding of the updated Section 8 Renewal Guide. We will cover the different contract renewal options in in this Webinar. You can look forward to learning the possibilities and pitfalls of each option in order to make the best choice for your property, plus how to achieve the blue-ribbon standard in regulatory compliance. This training is ideal for owners and management agents who want a better understanding of the renewal options available for their property. Read more...

It’s About Ethics: Creating and Maintaining Personal and Professional Boundaries Webinar

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 12 noon to 1:00 pm
AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100
Trainer: Ruben Rivera-Jackman

RSCs link residents with supportive services allowing them to maintain self-sufficiency in their homes. It is most important that the SC understand the characteristics of the resident population and property in which they serve and the issues that may impact the differential use of services are socio-economic, age, culture, gender, race, sexual orientation and others. This webinar defines ethical standards & offer guidelines/principles to guide decision making & conduct when ethical issues arise. Read more...

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Training Webinar

Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 10 am to 11:30 am
AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100
Trainer: Heather Wezensky

In this session, we will focus on ins and outs of how VAWA affects your day-to-day management decisions. The original VAWA law as well as the 2013 Re-authorization Act will be the basis for our discussion. We will also review the owner and management agent’s responsibilities under the law and what you need to do to maintain compliance while keeping you, your staff, and your residents safe. Read more...

The Elephant in the Room: Non-Smoking Policies: Best Practices Webinar

Thursday, July 15, 2021, 12 noon to 1:00 pm
AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100
Trainer:  Ruben Rivera-Jackman
Second hand smoke contains more than 4,000 substances, several of which are known to cause cancer in humans and animals. The benefits of implementing non-smoking policies in affordable housing communities far outweigh the arguments of smokers to be allowed to smoke in their housing unit. Read more...

Reasonable Accommodations: Pet Policy vs Service/Companion Animals Webinar

Thursday, August 19, 2021, 12 noon to 1:00 pm
AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100
Trainer: Ruben Rivera-Jackman

Many fair housing violations are related to not implementing reasonable accommodations policies and procedures accurately. It is important that affordable and public housing providers understand the fundamentals of Section 504 to avoid any violations and limit litigation. It is vital that housing providers understand the fair housing regulations regarding pet and service/companion animals. Read more...

Green Operations and Maintenance Webinar

Thursday, September 9, 2021, 10 am to 11:30 am

AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100
Trainer: Scott Ployer, CPM, MFE, CGPM, NAHP-e

Course Overview

Green Operations and Maintenance provides an overview of basic green and sustainable concepts and Operations and Maintenance (O&M} principles for affordable housing. Its content provides a stepping-off point to develop a site-specific green and sustainable O&M program that follows U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requirements.

This class provides guidance in preparing a Green O&M Plan. This guidance will tie together the previous sessions and make clear how all of them work in concert, interact with and support these procedures in a cohesive working plan. Read more...

Section 504 Fundamentals: Reasonable Accommodations and General Fair Housing Guidelines Webinar

Thursday, September 16, 2021, 12 noon to 1:00 pm

AHMA Member: $60 • Non-Members: $100

Would you like to enhance your awareness and knowledge regarding the basic concepts of fair housing? Understand the basic Section 504 Program Requirements?, differentiate between Pets and Service Animals? and enhance your Reasonable Accommodation Policies and Procedures?, then this didactic and interactive session is for you. Read more...

Advanced Legal Seminar - Western Wa Issues

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 9 am to 3 pm, Radisson Seattle Airport, 18118 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188

AHMA Member: $175 • Non-Members: $225  lunch included
Trainer: Randy Redford, Puckett & Redford

Join us for a day long training that will cover general landlord tenant law and evictions for Washington, including VAWA, service animals, screening, move in and out procedures, rule changes, maintenance and tax credit and section 8 housing. Read more..

Advanced Legal Seminar - Eastern Wa Issues

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 9 am to 3 pm, Location:  Doubletree Spokane City Center, 322 N Spokane Falls Ct, Spokane, WA 99201

AHMA Member: $175 • Non-Members: $225  lunch included
Trainer: Eric Steven, P.S., Attorney at Law

Join us for aa day long training that will cover general landlord tenant law and evictions for Washington, including VAWA, service animals, screening, move in and out procedures, rule changes, maintenance and tax credit and section 8 housing. Special emphasis on Eastern Washington issues. Read more...