HQS – Philadelphia, PA

Quadel is offering a one and one-half day Housing Quality Standards (HQS) training August 22-23, 2017 with the certification examination administered in the afternoon of the second day. The workshop includes classroom lecture and discussion, PowerPoint slides, and presentation of a training film. The course provides an overview of HQS and a program update, followed by a review of general HQS requirements, including performance measures, acceptability criteria, HQS versus local codes, inspection procedures, and lead-based paint requirements. A discussion and review of HUD’s HQS inspection forms are also included.

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AHM – Syracuse, NY

Assisted Housing Manager (AHM) Course

Quadel’s two-day (three with exam) Assisted Housing Manager (AHM) occupancy training helps your property comply with all HUD  program requirements while providing a variety of techniques to ensure that tenant files satisfy RHIIP requirements. Increased monitoring of regulatory compliance by HUD makes this course essential training for front-line staff, managers, and owners of HUD-subsidized multifamily housing.

AHM provides staff with the skills required to earn a superior annual Management and Occupancy Review (MOR). All programs in the HUD Handbook 4350.3 REV-1/CHG-4 are covered, including: Section 8 multifamily housing, Section 236, Section 221(d) (3), Section 202, Section 811, Rent Supplement, RAP and the new Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Projects.

Participants receive a copy of Quadel’s nationally recognized AHM course book. All of Quadel’s course books are designed to provide “plain English” reference manuals to assist program staff perform their daily functions more efficiently after attending the AHM training course.  EIV requirements are included throughout the course book.

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AHM – Baton Rouge, LA

Assisted Housing Manager (AHM) Course

Quadel’s two-day (three with exam) Assisted Housing Manager (AHM) occupancy training helps your property comply with all HUD  program requirements while providing a variety of techniques to ensure that tenant files satisfy RHIIP requirements. Increased monitoring of regulatory compliance by HUD makes this course essential training for front-line staff, managers, and owners of HUD-subsidized multifamily housing.

AHM provides staff with the skills required to earn a superior annual Management and Occupancy Review (MOR). All programs in the HUD Handbook 4350.3 REV-1/CHG-4 are covered, including: Section 8 multifamily housing, Section 236, Section 221(d) (3), Section 202, Section 811, Rent Supplement, RAP and the new Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Projects.

Participants receive a copy of Quadel’s nationally recognized AHM course book. All of Quadel’s course books are designed to provide “plain English” reference manuals to assist program staff perform their daily functions more efficiently after attending the AHM training course.  EIV requirements are included throughout the course book.

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HQS – Indianapolis, IN

In partnership with Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation (HVAF), Quadel is offering a one and one-half day Housing Quality Standards (HQS) training July 31st to August 1st, 2017, with the certification examination administered in the afternoon of the second day. The workshop includes classroom lecture and discussion, PowerPoint slides, and presentation of a training film. The course provides an overview of HQS and a program update, followed by a review of general HQS requirements, including performance measures, acceptability criteria, HQS versus local codes, inspection procedures, and lead-based paint requirements. A discussion and review of HUD’s HQS inspection forms are also included.

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Homeownership – Huntsville, AL

In partnership with the Hunstville Housing Authority, Quadel is providing our HCV Homeownership course which gives staff a complete overview including regulatory history, eligibility and selection criteria, program design, as well as a guide for implementation and best practices according to HUD’s requirements. HUD’s Homeownership program provides a unique opportunity for participating PHAs to assist eligible consumers with a monthly housing assistance payment (HAP) to help pay for homeownership expenses associated with a housing unit purchased in accordance with HUD’s regulations. Course participants will learn the fundamentals of becoming a first-time homebuyer including credit, budget, applying for a mortgage and negotiating a purchase contract. Determining eligibility, integration with FSS, partnerships models and working with populations with special needs are also covered.

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Huntsville Homeownership

For your convenience, the Huntsville Housing Authority has secured group rates at a nearby hotel. Please see complete details below:

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Huntsville-Downtown, AL
714 Gallatin Street SW
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Phone:256-539-1445

Reservations can be made under the group code HOC.

HCV Occupancy – Baltimore, MD

Quadel’s two-day Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program and Occupancy training is a comprehensive course combining the use of classroom lecture, PowerPoint presentations, case studies, course book instruction, and group exercises to further participant understanding of the HCV program.

The workshop includes a brief update on key legislative changes and current HCV program rules, in-depth coverage of eligibility, limits on assistance to non-citizens, waiting list management, annual income, allowances and rent calculations, voucher issuance and leasing, portability, payment standards, and rent reasonableness.  An overview of SEMAP and HQS is also included.

Certification

Quadel offers a certification examination on the third day of training.  The examination is administered in the afternoon, following a morning review session.  It is a four-hour, open-book examination consisting of multiple choice questions and exercises.  Participants who pass the examination receive a formal certificate suitable for framing, attesting to their proficiency in housing choice voucher occupancy rules.

HCV Occupancy – Prichard, AL

In partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Prichard, Quadel is offering this training at a discounted rate from our regularly scheduled courses.

Quadel’s two-day Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program and Occupancy training is a comprehensive course combining the use of classroom lecture, PowerPoint presentations, case studies, course book instruction, and group exercises to further participant understanding of the HCV program.

The workshop includes a brief update on key legislative changes and current HCV program rules, in-depth coverage of eligibility, limits on assistance to non-citizens, waiting list management, annual income, allowances and rent calculations, voucher issuance and leasing, portability, payment standards, and rent reasonableness.  An overview of SEMAP and HQS is also included.

Certification

Quadel offers a certification examination on the third day of training.  The examination is administered in the afternoon, following a morning review session.  It is a four-hour, open-book examination consisting of multiple choice questions and exercises.  Participants who pass the examination receive a formal certificate suitable for framing, attesting to their proficiency in housing choice voucher occupancy rules.

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Webinar – Management & Occupancy Review Essentials for Owners & Operators of HUD Multifamily Housing Projects

LIVE BACK-TO-BASICS WEBCAST
Thursday, June 15, 2017
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Collaboration with Quadel Consulting & Training and Birch Island Real Estate Consulting

About This Training
On being prepared, Robert Baden-Powel, founder of the Boy Scouts, once said: “Personally, I like reading adventures which really have happened to people, because they show what kind of things might happen…and they teach one how to ‘Be Prepared’ to meet them.”

So, how prepared are you and your team for the upcoming Management & Occupancy Review (MOR) at your HUD property? Yes, HUD Form 9834 can be a bit overwhelming at first glance– but it doesn’t have to be. Let webcast host Mr. Vinnie Viola and presenters Ms. Dixie Cristea and Mr. Tracy Newman of Quadel Consulting & Training, lead you on a two-hour back-to-basics training that will ensure you’ll ‘BE PREPARED’ for your next MOR. The presenters will cover Form 9834 and the MOR process from initial scheduling through the MOR closeout letter. Ms. Cristea and Mr. Newman will share tips and lessons learned on TRACS and EIV compliance, tenant selection plans, among other important topics, from their combined nearly 40 years’ experience and expertise with HUD programs.

Training Agenda

  1. Introductions and Welcome
  2. MOR Process Overview and introduction to Form 9834
  3. MOR Scheduling Letter
  4. MOR Desk Review Process
  5. MOR Onsite Review Process
    • General Appearance & Security
    • Follow-Up Monitoring of Project Inspections
    • Maintenance & SOP
    • Financial Management /Procurement
    • Leasing & Occupancy (including EIV access & compliance)
    • Tenant /Management Relations
    • General Management Practices
  6. MOR Summary Report
  7. MOR Responses Due
  8. Important Industry Updates (Tenant Selection Plan Updates, VAWA)
  9. Tips & Common Review Findings

Is This Training for Me?
This webcast is intended for multifamily housing professionals who operate HUD projects at the site level or in supervisory corporate or regional manager roles. The training is also ideal for project owners who would benefit from an overview of HUD MOR requirements and expectations.
Property Managers
Regional Managers
Senior Level Compliance Staff
Project Owners
State Housing Agencies & PHAs
Contact Vinnie with questions about this training at (617)905-6340 or vinnie@birchislandrec.com.

About the Presenters
Dixie Cristea
Ms. Dixie Cristea is the Director of Compliance and Training for North Carolina Quadel (NCQ) where she oversees HUD compliance for a portfolio of 625 properties. Ms. Cristea has over 12 years of experience working with Project Based Section 8 program management.
Ms. Cristea received her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC.

Ms. Cristea received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Concentration in Philosophy of Law, summa cum laude, from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. In addition, Ms. Cristea also holds:
Assisted Housing Manager (AHM) Certification
Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Certification
Novogradac Property Compliance Certification (NPCC)

Tracy Newman
Mr. Tracy Newman is a Senior Program Manager for Quadel’s Performance Based Contract Administration (PBCA) division. He has over thirty years of experience in the affordable housing industry and has been with Quadel for over 15 years. In his current role he assists with all PBCA contractual related matters for the states of North Carolina and Indiana performance‐based consulting contracts (PBCA) in partnership with the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency and Indiana Housing Community Development Authority that provide PBCA administrative services to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. These contracts provide compliance and administrative oversight for more than 900 project-based affordable housing properties located throughout the states of North Carolina and Indiana.

In addition to his current role, Mr. Newman assumed the responsibilities of the Quality Management Representative for Quadel’s PBCA Division in 2015 where he oversees Quadel’s Quality Management System (QMS) and helps direct all quality activities related to Quadel’s ISO 9001:2008 compliance and registration. He also works closely with and collaborates on a variety of other affordable housing projects in Quadel’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program Division, Quadel’s Disaster Recovery Services (DRS) Division, Quadel’s Training Division and Quadel’s Business Development Team.

Vinnie Viola, MPA, HCCP
Mr. Vinnie Viola is Principal and Founder of Birch Island Real Estate Consulting, LLC. His company provides asset management consulting services and web-based and private trainings to owners, developers, operators and investors of multifamily housing funded with LIHTC equity. With over 25 years’ experience, Mr. Viola has worked in for-profit, government and not-for-profit organizations that invest in, manage and regulate affordable housing. His career includes ten years in various leadership roles at Boston Financial Investment Management and Boston Capital, through which he gained expertise with asset management best practices. In these roles, Mr. Viola participated in hundreds of investment committee meetings for prospective tax credit investments. He has proactively managed thousands of rental units in hundreds of investment partnerships, comprising over $1 billion in investor contributed equity. Mr. Viola currently provides consulting services in connection with NeighborWorks America’s organizational assessments of charter member organizations, focusing on profitability and production of real estate development, asset management and property management lines of business.

Mr. Viola received his Bachelor of Arts in Geography with concentration in urban planning (magna cum laud) from the University of Massachusetts Boston and Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas Dallas. He currently serves on NAHB’s Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) Board of Governors and chairs the board’s Professional Development subcommittee.

Webinar – VAWA Guidance

Download the PowerPoint Presentation (pdf)

HUD recently released guidance on how to implement changes in 2013 Re-authorization of 2013.  Today’s webinar will cover:

  • Background
  • Overview of the Violence Against Women Act
  • Changes instituted in the 2013 Reauthorization
  • What’s Required and When
    • Notification to Applicants and Tenants
    • Emergency Transfer Plans
  • Suggestions for implementation

Moderator: Jessica Porter

Webinar – Fair Housing II

Note: This is a free webinar on the topic of Fair Housing.  Please register through our online system, and then you will be provided with directions for the webinar and reminders closer to the actual event.  The start time is 2:00 PM EDT

This is part two in a series on Fair Housing, where it will go deeper into details than our Fair Housing Overview that took place on March 22.

Since the Fair Housing Act’s enactment in 1968, there have been many changes and updates, including the recent issuance of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule. This webinar will provide an overview of the history of the Act, and will largely focus on how housing providers of all sorts must comply with fair housing regulations including the most recent regulations issued by HUD including VAWA, Equal Access, Criminal Records, and more.

Moderator: Seth Embry