HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER TRAINING

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is the Federal government’s largest housing assistance program. Quadel’s expertise and direct experience in this program will greatly benefit all who participate in our HCV courses.
HCV Specialist

Quadel’s comprehensive HCV Specialist training course furthers each participant’s understanding of the HCV program. The course 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.

Course Details

Every participant will receive a course book, which provides comprehensive coverage of HUD’s occupancy rules and regulations and will assist all those trained by us to perform their daily functions more efficiently and effectively far after they have attended. This course includes an optional certification exam at the close of the workshop

Take a look at a sample agenda from one of our HCV Specialist courses.

In-Person Course Length – 2.5 days with examination administered in the afternoon of the third day.
Online Course Length: Five, four-hour daily sessions, and two-weeks to complete the online examination.

Who Should Attend?

Front-line staff requiring comprehensive training and experienced or supervisory staff that need a useful update and refresher

january

31jan(jan 31)1:00 pm04feb(feb 4)5:00 pmHCV Specialist - January/February - Hosted Online by RUPCOOnline, Instructor-Led Seminar - (Note: This course is from 9 AM-1 PM ET)

february

31jan(jan 31)1:00 pm04feb(feb 4)5:00 pmHCV Specialist - January/February - Hosted Online by RUPCOOnline, Instructor-Led Seminar - (Note: This course is from 9 AM-1 PM ET)

april

04apr(apr 4)1:00 pm08(apr 8)5:00 pmHCV Specialist - AprilOnline, Instructor-Led Seminar (Note: This course is from 1-5 ET)

HCV Supervisors and Managers

Beyond what is taught in our HCV Specialist course, HCV Supervisor & Manager is built to handle the specific needs of supervisory staff in your HCV department. Our trainers are experts in the field with practical knowledge and real world experience to cover the course work and answer any questions that may arise.

Topics included:

  • Effective leadership models
  • Monitoring staff training needs
  • HUD regulations that require supervisor review
  • SEMAP performance requirements
  • SEMAP monitoring strategies
  • Internal control tracking systems
  • Staff performance measures
  • PIC and EIV monitoring
  • Staff productivity objectives

Course Details

This course combines the use of classroom lecture, PowerPoint presentations, and hands-on exercises to allow the supervisors to actively participate and resolve issues that commonly occur while supervising the HCV program. Every participant will receive a course book, which will provide each trainee with tools and resources to perform their supervisory functions more efficiently and effectively far after they have attended. Our HCV for Supervisors and Managers training includes an optional certification exam at the close of the workshop.

Take a look at a sample agenda from one of our HCV Supervisors and Managers training courses.

Who Should Attend?

New supervisors in the HCV program and experienced supervisory staff who could benefit from a refresher

march

01mar1:00 pm03(mar 3)5:00 pmHCV Supervisor & Manager Online - MarchOnline, Instructor-Led Seminar (Note: This course is from 1-5 ET)

HQS for PHAs

Course Details

Quadel’s HQS for PHAs is a three-day online (four-hour sessions) or two-day in-person training that 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. The training also focuses on HQS management issues related to the Housing Choice Voucher program including issues related to briefing tenants and owners, quality control, monitoring, and rent reasonableness determinations. The course includes a certification examination at the end of the workshop. Each participant will receive a course book to serve as a detailed desk reference after the workshop ends.

Take a look at a sample agenda from one of our Housing Quality Standards courses.

Who Should Attend?

Front-line inspection staff and supervisors/managers responsible for HCV program compliance

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HQS for Inspectors - Online Only

Course Details

Note: This is a new course aimed at inspectors.  It covers the same material as HQS for PHAs, but it omits much of the PHA specific material that is of little concern to inspectors doing the work.

Quadel’s HQS for Inspectors is a two-day (four-hour sessions) online training that 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, and inspection procedures. A discussion and review of HUD’s HQS inspection forms are also included.

The course includes a certification examination at the end of the workshop. Each participant will receive a course book to serve as a detailed desk reference after the workshop ends.

Who Should Attend?

Front-line inspection staff

february

16feb(feb 16)1:00 pm17(feb 17)5:00 pmHQS for Inspectors Online - FebruaryOnline, Instructor-Led Seminar (Note: This course is from 1-5 ET)

HCV Rent Calculation

Course Details

Registration Options:

  • In-Person: 1.5 Days of Course Material + Certification Examination in the Afternoon
  • Online: 3, 4-hour Online Sessions + Online Certification Examination

Quadel’s Rent Calculation course, offered as standalone HCV, PH, or combined courses, covers annual income inclusions and exclusions, allowances and deductions, adjusted income, discussion of best-practice interviewing techniques, sample interview questions, verification requirements, rent calculation, choice of rent, and utility allowances. Participants receive Quadel’s Rent Calculation course book.

Quadel offers an optional examination that evaluates participant proficiency in accurate determination of income and rent calculations. Participants who pass receive a formal certificate suitable for framing attesting to their proficiency in income, allowances and rent calculation rules.

A sampling of topics covered:
– Verifying Family Income & Allowances
  • Into to Subsidy Calculations
  • Income Verification Basics
  • Annual Income
  • Income Types
  • Calculating Annual Asset Income
– Calculating HAP
  • Payment Standards
  • Utility Allowances
  • Rent Reasonableness
  • Determining Family Share
  • Utility Reimbursements
– Annual and On-going Activities
  • Changes in Household Composition
  • Annual Reexaminations
  • Preparing the Annual Recertification
  • Family Non-Compliance

Who Should Attend?

Front line housing specialists, clerical staff, and quality control staff involved in determination of adjusted income and SEMAP performance

march

28mar(mar 28)1:00 pm30(mar 30)5:00 pmHCV Rent Calculation Online - MarchOnline, Instructor-Led Seminar (Note: This course is from 1-5 ET)

june

27jun(jun 27)1:00 pm29(jun 29)5:00 pmPH Rent Calculation Online - JuneOnline, Instructor-Led Seminar (Note: This course is from 1-5 ET)

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

Course Details

Quadel’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) course gives staff with different roles and responsibilities related to the FSS program a detailed understanding of FSS requirements and their implications on program management. This one and a half day (three, online sessions) course provides a comprehensive overview of how to administer an effective FSS program.  Topics include:

  • Summary of Guidelines
  • FSS Elements
  • FSS Program Management
  • Case Management Issues
  • Participant Outreach
  • Recruitment
  • Training vs. Work
  • Increasing Program Capacity

Who Should Attend?

Front-line and management staff of HCV programs, finance staff processing FSS payments and any other housing authority employees

february

22feb(feb 22)4:03 pm25(feb 25)4:03 pmFSS & Homeownership Online - February

HCV Homeownership Program

Course Details

Quadel’s HCV Homeownership course gives participants a complete overview of the program including regulatory history, eligibility and selection criteria, program design, as well as a guide for implementation according to HUD’s requirements and their implications on program management. The course includes a certification examination at the end of the workshop. Each participant will receive a course book to serve as a detailed desk reference after the workshop ends.

Take a look at a sample agenda from one of our HCV Homeownership Program training courses.

Who Should Attend?

Front-line and management staff of HCV programs and other housing authority employees who provide HCV Homeownership services

february

22feb(feb 22)4:03 pm25(feb 25)4:03 pmFSS & Homeownership Online - February

Portability Essentials

Course Details

This in-person training uses a combination of lecture, discussion, and interactive case studies to inform staff persons administering the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program of the regulations, policies, and best practices related to managing Portability (in and out).

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the federal regulations related to Portability
  • Understand the core requirements for facilitating a Port-Out
  • Understand the core requirements for accepting at Port-In
  • Recognize best practices for administering Portability
  • Identify methods and best practices for streamlining Portability processes and procedures

A sample agenda is coming soon from one of our Portability Essentials courses.

Who Should Attend?

The training is intended for front-line and management staff of HCV programs and any other housing authority employees.

may

04may1:00 pm5:00 pmPortability Essentials - MayOnline, Instructor-Led Seminar (Note: This Course is from 1-5 ET)

Hearing Officer Essentials

Course Details

Quadel’s Hearing Officer Essentials course provides is a comprehensive course to further each participant’s understanding of HCV Informal Hearings and Public Housing Grievances. During this training, participants will rehearse hearings and grievances processes, learn how the HUD regulations and PHA policies affect their decision, and then practice making the decision determination and writing decisions. Each participant will receive a course book, which will become a comprehensive and useful reference manual for anyone involved in Informal Hearings or Grievances and will provide benefit to all participants long after the training workshop has ended.

Who Should Attend?

Any staff conducting informal reviews, Informal Hearing Officers, Grievance Committee Members, and PHA staff presenting the hearing/grievance documentation at the hearing or grievance

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SEMAP Essentials

Course Details

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HCV Essentials

Course Details

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Who Should Attend?

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Project Based Vouchers

Course Details

Quadel’s Project Based Voucher training is a comprehensive course for staff and supervisors implementing and administering project based voucher programs. Quadel’s approach combines use of classroom lecture, PowerPoint presentations, case studies, course book instruction, and group exercises to further the student’s understanding of the material. Each participant will receive a course book to serve as a detailed desk reference after the workshop ends.

Who Should Attend?

Front-line and management staff of HCV programs and other housing authority employees who provide HCV Homeownership services

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