Training Calendar

May
8
Wed
Fair Housing – New York, NY @ AMA Conference Center
May 8 – May 9 all-day

Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodations

Note: Online Registration has ended for this course.  If you would like to be added to the wait list, please email training@quadel.com.

This two-day Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodations course is intended to introduce and/or familiarize you with fair housing laws and prepare you to assist individuals and families who may encounter discrimination in their search for housing or as a tenant. The course materials will identify the classes of individuals that are protected by fair housing laws and regulations, and prepare you to explain basic fair housing requirements to applicants, participants and landlords. By the end of the training you should be able to identify how fair housing requirements apply to your job responsibilities and you should feel confident to assist applicants and participants who report they have been treated in a discriminatory manner. You will also be familiar with the resources available to assist you and your clients with fair housing issues.

Discrimination is making a decision in favor of or against a person on the basis of the group, class, or category to which the person belongs rather than according to the individual merits of the situation. In federal law the groups, classes or categories are known as “Protected Classes.”

Federal law also requires that “reasonable accommodations” be made to enable persons with disabilities to access and use housing assistance. A reasonable accommodation is a change in rules, policies or practices that make it possible for a disabled person to live in their housing.

The course is one and a half days of training and exercises.  There is an optional certification exam that requires an additional half day for review and test taking.

Pricing

Type Days Early Bird Full Price
Course Only 1.5  N/A*  $450.00
Course + Exam 2  N/A*  $500.00

To see complete information for this training, including address and map to the location, click on “Read More.”

May
14
Tue
LIHTC – Cincinnati, OH @ Cincinnati Marriott North
May 14 – May 16 all-day

LIHTC + Blended Compliance

Quadel’s LIHTC + Blended Compliance course is a two-day workshop that provides staff with comprehensive guidance on LIHTC compliance requirements, and it also takes into consideration the unique compliance issues that arise when HUD-Assisted Multifamily, HOME, CDBG, Public Housing, and RAD are in the mix. When an owner develops or redevelops a project using the LIHTC program, they must operate the project so that it complies with both the LIHTC programs and any other subsidy programs supporting the project. To help navigate the compliance needs necessary for these developments, Quadel has developed this course as a comprehensive review of compliance requirements among tax credit financed properties.

The optional third day is a full course review and the administration of the certification examination.

Click for the complete course description

Pricing

Type Days Full Price
Course Only 2  $550.00
Course + Exam 3  $700.00

 

To see complete information for this training, including address and map to the location, click on “Read More.”

May
21
Tue
AHM – Indianapolis, IN @ Indiana Quadel - 2nd Floor Training Center
May 21 – May 23 all-day

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.

Click for the complete course description

Pricing

Type Days Early Bird Full Price
Course Only 2  N/A*  $525.00
Course + Exam 3  N/A*  $675.00

*Since this training is being held in the training room at Indiana Quadel, we are able to offer this course at a significant discount from other locations. There is no Early Bird or Group Discount offered at this low price point.

Hotel Suggestions

Downtown Indianapolis, being a popular convention city, has a whole host of hotels available, and there are at least 4 within a block of Indiana Quadel’s office building, Market Tower.

Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites (closest)
Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel
Conrad Indianapolis
Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown

To see complete information for this training, including address and map to the location and an easy way to add to your calendar, click on “Read More.”

Jun
5
Wed
Fair Housing – Hackensack, NJ @ HA of Bergen County; 4th Floor Learning Center
Jun 5 – Jun 6 all-day

Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodations

This two-day Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodations course is intended to introduce and/or familiarize you with fair housing laws and prepare you to assist individuals and families who may encounter discrimination in their search for housing or as a tenant. The course materials will identify the classes of individuals that are protected by fair housing laws and regulations, and prepare you to explain basic fair housing requirements to applicants, participants and landlords. By the end of the training you should be able to identify how fair housing requirements apply to your job responsibilities and you should feel confident to assist applicants and participants who report they have been treated in a discriminatory manner. You will also be familiar with the resources available to assist you and your clients with fair housing issues.

Discrimination is making a decision in favor of or against a person on the basis of the group, class, or category to which the person belongs rather than according to the individual merits of the situation. In federal law the groups, classes or categories are known as “Protected Classes.”

Federal law also requires that “reasonable accommodations” be made to enable persons with disabilities to access and use housing assistance. A reasonable accommodation is a change in rules, policies or practices that make it possible for a disabled person to live in their housing.

The course is one and a half days of training and exercises.  There is an optional certification exam that requires an additional half day for review and test taking.

Pricing

Type Days Early Bird Full Price
Course Only 1.5  N/A*  $325.00
Course + Exam 2  N/A*  $375.00

*Since this training is being held in the training room at the Housing Authority of Bergen County, we are able to offer this course at a significant discount from other locations. There is no Early Bird or Group Discount offered at this low price point.

 

To see complete information for this training, including address and map to the location, click on “Read More.”

Jun
10
Mon
LIHTC – New York, NY @ Broadway Housing Communities
Jun 10 – Jun 12 all-day

LIHTC + Blended Compliance

Quadel’s LIHTC + Blended Compliance course is a two-day workshop that provides staff with comprehensive guidance on LIHTC compliance requirements, and it also takes into consideration the unique compliance issues that arise when HUD-Assisted Multifamily, HOME, CDBG, Public Housing, and RAD are in the mix. When an owner develops or redevelops a project using the LIHTC program, they must operate the project so that it complies with both the LIHTC programs and any other subsidy programs supporting the project. To help navigate the compliance needs necessary for these developments, Quadel has developed this course as a comprehensive review of compliance requirements among tax credit financed properties.

The optional third day is a full course review and the administration of the certification examination.

Click for the complete course description

Pricing:
Course Only – 2 days – $475
Course + Exam – 3 days – $575

To see complete information for this training, including address and map to the location, click on “Read More.”

Jun
11
Tue
Webinar – Management & Occupancy Review Essentials for Owners & Operators of HUD Multifamily Housing Projects @ Online
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Note: You will be taken to the Birch Island website for registration.
LIVE WEBCAST
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
2:00 to 4:00 pm EDT

Are you anxious about an upcoming Management & Occupancy Review (MOR)? Did you perform poorly on a recent MOR? No worries…the MOR process does not have to be stressful or confusing! Let webcast host, Vinnie Viola, and presenters, Pamala Jeffries and Dixie Cristea, of Quadel Consulting & Training give you the tools you need to develop and implement good management practices to approach the MOR with confidence. The best time to prepare for an MOR is long before you receive your MOR appointment letter. A big key to success is to always prepare (well in advance!) for an MOR using the same tools the auditors use whenever possible – let us show you how!

The presenters will cover Form HUD-9834 with Addenda and the MOR process from initial scheduling through receiving the MOR closeout letter. Ms. Jeffries and Ms. Cristea will also share helpful tips and guidance regarding Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) compliance, Tenant Selection Plans, VAWA Emergency Transfer Plans as well as other important topics from their combined experience and expertise with HUD MOR requirements.

Training Agenda

  1. MOR Process Overview and Introduction to Form HUD-9834 and Addenda
  2. MOR Scheduling Letter
  3. MOR Preparation for the Owner/Agent
  4. MOR Onsite Process
  5. MOR Onsite Closeout
  6. MOR Summary Report
  7. MOR Summary Report Ratings and Appeals Process
  8. Owner/Agent Response to the MOR Summary Report
  9. MOR Summary Report Closeout
  10. Important Industry Updates (Including Tenant Selection Plan and VAWA Updates)
  11. Common MOR Findings and Helpful Tips (Including Useful Handouts)

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.

  • Onsite Property Managers
  • Regional Property Managers
  • Compliance Staff
  • Project Owners
  • State Housing Agencies & PHAs

Contact Vinnie Viola with questions about this training at vinnie@birchislandrec.com or (617) 905-6340.

​About the Presenters
Pamala Jeffries is a Program Compliance Specialist for North Carolina Quadel. Ms. Jeffries has over 5 years of experience conducting on-site Management & Occupancy Reviews of multifamily properties and group homes to determine compliance with HUD Section 8 regulations. Ms. Jeffries received her Juris Doctor from the College of William and Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, VA and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also holds an Assisted Housing Manager (AHM) Certification.

Dixie Cristea is the Director of Compliance and Training for North Carolina Quadel where she oversees the PBCA compliance staff for a portfolio of 572 HUD-assisted multifamily properties. Ms. Cristea has over 14 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. She 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, and Novogradac Property Compliance Certification (NPCC).

Vinnie Viola
, MPA, HCCP, 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, Vinnie 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 syndicator leadership roles at Boston Financial Investment Management and Boston Capital, through which he gained expertise with asset management best practices. In these roles, Vinnie participated in hundreds of investment committee meetings for prospective tax credit investments. He proactively managed thousands of rental units in hundreds of investment partnerships, comprising over $1 billion in investor contributed equity. Vinnie received his Bachelor of Arts in Geography with concentration in urban planning from the University of Massachusetts Boston and Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas Dallas. He is an active member of NH & RA’s Asset Management Council, a unique peer network that convenes affordable housing executives from multifamily development firms as well as syndicators, tax credit investors and lenders, to develop operational best practices.

Jun
18
Tue
HCV Specialist – Philadelphia, PA @ Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia City Ave
Jun 18 – Jun 20 all-day

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.

Booking a hotel room?  Utilize the Quadel rate of $229 a night. Last Day to Book: 5/18/2019

Pricing

Type Days Early Bird Full Price
Course Only 2  $550.00  $600.00
Course + Exam 3  $700.00  $775.00
Jun
25
Tue
AHM – Pittsburgh, PA @ Pittsburgh Marriott North
Jun 25 – Jun 27 all-day

Assisted Housing Manager (AHM) Course

New in 2019: There is a small room block available at Marriott Pittsburgh North  for $149 a night until 6/15/2019.  Book Online at this link

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.

Click for the complete course description

Pricing

Type Days Early Bird Full Price
Course Only 2  $550.00  $600.00
Course + Exam 3  $700.00  $775.00

Jul
17
Wed
HQS – Indianapolis, IN @ Indiana Quadel - 2nd Floor Training Center
Jul 17 – Jul 18 all-day

Quadel is offering a one and one-half day Housing Quality Standards (HQS) 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.

Pricing

Type Days Early Bird Full Price
Course Only 1.5  N/A*  $425.00
Course + Exam 2  N/A*  $500.00

*Since this training is being held in the training room at Indiana Quadel, we are able to offer this course at a significant discount from other locations. There is no Early Bird or Group Discount offered at this low price point.

Hotel Suggestions

Downtown Indianapolis, being a popular convention city, has a whole host of hotels available, and there are at least 4 within a block of Indiana Quadel’s office building, Market Tower.

Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites (closest)
Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel
Conrad Indianapolis
Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown

 

Click for the complete course description

 

Jul
23
Tue
AHM – Philadelphia, PA @ Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia City Ave
Jul 23 – Jul 25 all-day

Assisted Housing Manager (AHM) Course

New in 2019: There is a small room block available at Courtyard Philadelphia City Ave. for $169 a night until 6/22/2019.  Book Online at this link, or you can call 866-877-1206 and say you are with Quadel’s AHM to receive the special rate.

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.

Pricing

Type Days Early Bird Full Price
Course Only 2  $550.00  $600.00
Course + Exam 3  $700.00  $775.00

Click for the complete course description

To see complete information for this training, including address and map to the location, click on “Read More.”

Jul
30
Tue
LIHTC – Syracuse, NY @ Crowne Plaza Syracuse
Jul 30 – Aug 1 all-day

LIHTC + Blended Compliance

Quadel’s LIHTC + Blended Compliance course is a two-day workshop that provides staff with comprehensive guidance on LIHTC compliance requirements, and it also takes into consideration the unique compliance issues that arise when HUD-Assisted Multifamily, HOME, CDBG, Public Housing, and RAD are in the mix. When an owner develops or redevelops a project using the LIHTC program, they must operate the project so that it complies with both the LIHTC programs and any other subsidy programs supporting the project. To help navigate the compliance needs necessary for these developments, Quadel has developed this course as a comprehensive review of compliance requirements among tax credit financed properties.

The optional third day is a full course review and the administration of the certification examination.

Click for the complete course description

Pricing

Type Days Early Bird Full Price
Course Only 2  $550.00  $600.00
Course + Exam 3  $700.00  $775.00

To see complete information for this training, including address and map to the location, click on “Read More.”

Aug
13
Tue
AHM – New York, NY @ AMA Conference Center
Aug 13 – Aug 15 all-day

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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Type Days Early Bird Full Price
Course Only 2  $  585.00  $  650.00
Course + Exam 3  $  750.00  $  800.00

Click for the complete course description

To see complete information for this training, including address and map to the location, click on “Read More.”

Aug
20
Tue
LIHTC – Denver, CO @ CHFA - Denver Office
Aug 20 – Aug 22 all-day
Note: This course is being hosted by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, and pricing and registration is handled through their system.  By clicking the link, you will be taken to the CHFA website to complete your registration.  If you have any questions regarding pricing or registration, please contact CHFA directly.  General course and material questions can be answered at training@quadel.com.
multiday classTuesday, August 20, 2019 to Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Networking: 7:30am

Class: 8:00am to 5:00pm

presented by

Quadel Consulting & Training

who should come?

Front-line staff, site managers, regional property managers, asset managers, owners, developers, syndicators, investors, and PHA staff responsible for monitoring LIHTC properties that have additional funding sources

Quadel’s LIHTC + Blended Compliance course is a two-day workshop that provides staff with comprehensive guidance on LIHTC compliance requirements, and the unique compliance issues that arise when HUD-Assisted Multifamily, HOME, CDBG, Public Housing, and RAD are in the mix. 

When an owner develops or redevelops a project using the LIHTC program, they must operate the project so that it complies with both the LIHTC program and any other subsidy programs supporting the project. To help navigate the compliance needs necessary for these developments, Quadel has developed this course as a comprehensive review of compliance requirements among tax credit financed properties.

The optional third day is a full course review and the administration of the certification examination.

Training topics include:

  • Set asides (including Income Averaging);
  • Applicable Fraction;
  • applicant eligibility;
  • income eligibility;
  • household characteristics;
  • annual income;
  • assets;
  • verification requirements;
  • initial certification;
  • unit eligibility;
  • maximum allowable rent;
  • recertification;
  • Available Unit Rule;
  • transfers; and,
  • compliance when mixed with other financial streams like HOME, CDBG, Public Housing, HUD Assisted Multifamily, and RAD.

note

Special class rates apply. Members may register for the two-day compliance workshop for $475, while nonmembers may attend for $525.

Opt in for a third day of certification review and testing at only $100 additional for members, or $125 for nonmembers. 

Cancellations with a full refund (minus a $25 processing fee) will be accepted in writing until August 13, 2019. Substitutions, but no refunds, will be made after that time.

Please email chfareach@chfainfo.com or call 303.297.7497 for inquiries and support. 

Sep
10
Tue
LIHTC – Pittsburgh, PA @ Pittsburgh Marriott North
Sep 10 – Sep 12 all-day

LIHTC + Blended Compliance

Quadel’s LIHTC + Blended Compliance course is a two-day workshop that provides staff with comprehensive guidance on LIHTC compliance requirements, and it also takes into consideration the unique compliance issues that arise when HUD-Assisted Multifamily, HOME, CDBG, Public Housing, and RAD are in the mix. When an owner develops or redevelops a project using the LIHTC program, they must operate the project so that it complies with both the LIHTC programs and any other subsidy programs supporting the project. To help navigate the compliance needs necessary for these developments, Quadel has developed this course as a comprehensive review of compliance requirements among tax credit financed properties.

The optional third day is a full course review and the administration of the certification examination.

Click for the complete course description

Pricing

Type Days Early Bird Full Price
Course Only 2  $550.00  $600.00
Course + Exam 3  $700.00  $775.00

Sep
17
Tue
AHM – Cleveland, OH @ Courtyard Cleveland Independence
Sep 17 – Sep 19 all-day

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.

Click for the complete course description

Pricing

Type Days Early Bird Full Price
Course Only 2  $550.00  $600.00
Course + Exam 3  $700.00  $775.00