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HUD's Office of Native American Programs
2014 Training Sessions

HUD/ONAP is announcing the following training session for 2014.  More information about registration and training location will be provided at a later date.

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2014

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Oct. 6-8

NAHASDA Essentials
Anchorage, AK

This exciting and interactive three-day training will provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA).

Participants will become familiar with all program activities, including rental housing, homebuyer programs, rehabilitation, and housing and crime prevention services. Other major topics that will be covered include the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula, eligible program participants, income verifications, other federal requirements, financial management and program administration.

This foundational course will acquaint tribal and TDHE staff with the basic requirements of the IHBG Program and opportunities that are available. The training will be presented through case studies, group discussions, team games, lectures and hands-on exercises.
http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.php

Oct. 8-9

Needs Assessment for Successful Housing Development
Seattle, WA

This course focuses on two key elements of successful housing development efforts: the needs assessment and community engagement process. A needs assessment will help ensure that the housing project is meeting the real needs of the community, while community engagement strategies are key to ensuring that community members are engaged over the long haul, and a TDHE has prepared, qualified homeowners or tenants once housing units are constructed. Topics include why a needs assessment is important, how to carry out a needs assessment, reviewing best practices, identifying components of successful community engagement strategies, including reaching out to elders and youth, and working with potential partners. The course will be interactive using a combination of hands-on, participatory activities, small group exercises, and large group discussions.

To register: http://www.hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.registerEvent&eventId=2185&update=N

Oct. 14-15

Board of Commissioners
Anchorage, AK
http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.php

Oct. 14-15

Self-Monitoring
Billings, MT
http://www.naihc.net/index.php/training/HUD-NAIHC-Self-Monitoring

Oct. 15-16

Methamphetamine Prevention and Remediation in Housing
Phoenix, AZ

Housing entities in many Native American communities are struggling to deal with problems associated with the growing methamphetamine (meth) use – from prevention to identification, clean up and remediation of housing, and policy development. This 2-day training will bring together housing authority staff from area tribes for an active discussion of local experiences and challenges, prevention and enforcement strategies, and partnerships; and training in remediation for housing. Please bring your own policies to share. Discussion and training topics include:

- Meth in Indian Country Overview

- Problem and Resource Identification

- Types of Remediation

- Identifying Stakeholders and Partners

- Remediation: Working in the Unit

- Policy Development

- Remediation and rehabilitation of impacted housing 

- Tribal Council, Tribal Courts and Public Safety Involvement

- On-going Prevention and Enforcement

 

To register: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dFlIei03R09TOHFRTWltZEh6X1hwdnc6MA

Flyer with lodging and agenda information.  Click here

Oct. 27-28

IHP/APR
Anchorage, AK
http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.php

Oct. 28-29

IHP/APR
Sioux Falls, SD
http://registration.firstpic.org/onapIHP/index.php

Oct. 28-29

Construction
Reno, NV

Learn how to manage construction in Native communities from the drafting table to the grand opening! This 2-day training will offer IHBG Grantees the skills to understand the process of construction administration. Training topics include basic skills, reading schematics and drawings, understanding the project manual, contracting, construction, and closeout. Topics of special interest include contracting for rehabilitation work and also special procurement and construction issues such as design-build, force account, small purchase, and non-competitive. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on group exercises that are designed to turn theoretical knowledge into daily practice.
http://registration.firstpic.org/onapConstruction/index.php

Oct. 28-30

Financial Management, Program Income, and Basic Audit
Phoenix, AZ
http://www.naihc.net/index.php/training/HUD-NAIHC-Fin-Mgmt-Prgm-Income-Basic-Audit

Oct. 29-30

Financial Management Basics
Anchorage, AK
http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.php

Oct. 29 - 30

Self-Monitoring
Tukwila, WA

While self-monitoring is a requirement under NAHASDA, the process itself can seem overwhelming, particularly given all the daily work of Tribal housing departments and TDHEs. This course will cover how to conduct compliant self-monitoring reviews and develop a time-line that breaks out components of the review over the course of a year. The course will also cover how to manage the process. Participants will be provided with review checklists and sample work order flowcharts as well as interactive opportunities to review various program areas such as occupancy, inspections and work orders, procurement and IHP/APR. 

To register:  http://www.hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.registerEvent&eventId=2182&update=N

Nov. 4-6

Occupancy/Income Eligibility
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.naihc.net/index.php/training/HUD-NAIHC-Occupancy-Income-Eligibility

Nov. 4-6

Environmental Review Training,
Green Bay, WI

This course uses the HUD (24 CFR 58) environmental process that delegates NEPA and other environmental authorities to the Tribes.  Register at: http://nativelearningcenter.com/courses/

Nov. 12-13

Asset Building: A Pathway to Economic Self-Determination National Conference
St. Paul, MN   

ONAP sponsored free conference to exchange ideas about asset building in Indian Country and present strategies that will support residents as they move on their path toward self-sufficiency.  Participants will learn how tribes across the country are incorporating asset-building into their economic development strategies by attending workshops on:

  • Financial Education

  • Credit Counseling

  • Rental Readiness & Homeownership

  • Workforce Development

  • TANF Best Practices

  • Child Savings Accounts

  • "18 monies" and more

Who Should Attend: Housing staff, planners, TANF, Higher Education, Workforce Development, and nonprofits.

Contact:  Iris Friday, Native American Program Specialist, Northwest Office of Native American Programs, Seattle, Wash.  (206) 220-5420 or iris.Friday@hud.gov

To register: http://www.hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.registerEvent&eventId=2153&update=N  

The government rate of $133 per night is available for November 11, 12 and 13 until October 21, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront.  Reservations can be made online:  www.cpstpaul.com.  Use the conference code:  Native Asset Building Conference.  NOTE:  Room cancellation fees are the responsibility of the hotel guests.

Nov. 17-19

Admission and Occupancy   
Tukwila, WA

Admissions & Occupancy is a two-day interactive course designed to enhance the job performance of Admissions and Occupancy staff and other tribal housing professionals working on Admissions and Occupancy issues. Topics to include the application and selection process, eligibility for housing assistance, calculating annual income, determining monthly rental or homeownership payments, occupancy standards, collections practices and compliance, effective communication techniques with residents, lease agreement compliance, and collections. Participants should refer to copies of their own Admissions and Occupancy policies so that they can practice applying them to case studies and role playing exercises presented during this course. The course will also examine how maintaining high standards in the Admissions and Occupancy program affects the overall management of tribal housing programs.

To register:  http://www.hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.registerEvent&eventId=2184&update=N

Nov. 18-20

Environmental Review and Lead-based Paint Training,
Albuquerque, NM

Learn the ins and outs of environmental review.  Training will include de-tailed instructions on meeting the legislative and regulatory requirements of environmental review, assistance in devising standard procedures for conducting and documenting an environmental review, specific instruction for carrying out environmental review responsibilities, levels of environmental review, and key steps in the environmental review process.  To register, contact Pooja.Patel@icfi.com  

Nov. 19-21

Developing Sustainable Housing in Alaska
Anchorage, AK
http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.php

Nov. 20-21

New Trends in Construction
Tukwila, WA

This course will highlight new trends in construction that are both energy efficient and cost effective. The course will highlight cost savings that could be achieved with new approaches to design, project management, and occupancy planning during construction. Life cycle cost savings of using green materials vs. conventional, particularly as impacts utility costs will be reviewed.

To register: http://www.hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.registerEvent&eventId=2183&update=N

Dec. 2-4

NAHASDA Essentials
Oklahoma City, OK

Participants will become familiar with all program activities, including rental housing, homebuyer programs, rehabilitation, and housing and crime prevention services. Other major topics that will be covered include the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula, eligible program participants, income verifications, other federal requirements, financial management and program administration.

To register: http://registration.firstpic.org/onapEssentials/index.php

Dec 2-4

Financial Management Training,
Sioux Falls, SD

Administrative requirements that pertain to the use of Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funds.  Register at: http://www.naihc.net/index.php/training/HUD-NAIHC-Financial-Management.

Dec. 9-11

NAHASDA Essentials
Portland, OR

Participants will become familiar with all program activities, including rental housing, homebuyer programs, rehabilitation, and housing and crime prevention services. Other major topics that will be covered include the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula, eligible program participants, income verifications, other federal requirements, financial management and program administration.

To register: http://registration.firstpic.org/onapEssentials/index.php

2015

Dates

Details

Jan. 6-8

Environmental Review and Lead-based Paint Training,
Sacramento, CA

Learn the ins and outs of environmental review.  Training will include de-tailed instructions on meeting the legislative and regulatory requirements of environmental review, assistance in devising standard procedures for conducting and documenting an environmental review, specific instruction for carrying out environmental review responsibilities, levels of environmental review, and key steps in the environmental review process.  To register, contact Pooja.Patel@icfi.com  

Jan. 13-14

Title VI/Loan Leveraging, Program Income, and Basic Audit
Billings, MT

To register: http://www.naihc.net/index.php/training/HUD-Trainings-Delivered-By-NAIHC

Jan 13-15

Financial Management, Program Income, and Basic Audit
Reno, NV
http://www.naihc.net/index.php/training/HUD-NAIHC-Fin-Mgmt-Prgm-Income-Basic-Audit

Jan. 20-22

Environmental Review
Anchorage, AK
http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.php

Feb. 10-11

Title VI/Loan Leveraging, Program Income, and Basic Audit
Phoenix, AZ
http://www.naihc.net/index.php/training/HUD-Trainings-Delivered-By-NAIHC

Mar. 24-27

Admissions and Occupancy Training
Anchorage, AK
http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.php