Texas NAHRO Trainings

  • Housing Quality Standards
    Training Location: Corpus Christi Housing Authority

    July 12-14, 2022

    Training Provided By: Nan McKay

    Maintain strong ties with owners and the community by ensuring inspectors thoroughly understand the required elements of HUD’s housing quality standards (HQS) for the voucher program. This comprehensive three-day training provides information on general room standards, kitchens, bathrooms, electricity, plumbing, and security, including the lead-based paint regulations. Day 3 involves a site inspection and analysis of inspection results focusing on the four SEMAP indicators that relate to HQS inspections. This seminar has been fully updated for HUD’s latest guidance regarding biennial inspections and includes a discussion of UPCS-V.

  • Public Housing Management
    Training Location: Georgetown Housing Authority

    July 18-22, 2022

    Training Provided By: National NAHRO

    Our Public Housing Management (PHM) training provides an overview of the HUD regulations and requirements needed to manage and improve your public housing program and each of your projects. You will learn to effectively manage your project’s budget by understanding the budget’s key components, fees paid by your project, the collection of receivables, and vacancy reduction. In addition, PHM teaches you best practices in nondiscrimination, enforcement of the lease and community service, and supervising techniques. You will also learn to increase your agency’s performance by understanding Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) performance measures and how to assess them, while gaining the additional skills, responsibility, and accountability you need under HUD’s new asset management model.

  • Housing Choice Voucher Specialist
    Training Location: Tarrant County Housing Authority (Fort Worth)

    August 8-12, 2022

    Training Provided By: Nan McKay

    Get three NMA trainings in a single class: eligibility, rent calculation, and occupancy. In just one week, housing specialists can acquire the knowledge they need to do their job. Upon completion of HCV Specialist, you should be able to explain and apply HUD regulations and guidance to determining eligibility, the intake process, occupancy, and rent calculation in the housing choice voucher (HCV) program.

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  • Public Housing Specialist
    Training Location: Abilene Housing Authority

    August 22-26, 2022

    Training Provided By: Nan McKay

    This public housing training allows you to learn three NMA seminars—eligibility, rent calculation, and occupancy—in one week! Instead of three separate certification exams, one exam at the end of the training allows participants to get high-quality, up-to-date training on all three topics. Upon completion of Public Housing Specialist, you should be able to explain and apply HUD regulations and guidance to determining eligibility, the intake process, occupancy, and rent calculation in the public housing program.

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  • Hearing Officer Specialist Webinar
    September 27 & 28, 2022

    Training Provided By: Nan McKay

    This two-day training is essential for hearing officers, members of hearing panels, managers who represent the PHA in hearings, and policy analysts. Hearing Officer Specialist is packed with information, covering all aspects of public housing and housing choice voucher hearings. After getting grounded in the regulations, participants examine PHA policies and grievance procedures that determine how regulations are implemented. The seminar will walk participants through coordinating and conducting orderly and fact-based hearings. Commonly heard issues, working with advocacy groups, the 504 coordinator, and reasonable accommodation issues will be addressed. This workshop also includes extensive hands-on practice. In small groups and individually, participants will read cases and make decisions, citing appropriate regulations and PHA policies.

  • High Performance Management
    Training Location: Dallas

    November 2 & 3, 2022

    Managers and supervisors are the instruments through which performance and productivity happen in any organization. An agency’s human assets directly impact the success and quality of services delivered to their communities. Managing or supervising require unique sets of knowledge, skills, and competencies. This High-Performance Management training will provide you with key knowledge and skills to create and maintain high performing and productive teams. You’ll have the opportunity to experiment with critical tools and techniques to effectively manage and supervise your teams. This participant centered course is highly interactive using case studies, assessments, and simulations to keep you engaged! You’ll learn your personal behavior style and how to effectively improve communication, collaboration, and outcomes.

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  • Family Self-Sufficiency Webinar
    November 15-17, 2022

    Training Provided By: Nan McKay

    The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a critical and exciting component to the future of the Housing Choice Voucher/Public Housing Programs. You will gain or refresh your knowledge of the elements needed to create a successful and innovative FSS program and discover how to be an effective and creative FSS coordinator or manager. Together we will explore best practices in case management, as well as learn how to create dynamic partnerships within your community to maximize the resources available to your participants. Finally, you will learn how to form a non-profit organization, including securing and enhancing future FSS funding. Come join us and get inspired to make a difference in the lives of those families you serve!

  • Procurement & Contract Management
    Training Location: San Antonio

    December 6-8, 2022

    Join us for a refresher on procurement basics, including basic procurement requirements, 24 CFR 200, procurement standards, competition, methods of procurement, cost and price analysis, awarding agency, bonding requirements, regulatory documents, actions requiring HUD approval, roles and responsibilities, ethics, procurement policy, employment training opportunities, procurement methods and processes, and more.

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