PIH updates op sub tools, explains September and October obligations

op sub tools

This morning on the calendar year (CY) 2016 subsidy processing webpage, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) posted several updated op sub tools as well as explanations of public housing operating subsidy obligations for September and October.

The revised materials include new versions of the CY 2016 HUD-52723 and HUD-52722 Excel op sub tools. Version 1.12 of the HUD-52723 and version 1.09 of the HUD-52722 are dated August 29, 2016. The accompanying technical notes were last updated on February 4, 2016 and have not been revised.

PIH has also posted an updated PDF tracking log of all new project requests submitted by field offices to the Financial Management Division (FMD). The document, with a revision date of August 29, now shows the funding status for 143 new projects. An 8-page guidance document on funding for new projects was issued last November. The log will be updated frequently, so PIH advises PHAs to check back often for the status of any pending requests.

Finally, PIH has posted a document explaining public housing operating subsidy obligations for September and October. The two most important details in the document are these:

  • The interim proration for September and October is 89.81 percent
  • Funding is expected to be made available in eLOCCS no later than August 30

Neither the September nor October obligation letters have yet been posted.

Got questions about how to maximize funding in the public housing program? Don’t miss The Housing Conference this September in San Antonio, Texas, where NMA’s Terry Provance will lead a hands-on occupancy workshop designed to get your program in peak performance. Register online or email sales@nanmckay.com for more information.

Achieving High Performance in the HCV Program with Nan McKay

NMA president and founder Nan McKay speaking at The Housing Conference last year in Miami
NMA president and founder Nan McKay speaking at The Housing Conference last year in Miami

With more than fifty years of experience in affordable housing, Nan McKay is considered to be the nation’s foremost expert in the housing choice voucher program. Nan launched one of the nation’s first Section 8 programs as executive director of a Minnesota housing authority, went on to found Nan McKay & Associates in 1980, and continues to train and write books on how to successfully manage an HCV program.

NMA senior consultant Teri Robertson is nationally recognized as a leading expert in HCV and Section 8. She has written for the NMA blog about HCV administrative fees, how to maximize your agency’s performance rating, and working with sequestration in the HCV program. Teri and Nan will be presenting the following session at The Housing Conference.

Executive Leadership for Performance Excellence

Achieving High Performance in the HCV Program with Nan McKay
Presenters, Nan McKay with Teri Robertson

Is your agency achieving the performance standards you’d like to see? In this fast-paced session, Nan will share her depth of experience in the housing choice voucher program, laying out a series of clear steps that will help you build a high-performing HCV program. Nan and Teri will explore these steps in depth, including:

  • Ways to define and communicate your agency’s goals
  • How to monitor results
  • Setting up a leadership system
  • Methods for maximizing HCV program utilization

Nan and other industry experts are available for limited free one-hour Q&A sessions at The Housing Conference to registered participants. Don’t delay, signups close this Friday! Register online or email sales@nanmckay.com for more information.

Affordable housing news 8/26/16

The Guardian: Low-income workers priced out by rapidly rising rents and short-term rentals

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies: State and local governments take action to promote affordable housing

Next City: How cities are preserving affordable housing

NLIHC: Senators urge HUD to issue guidance on how nuisance ordinances may violate VAWA, fair housing laws

Slate: Misguided urban policies wiped out the best kinds of housing for the poor, young, and single

Urban Wire: Preserving affordable housing: What works

RAD: Post-Closing Operational Transition for PBRA

NMA trainers Samantha Sowards and Sheryl Putnam will be presenting a session on RAD conversion to PBRA at The Housing Conference
NMA trainers Samantha Sowards and Sheryl Putnam will be presenting a session on RAD conversion to PBRA at The Housing Conference

As director of professional development, Sheryl Putnam has spearheaded the development of several NMA seminars, including Blended Occupancy ManagementFundamentals of LIHTC Management, and our newest class, Multifamily Housing Specialist (MHS). Prior to joining Nan McKay and Associates in 2011, she managed the compliance department for a state housing finance agency, providing compliance oversight activities for the LIHTC, PBRA, and HOME programs.

Senior trainer Samantha Sowards has been a part of the NMA team since 2008. As NMA’s manager of curriculum development, Samantha oversees publications from concept and creation through the ongoing revision process, including NMA Master Books, model policies, and handbooks. Sheryl and Samantha will be presenting the following session at the The Housing Conference in San Antonio this September.

Regulatory Knowledge for Smart Management

RAD: Post-Closing Operational Transition for PBRA
Presenters, Sheryl Putnam and Samantha Sowards

Congratulations, you’ve been approved for a RAD conversion to project-based rental assistance (PBRA). Now that you’ve been approved — or are waiting for approval — what’s next? This session will cover the key differences between public housing, PBRA, and RAD PBRA that you and your team need to know about. We will cover in-place resident considerations, eligibility and occupancy differences, rent phase-in requirements, what to do when TTP is greater than the contract/market rent, and more. We will also touch on some blended occupancy issues if you are adding low-income housing tax credits.

If you’re interested in learning more about PBRA, don’t miss our upcoming session of Multifamily Housing Specialist! Conference attendees save 10% on the seminar, which will be held immediately following the first two days of the The Housing Conference. Extend your stay and expand your learning! Register online or email sales@nanmckay.com for more information. Don’t delay, room blocks are filling up fast.

Insurance 411 for Development Projects

Lynn Crisci of HAI Group will present a session on insurance for development projects at The Housing Conference
Lynn Crisci, assistant director of product development for HAI Group, will present a session on insurance for development projects at The Housing Conference

Nan McKay and Associates is a proud partner of HAI Group, a family of companies serving the public and affordable housing community, including HousingHub, HTVN, and the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC). As a co-sponsor of The Housing Conference, HAI Group will be presenting the following session at the conference in San Antonio this September.

Executive Leadership for Performance Excellence

Insurance 411 for Development Projects
Presenter, Lynn Crisci of HAI Group

Lynn Crisci brings 30 years of industry experience creating unique customer solutions to HAI Group, where she leads the team that develops new and revised insurance products and programs to serve the needs of the public and affordable housing industries.

This workshop is designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of what’s requested at time of closing, and why. Using actual documents from investors, state agencies, and others, we’ll break things down to plain English and give you the tools your organization needs to understand when you can push back, and what you should expect once the project gets rolling. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to read and assess insurance requests using the knowledge gained in the session.

  • This quick-paced, informative session will include real-life examples of what goes right, and the consequences when things go wrong.
  • Participants are encouraged to submit examples of insurance requirements in advance to allow the presentation to be tailored to best meet the needs of the group.
  • This session will not identify or recommend particular investment firms, developers, insurance carriers, or specific services or products.

This is an interactive workshop. We encourage you to submit examples of your agency’s insurance requirements to marketing@nanmckay.com prior to the conference so that the presentation may be tailored to meet your needs.

The Housing Conference, presented by NMA and HAI Group, will spotlight three tracks: an executive track, a regulatory track, and a best practices track. Go here to view a list of the session descriptions that have been published so far.

Technology Strategies for PHAs to Thrive In A Changing Industry

Dave Sagers of HAI Group will present a session on technology strategies at The Housing Conference
Dave Sagers, director of market intelligence for HAI Group, will present a session on technology strategies at The Housing Conference

Nan McKay and Associates is a proud partner of HAI Group, a family of companies serving the public and affordable housing community, including HousingHub, HTVN, and the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC). As a co-sponsor of The Housing Conference, HAI Group will be presenting the following session at the conference in San Antonio this September.

Executive Leadership for Performance Excellence

Technology Strategies for PHAs to Thrive In A Changing Industry
Presenter, Dave Sagers of HAI Group

As director of market intelligence for HAI Group, Dave Sagers has spent several years analyzing housing authorities’ strategies, challenges, key processes, and opportunities for operational improvement. This session will leverage industry research and PHA experiences to focus on:

  • Trends impacting PHAs, including regulatory streamlining, LIHTC real estate development, HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), and the Moving to Work (MTW) expansion
  • How PHA business models, strategies, and needs are changing in response
  • How technology is and can be strategically leveraged to support these strategies

The Housing Conference, presented by NMA and HAI Group, will spotlight three tracks: an executive track, a regulatory track, and a best practices track. Go here to view a list of the session descriptions that have been published so far.

Affordable housing news 8/19/16

CBPP: Why HUD should move quickly to implement SAFMR expansion

CityLab: Can “gentefiers” evolve a neighborhood without displacing people?

Next City: Affordable housing gets 2016 presidential election bump

NHC: No time for nostalgia: Why both parties must focus on housing and opportunity

NLIHC: Housing advocates warn about impacts of a long-term continuing resolution

Rooflines: As affordability worsens, state and local governments act on their own

San Francisco Chronicle (via Planetizen): HUD rejects neighborhood housing preference

Washington Post: The moral dilemma of a housing lottery

Win a free registration for The Housing Conference!

The Housing ConferenceNMA’s fourth annual national housing conference is right around the corner and we’re giving away a free registration!

The Housing Conference is in San Antonio, TX on September 19–20 and will feature captivating speakers and brilliant panels discussing diverse, hot-button topics from RAD and streamlining to UPCS-V and ROSS/FSS, and more. This is your opportunity to boost your knowledge and take your PHA to the next level!

To enter, like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nanmckayandassociates), watch for our posts tagged #TheHousingConference, and “like” them to earn an entry! We’ll post 2 photos each week for 2 weeks, so you can earn a maximum of 4 entries. A winner will be chosen at random to join us at The Housing Conference! The contest is open until Monday, August 29 at 11:59pm PDT and we’ll announce a winner on Tuesday, August 30. Good luck!

Airfare and hotel not included. For full contest rules, visit: https://www.nanmckay.com/t-contest-rules-and-regulations.aspx

Go8 Software Demonstration: Get a First Look at the New RentWatch5 Housing Authority Dashboard

Go8 owner and president Richard Cupelli, presenting a session on rent reasonableness software at the inaugural 2013 conference
Go8 owner and president Richard Cupelli, presenting a session on rent reasonableness software at the inaugural 2013 conference

Nan McKay and Associates is a proud partner of GoSection8.com, the largest rental listing service for the Section 8 housing program, serving tenants, landlords, and public housing agencies across the United States since 2004. Go8’s rent reasonableness software experts will be presenting the following session at at The Housing Conference in San Antonio this September.

Best Practices for Program Success

Go8 Software Demonstration: Get a First Look at the New RentWatch5 Housing Authority Dashboard
Presenters, Richard Cupelli, Frank Gualtieri, and Dominic Muttillo, GoSection8.com

GoSection8 has been busy building the most advanced version of rent reasonableness software ever designed — RentWatch5 and a new dashboard interface. GoSection8 is always innovating with new features and enhancements; we solicited feedback from several agencies and built this software from the ground up. Our panel of experts will be available to answer any questions you have during this interactive session.

To learn more about how you can bring Go8 to your agency, email sales@nanmckay.com.