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Agenda now available for 2017 national conference

Posted by NMA on Mar 13, 2017 11:39:22 AM

The Housing Conference | August 21-22, 2017 | Boston, MAThe tentative agenda for our fifth annual national housing conference is now available, and when you register now you'll receive early bird pricing!

Join us August 21-22, 2017, for two fantastic days of networking, learning,
and exploring the beautiful and historic city of Boston, Massachusetts. Industry experts will present sessions and panels on the latest topics in affordable housing, including:

  • An update on UPCS-V, the proposed inspections protocol to replace HQS (panel session)
  • Best practices in managing FSS, plus how to start a new FSS program in PBRA (panel session)
  • Best practices in PBRA and RAD PBRA (panel session)
  • Best practices in PBV and RAD PBV
  • Best practices in SEMAP (hands-on session)
  • CDBG-DR and resilience
  • Effective waitlist management
  • How to deal with generational differences in the workplace
  • Nan McKay's annual legislative update, including new rules and notices
  • Public/private partnerships and grant funds (panel session)
  • Quality control
  • Rent reasonableness
  • Roundtable panel session with NMA Housing Awards winners
  • Succession planning
  • Understanding tax credits and RAD finance
  • What you need to know before applying for MTW
  • What you need to know if you're a new executive director
  • What's new in capital fund finance
  • What's new in fair housing

Visit our website to register!

Topics: capital fund, CDBG, fair housing, FSS, HQS, inspections, LIHTC, MTW, NMA Housing Awards, PBRA, PBV, Program News and Notices, quality control, RAD, rent reasonableness, SEMAP, The Housing Conference, UPCS-V

The Best Defense Is a Good Offense: Strategies for Success in HCV Audits

Posted by NMA on Aug 30, 2016 10:29:34 AM

John Achuff will be leading a session on strategies for HCV audits at The Housing Conference this September in San Antonio

John Achuff has been an NMA trainer for nearly a decade and currently serves as assistant director at a very large housing authority in the Midwest, where he manages 17,000 housing choice vouchers, 2,700 project based vouchers, 1,200 moderate rehabilitation units, and the housing authority's waiting lists. He possesses a broad base of program knowledge, having taught nearly every NMA seminar, with a focus on regulatory knowledge, program management, quality control, SEMAP, and single file audit. He will be presenting the following session at The Housing Conference next month.

Best Practices for Program Success

The Best Defense Is a Good Offense: Strategies for Success in HCV Audits
Presenter, John Achuff

Back for the second year by popular demand! In this interactive session, we'll cover best practices for administering the HCV program in a manner that minimizes the number of audit findings and increases the chance of becoming a high performer under SEMAP. The strategies are broken into two categories: 1) how to prevent errors and increase accuracy the first time transactions are processed (offensive moves); 2) how to effectively develop a quality control program to detect errors on the back end (defensive moves).

In offensive moves, we'll focus on suggested criteria for hiring the best candidates, developing the right training program, using tools and technology to increase accuracy, and employing coaching techniques to improve performance of staff. In defensive moves, we'll discuss suggestions for developing an effective quality control program, using reports to detect errors and discrepancies in a more efficient way, establishing additional safeguards for the finance team, and preparing for audits. This session will give HCV directors, supervisors, and staff useful guidelines and expert tips to establish the right combination of offense and defense to foster success in the HCV program.

John and other industry experts will be 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.

Topics: quality control, SEMAP, The Housing Conference, Trainers and Consultants

Best Practices in Public Housing Unit Turnover and Vacancy Tracking

Posted by NMA on Jun 29, 2016 9:28:00 AM

 

Terry Provance will be presenting a session at The Housing Conference in San Antonio on best practices in public housing unit turnover and vacancy tracking

Terry Provance has been a trainer and consultant at Nan McKay and Associates since 1999. He recently took the lead role in creating and developing NMA’s public housing occupancy tracking tool, which can be used by any rental development, whether or not it’s HUD-assisted, including mixed finance and LIHTC properties. Terry will be presenting the following session at The Housing Conference in San Antonio this September.

Best Practices for Program Success

Best Practices in Public Housing Unit Turnover and Vacancy Tracking
Presenter, Terry Provance

Join us for this hands-on public housing occupancy workshop! We’ll review:

  • How occupancy rate and turnaround time affect revenue to the project and PHA
  • Private sector strategies for occupancy
  • Calculating vacant unit turnaround time
  • Tracking performance and identifying problem areas
  • Incorporating  the monitoring of unit turnaround time in the public housing quality control program

Register online or email sales@nanmckay.com for more information. Don’t delay, less than 48 hours left for early bird pricing!

Topics: occupancy, quality control, The Housing Conference, Trainers and Consultants

The Best Defense Is a Good Offense: Strategies for Success in HCV Audits

Posted by BEMuser on Sep 16, 2015 9:12:34 AM
John Achuff has been an NMA trainer for seven years and currently serves as manager of operations at a very large housing authority in the Midwest, overseeing 40 staff members and 14,000 housing vouchers. He possesses a broad base of program knowledge, having taught nearly every NMA seminar, with a focus on regulatory knowledge, program management, quality control, SEMAP, and single file audit. He will be presenting the following session at the 2015 NMA and GoSection8 Housing Conference.

Hands-on Learning for Active Solutions

The Best Defense Is a Good Offense: Strategies for Success in HCV Audits
Presenter, John Achuff

In this interactive session, we'll cover best practices for administering the HCV program in a manner that minimizes the number of audit findings and increases the chance of becoming a high performer under SEMAP. The strategies are broken into two categories: 1) how to prevent errors and increase accuracy the first time transactions are processed (offensive moves); 2) how to effectively develop a quality control program to detect errors on the back end (defensive moves).

In offensive moves, we'll focus on suggested criteria for hiring the best candidates, developing the right training program, using tools and technology to increase accuracy, and employing coaching techniques to improve performance of staff. In defensive moves, we'll discuss suggestions for developing an effective quality control program, using reports to detect errors and discrepancies in a more efficient way, establishing additional safeguards for the finance team, and preparing for audits. This session will give HCV directors, supervisors, and staff useful guidelines and expert tips to establish the right combination of offense and defense to foster success in the HCV program.

John and other industry experts will be available for limited free one-hour consulting sessions at the 2015 NMA and GoSection8 Housing Conference. Registered participants can sign up on a first-come, first-served basis now. Register online or email sales@nanmckay.com for more information.

Topics: GoSection8, quality control, SEMAP, The Housing Conference, Trainers and Consultants

NMA announces compliance monitoring for 200 PA municipalities

Posted by BEMuser on Jul 30, 2015 10:52:51 AM

NMA, working with KPMG, is pleased to announce that we will be performing compliance monitoring for over 200 municipalities in Pennsylvania on their CDBG, HOME and NSP efforts.

NMA’s senior consultants will be leading teams in the state to ensure that these communities are spending their federal dollars correctly and offering technical assistance to help make the best decisions for these locations.

As part of this work, NMA is also developing training materials for the KPMG team and handling quality assurance of the monitoring resources.

Finding a partner that understands the complexities and realities of today's housing programs is essential. NMA is recognized as one of the most effective, strategic, and knowledgeable professional service companies in the affordable housing industry. For more information, email sales@nanmckay.com.

Topics: CDBG, compliance assessments, Partnerships, quality control

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