What Does the Administration's 2017 Budget Mean for Rural Housing? (Webinar)

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Welcome | Power Point Presentation | Webinar Recording

The Administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 was released on February 9, 2016. What will it mean for rural housing programs? Join the Housing Assistance Council for a brief presentation and Q&A session.

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Nonprofit Board of Directors Workshop Handouts and Resources

Mississippi Housing and Community Development Conference – August 27 – 28, 2015

Roles and Responsibilities Workshop – Thursday Morning

  1. Presentation
  2. Roles and Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board of Directors

Board Development – Thursday Early Afternoon

  1. Presentation
  2. Sample Board Recruitment Chart
  3. Sample Job Description for Nonprofit Board Membership
  4. Sample Board Membership Application
  5. Board Member Manual – Suggested Content
  6. Using a Consent Agenda – https://www.boardstar.org/assets/documents/Consent%20Agenda.pdf
  7. Sample Calendar of Board Activities

Obligations and Decision Making – Thursday Afternoon

  1. Presentation
  2. Basic Sample of Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – https://managementhelp.org/boards/sample-minutes.htm
  3. Meeting Minutes Guide and Template – https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nonprofitleadershipcenter.com/resource/resmgr/resource_docs/appendix_21_minutes_guidelin.pdf
  4. Sample IRS Conflict of Interest Policy – https://www.irs.gov/instructions/i1023/ar03.html
  5. Resources for Developing or Revising Conflict of Interest Policies
  6. Expanded CHDO Conflict of Interest Policy (see page 71) – https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/Chdo-Toolbox-for-HOME-PJs.pdf
  7. Code of Ethics for Nonprofits – https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/tools-resources/code-of-ethics-nonprofits

Planning for Your Organization’s Future – Friday Morning

  1. Presentation

Download all training attachments (ZIP File)


MATERIALS POSTED: Low Income Housing Tax Credits Compliance

Power Point Presentation | Recording | Resources | LIHTC Introduction Webinar

Follow the discussion online #ruralLIHTC.

The low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program is one of the federal government’s primary policy tools for encouraging the development and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing. While the LIHTC Program can seem complex; the program is being effectively utilized by numerous housing and community development agencies to increase affordable housing options available in their local communities. This webinar explains the rules and regulations required to establish and maintain compliance at an LIHTC project.

Power Point Presentation | Recording | Resources | LIHTC Introduction Webinar

Follow the discussion online #ruralLIHTC.

The low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program is one of the federal government’s primary policy tools for encouraging the development and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing. While the LIHTC Program can seem complex; the program is being effectively utilized by numerous housing and community development agencies to increase affordable housing options available in their local communities. This webinar explains the rules and regulations required to establish and maintain compliance at an LIHTC project.

Resources:

  1. Low Income Housing Tax Credit Summary (.pdf)
  2. Low Income Housing Tax Credit Fair Housing
  3. Liz Bramlet Consulting LLC

Funded by: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development

MATERIALS POSTED: Utilizing LIHTC – An Introduction

Power Point Presentation | Webinar Recording | Resources | LIHTC: Compliance Webinar

Follow the discussion online #ruralLIHTC.

The low‐income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program is one of the federal government’s primary policy tools for encouraging the development and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing. While the LIHTC Program can seem complex; the program is being effectively utilized by numerous housing and community development agencies to increase affordable housing options available in their local communities. This webinar will provide a basic introduction to the LIHTC Program.

Power Point Presentation | Webinar Recording | Resources | LIHTC Compliance Webinar

Follow the discussion online #ruralLIHTC.

The low‐income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program is one of the federal government’s primary policy tools for encouraging the development and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing. While the LIHTC Program can seem complex; the program is being effectively utilized by numerous housing and community development agencies to increase affordable housing options available in their local communities. This webinar will provide a basic introduction to the LIHTC Program.

Resources:
  1. Low Income Housing Tax Credit Summary (.pdf)
  2. Low Income Housing Tax Credit Fair Housing
  3. Liz Bramlet Consulting LLC

Funded by: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development

MATERIALS POSTED: Serving Veterans in Rural America Symposium

Presentations | Photos | Agenda | Press Release

Held on May 20, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the US Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC (Room SVC 200-201). This second annual conference will provide information on housing, health, and employment needs and programs for rural veterans. The conference will draw attention to this sometimes forgotten group, and showcase model programs that help. A special focus will be on successful local projects serving veterans. Co-sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation, the conference also featured a presentation on data and demographic information about rural veterans.

Presentations | Photos | Agenda | Press Release

Held on May 20, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the US Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC (Room SVC 200-201). This second annual conference will provide information on housing, health, and employment needs and programs for rural veterans. The conference will draw attention to this sometimes forgotten group, and showcase model programs that help. A special focus will be on successful local projects serving veterans. Co-sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation, the conference also featured a presentation on data and demographic information about rural veterans.

Press Coverage

Despite numbers, rural vets lack attention, resources

Unique Needs of Veterans in Rural Areas Taken Up by HAC

Presentations

Click on the names of the presenters to download their presentations or learn more about them.

8:30 – 8:40 am

Opening Remarks — Moises Loza, Housing Assistance Council

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8:40 – 9:15 am

Congressional Perspectives

9:15 – 9:30 am

Welcome — Heather Pritchard, The Home Depot Foundation

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9:30 -10:15 am

Counting Rural Veterans: An Update on HAC Research and Data

Eric Oberdorfer, Housing Assistance Council

10:30 – 11:45 am

Best Practice Models: Multifamily and Transitional Housing

Moderator: Baylee Crone, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Washington, DC

12:15 – 1:45 pm

Federal Resources for Rural Veterans

Moderator: Hilda Heady, Atlas Research, Washington, DC

1:45 – 3:00 pm

Best Practice Models: Home Ownership and Repair

Moderator: Marvin Ginn, Native Community Finance, Laguna, NM

MATERIALS POSTED: Practitioner’s Guide to Meeting Energy Star 3.0 – HVAC Part A.

MATERIALS POSTED: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System Contractors Checklist

Power Point Presentation | Webinar Recording | Additional Resources

Follow the discussion online #ruralgreen.

Please join us for Practitioner’s Guide to Meeting Energy Star 3.0 – HVAC Part A on 5/20/2015 2:00 PM Eastern Time.

MATERIALS POSTED: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System Contractors Checklist

Power Point Presentation | Webinar Recording | Additional Resources

Follow the discussion online #ruralgreen.

Please join us for Practitioner’s Guide to Meeting Energy Star 3.0 – HVAC Part A on 5/20/2015 2:00 PM Eastern Time.

All homes permitted after January 1, 2012 seeking ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 rating must meet ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 standards. Verification partners, including HERS raters and Field Inspectors, must complete ENERGY STAR Version 3 Rater Training through an Accredited Training Provider in order to service and/or inspect homes that seek ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 rating. There are two paths to certify a home to earn the ENERGY STAR. The Prescriptive Path is based on a predefined package of improvements, while the Performance Path is based on a customized package of upgrades. The National Program Requirements define the core energy efficiency specifications for both the Prescriptive and Performance Paths.

Both the Performance and Prescriptive Paths require completion of four inspection checklists:

  • Heating and Cooling Contractor Checklist,
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System Quality Installation Rater Checklist,
  • HVAC System Quality Installation Contractor Checklist, and
  • Water Management System Builder Checklist

A quality installs HVAC system promotes improved comfort, indoor air quality, and durability in certified homes. This webinar provides an overview of the HVAC Contractor checklist and its requirements as prescribed the Energy Star and ICCE 2009. Topics covered will include:

  • ACCA Manuals J, S, and D
  • HVAC System Contractor Checklist

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Additional Resources
  1. Thermal Enclosure System Rater Checklist Guidebook (.pdf)
  2. ACCA Manuals J, S, and D
  3. www.resnet.us/energystar
  4. www.energystar.gov
  5. www.epa.gov/watersense
  6. www.usgbc.org
  7. greenhomeguide.com/program/leed-for-homes
  8. youtu.be/czlCDo00Scs

Funded by: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development

Access to Health and Homeless Services for Rural Veterans

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Power Point Presentation | Webinar Recording | Webinar Q&A Transcript

A disproportionate number of veterans come from and return to small towns and rural America. Join this webinar to learn more about ways to serve this sometimes forgotten group. Participants in the webinar will hear from two key agencies of the US Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs — the Office of Rural Health and the Center on Homelessness. Leaders of these agencies will discuss opportunities for rural nonprofits to work with the VA to provide housing and services to veterans. Rural homeless veterans face a lack of opportunities for safe shelter compared to urban or suburban veterans. Participants will also learn more about the challenges of serving rural veterans and the impact of successful VA programs on such service.

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Materials Posted – A Practitioner’s Guide to Energy Star 3.0: Thermal Enclosure System Rater Checklist (Part B)

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Webinar Recording | Power Point Presentation | Part A

Part B, a continuation of Part A, will provide addition information on the ENERGY STAR 3.0: Thermal Enclosure System Rater Checklist. All homes permitted after January 1, 2012 seeking ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 rating must meet ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 standards. Verification partners, including HERS raters and Field Inspectors, must complete ENERGY STAR Version 3 Rater Training through an Accredited Training Provider in order to service and/or inspect homes that seek ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 rating. There are two paths to certify a home to earn the ENERGY STAR. The Prescriptive Path is based on a predefined package of improvements, while the Performance Path is based on a customized package of upgrades. The National Program Requirements define the core energy efficiency specifications for both the Prescriptive and Performance Paths.

A Practitioner’s Guide to Energy Star 3.0: Thermal Enclosure System Rater Checklist (Part A)

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Webinar Recording | Power Point Presentation | Part B

All homes permitted after January 1, 2012 seeking ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 rating must meet ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 standards. Verification partners, including HERS raters and Field Inspectors, must complete ENERGY STAR Version 3 Rater Training through an Accredited Training Provider in order to service and/or inspect homes that seek ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 rating. There are two paths to certify a home to earn the ENERGY STAR. The Prescriptive Path is based on a predefined package of improvements, while the Performance Path is based on a customized package of upgrades. The National Program Requirements define the core energy efficiency specifications for both the Prescriptive and Performance Paths.

Materials Posted

Webinar Recording | Power Point Presentation | Part B

All homes permitted after January 1, 2012 seeking ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 rating must meet ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 standards. Verification partners, including HERS raters and Field Inspectors, must complete ENERGY STAR Version 3 Rater Training through an Accredited Training Provider in order to service and/or inspect homes that seek ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 rating. There are two paths to certify a home to earn the ENERGY STAR. The Prescriptive Path is based on a predefined package of improvements, while the Performance Path is based on a customized package of upgrades. The National Program Requirements define the core energy efficiency specifications for both the Prescriptive and Performance Paths.

Both the Performance and Prescriptive Paths require completion of four inspection checklists:

  • Thermal Enclosure System Rater Checklist,
  • HVAC System Quality Installation Rater Checklist,
  • HVAC System Quality Installation Contractor Checklist, and
  • Water Management System Builder Checklist

These checklists include building science practices that promote improved comfort, indoor air quality, and durability in certified homes. This webinar provides an overview of the Thermal Enclosure System Rater checklist and its requirements as prescribed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Topics covered will include:

  • High-Performance fenestration,
  • Quality Installed-Insulation,
  • Fully-Aligned Air Barriers,
  • Reduced Thermal Bridging, and
  • Air Sealing

Save the Date! – Self-Help Housing Conference

Save the Date

The conference theme is, 50 Years of Building Dreams, and it will celebrate the half-century success of the USDA Rural Development Section 523 program. The four Technical & Managerial Assistance (T&MA) providers extend an invitation to its network of partners working to create opportunities in the rural communities we serve. This conference will provide you with up-to-date training and information on the program, as well as the chance to network with other professionals in this field. Please join us in San Antonio!

Registration Fee: $245