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  • Reasonable Accommodation - Updating Your Section 504 Plan
    April 24, 2014
    (Training Seminar)

    Reasonable Accommodation - Updating Your Section 504 Plan is a 3 hour Webinar program. All times are Eastern.

     

     

    Participants receive a copy of the Power Point presentation and a Certificate of Attendance.

     

    Register Now


    MAHMA PO Box 12204 Columbus, OH 43212 888-242-9472
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit Training - Detroit
    May 20, 2014 - May 21, 2014
    (Training Seminar)

    This two-day LIHTC course is ideal for owners, managers, asset managers, developers and site staff who need to understand the basics and the critical workings of Low Income Housing Tax Credits.  Those who are new to the industry and those who want a...


    Audra Garrison PO Box 12204 Columbus, OH 43212 888-242-9472 Fax: 614-481-6951
  • Specialist in Housing Credit Management Exam - Detroit
    May 21, 2014
    (Industry Designation Exam)

    The Specialist in Housing Credit Management® (SHCM) certification has been developed by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) especially for management professionals involved with properties developed and operated under the Low...


    Audra Garrison MAHMA PO Box 12204 Columbus, OH 43212 888-242-9472
  • 2014 MAHMA Regional Affordable Housing Conference
    June 03, 2014 - June 04, 2014
    (Conferences)

    The 2014 MAHMA Regional Affordable Housing Conference will be held in downtown Detroit at the newly rennovated Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown on June 3 & 4, 2014.  Agenda and Conference details, including opportunities to see the Detroit Tigers will be...


    MAHMA PO Box 12204 Columbus, OH 43215 888-242-9472
  • Fair Housing Certification Course
    June 05, 2014
    (Training Seminar)

    The Fair Housing Compliance (FHC) course is a comprehensive program offered by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) for property management staff . NAHMA's Fair Housing Compliance course trains managers to understand complex fair...


    MAHMA PO Box 12204 Columbus, OH 43212 888-242-9472
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About MAHMA

THE MIDWEST AFFORDABLE HOUSING MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (MAHMA) is a professional association representing owners and managers of affordable housing throughout Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

We are a regional organization with grassroots support from local, regional and national affiliations. Through our liaison with THE NATIONAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (NAHMA), our members benefit from the tremendous support and legislative work that is provided by the working partnership of the national HUD offices and other government, and community agencies.  Located in Washington, DC, NAHMA works with key industry and government officials in facilitating the affordable housing industry and in voicing the decisive needs and concerns of its members.

The Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association’s members are responsible for the day-to-day management tasks for over 800,000 units of the nation’s affordable housing stock. The Association recognizes that creating and maintaining quality affordable housing communities is  essential to each family’s ability to reach its full potential.  Quality affordable housing communities are operated cost effectively by energetic and knowledgeable professionals who are committed to long-term careers in housing management.  Our members represent those who follow sound financial practices, comply with regulations, and operate under state-of-the-art general management  systems.


Breaking News
HUD 4350.3 Change 4 Released
HUD has issued the release of the HUD 4350.3 Change 4. It is effective as of the issue date.  A copy of the transmittal is attached and a link to the handbook on HUDClips can be found here.

MAHMA will have updated copies of the complete HUD Handbook for sale in the near future.  Also, MAHMA will offer Handbook update training sessions.  Please continue to check www.mahma.com to purchase your handbook and for training date announcements.

Attachments:
Download this file (4350.3 Change 4.pdf)4350.3 Change 4.pdf[ ]123 Kb
 
Correction to 202 and 811 Streamlining Rule
HUD issued a technical correction to its rule, “Streamlining Requirements Governing the Use of Funding for SupportiveHousing for the Elderly and Persons With Disabilities Programs.”

The original rule was published on June 20, 2013. It governs the Section 202 and Section 811 programs to streamlinerequirements for mixed finance developments and to amend other regulations for these programs.

This technical correction to the rule clarifies that the intent is to extend the duration of the fund reservation for a capital advance from the date of issuance of the award letter so that owners could reach initial closing, and not to extend the time after the date of initial closing. This correction is effective as of August 15, 2013, and applicable beginning July 22, 2013.


 
Change in Annual Financial Statement (AFS) Submission Requirements
Housing Notice H 2013-23, Change in Annual Financial Statement (AFS) Submission Requirements for Some Multifamily Housing Projects, has been published and is now available on the NAHMA website.

This Notice revises the financial reporting requirements for some multifamily housing projects.  Specifically, it relieves the Owner of small multifamily projects of the burden and cost of submitting audited financial statements.  For purposes of this Notice, the term “small multifamily housing project” means a project for which the Owner is under an obligation to submit an audited financial statement but receives less than $500,000 in combined federal financial assistance.

To view this notice, please follow this link to the NAHMA HUD page

 
Noteworthy HCV policy changes related to the disabled
HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing released notices which may be of interest to members who participate in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Notice PIH 2013-18 (HA), “Revision for Requests for Exception Payment Standards for Persons with Disabilities as a Reasonable Accommodation,” was issued August 1, 2013, and it remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded. HUD describes the purpose of the notice as follows:

“This notice supersedes Notice PIH 2011-19 (which extended Notice PIH 2010-11). Prior to this revision, public housing agencies (PHA) were informed that an exception payment standard may remain in effect until or unless a higher exception payment standard was warranted, requested, and subsequently approved. With this notice, PHAs must maintain the approved exception payment standard until or unless a higher exception payment standard is warranted, requested, and subsequently approved (see Section 5). Section 6 of the prior notice has also been revised to explain the expedition of the review process and allow for advanced copies of waiver requests to be sent to HUD Headquarters directly.”

Notice PIH 2013-19, “Revised Policies and Procedures for Special Purpose Housing Choice Vouchers for

 
Grassroots Advocacy Opportunities for August
At this time, both the Senate and House of Representatives have begun a month long district work period known as the August Recess. During this time, the members of Congress will focus on local issues in their districts and states.

We encourage all members to invite their Senators and Representatives to visit one of your properties during the month of August. A site visit with a member of Congress not only informs them of the positive community enrichment accomplished by affordable housing; it allows you the opportunity to discuss the funding and regulatory issues that you face every day as an owner or manager of affordable housing. To enhance your message, introduce your representative to tenants who rely on affordable housing services and involve your staff as well so that the representative can see the job creation caused by housing programs. These actions will show your member of Congress the essential need to fund these programs.

To initiate the property visit, call the Member’s Washington DC or district office and ask to speak with his or her scheduler. Procedures for arranging a site visit may vary by office, so ask the scheduler the desired format for a meeting request. While arranging this visit, you can also see if your representative will be conducting town hall meetings or if there is an opportunity to visit the district office.  Send the scheduler an email with your contact information and complete the required meeting request document, which could be a formal invitation document or an electronic request form.

During the representative’s visit, we ask that members highlight specific affordable housing issues and discuss your legislative and policy concerns. NAHMA’s new Grassroots Advocacy Toolkits contain numerous policy papers and resources that can assist you. The following topics are of urgent importance to NHAMA and the toolkits cover them in depth:

 
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