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11th Annual Conference Speaker Announcement!!


2021 Annual Housing Conference

 Click HERE to reserve your seat for the 2021 Annual Housing Conference!

Click HERE for the agenda.

WHEN: December 2nd, 8:15am- 12pm

WHERE: This is an online event

MORE INFORMATION: This seminar is intended to update knowledge and skills for the senior-level housing professionals who help ensure compliance with the Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program, HOME Program requirements, and other related local affordable housing binding agreements. 

Speakers will include Anne Mavity, Executive Director, Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP), Renee Dickinson, Compliance Manager-Multifamily, Minnesota Housing, Aubrey Albrecht, Vice President of Education and Chief Innovation Officer MN Multi Housing Association, and others to be announced!

See Education Tab for further info!

2021 CHART Training

Click HERE to reserve your seat for the 2021 CHART Training!

WHEN: December 2nd, 1:30 -  3:30pm

WHERE: This is an online event


CHART  training will be offered online the afternoon of the Annual Industry Seminar.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  All management company staff who are involved in data input to the 3rd party vendor software programs such as YARDI or RealPage and all property management staff who are responsible for use of CHART as a direct software application to compliance reporting.

See Education Tab for further info!

Social Security Announces 5.9% Benefit Increase for 2022, The Most in 30 Years

Almost 70 million Americans who receive Social Security benefits will see a 5.9% increase in 2022 - the largest increase since 1982.  This increase may impact income of your residents with fixed income.  View the Social Security Administration's 2022 COLA Fact Sheet here.

View the Social Security Administration's COLA  Press Release Effective January 1, 2022 HERE

HUD Guidance Issued on New Notice Requirements for Evictions 

HUD updated its eviction regulations in a notice titled Extension of Time and Required Disclosures for Notification of Nonpayment of Rent for public housing and project based rental assistance (PBRA).  HUD’s guidance requests PHA’s and owners to work with tenants to ensure tenants are aware of all Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) funding.  The rule extends the lease termination period for such tenants to at least 30 days following notification for those using Section 8, Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation, Section 202/162 Project Assistance Contract, Section 202 Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC), Section 811 PRAC, Section 236 Rental Housing Assistance Program and Rent Supplement.  The rule does not apply to the Housing Choice Voucher program.

Households with incomes at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI) are eligible for the available ERA funds. The rule takes effect Nov. 6, which is also the comment due date.

HUD Published Information on Availability of Supplemental Funds During COVID-19

HUD’s Office of Housing has published Housing Notice H-2021-05 regarding the continuation of “Availability of Funds for COVID-19 Supplemental Payments for Properties Receiving Project-Based Rental Assistance under the Section 8, Section 202, or Section 811 Programs.” HUD is making CARES Act funds available to offset property expenditures incurred through October 31, 2021 to combat the effects of COVID-19. 

Unused funds are available; owner/agents need to read the above Notice, complete the required forms, and apply.

The Office of Multifamily Housing Programs published Frequently Asked Questions in response to inquiries received after the release of HSG Notice 2021-05. Owner/agents should take time to review this Notice to see if you qualify for reimbursement of expenses, including some internet expenses, related to COVID-19.

AHC’s Education and Leadership Center and Hamline University's Center for Public Administration and Leadership announce enrollment is open for Course 1 and Course 2 of the Leadership in Affordable Housing Certificate (LAHC) for Spring and Summer Semesters 2022.

Click HERE for enrollment and financial aid information, found on our EDUCATION Tab

Develop a solid knowledge of the economics of affordable housing as well as the key political and economic issues that created the affordable housing crisis. Then, armed with that knowledge, identify opportunities to address the issue.

The Certificate program will seek to prepare the next generation of diverse community leaders to address this ongoing problem in two courses to be offered in 2022.

Course 1: The Affordable Housing Crisis. This course will examine impacts of government policies on equity and affordability in the housing market and will explore the successes and limitations of policies that have not fully addressed the housing crisis.

Course 2: Leadership in Affordable Housing Policy. This course will guide students in policymaking across multiple entities in government, industry, and the nonprofit sector through interactive case studies and the creation of original affordable housing policies.

The Certificate courses have been accredited through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education for a total of 8 credits applied as electives to any eligible Hamline Graduate School program.  While it may be possible for students to enroll in Course 2 before taking Course 1, the course content is developed to provide a more meaningful learning experience if the courses are taken sequentially.

Minneapolis Inclusionary Zoning

AHC is pleased to announce that the City of Minneapolis has selected AHC as the Certifying Entity for their new Inclusionary Zoning affordable housing program!

This is one of several strategies the City has implemented to address the affordable housing crisis. It supports the affordable housing goals of Minneapolis 2040, the City’s Comprehensive Plan that took effect Jan. 1, 2020.  As the City implements new zoning consistent with Minneapolis 2040, opportunities to increase the supply of housing and create new housing options are envisioned to expand through the city. The inclusionary zoning policy ensures that affordable homes are built in exchange for increased development capacity.

The Inclusionary Housing policy applies to residential development projects with 20 or more dwelling units that file a site plan review application. It will phase in over time for smaller projects (20-49 units) and owner-occupied condo developments. Developers can comply with the policy by doing the following:

*Make 8% of the project units affordable to households with incomes at or below 60% area median income (AMI) for 20 years. 

*Make 4% of project units affordable at 30% AMI for 20 years.

*Pledge to make 20% of units affordable at 50% of AMI for 30 years – a level that would allow the developer to seek City financial assistance for the project.

The role as Certifying Entity will be a new one for AHC and we are excited to be part of implementing this pioneering initiative with our longstanding local government partner.

Facilitating Leadership for the Affordable Housing Industry. 

Lyn as Fellow of the American Academy of Housing and Communities.

Visit the Community Trailblazer website to hear Lyn discuss her historical experiences in housing and plan to "pay it forward" by partnering with Hamline University Graduate School of Business to design and teach leadership in out industry.

COVID-19 & Dealing With Staff Anxiety First!

Lyn Burton, speaks on COVID-19 and Dealing With "Staff Anxiety First."  Please click here for further information and access to the Women's Radio Network.

For information about COVID, please see COVID-19 resource links and/or AHC Newsletters.

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Our Mission

We deliver monitoring and consulting services to governmental organizations, property owners and managers; and education to individuals who aspire to leadership in the affordable housing industry. Our aim is to protect the investment of private equity and tax dollars and to ensure continued quality affordable rental housing.

COVID-19 Resource Links

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

File Documentation to Obtain HTC 2020-2021 AR

HUD's COVID-19 Q&A for Multifamily (8-09-2021)

HUD's Eviction Prevention for At-Risk Tenants: A Message to HUD Program Grantees (08-07-20)

PDF Free or Low Cost Internet Services Publication

CARES Act Income Inclusions & Exclusions Table

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