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Your premiere affordable housing                              compliance agency since 1989

What's New?

CHART PY2022: Now in Secure Management Folders

The CHART shells to be used for PY2022 reporting are available in secure management folders. Along with the CHART2022 shells, we uploaded a blank CHART Authorization, a blank Certification of Material Participation of Nonprofit, and an updated CHART User Guide. You will also find instructions for uploading your annual reporting documents and specific guidance for HTC12 and first year reporting.

The annual Owner’s Certification of compliance with supporting PY2022 CHART, CHART Authorization, Certification of Material Participation of Nonprofit (if applicable), as well as PY2021 and PY2022 Utility Allowance supporting documents for each project must be received by AHC by close of business Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

Please be sure to read the full instructions:

Full Annual Reporting Upload Instructions

CHART Training

 January 10, 2023

There will be a recording shared with registrants after the training.

Tuesday 1/10 9 AM - 12 PM - Training
Wednesday 1/11 3 - 5 PM - Office Hours

If you are interested in attending, write Grace Riley at grace@ahcinc.net.

AHC’s Education and Leadership Center (ELC) and Hamline University's Center for Public Administration and Leadership (CPAL) announce enrollment is open for Course 1 and Course 2 of the Leadership in Affordable Housing Certificate (LAHC) in 2023.

VISIT OUR EDUCATION PAGE for Course enrollment and financial aid information.

All students must complete 90 hours of education in eight monthly sessions over the course of a year. The LAHC is taught virtually over two terms of four months each. Students who complete the Leadership in Affordable Housing coursework are awarded the Certificate from the Hamline University CPAL. Either course may be taken independently but the Certificate is earned only after completing both courses. Sequential course completion is highly recommended.

This will be the third year the LAHC has been offered as an evening class by Zoom. Nearly 50 housing professionals will have earned the Certificate as of December 31, 2022.

Certificate Description:

The Leadership in Affordable Housing Certificate is offered virtually. The class will meet synchronously on the days listed. Additional work will be completed asynchronously. 

Students will develop a solid knowledge of the economics of affordable housing as well as the key political and sociological issues that created the current affordable housing crisis over the past 150 years. Then, armed with that knowledge and working in teams, students will propose policy, program, and projects to address the problem.

The Certificate is designed to expand the skills and prepare the next generation of diverse community leaders through two courses to be offered in 2023. The Syllabus includes readings, lectures, team projects, and interactions with a variety of industry leaders as guest speakers.

Course 1: The Affordable Housing Crisis. This course will examine the impacts of historical 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.

VISIT OUR EDUCATION PAGE for Course enrollment and financial aid information.

Social Security Benefits Increase in 2023

On October 13, 2022, the Social Security Administration announced that Social Security recipients will receive an 8.7% cost of living increase (COLA) for 2023. 

The increase will be reflected in regular Social Security checks received in January 2023 and for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits on December 31, 2022.

Annual recertifications not yet completed must reflect the increase for households receiving these benefits. 

New move ins and annual recertifications that have already been processed and have signed and dated Tenant Income Certifications (TICs) do not need to be adjusted. 

To read more, please visit SSA.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms & Detectors in U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-Assisted Housing

HUD’s Offices of Public and Indian Housing, Multifamily Housing Programs, and Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes posted a joint Notice on January 31, 2022, requiring carbon monoxide alarms or detectors in their HUD-assisted housing programs starting December 27, 2022.

The notice reminds owners and operators of Public Housing, Project Based Rental Assistance (PBRA), Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV), Project Based Vouchers (PBV), Supportive Housing for the Elderly (Section 202), and Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Section 811) properties of carbon monoxide poisoning risks in housing, identifies resources for preventing and detecting exposure and provides notice of the requirement for alarms or detectors to be installed in certain HUD-assisted housing by December 27, 2022. Read the Notice here.

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 the income of your residents with fixed incomes.  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

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

Income and Rent Limits
Please go to Income & Rent Limits for specific
program information.

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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.

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