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AHC’s Education and Leadership Center and Hamline University announce open enrollment for the:

Leadership in Affordable Housing Certificate

Collaboration with Hamline University, class starts January 7, 2021

The Certificate program will examine the roots of the nation’s affordable housing crisis and seek to prepare the next generation of diverse community leaders to address this ongoing problem in two courses to be offered in 2021.

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. 

AHC’s goal is that a lack of financial resources should not prevent any student from pursuing this educational opportunity. We especially encourage student applicants from diverse communities not currently represented in leadership roles in our industry.

Thanks to the generous support from industry leaders, certificate students may apply for financial aid scholarships from AHC’s Education and Leadership Center. 

Certificate registration at:          www.hamline.edu/affordable-housing

Course Details

For further information about financial aid and the application form, email ELC@ahcinc.net.

Our Sponsors:

Annual Housing Conference 

Virtual Conference

Thursday December 10th8:15 a.m. to Noon*

Register for Conference HERE

Save the Date. 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 locally-imposed affordable housing restrictions. Representatives of MN Housing, local credit allocators, and HOME Participating Jurisdictions will be available to provide additional expertise, as needed, during Q & A sessions.

The 2020 Annual Conference will offer many engaging and informative topics, with time dedicated to networking and information sharing to preserve and expand participant knowledge of affordable housing.

*A separate seminar will be held December 10, 2020 from 1:30  - 4:30 p.m. "Submitting Your Annual Compliance Report for 2020" geared at property management compliance staff who are responsible for completing CHART20 and submitting annual owner reports. See the registration for Submitting Your Annual Report.

Housing Conference Highlights:

Policy & Procedural Updates with Renee Dickinson, Compliance Manager MHFA and Jen Ahrens, AHC Program Manager.  

-Share updates and insights for compliance during 2021

 Legislative Insight with Shannon Guernsey; Executive Director, Minnesota NARHO & Todd Liljenquist; Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Minnesota Multi Housing Association

-With the 2020 presidential elections in the past, what’s to be expected from Congress and the Minnesota legislature in 2021?  A look at legislative and regulatory possibilities for affordable housing.

Using the Average Income election for Section 42 properties with Jen Brewerton; Vice President of Compliance, Dominium

-"Lessons learned: What I would have done differently knowing then what I know now!” 

Developing and Preserving Affordable Housing in the Post-COVID Era, Abdi Warsame, Executive Director and CEO, Minneapolis PHA and Cecile Bedor, Executive Vice President of Real Estate, CommonBond Communities

-COVID-19 has added more unknowns and complexities for household eligibility documentation, tenant relations, rent collections and cash flow, maintenance and asset management. How are these factors impacting internal operations, staffing, and plans for future development and preservation of existing projects?

Seminar fee: $95

Submitting Your Annual

Compliance Report for 2020

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 1:30 - 4:30pm

Register HERE

Course Description:

This session is intended for project owners, compliance managers and property staff who work with the Section 42, HOME and/or other affordable housing rental programs that report direction to AHC. This workshop is designed for those who are responsible for setting up, entering and maintaining information on CHART and assumes a solid knowledge of tax credit and HOME compliance requirements and reporting processes. Coverage of content surrounding both CHART and Annual Owner Certification.

Attendees will learn how to set up PY2020 CHART (each tab of the Excel spreadsheet will be covered in detail). The course also includes a review of the updated 2020 CHART User Guide and a review of common errors from the previous reporting year.

Special Note:

AHC shares with suballocators, participating jurisdictions and other appropriate agencies regarding organizations and staff that attend AHC training workshops. Properties with significant or multiple noncompliance findings, particularly those related to topics covered in AHC trainings, may be subject to additional re-review or inspection fees.


3-Hour live stream course

Registration Cost:


Questions about Education?

Please contact us at elc@ahcinc.net or 651-222-8319 with your requests and suggestions! 

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