Compliance Workshops and Training
Complying with public agencies’ affordable housing requirements isn’t always easy, but it is familiar territory for First Housing. State and local housing finance agencies, property managers, syndicators, private developers, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta have all depended on our expertise in ongoing compliance monitoring and consulting. We have provided compliance monitoring for the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (including the Multifamily Tax-Exempt Bond, HC, SAIL, SHIP and HOME Programs) since 1984.
Florida Housing Workshops
As an Agent for Florida Housing Finance Corporation, First Housing provides Compliance Workshops to increase knowledge of topics including, but not limited to federal requirements, state laws, compliance rules and regulations, and completion of Tenant Income Certification and Program Reports.
Compliance Training sessions are conducted at our Tampa office or other convenient locations. The ideal class size is 20 trainees or less and most are scheduled from 9am to 4pm. This type of training is helpful to address unresolved property issues and develop a plan to keep properties in compliance.
Presented by First Housing
Florida Housing Workshops are designed to increase knowledge about federal requirements, state laws, compliance rules and regulations, and completion of the Tenant Income Certification and Program Report. Workshops are held in a large classroom setting and include an overview of the following multifamily programs:
State Apartment Incentive Loan (SAIL)
Multifamily Tax-Exempt Housing Revenue Bond (MMRB)
State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)
HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program
Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (HC) program
By First Housing Training Specialists
Personalized Compliance Training
These one-day sessions are held at First Housing's Tampa office or another convenient location and include a guidebook. We start at 9 a.m. and finish around 4 p.m. It is best for a small group - generally no larger than 20 people. This type of training is extremely helpful to address unresolved property issues and develop a plan to keep properties in compliance.
Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) Training
HCCP is a professional designation for developers, property managers, asset managers and other employees working in the affordable housing industry. It is the industry benchmark for education, experience and ethical standards for Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) professionals and the premier nationally-endorsed credential of its kind. Benefits of the HCCP designation include but are not limited to: access to an expanding network of HCCP professionals, listing in the online HCCP directory, and continuing education opportunities. Eligibility requirements for the HCCP designation follow:
Minimum of two years of experience in the LIHTC industry, where you have spent at least 50% of your time working on LIHTC programs and issues
Ten hours of Low Income Housing Tax Credit training
Adherence to the HCCP Code of Ethics
Passing of the HCCP Exam (offered separately for a fee of $100); you can also buy the LIHTC Training & the HCCP Exam as a package for $525.
First Housing University
When you let our compliance industry experts train your team on-line at First Housing University, they become more efficient, motivated and successful at keeping properties in compliance and performing well.
The following are a few of the courses offered through First Housing University:
Affordable Housing: A Guide to Understanding the Basics
Income Qualifications – Learn the Basics and Advanced
Asset Determination – Learn the Basics and Advanced
Fair Housing 101
Understanding & Avoiding the 8823
LIHTC 101, 102 & 103
For a complete list of courses, please visit our university website:
Contact Our Compliance and Training Team
With years of experience, our staff has the capabilities and expertise to take your business to the next level. At First Housing, we combine our insights and skills to transform your processes and strategies, and in turn, your company. We’re proud to help shape and improve how our clients structure and manage their business.
Senior Compliance Specialist/
Training & Education Manager
Compliance Senior Vice Presidents
Please direct all workshop and training questions to: Christa Landram