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  August 3, 2016

western slope events—be in the know!

Heading into the second month of the quarter, there is a slew of trainings coming to the Western Slope. See below and online for more information on the following offerings:

Watch this list for even more to come in October. We look forward to seeing you!

low income housing tax credit (lihtc) compliance

Grand Junction │August 18, 2016
9:00am to 3:00pm

This class will cover all tax credit compliance requirements. Topics to be covered include LIHTC occupancy requirements; how to determine households; income and asset calculations; tenant income certification and recertification; gross rents, utilities, and fees; nontransient occupancy; available unit rules; good cause eviction; and management reviews. The class will also go through practice scenarios to review the above topics. Early registration is recommended, as space is limited.

Click here for full details and registration.

benchmarking property expenses

Grand Junction │August 23, 2016
9:00am to Noon

Do you feel you are comparing apples to oranges when trying to budget, analyze, or predict property expenses? This workshop examines how to benchmark one property's expenses against another's, and will cover a variety of properties across Colorado. You will learn when you can legitimately compare one property's expenses to another's, and will receive data from national and regional publications on benchmark expense levels for your properties.

Click here for full details and registration.

managing bids, proposals, and follow through

Grand Junction │August 23, 2016
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Do you need to find a new lawn-mowing service, or a painter for some move-outs? Maybe even a new auditor?

How do you compare bids when you get them? Are all contractors created equal? Should price be the absolute determinant? How do you ensure the work is done right, and what alternatives do you have if it isn't?

This workshop will address these questions and many more. We will cover the process of procuring goods or services through bids and proposals. We will also show how careful planning, objective selection and then attentive oversight will result in cost effectiveness to your property and reduce misunderstandings with your vendors so you can keep them interested in doing future work.

Click here for full details and registration.

free class: best practices in rentals

Naturita │August 23, 2016
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Calling all rental property owners on the Western Slope! Are you tired of your real estate investment leaving you broke?

Join CHFA Community Development and chfareach for a free dinner and three-hour seminar to learn what housing providers are doing to protect their investments and cut back on risk. Whether you rent out one home or an apartment building, this comprehensive evening will provide the information you need to keep rental headaches to a minimum.

Reserve your meal and register for class by emailing Karen Harkin or calling her at 970.241.2341, ext. 6303.

Click here to see the full press release.

trauma-informed care

Grand Junction │August 24, 2016
9:00am to Noon

As study after study demonstrates that providing care in a trauma-informed manner promotes positive outcomes, a trauma-informed approach is becoming a best practice in the field of housing and homelessness.

Trauma-informed Care emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both clients and providers, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment. People who have been traumatized need support and understanding from those around them. Often, trauma survivors can be retraumatized by well-meaning caregivers and community service providers.

Understanding the impact of trauma is an important first step in developing meaningful rapport with residents. Come learn how Trauma-informed Care can boost your ability achieve positive outcomes on your property.

Click here for full details and registration.


Grand Junction │August 24, 2016
1:00pm to 4:00pm

You can't always control the circumstances that life throws your way, but you can control how well you take care of yourself. Taking proper care of your body, soul, and mind can keep you in optimum shape for handling stress, which gives you as much resilience as possible to help you manage those uncontrollable things in life.

Prioritize yourself by attending this training. You'll learn the how and why of self-care strategies that keep you well and ready for life's challenges.

Click here for full details and registration.

mors: what to expect and how to prepare

Grand Junction │September 22, 2016
9:00am to Noon

Management Occupancy Reviews (MORs) are back. Are you wondering what CHFA will be looking for in your upcoming review?

In this session, we will go over what you can do to prepare to have a successful MOR. We will discuss resident files, required policies, and procedures. You will get an overview of HUD Form 9834, as well as management practices for compliance with HUD's rules and regulations. Finally, we will give you a sense of the timeline and scheduling of reviews.

Click here for full details and registration

Interested in further training? Search events and register from the chfareach class calendar.

Chfareach provides resources, education, and assistance for Colorado multifamily housing. Membership in chfareach is not required to attend trainings. Please call 303.297.7497 at any time for assistance with your registration.

Belinda Waldron
chfareach Coordinator
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