General Training Policies
The Department regularly conducts training sessions for the Housing Tax Credit Program (HTC), the Bond Program (BOND), and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) to ensure compliance with all program requirements. These training sessions teach program regulations and will help all individuals ensure compliance when implementing Department funded programs. The main types of available training sessions are Property Compliance and 1st Thursday Income Eligibility. Descriptions of each type of training are included below.
Attendance Certificates will either be presented at the end of the training class or mailed to attendees if not provided on the training date. Attendees must stay for the entire training session to receive a certificate.
Changes resulting from HR 3221 and the new Compliance Rules
Congress passed housing reform legislation affecting the Housing Tax Credit program in July, 2008. The Department has updated the Compliance Rules published in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 10, Part 1, Chapter 60 that will be passed in the spring of 2009 to reflect these changes and adopt program regulations that will make other programs consistent with the new guidelines. Attend training to understand how the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs will implement the changes in compliance regulations and how your properties in the Department's portfolio will be impacted.
The Department will be offering training updated with the new compliance regulations through a training partnership with The Texas Apartment Association (www.taa.org). This new training will become part of next year's TAA "HTC Training" course. Attendance is strongly recommended.
Property Compliance Training
Property Compliance training sessions, which are co-sponsored by the Department's Compliance Monitoring staff and either the Rural Rental Housing Association of Texas (RRHA) or the Texas Apartment Association (TAA), focus on requirements included in Land Use Restriction Agreements (LURAs) to ensure long term compliance with the rules and regulations governing the HTC, BOND, and HOME programs.
Visit www.taa.org for online registration. Trainings are facilitated by Department staff and sponsored by TAA.
If you are interested in Property Compliance Training, note the following:
- TDHCA does not accept online registration for Property Compliance Training sessions.
- Registration and training facilities are coordinated by the applicable co-sponsoring organization.
- Registrants must contact the applicable co-sponsoring organization to register.
- The registration fee for Property Compliance Training is determined by the co-sponsoring organization.
Online Registration Submission
NOTE: Event registration is being provided through Eventbrite.com. The Department does not accept mailed, faxed, or emailed registration requests. If you cannot use the Eventbrite Web site due to a disability, please use the contact information below, and we will assist you with your registration.
Contact: Kathie Watkins at (512) 305-8869 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st Thursday Income Eligibility training sessions are presented by the Department's Compliance Monitoring staff every other month and are held at the Thomas J. Rusk Building in Austin, Texas. The training focuses on the income eligibility requirements of the Department's various affordable housing programs. All affordable housing property owners and managers; and all program contract administrators and subrecipients are invited to attend. This in-depth course covers:
- Documenting household income
- Calculating annual income
Please be aware that there is a high demand for this training. Please only register for this training if you are sure that you can attend. Approximately one week before the training, you will be contacted via the email address you entered as part of your registration and asked to confirm that you will attend. If a response to that confirmation request is not received within 48 hours, your spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist.
NOTE: If registration for the training reaches capacity, you will be given the option through Eventbrite to join the waitlist. As spots for the training become available, you will be notified via the email address you entered when you registered for the waitlist and offered the opportunity to register. If you do not register for the training within the time frame identified in the notification, that spot will be released to the next person on the waitlist.
Free parking is not available. Use the visitor parking garage at 12th and San Jacinto (map opens in a new window).
Individuals who require auxiliary aids, services or sign language interpreters for training sessions should contact Gina Esteves, ADA Responsible Employee, at 512-475-3943 or Relay Texas at 1-800-735-2989, at least two days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Non-English speaking individuals who require interpreters for training sessions should contact Elena Peinado, 512-475-3814 at least three days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Personas que hablan español y requieren un intérprete, favor de llamar a Elena Peinado al siguiente número (512) 475-3814 por lo menos tres días antes de la junta para hacer los preparativos apropiados.