BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:MFA Housing New Mexico Events VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY;CHARSET=utf-8:In San Francisco, there will be workshops to provide attendees with important information coming out of the new 114th Congress and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Some of the topics will include the latest on HUD's proposed budget and the potential return of sequestration in FY 2016. In addition, PHADA plans to cover authorization legislation that would expand the Moving to Work (MTW) program and implement the PHADA-NAHRO Small Housing Authority Reform Proposal (SHARP). The FY '15 HUD spending bill increased the number of public housing units eligible for the Rental Assistance Demonstration and HUD is well along in the selection of RAD applicants. Attendees will hear the differences between PBRA and PBV conversions, and how RAD could provide relief from the excessive public housing regulatory environment and improve their physical stock. Another session will focus on the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) including potential related changes in asset management requirements and physical inspections. HUD is now finalizing a cost study that may be used to determine future Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) administrative fees. This important study will be the subject of another session. Other likely topics that will be covered include new HUD regulations governing the demolition and disposition of public housing, effective public relations, innovative information technology strategies, and new entrepreneurial activities some HAs may want to plan. There will also be an update on the Department's proposed Fair Housing rule including the burdensome "tool" that will be used to gage compliance. In addition to these sessions for executive directors and their staffs, PHADA will provide training for commissioners. Expected sessions will cover how commissioners can better monitor key financial reports and various reasonable accommodation and disability related laws. Other sessions include one on ethics and current events in housing. These are just some of the planned sessions for the 2015 Annual Convention & Exhibition. Other sessions are now in the works and will be announced shortly. Look for more specific details on workshops, sessions and other convention highlights in the Advocate and on the PHADA website. DESCRIPTION;CHARSET=utf-8:In San Francisco, there will be workshops to provide attendees with important information coming out of the new 114th Congress and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Some of the topics will include the latest on HUD's proposed budget and the potential return of sequestration in FY 2016. In addition, PHADA plans to cover authorization legislation that would expand the Moving to Work (MTW) program and implement the PHADA-NAHRO Small Housing Authority Reform Proposal (SHARP). The FY '15 HUD spending bill increased the number of public housing units eligible for the Rental Assistance Demonstration and HUD is well along in the selection of RAD applicants. Attendees will hear the differences between PBRA and PBV conversions, and how RAD could provide relief from the excessive public housing regulatory environment and improve their physical stock. Another session will focus on the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) including potential related changes in asset management requirements and physical inspections. HUD is now finalizing a cost study that may be used to determine future Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) administrative fees. This important study will be the subject of another session. Other likely topics that will be covered include new HUD regulations governing the demolition and disposition of public housing, effective public relations, innovative information technology strategies, and new entrepreneurial activities some HAs may want to plan. There will also be an update on the Department's proposed Fair Housing rule including the burdensome "tool" that will be used to gage compliance. In addition to these sessions for executive directors and their staffs, PHADA will provide training for commissioners. Expected sessions will cover how commissioners can better monitor key financial reports and various reasonable accommodation and disability related laws. Other sessions include one on ethics and current events in housing. These are just some of the planned sessions for the 2015 Annual Convention & Exhibition. Other sessions are now in the works and will be announced shortly. Look for more specific details on workshops, sessions and other convention highlights in the Advocate and on the PHADA website. LOCATION;CHARSET=utf-8:Hyatt Regency San Francisco, CA UID:20150503-540@housingnm.com URL:http://housingnm.org/events/ical/540 DTSTART:20150503T080000 DTSTAMP:20150503T080000 DTEND:20150506T170000 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR