Come and explore FSS inside and out, covering the information critical to program success. This three-day training for both HCV and public housing staff presents full program information, including HUD regulations, the coordinating committee, intake and family selection, contracts, calculating escrow accounts, portability, marketing, and finding private sector resources.
This training is geared towards public housing authorities (PHAs) operating HCV and public housing programs, and will not include a detailed discussion of how to establish an FSS program for owners of privately-owned HUD assisted multifamily housing.
This class has been updated to reflect the final rule published in the Federal Register on May 17, 2022.
Upon completion of the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) training, using HUD regulations and guidance, you should be able to understand:
Successful use of the program coordinating committee
FSS intake and family selection, including eligible families, transfers, targeted selections, motivational screening, and denials
The contract of participation, including contract requirements, the regulations for individual training and service plans, lease compliance, changes to the contract, and contract planning
Escrow accounts, including how escrow works, income and rent calculations, impact of income limits, crediting the escrow account, escrow interim, and final disbursements
Portability, including FSS rules for portability, responsibility of initial and receiving HAs, and contract and escrow account issues
Case management, including characteristics of effective case managers, the role of the case manager, the helping interview versus the housing interview, questioning techniques, client intake, client evaluation, case planning, and case managing
Marketing your FSS program, including finding private sector resources
Multiple avenues and barriers to self-sufficiency
AGENDA: View the agenda for in-person classes View the agenda for live web trainings METHOD: A group-live seminar featuring PowerPoint, case studies, group discussion, course books, worksheets, and Q&A LENGTH: Three days AUDIENCE: FSS coordinators, FSS managers, FSS case managers, and supervisors of these staff PROGRAM LEVEL: Basic PREREQUISITES: None ADVANCED PREPARATION: None EXAM: The certification exam is available for $175. Select the exam during checkout or click here to view a list of certification exams available. CREDITS: CPE units = 21, CEU units w/ exam = 1.8
Nan McKay & Associates is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website: www.nasbaregistry.org. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour. CPE Sponsor ID# 101539
By registering for and attending this training, you agree that you will not copy, share, post, or otherwise disseminate training or exam materials, including but not limited to posting on the internet, internal network, shared drive, or other publicly accessible means of access. Unauthorized distribution of NMA materials may result in the loss of your certification and/or legal action. Hotel Recommendations: Please note that these are only recommendations. We also recommend asking for the government rate when booking rooms at any hotel. Cancellations: If you are unable to attend this seminar, you may send a substitute or receive a credit toward a future seminar, to be attended within a one-year period. If you are unable to attend, you must notify NMA in writing at least 60 calendar days prior to the start date of the seminar. If you do not notify NMA in writing, you are responsible for the entire registration fee. If you cancel less than 60 days prior to the start date of this seminar, a cancellation fee of $150 will be assessed. Substitutions must be in writing on company letterhead with the seminar name, location and attendee name, and received by NMA prior to the seminar start date. NMA reserves the right to cancel a seminar at any time. If a seminar is canceled by NMA, registration fees will be refunded or credited in full. NMA is not responsible for airfare, lodging or other related expenses. Please plan ahead by purchasing refundable airfare. Retaking Exams: Exam retake options vary; call for details. You are permitted to fail an exam three times before you are required to retake the seminar. NMA reserves the right to change any policies or pricing at any time and in its sole discretion. For more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact our offices at 800.783.3100.