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Tue, Feb 11



NAHASDA Essentials

GOVERNMENT RATES available for attendees of the Association of Alaska Housing Authorities training. For reservations use Group Code - NAHASDA2020.

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NAHASDA Essentials
NAHASDA Essentials

Time & Location

Feb 11, 2020, 9:00 AM – Feb 14, 2020, 4:00 PM

Westmark, 720 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA

About the event


AAHA is hosting an exciting and interactive three and a half (3.5) day training with the final half day (2/14/2020) being optional and available for participants to schedule a one-on-one session with the trainer. The training will provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). Participants will become familiar with latest regulations, program guidances, and PIH Notices. A thorough review of eligible families and eligible activities including rental housing, homebuyer programs, rehabilitation and housing and crime prevention services will be provided. Major topics to be addressed include the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula, calculating income eligibility and adjusted gross income, moderate-income family assistances, and income verification. Other topics will include: Federal requirements impacting IHBG activities, such as useful life and binding commitments, environmental review requirements, total development costs, financial management and program administration, and the latest OMB regulations. Case studies, group discussions, team games, and hands-on exercises will be applied to reinforce NAHASDA concepts. 


Cielo Gibson has extensive experience with Indian Housing throughout the United States and Alaska as a professional trainer, administrator and developer. Ms. Gibson has worked as an executive director for high-risk Indian housing authorities for over 20 years and has implemented numerous programs using low-income housing tax credits, Section 184, and ICDBG funds. Maria Tagliavento began in accounting and auditing more than 31 years ago. She has a wealth of knowledge, experience, and management of a wide variety of businesses, including Controller/Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer for two Indian Housing Authorities in Alaska. 

Who should attend? 

Employees of Regional Housing Authorities (RHA)/Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE); Board of Directors, Procurement Staff, Housing Staff, Contract Administrators, Finance Staff, Project Managers, Inspectors, and Maintenance Directors. 

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