Westmark Anchorage

Admissions & Occupancy

This training has been postponed to a date to be determined. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Time & Location

Westmark Anchorage

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

About the Event


Admissions & Occupancy is a three and a half (3.5) day training with the final half day (5/1/2020) being optional and available for participants to schedule a one-on-one session with the trainer. This training is designed to enhance the job performance of Admissions and Occupancy staff and other tribal housing professionals working on Admissions and Occupancy issues. The course will cover Admissions and Occupancy program management with topics to include: the application and selection process, eligibility for housing assistance, calculating annual income, determining monthly rental or homeownership payments, occupancy standards, collections practices and compliance, effective communication techniques with residents, lease agreement compliance, and collections. The course will also examine how maintaining high standards in the Admissions and Occupancy program affects the overall management of tribal housing programs. Participants are encouraged to bring calculators and a copy of their Admissions and Occupancy policies so they can practice applying them to case studies and role-playing exercises presented during this course.



Cielo Gibson has been working with 1937 Act and NAHASDA housing programs for 20 years. Her work includes development of homeownership programs and policies for numerous tribes. As a professional trainer and administrator of NAHASDA programs, Ms. Gibson has extensive experience with Indian Housing throughout the United States and Alaska.


Who should attend? 

Admissions & Occupancy Staff, Board of Directors, Housing Directors, Contract Administrators, Finance Directors, Project Managers, and Maintenance Directors.


Questions or to Register by phone, please call Cynthia Gurisko at (907)330-8397 or email at cgurisko@aahaak.org