Opening Our Doors with a Homeless Preference: What You Need to Know (AHA918D)

  • Product Format
  • Pre Recorded Webinar
  • Presenter(s)
  • Debbie Hixon
  • Conference Date
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  • Aired Time
  • 1:00 pm ET - 12:00 pm CT - 11:00 am MT - 10:00 am PT
  • Length
  • 60 minutes

Get the Skinny on Homeless Preference for Multifamily Property Owners and Agents

The HUD has been strongly encouraging property owners, agents and Public and Indian Housing to adopt the homeless preference throughout the country – and for good reason. Those who have adopted the preference are realizing the benefits it provides. And the great thing is that you have the flexibility to choose properties that you feel are a good fit for the preference, which homeless population you want to serve, and so on. Plus, there are project-based subsidies. But the challenge is: how do you avoid the pitfalls and work with local partners to successfully adopt the homeless preference in your property or community?

Join affordable housing expert Debbie Hixon in this instructive webinar, and learn how to successfully adopt and implement the homeless preference in your property – and what that can mean for you. Hixon will reveal the key steps necessary to create a Multifamily Planning and Implementation Team to address homelessness, as suggested by the HUD – and show you how to address this important issue in practical, easy-to-understand steps that you can incorporate in your daily procedures.

Get the skinny on the Opening Doors plan and DOEH, and learn the seven steps used by pilot communities to establish a homeless preference, and how it can impact existing waiting lists. Find out whether your current Tenant Selection Plans, Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plans, etc., need to be altered. Learn how to calculate limited preference rate, and get access to other key information you’ll find useful moving forward. Whether you’re in the HUD sector, or a property owner, agent or PHA, you will benefit from the information provided in this webinar.

After attending this webinar, you’ll be confident in your ability to successfully adopt and implement the homeless preference in your property or community.

Session Highlights

Here’s a taste of what this webinar will cover:

  • What is Opening Doors?
  • What is DOEH?
  • What are the seven steps used by pilot communities to establish a homeless preference?
  • What could this mean to your existing waiting lists?
  • Would your current Tenant Selection Plans need to be altered?  If so, how?
  • Would your Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plans need to be altered? If so, how?
  • What is a limited preference rate and how is this calculated?
  • What are the instructions in the HUD notice that directly address implementation and approval of adopting a homeless preference?

Bonus Handouts

  • Training manual
  • HUD Notice H 2013-21
  • 15 invaluable attachments with sample forms to implement the preference

Who Should Attend

  • Service Coordinators
  • Owners
  • Agents
  • HUD housing professionals who would have the responsibility of adopting this preference

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About the Presenter(s)

Debbie Hixon is the president and Owner of Hixon Training & Consulting, LLC with over 25 years in the Affordable Housing Industry.  Hixon travels country-wide to present training on HUD topics.


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