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HOME Rental Compliance 101: Program Overview
  • by Monte Franke, Franke Consulting Group 
Room: Banquet Room 1 & 3, Time Slot: 08:30 AM Mon 05/01/17

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If you have not used HOME funds before, or have only used them for one type of activity and want to hear about other potential uses, join us for an overview of the HOME Program. The session will provide background on the HOME program, who can use the funds, the range of eligible uses, and the essential compliance requirements that go with using these federal funds for low-income housing.

Tax Credit Development 101 Part 1
  • by Tom Caldwell, Cinnaire, Tony Moulton, Cinnaire, Ben Stehouwer, Cinnaire and Katie Adkins, Cinnaire 
Room: Banquet Room 5 & 7, Time Slot: 08:30 AM Mon 05/01/17

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Cinnaire has designed three consecutive sessions for participants who have little or no experience developing with housing tax credits. In this first session attendees will learn how to calculate a first mortgage, learn how to obtain tax credits and learn how to determine how much credit a development can obtain. Bring a calculator and your questions.

Advocacy 101: How Advocacy Can Help End Homelessness
  • by Eric Hufnagel, Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness, Jason Weller, Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness and David Anderson, Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services 
Room: Banquet Room 6 & 8, Time Slot: 10:15 AM Mon 05/01/17

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This session will provide basic strategies for successful advocacy campaigns, with participants learning the difference between advocacy and lobbying efforts. Learn about relevant state and national policy issues and ways of using advocacy to educate legislators in order to impact policies that relate to homelessness.

Fundamentals of Developmental Disability and Dementia
  • by Kate Pierce, Alzheimer's Association-Greater Michigan Chapter 
Room: Room 101 & 102, Time Slot: 10:15 AM Mon 05/01/17

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People with developmental disabilities are living longer than ever, and with longer life comes an increased risk of dementia. Join us to learn the risk of dementia for those with developmental disabilities; the unique signs and symptoms of dementia in this population; and how to best respond to changes in behavior, personality, communication and self-care abilities.

HOME Rental Compliance 201: Occupancy, Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements
  • by Monte Franke, Franke Consulting Group 
Room: Banquet Room 1 & 3, Time Slot: 10:15 AM Mon 05/01/17

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Join program expert Monte Franke and MSHDA for a discussion of HOME occupancy, record keeping and reporting requirements. This session will address HUD requirements regarding selection plans, priorities and preferences, tenant screening, waiting lists and leases. We will also review MSHDA record keeping, reporting requirements and forms. Bring your questions and learn how to ensure that you have maintained full documentation of compliance.

Integrated Bed Bug Management
  • by Erik Foster, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services and Gary Offenbacher, Continental Management 
Room: Banquet Room 2 & 4, Time Slot: 10:15 AM Mon 05/01/17

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Touching on the latest developments and thinking beyond relying solely on the Pest Management Contractor, this session will discuss strategies that are working to keep residents happy and owners from going broke. Learn how to stretch your resources and build a team that is proactive and watchful. This will result in resolving bed bug problems in the early stages. We will discuss what is working and how residents, management and contractors must be united to win at this growing problem. Knowledge is power in the Bed Bug War!

Next Generation Leaders: Youth in Changing Communities
Room: Room 205, Time Slot: 10:15 AM Mon 05/01/17

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Our design-thinking workshop will focus on the work being done with the Urban Neighborhood Initiatives Youth Advisory Board. Youth advisory participants learn about methods of community engagement, then select an approach, engage community members, gather input about their concerns and review the data. Then, they select a problem as defined by their data, and implement an action to alleviate the social problem that they find most feasible to tackle that year.

Nuts and Bolts of Integrating Student Loan Counseling with Housing Counseling
Room: Governors Room, Time Slot: 10:15 AM Mon 05/01/17

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Thinking of integrating student loan counseling with your housing program? Learn effective ways to add student loan counseling as a complementary component to your existing housing program. Explore best practices from housing counseling agencies already providing counseling and guidance for consumers of all ages struggling with student loan debt. With the information and tools presented in this session, you will be able to develop an effective marketing campaign to launch or grow your integrated program. This is a great opportunity for your organization to consider an innovative approach to grow your housing counseling program.

Tax Credit Development 101 Part 2
  • by Tom Caldwell, Cinnaire, Tony Moulton, Cinnaire, Ben Stehouwer, Cinnaire and Katie Adkins, Cinnaire 
Room: Banquet Room 5 & 7, Time Slot: 10:15 AM Mon 05/01/17

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The second of three sessions for participants who have little or no experience developing with housing tax credits. Attendees will learn how much equity a development will receive, find out about other sources of financing for the development, and determine the financial feasibility of a potential development.

What's New in HMIS
  • by Jill Shoemaker, Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness and Kaity Hemgesberg, Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness 
Room: Room 104, Time Slot: 10:15 AM Mon 05/01/17

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The HMIS landscape is undergoing seismic changes this year! With the introduction of HUD’s new data reporting standards Coordinated Entry requirements and new reports available in HMIS, many agencies and communities are experiencing major changes in how they collect and analyze data. In addition, a preview of the new ServicePoint Version 6 and the Qlik reporting tool will be presented. MCAH team members Jill Shoemaker and Kaity Hemgesberg will walk through these key changes and discuss how to get the most out of HMIS moving forward.

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