USDA Rural Development (RD) training seminars provide detail and information that is vital to ensure proper compliance. USDA/RD provides safe and affordable housing for the nation’s most vulnerable families living in rural areas. In order to help these vital housing programs, remain intact, owners/agents need to do their part by operating their properties in accordance with current USDA/RD regulations. However, with the ever-changing housing regulations, maintaining compliance can become a challenge. Yet, failing to maintain compliance can result in dire consequences for the owner, the project and, most importantly, can negatively affect the tenants.
Amanda Lee Gross developed the “Conquering USDA Rural Development Compliance” course to assist affordable housing professionals in conquering USDA project compliance. This course delves deep into Rural Development’s laws and regulations, while also providing real-world examples with practical application. This engaging and interactive session utilizes numerous examples and exercises to ensure attendees complete the session with a thorough comprehension of how not only how to maintain project compliance, but why it is so important to do so. An optional certification exam is offered on the third day of this course or can be offered as an online exam.
Our USDA/RD training covers all aspects of determining eligibility, including everything from processing applications, evaluating student status to calculating income and recertification requirements. These workshops are always up to date with current regulations and include relevant topics that reflect our ever-changing industry. All of the courses include current real-world examples with practical application and utilizes exercises to ensure attendees finish the session with a thorough comprehension of how to determine household eligibility.
USDA Rural Development Compliance includes many requirements regarding tenant selection and eligibility. The 3560 Handbook breaks down requirements for ensuring that every applicant is eligible for occupancy and rental assistance (RA). This seminar will review the most important elements of the program, including:
USDA/RD has a wide range of requirements on the property, from physical condition requirements, including Section 504/UFAS requirements, to marketing and requirements for policies that protect the rights of residents. We will review tenant grievance procedures, monitoring requirements for USDA, and an overview of Farm Labor Housing.
This seminar is currently only offered for private courses, or for sponsored public events. Please contact us to discuss pricing and availability.