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Conquering USDA/RD Compliance Training

USDA Rural Development (RD) training seminars provide detail and information that is vital to ensure proper compliance. To begin with, USDA/RD provides safe and affordable housing for the nation’s most vulnerable rural area families. To help these critical housing programs remain intact, owners/agents need to do their part by operating their properties by USDA/RD regulations. However, with the ever-changing housing regulations, maintaining compliance can become a challenge.  Above all, failing to maintain compliance can result in dire consequences for the owner, and most importantly – the tenants.

Learn How to Conquer Rural Development Compliance

Amanda Lee Gross developed the Conquering USDA Rural Development USDA/RD Compliance course to assist affordable housing professionals in conquering the challenges of USDA project compliance. This course delves deep into Rural Development’s laws and regulations, while also providing real-world, practical examples. In particular, this course utilizes numerous examples and exercises to ensure a thorough comprehension of how to maintain project compliance.

Our Compliance workshops and full certification courses cover all aspects of USDA/RD Compliance

Conquering USDA/RD Compliance discusses all requirements of the programs. Including how to determine household eligibility, particularly calculating income and rent and recertification requirements. Additionally, we review everything from processing applications and evaluating student status. Next, we review current regulations and discuss our ever-changing industry, including new requirements for household and project compliance. Most importantly, this course is full of real-world examples with practical applications and utilizes exercises to ensure attendees finish the session with a thorough comprehension of Rural Development compliance.

Learn About USDA/RD Household Eligibility

USDA/RD 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 essential elements of the program, including:

  • Verifying and Calculating Income and Assets and Adjusted Income
  • Tenant Recertification and Changes in Eligibility
  • Waiting Lists, Tenant Selection, and Unit Assignment
  • Assigning Rental Assistance (RA).

Working with USDA/RD’s Project Requirements

USDA/RD has a wide range of requirements, from physical condition requirements to Section 504/UFAS and marketing policies that protect the rights of residents. Accordingly, we will review tenant grievance procedures, monitoring requirements for USDA, and an overview of Farm Labor Housing. Because, to properly manage a USDA property, you need to have a comprehensive understanding of all of the rules.


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