Thank You 2015 SAHMA Sponsors





ATLANTA, GA  ·  Monday, August 17 - Wednesday, August 19
Hyatt Regency Atlanta | 265 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 | (404) 577-1234
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Ask for the SAHMA Room Block to be guaranteed the special rate.

Room rate: $159.00
Hotel parking: $22 overnight · $11 daily
Hotel Cutoff Date: July 24th
*Make your reservations early as the room block is subject to sell out

Registration fees before July 27th:
SAHMA Member - $490
SAHMA Non-Member - $590

Registration fees after July 27th:
SAHMA Member - $550
SAHMA Non-Member - $650
*Registration closes on Monday, August 3rd

Social Event - Monday, August 17
Contributing Sponsor: Navigate Affordable Housing Partners
Plan to have a fun and casual evening touring the Georgia Aquarium! Dinner will be held at the aquarium with a private view of the beluga whales.
Event included in registration fee. *RSVP Required

The Guest/Spouse Meal Charge fee is $180.00.

This event has been approved for 9.5 continuing education credit hours by the Georgia Real Estate Commission.

Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance that can be used for continuing education purposes


If you need assistance please call the SAHMA office.

Regional Conference for Affordable Housing Session Descriptions:

A RAD-ical Idea at Work:
This session will cover items to consider when converting to RAD. The session will also help attendees understand the post-RAD requirements.

Asset Management: Acquisitions and Dispositions-
For all properties there is a time to buy and a time to sell, just as importantly, there is also the matter of estate planning and planning for changes in ownership of properties and management firms as the current generation of owners and managers nears retirement. This session will focus on an acquisition and disposition strategy, look at the analytical tools you should be utilizing in making decisions, and how to optimize your portfolio.

Business Plans/Succession Plans-
Having a solid business plan is essential to keeping and growing your management business. This session will focus on developing a good strategic plan, and how and when to update it. Additionally, with a third of the current workforce expected to retire in the coming decade, the issue of succession planning and addressing the pending departure of the Baby Boomers, who are the most experienced part of your work force, will be addressed.

Controlling Workers’ Compensation Insurance for Property Managers-
Workers’ compensation losses can lead to reduced profits for property management. Understanding how to control these exposures and implement aggressive safety and health plans are critical to an organization’s bottom line. Workers’ compensation management is an issue that is not clearly understood and is oftentimes mismanaged, even in the best organizations. My goal in this session is to explain the world of workers’ compensation and how to best manage this program for sustained results.

Employee Engagement Across Generations-
This session will discuss the challenges of managing people from up to four different generations at the same time, and how to address issues related to varying mindsets, value systems, and communication styles.

Employment Packages, Policy, & Practices-
This session will discuss important policies and practices that businesses should adopt to comply with the ever-changing labor and employment laws throughout the country.

Hoarding Policies and Procedures-
One of the most difficult and frustrating issues facing housing management is how to address the problems associated with residents who are hoarders. These problems are exacerbated by the reality that hoarders seldom recognize their disability or the serious management dilemmas that result from their behavior. During this session the fair housing issues will be addressed and practical policies and procedures identified.

Security Hacks & Facts for our Connected World-
Recent events have demonstrated that our personal and business data is continually at risk, it makes news headlines every day. How should we manage our connected world? Should the increased use of mobile apps, cloud services, social connectivity and information exchange cause us concern? Why do all these companies collect our personal and business data and who really owns that data? In this session, we will discuss key concepts surrounding the national debate regarding cyber security and how end-users and businesses can improve their security posture through awareness of trends, facts and security hacks.

Smoke Free Implementation-
Smoke-Free Housing is the wave of the future. However it is difficult to imagine converting existing affordable housing to a smoke-free environment. This session will discuss the advantages and challenges to converting to smoke-free as well as practical tips for conversion.

Staying Abreast of HUD’s Latest Requirements – The New VAWA Regulations and Preparing a LAP for LEP-
HUD’s recent VAWA regulations add new requirements for owners and management agents when complying with these well-intended, but potentially challenging situations involving domestic violence. This session will describe the new requirements and address the realities of housing management’s obligations and limitations in situations involving domestic violence. HUD’s Office of FHEO is actively enforcing HUD’s requirement that each housing provider develop a Language Assistance Plan (LAP) as required by the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) regulations. During this session the content and organization of LAP’s will be described in detail.

Supporting Residents Who Need More Care-
This session will provide practical information on supporting residents when they can no longer live independently in your community. Steps and resources that can be accessed to move them to assisted living or other housing will be presented.

Tax Credit: Analysis of the New Audit Technique Guide-
Session will discuss and analyze the new IRS audit technique guide for low income housing projects. Special emphasis will be placed on eligible basis items and how the audit guide supplements the 8823 guide.

Tax Credit: Initial Lease Up & Maximizing First Year Credits-
This session provides a look at several crucial factors of a low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) property's construction completion and initial lease up that—if ignored or not properly understood—can jeopardize a property's ability to maximize both its first-year and its Year 2 through Year 10 tax credits.

Tax Credit: Myths and Facts-
This session will cover common Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credit recapture events and help you plan and prepare to avoid these events. Topics covered will include common recapture events, recapture exceptions, calculating recapture, and 8823's and reporting noncompliance.

Tax Credit: Year 15-
This session reviews the alternative courses of action available to LIHTC property owners when the 15-year compliance period comes to an end.

Tenant Selection Plans for O/A’s-
Tenant Selection Plans, Applications and Waiting Lists...the resident selection process gets more complex each year. Join Ms. Ross in discussing tenant selection plan compliance, changes to the application driven by the release of Change 4 and TRACS 202D, and waiting list management.

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