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Wyoming Summer Workshop
Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM MDT
Category: Events

Tuesday, June 25th
9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday, June 26th
9:00am - 4:00pm

Holiday Inn Casper East
721 Granite Peak Drive

Casper, WY 82609
Phone: (307) 577-5000


Instructor: Jamila Burleson

June 25th
Basic HUD Occupancy Add On
9:00am – 12:00pm

This Basic HUD Occupancy session is designed to give property management staff a brief overview of the basics of HUD Occupancy and how to find the answers you need in the HUD 4350.3 Handbook. Topics that will be briefly reviewed are:  

· Eligibility Requirements

· Application Process

· Assets

· Income

· Allowances

· Annual Recertifications

· Interim Adjustments

Fair Housing
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Ensuring that all applicants and residents are treated fairly and consistently remains to be at the core of all housing management. It is essential that all staff have a firm understanding of fair housing law. In this session we will cover:

·        Protected Classes

·        Prohibited Acts

·        Civil Rights Regulations

·        VAWA Status and Overview

·        Current issues and trends

Violence Against Women's Act
3:15pm – 5:00pm

The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 or, as it is more commonly called, “VAWA” is a federal law that was created to provide survivors of domestic violence housing protections in affordable housing. VAWA is essential to ensure that survivors do not lose their housing or are denied housing for being a victim of violence enacted upon them. 

VAWA went into effect for the first time in 2005 applying to Section 8 properties but was expanded in 2013 to include most other affordable housing programs including LIHTC, HOME and RD.

This session will go over any new updates that expanded the law in 2013 as well as any new updated included in the 2022 update.

Topics of Discussion will be:

·        VAWA Overview

·        VAWA Reauthorization of 2013 Expansion

·        Types of violence

·        Lease bifurcation

·        Emergency transfers

·        ​Termination of assistance 

·        Documentation requirements

·        Ensuring confidentiality

·        Implementation of Other Housing Programs


June 26th

9:00am – 3:30pm

The Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act has substantially changed how income is calculated for affordable housing programs. This session will provide a comprehensive review of asset and income calculations under HOTMA. This session will also cover:

Topics include:

·        Determining household size

·        Earned Income (Wages, Self-Employment, Military Pay)

·        Unearned Income

·        Dependent Deduction

·        Childcare Expenses and Hardships

·        Disability Assistance Expenses and Hardships

·        Elderly/Disabled Household Deduction

·        Medical Expenses and Hardships

·        Asset Inclusions

·        Asset Exclusions

·        Imputing Asset Income

·        Asset Limitation (Applies to Section 8 only!)

Rooms are available on a first come first serve basis starting at $119/night at The Holiday Inn Casper East Hotel. Make your room reservation by Clicking on the Reservation Link

Fees: Registration includes Continental Breakfast, lunch on June 26th and breaks

Full Workshop with Basic HUD Occupancy:
AHMA Members: $299
Non-Members: $399

Summer Workshop without Basic HUD Occupancy:
AHMA Members: $269
Non-Member: $369