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South Dakota Spring Workshop
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 8:00 AM to Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 12:00 PM MST
Category: Events

Sheraton Sioux Falls Hotel & Convention Center
1211 North West Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: (605) 331-0100
This workshop will provide vital updates for all managers and owners of affordable housing in South Dakota. Programs covered will include HUD, RD, HOME, HTF, tax credits and bonds. It will start with a lively discussion of the new tax credit Income Averaging minimum set-aside and rules relating to the Housing Trust Fund (HTF). Other SDHDA updates will also be provided. How to qualify households for affordable housing will provide the framework for the rest of the workshop. The basic rules and the differences between all major programs will be discussed. Rules relating to student status, verification and income calculations will be illustrated by engaging workshops and games. Finally, a brief review of deductions for programs where rent is based on income will be provided. All attendees will receive a slimline course manual chock full of handy references and useful tools and will leave better equipped as housing professionals!
About the Instructor: Scott Michael Dunn
Scott Michael brings almost over three decades of direct experience in affordable housing management, auditing and training. He has worked with well over half of the state LIHTC agencies, many HOME participating jurisdictions, and HUD and Rural Development agencies. A recognized expert in the industry, Scott Michael has been published in numerous trade periodicals and is the author of several textbooks and regulatory manuals on various affordable housing programs. Besides his own subject matter expertise, he also has a proven track record of designing systems that leverage teams to review and ensure compliance while delivering excellent regulatory results and training.
Scott Michael first joined the Costello Companies in 1990 and served as manager for a portfolio of almost 300 units in Watertown, SD. This portfolio had units funded by all major housing programs, and he gained extensive experience in practical application of regulatory compliance rules in this role. This prepared him to assist in founding Costello Compliance in 2000. During time away from the Costello Companies from 2004 to 2015, Scott Michael served as executive vice president of Zeffert & Associates, a firm that operates nationally to provide regulatory compliance services to general partners, investors, state and federal agencies. There he oversaw the entire firm. During his tenure, Zeffert grew an average of over 20% annually and ended up employing over 50 compliance professionals and support staff. Scott Michael was honored to rejoined the Costello Companies as Director of Policy in 2015. Working in cooperation with the Chief Operating Officer, he oversees the Regional Managers and brings a wealth of practical application to the products offered by the Costello Companies. In 2017, Scott Michael also became CEO and owner of Costello Compliance. He oversees and is assisted by Costello’s expert compliance staff in the development and refining of all file review and training products.
Rocky AHMA Members: $259
Non-Members: $359