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How to detect Resident and Applicant Fraud Webinar
Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM MST
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How to detect LIHTC Resident and Applicant Fraud Webinar
Members: $99     Non-Members: $139

With the increasing shortage of affordable housing in the US, there is a small percentage of people who are willfully providing false information or altered documents to housing providers in order to try to qualify for housing. In this session we will give you tips on how to detect fraud and what to look for on applications, questionnaires, resident provided documents and 3rd party verifications. We will discuss ways to protect management and the owner from reportable non-compliance if fraud is detected by an outside agency. Lastly, we will discuss how to report resident and applicant fraud to the appropriate government agencies.

Instructor: Heather Staggs, AHM, CPO™, FHC™, SHCM™
Heather brings knowledge from both the property management and regulatory sides of affordable housing industry. She is a 25‐year property management veteran; in addition, she
has served as the previous manager for both the PBCA Section 8 Contract Administration and LIHTC Program Compliance departments within the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA). Prior to that, she was a Project Manager with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Heather is an expert in Fair Housing and affordable housing program compliance rules and regulations, allowing her to serve as an expert witness for a high profile Federal Fair Housing property management case. Heather has first‐hand insight into the latest affordable housing compliance trends all due to her on‐site consulting work with multiple affordable housing programs, in addition to her company reviewing over over 800 resident files on a monthly basis,. Her ability to comprehend the complex rules and regulations of the affordable housing industry, allows her to assist her clients across the country to stay compliant with not only state monitoring and government agencies, but also with Fair Housing laws. Heather is also a NAHMA approved CPO™ and FHC™ Instructor.