November 2 – 3, 2016

Presented by the VAHCDO and D. L. MORGAN & ASSOCIATES
Date: November 2-3, 2016
Location: 638 Independence Parkway | Chesapeake, VA 2332 

The Hyatt Place, Chesapeake/Greenbrier
709 Eden Way North
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Call 1-888-492-8847 for reservations.
$119.00 plus taxes (Code: OMG Corporate Rate)

7:30 am – Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – Seminar begins
9:45 am – Morning break
12 noon – Lunch, on your own
1:00 pm – Afternoon session
2:30 pm – Afternoon break
4:30 pm – Seminar ends

The session will generally run a full day on the first day (8:30 AM- 4:30 PM) and ¾ day on the second day ending at approximately 3 PM.

The following will be included in the AFFH session:

The roles of the PHAs requirements and submissions under the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulations promulgated by the final rule on AFFH issued July 16, 2015. Included in the interactive training will be:

The options and models PHAs will use under the new AFFH regulations;

The template and regulatory requirements for submissions with the PHA Plan:

Methods used for replacing the AI with a more effective and standardized Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) through which program participants identify and evaluate fair housing issues, and factors contributing to fair housing issues (contributing factors);

Methods used for improving fair housing assessment, planning, and decision-making that includes HUD provided data that program participants must consider in their assessments of fair housing—designed to aid program participants in establishing fair housing goals to address these issues and contributing factors;

Incorporating, explicitly, fair housing planning into existing planning processes, the consolidated plan and PHA Plan, which, in turn, incorporate fair housing priorities and goals more effectively into housing, and community development decision-making;
Methods for encouraging and facilitating regional approaches to address fair housing issues, including collaboration across jurisdictions and PHAs; and

Documentation and methods to providing an opportunity for the public, including individuals historically excluded because of characteristics protected by the Fair Housing Act, to provide input about fair housing issues, goals, priorities, and the most appropriate uses of HUD funds and other investments, through a requirement to conduct community participation as an integral part of the new assessment of fair housing process.

The program is appropriate for Executive Directors and Deputy Directors, Directors of Operation, Commissioners, Public/Assisted and Non-Assisted Housing Program Managers, Fair Housing Compliance Officers, Capital Fund Directors, HCV Program Managers, Planning Managers, and leaders connected to the PHA Plan or Fair Housing Provisions, Agency Senior Staff and Executives, and those individuals that are key to the operation of the Housing or Community Development Agency.


Please make checks payable to: VAHCDO, Attn: Valerie Hill Neal, Post Office Box 797, Newport News, VA 23607.  Please submit registration form and payment no later than October 24, 2016. On-site registration accepted. Registration fee includes training, instructional materials, continental breakfast and refreshments for the two-day workshop.

CONTACT: Valerie Hill Neal or Carl V. Williamson
Telephone:  757-928-2620  –  Fax:  757-247-6535 

SPECIAL NOTE: Please, no taping or video recording.