Technical Assistance

Funds under this program are used to sponsor training workshops, direct technical assistance and training scholarships for grantees and potential grantees under the Supportive Housing, HOME Investment Partnership Programs and for Community Housing Development Organizations.

Grant Funding Availability

Funding is considered on an individual project basis. Scholarship requests for training and travel should be submitted on the following form.

Training

Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and Uniform Physical Conditions Standards (UPCS) Inspector Training coming in April. Training is provided by Nan McKay & Associates, Inc and will be held at AHFC, 4300 Boniface Parkway, Anchorage, Alaska.

Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspector Training

The training will ensure that inspectors thoroughly understand the required elements of Housing Quality Standards (HQS).  An examination for certification is offered at the end of the training session.

Upon completion of the training, HQS trainees will be able to identify what constitutes a decent safe and sanitary unit; HUD’s requirements for inspections, including electricity and security, walls, ceilings, floor interiors and kitchen requirements, bathroom and building exteriors as well as heating and plumbing, and general health and safety issues. Lead-based paint regulations will be discussed, as well as how to conduct an on-site inspection.

A group-live seminar, featuring PowerPoint, case studies, group discussion and class materials, with interactive brainstorming and question and answer sessions. Materials will include course HQS Master Book. 

Training will be most beneficial for line staff that complete inspections prior to occupancy.

Limited scholarships are available; contact Oscar Cedano at 330-8417 for scholarship and training information.

Uniform Physical Conditions Standards (UPCS) Inspector Training

The training will ensure that inspectors thoroughly understand the required elements of Uniform Physical Conditions Standards (UPCS). An examination for certification is offered at the end of the training session.

Upon completion of the training, UPCS trainees will be able to understand UPCS definitions and the five areas of inspection items and the defect definitions for each item. Trainees will learn about sites, building exteriors, systems, common areas, units, and health and safety. 

A group-live seminar, featuring PowerPoint, case studies, group discussion and class materials, with interactive brainstorming and question and answer sessions. Materials will include course UPCS Quick Check guide. 

Training will be most beneficial for line staff that complete inspections prior to occupancy.

Limited scholarships are available; contact Oscar Cedano at 330-8417 for scholarship and training information.

Fair Housing – Accessibility First Policy Training

The public is invited to attend the eight-hour Fair Housing Accessibility First Policy Training. The training will promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements.

When: June 13, 2018 from 8:00 am to 4:15pm.

Where: AHFC Headquarters at 4300 Boniface Parkway, Anchorage, Alaska 99504, first floor.

For additional information and to free register please call Oscar Cedano at 907-330-8417 or visit: http://www.fhafirst.eventbrite.com/

Contact Information

Oscar Cedano
907-330-8417