The Fair Housing Compliance (FHC) course is a comprehensive program offered by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) for property management staff. NAHMA’s Fair Housing Compliance course trains managers to understand complex fair housing regulations.
Each participant will receive a copy of the NAHMA Fair Housing manual, which was updated in 2016. The one-day program is composed of seven hours of classroom instruction an online “take home” exam. Individuals must pass this exam to obtain the FHC designation. The FHC is a requirement for NAHMA’s National Affordable Housing Professional (NAHP) certification program.
Course space is limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cancellation Policy: Registration fees will be refunded less a $50 processing charge if received in writing ten (10) business days prior to the seminar. Substitutions, but no refunds, can be made after that date. *Fees and reasonable expenses for the course are an approved project expense.
7:30 a.m. | Check-in & Continental Breakfast
8-10 a.m. | Instruction
10-10:15 a.m. | Break
10:15 a.m.-Noon | Instruction
Noon-12:45 p.m. | Lunch (Provided)
12:45-2:30 p.m. | Instruction
2:30-2:45 p.m. | Break
2:45-4:15 p.m. | Instruction
4:15-4:15 p.m. | Online Exam Instructions
All participants who successfully complete the course will receive a FHC certificate and pin, and be listed in NAHMA’s Online Credential Directory.
It is encouraged that students bring a highlighter and other writing implements to the course.
Instructor: Gwen Volk
Since 1984, Gwen Volk has assisted owners, agents, and onsite staff in navigating the programs that provide housing for low and moderate income families. Her experience includes 16 years as VP and CEO for a Midwest property management company and 13 years as compliance director for a Dallas firm overseeing LIHTC, tax-exempt bond, HOME, and Section 8 compliance on more than 50 properties in 11 states. Through Gwen Volk INFOCUS, Inc., she has provided HUD and Tax Credit training and consulting in 36 states. Gwen has twice served on NAHMA’s board of directors and chaired its Fair Housing and Training and Education committees. Since 2009 she has been a member of IREM’s Federal Housing Advisory Board. She serves on the SHCM Technical (Exam) Committee and is the current chair of the SHCM Advisory Committee. She holds the CPM, NAHP-e, SHCM, HCCP, CPO, FHC and RAM designations and is a NAHMA-certified trainer for the CPO, FHC and ACPO courses. Gwen is an informative and engaging instructor who uses an active learning approach.