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SME Agenda

Spring Management Event

Spring Management Event Agenda


8-9 a.m.
Registration/Breakfast/Food Drive

9:15-10:30 a.m. Three Concurrent Sessions

Salon A

MOR Workshop
Speaker: Adonica Watkins, Manager of Asset Management & Contract Administrator Staff, NJHMFA
The workshop will provide updates and tips to help you improve your MOR rating. The workshop will provide an overview of the MOR and what you can expect during your review. Also, you will have the opportunity to meet and address specific issues with your assigned Contract Administrator.

Salon B
Managers and Service Coordinators Working Together for a Stronger Community
Speakers: Alicia Spencer, PHFA; Alisha Willis-Seigler, Community Realty Management
The most successful properties are those where the Property Manager and Service Coordinator work as a team. Topics addressed in this session are: defining Service Coordination, the roles and responsibilities of each team member, addressing boundaries, selecting a Service Coordinator for the property, support and training needs for the Property Manager and Service Coordinator, and tips on how to develop a stronger working relationship. A real life scenario will be shared which addresses conflict resolution between the Property Manager and Service Coordinator which resulted in a stronger community for their residents.
Download Alicia's PowerPoint Presentation

Salon C
REAC 2018: What You Need to Know
Speaker: Eric Hodge, Certified HUD REAC Inspector, COO, Spedient, Inc.
In this session, we will transfer knowledge from our HUD Certified Inspector, to your property management and maintenance staff, for the sole purpose of achieving or maintaining your status as a high-performing property. You’ll also learn about any new updates that may impact your property.

  • Learn what it takes to become or maintain your status as a high-performing property.
  • Find out the top reasons why properties perform poorly on their REAC.
  • Take a quick virtual tour of an actual REAC inspection.
  • Learn how to remediate current issues

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Three Concurrent Sessions

Salon A
Contract Administration Updates
Moderator: Francis A. Thomas, Senior Director Contract Administration
Panel: Jonelle Stewart, TRACS Manager; Clarice Collette, TRACS Coordinator; Shoba Narayan, Manager Subsidy Accounting; Richard Dyer Contract Coordinator; Nicholas Meremiamin Contract Coordinator
The workshop will share the most recent updates associated with the current Annual Contributions Contract, in-addition to presentations on the TRACS, Special Claims, Utility Analysis, and Contract Renewals processes. Also, you will have the opportunity to meet and address individual staff members in each department to address your specific issues. TRACS presentation will be done as a Skit with audience participation.

Salon B
"Did I Do That?" — Steven Quincy Urkel Family Matters aka Jaleel White
Speakers: Deborah Gershen-Gennello, Moderate Income Management & Tracey Goldstein, Feinstein Raiss Kelin Booker & Goldstein
Dodi Gershen, CPM and Tracey Goldstein, Esq. will discuss the hot button issues in fair housing today. Learn how to make good decisions when it comes to criminal screening of prospective applicants, evaluating a request for a reasonable accommodation (for use of medical marijuana or an assistance (companion or service) animal and how to create a Limited English Proficiency plan that meets HUD’s approval.

Salon C
Family Feud 2.0
Speaker: Kevin Krier and the Hillcrest Players, Hillcrest Management
Kevin Krier and the Hillcrest Players will present an overview of the basics of a variety of housing topics including Tenant selection plans, Fair Housing Marketing plans and monthly reports. Come compete for prizes and show-off your knowledge.
Checklist Annual Checklist Move-in  |  JAHMA TSP  |  Monthly Reports  |  REAC Appeal Process  |  REAC Guidance

12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Awards Luncheon
Walter E. Kreher Distinction in Housing Award; JAHMA Foundation Scholarship Presentations

1:30-2:45 p.m. Three Concurrent Sessions

Salon A
Meet the HUD Team
Dean Santa, Division Director, NY/NJ Multifamily Asset Management U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Margaret Wingate – Resolution and Funding Specialist Branch Chief
Natasha Saxton – Asset Management Branch Chief
Christine El Shahat – Asset Management Branch Chief

  • What is the Resolution Team and why is your Asset on this team?
  • How HUD rates your project
  • HUD has gone Electronic
  • HUD news

Salon B
Special Needs Housing/Services for Independent Living Workshop
Speakers: Yirgu Wolde, Director of Special Needs Housing and Maria DiMaggio, Services for Independent Living Coordinator, NJHMFA
The workshop will share information relative to the Agency’s Special Needs Housing program, as well as, a presentation relative to the Agency’s Services for independent living (SIL) program

Salon C
Emerging Risks for Property Managers
Speaker: Justin Ackerman & Heather Steinmiller, Conner Strong & Buckelew
During this session we will be discussing emerging risks for Property Managers, including responsibility for third parties’ criminal conduct. In addition, we will discuss the best way to protect yourself against risk by transferring the risk through terms of contract and emerging insurance products.

2:45-3:15 p.m.
Afternoon Break

3:15-4:45 p.m. General Session
Sharing the Knowledge
Speakers: Reps from HUD, NJHMFA and JAHMA

6 p.m.
Networking Reception and JAHMA Foundation Fundraiser

FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018

Matt Jones   JAHMA Spring Management Event Keynote Speaker

Matt Jones
JAHMA Spring Management Event Keynote Speaker

8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
Breakfast, Followed by Keynote Address

Speaker: Matt Jones
Affordable Housing Management is a Marathon!

Affordable Housing like a marathon is an endurance event. In order to achieve VICTORY and cross the finish line you must stay energized, push through the wall of adversity, and preserve until the end. With his knowledge of the industry along with his personal experiences of overcoming major adversity and insurmountable odds, Matt Jones shares how you can achieve greater VICTORY as an Affordable Housing Professional by developing your "Marathon Mentality" and crossing your Finish Line!

Matt's talk is based on his inspiring life experiences of overcoming cancer three times when doctors did not think he would live, relearning how to walk, and completing seven marathons on seven continents. As a bonus, Matt also shares the most current and ground-breaking research in the science of success and leadership from his research as a PhD student in Organizational Leadership and the field of Positive Psychology.