· Did you
know? OHFA is expanding its focus on training and technical
assistance with the new Multifamily Training and Compliance
Technical Assistance Office (MT&TA). The expansion will
include implementation of new policies and programs working with
industry partners, improved access to guidance and technical
assistance, updated in-person training, and new web-based
trainings. The new online training series will include on-demand
courses, webinars and mini and short videos (instructional and/or
introduces its new Multifamily Training & Technical
Assistance webpage. The webpage provides
information and resources related to new or improved services for
the industry. As the office develops additional trainings,
programs, and/or other technical assistance features, they will
be added online.
first in-person OHFA Policy and Procedure Training (NEW) will
be held March 12 in Columbus and April 16 near Cleveland. For a
full list of training dates visit the In-Person Training Series page.
Training registration will be available soon, and a separate
notice will be sent out when registration is live. The
training is free and fulfills OHFA’s Qualified Allocation Pan
(QAP) training requirement to obtain IRS Form 8609.
the DevCo Videos page for new
recorded webinars on the Annual Owner Certification process and
DevCo XML Upload. Questions regarding DevCo should be directed to
the DevCo Helpdesk.
Compliance Next Steps Meetings
(formerly Placed in Service
Several changes have been made to when OHFA meets
with a project owner and property manager prior to a project
placing in service. Compliance Next Steps Meetings (CNS) will be
held in order to educate all parties involved with OHFA-funded
multifamily properties about federal and state regulations and to
foster partnership between OHFA and organizations. CNS Meetings
will occur in three phases: Initial Tailored CNS, Partner
Check-in Call/Meeting, and a Final Check-in Meeting (if
necessary). Owners are reminded IRS Form 8609 will not be
issued until a CNS and any required subsequent meeting is
immediately, OHFA’s MT&TA Team will now conduct the CNS
Meeting rather than Program Compliance Analysts.
and management agents must participate in an initial CNS meeting.
Syndicators will be invited to join the meeting as well.
MT&TA Team will schedule a CNS Meeting according to the
following project progress.
Construction: at 50% construction completion
Projects: at ownership transfer
Projects: when gap financing with OHFA has closed.
Partner Check-in Meeting will occur six months after the initial
CNS Meeting to discuss any further compliance questions or
owner's correspondence for the initial CNS Meeting, documentation
requests of OHFA and/or inquiries about the CNS process must be
sent to ComplianceNextSteps@ohiohome.org.
· As part
of The Ohio Housing Finance Agency’s (OHFA) competitive Technical
Assistance Grant Fund, the Coalition on Homelessness and
Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) was funded to provide Violence Against
Women Act (VAWA) compliance trainings around Ohio. Trainings will
provide an overview of resources, rules regarding tenants’
rights, housing providers’ obligations and rights, and other
requirements related to VAWA. To hold your spot at a training
near you, RSVP to COHHIO’s Save the Date here.
Contact MariaBruno@COHHIO.org with
questions or concerns.
Krieger – Director
Grass – Policy & Technology Manager
Sweeney – Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator
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