HCV Owner Workshops

Each quarter, the Chicago Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program will hosts a series of workshops specifically tailored toward owners, property managers and participants. The focus of these workshops is educate them on the HCV program, and to provide updates on industry-related topics so that they all have an understanding of program operations, and participants can enjoy a high quality of life.

You may sign up for as many workshops as you wish. However, registration is on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Once the class has reached capacity, registration will be closed.

CHA HCV Program is excited to offer educational workshops for property owners and managers. We hope to see you there!

Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspections Workshop — How do the CHA inspectors review a unit for the HCV Program? They follow the HUD inspection form! Join the inspections team as they methodically walk through a typical HQS inspection, highlight common fail items, and discuss HUD policy updates. **Suspended property owners are required to attend this workshop to regain good standing with the HCV Program.

Tuesday, April 17, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center, 4859 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
https://aprhqs101.eventbrite.com

Understanding HCV Program Enforcement — Can you name all 40 of the HCV Program Family Obligations? Hear from the HCV Enforcement team and other CHA staff as they discuss how participant violation(s) of these provisions lead to remediation and even Program termination, and what role you play. This session will focus on how CHA interacts with participants and property owners at every stage of enforcement proceedings – from warnings and termination notices to hearings and final decisions.  

Tuesday, April 24, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
McKinley Park Library, 1915 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609
https://hcvownerenforcement.eventbrite.com

Tenant Screening and the Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance — Are you familiar with federal, state, county and city housing laws? Join us as we discuss the various fair housing laws that impact how tenants, property owners, realtors and property managers do business with each other.

Tuesday, May 8, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
CHA Central Office, 60 E. Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60605
https://fhscreening.eventbrite.com

Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspections Workshop — How do the CHA inspectors review a unit for the HCV Program? They follow the HUD inspection form! Join the inspections team as they methodically walk through a typical HQS inspection, highlight common fail items, and discuss HUD policy updates. **Suspended property owners are required to attend this workshop to regain good standing with the HCV Program.

Tuesday, May 15, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
CHA Central Office, 60 E. Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60605
https://mayhqs101.eventbrite.com

HCV Program Paperwork Bootcamp — Join the Owner Services team as they walk through the paperwork required to be a property owner on the HCV Program. This session will primarily focus on correctly completing the RTA Packet and Change of Ownership/Management Packet, but will also cover documentation required to change your account information, request payment release and notify CHA that the subsidized tenant has moved out.   

Thursday, May 31, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.   
CHA Central Office, 60 E. Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60605
https://hcvpaperworkbootcamp.eventbrite.com

Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspections Workshop — How do the CHA inspectors review a unit for the HCV Program? They follow the HUD inspection form! Join the inspections team as they methodically walk through a typical HQS inspection, highlight common fail items, and discuss HUD policy updates. **Suspended property owners are required to attend this workshop to regain good standing with the HCV Program.

Tuesday, June 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.                                                     
Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center, 4859 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
https://junhqs101.eventbrite.com

HCV Program Contract Rent Determination — How does CHA determine Contract Rent offers? Learn how unit location, amenities, utilities and tenant affordability impact the calculations. Plus, find out more about rent increases and utility changes.

Tuesday, June 26, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.     
Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center, 4859 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
https://hcvrentdeterm.eventbrite.com

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