HCV Utilization Training: Financial Management and Best Practices

One of HUD’s key goals for 2021 is to increase nationwide leasing in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program by efficiently and effectively budgeting for and using program funds. These modules are intended to assist public housing authorities (PHAs) with the financial management of their voucher programs and related funding.

Training Format

The first two modules are in eLearning format and include a Knowledge Check that users must pass to receive credit.

The last three modules were presented as live webinars and the recordings are now available. After watching the recordings, users can elect to receive credit.

Self-Paced Modules

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Budget and Cost Allocation

This module provides information on how to create a budget to successfully administer the HCV program. It includes topics such as: Allowable Sources of Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Funding, Eligible Uses of Funds to Expand the HCV Program, Estimating Administrative Fee Revenue, Cost Allocation, and more.

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HCV VMS and Cash Management: Part 2

VMS and Cash Management

This module provides an overview of the Cash Management and Voucher Management System (VMS) Reporting requirements in the HCV Program. It includes topics such as: How HUD uses VMS, Administrative Fees, Annual Budget Authority, and the importance of proper and timely VMS reporting.

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Close the window after completing the module. A Print Certificate button will appear on the HUD Exchange Learn training page. Select the button to download a certificate.

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Live Webinars

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HCV Administrative Plan Leasing Best Practices

September 21, 2021

This webinar aids PHAs in assessing administrative policies and procedures to identify leasing challenges and shares best practices to help agencies revise their approach. A panel of PHA professionals will discuss initiatives and procedures for effective and efficient leasing, retention, and more.

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Strategies to Maximize Use of Special Purpose Vouchers

September 28, 2021

This webinar provides information to help PHAs set expectations for prioritizing HCV leasing and relative funding to best meet Special Purpose Voucher (SPV) goals with an emphasis on Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) voucher utilization. It includes topics such as How to Prioritize SPV programs in the Voucher Issuance Process, New Award Funding, Recurring Award, Managing Waiting Lists, and more.

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Strategies to Align Voucher Use with Community Needs

September 30, 2021

This webinar provides information to help PHAs understand how they can strategically use their vouchers to address larger, cross-cutting federal and local initiatives. This information will allow PHAs to think more creatively about the use of their vouchers and the role they play in their communities.

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