Master the CNA e-Tool Version 3.0

Learn the process of creating and submitting a CNA for HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing, including the various user roles and navigating through the system.

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About this Learning Pathway

This Learning Pathway teaches lenders, needs assessors, Public Housing Authorities, and Participating Administrative Entities how to use the Capital Needs Assessment (CNA) e-Tool Version 3.0.

Total Estimated Time: 8 hours 45 minutes
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CNA e-Tool Version 3.0: Getting Started

Watch this archived webinar to learn the basics of using CNA e-Tool version 3.0, including:

  • Accessing version 3.0 through HUD’s Secure Systems platform
  • Migrating data from CNA spreadsheets to version 3.0
  • Understanding the types of users and associated user rights within the new system

55 minutes

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CNA e-Tool Version 3.0: User Basics

Watch this archived webinar to learn the basics of navigating the CNA e-Tool version 3.0, including:

  • Understanding individualized e-Tool dashboards
  • Sending CNAs between partnered organizations and working on CNAs within your organization

50 minutes

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Overview of Creating and Completing a CNA

Watch this video to learn about the lifecycle of a CNA, including how to initiate, send, prepare, and submit a CNA.

15 minutes

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CNA e-Tool Version 3.0 User Pathways Matrix

Review this chart to see the roles and responsibilities for submitters and preparers. Find a CNA type and program type in the left column of the chart to see how the CNA moves between different users.

5 minutes

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CNA e-Tool Training Modules

This series of self-paced training modules is a deeper dive into using the CNA e-Tool. There are six modules:

  1. Introduction
  2. Evaluating Physical Condition
  3. Federal Accessibility Regulations
  4. Utility Conservation
  5. Immediate and Future Repairs
  6. CNA e-Tool Walkthrough

4 hours

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CNA e-Tool Quick Video Tutorials

This training series offers short instructional videos on specific topics related to the CNA e-Tool. Learners should review all topic titles and watch the training videos that are relevant.

2 hours 30 minutes

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CNA e-Tool User Guide

Briefly review this document to understand what kind of information is available within the user guide for future reference and use. This guide provides detailed instructions on performing every function in the CNA e-Tool.

15 minutes

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Consolidated Q&As

Briefly review this Q&A document to see common questions and their answers.

5 minutes

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