The course will provide a basic, but comprehensive overview of the HOME program.  This course will include information on: 

    The fundamentals of the program (history, reading the regulations, and a general overview of the course materials);

    eligible and prohibited activities;

    eligible costs (eligible project costs, CHDO costs, eligible planning and administrative costs, tenant-based rental assistance, and pre-award costs);

    CHDOs (overview of the role of CHDOs and certifying CHDOs, special CHDO costs, other special requirements);

    general program requirements (program-wide income targeting, distribution of assistance);

    project requirements (general project requirements, rental housing, homeownership, rehabilitation of owner-occupied housing, tenant-based rental assistance);

    match requirements;

    program administration (consolidated plan, financial management, working with subrecipients, CHDOs, contractors, owners, developers, and sponsors, monitoring, record keeping, reporting performance;

    Complying with other Federal Requirements (lead-based paint, labor standards, environmental review, fair housing and equal opportunity, relocation);

    achieving quality administration (ethics, working with the public and politicians, telling your story, and remembering the “why”)

Attendees who pass the optional exam will receive a NCDA Certificate of Completion.

  • (2 or more years is highly recommended.)

  • (Use the coupon code HOMEpod50 to receive a 50% discount on the Primer registration fee when registering for the HOME Primer. Anyone registering for this course may use that coupon code for the HOME Primer course)

  • General Registration through 10/23/23 - $375
    Registration 10/24/23 and later - $425

  • General Registration through 10/23/23 - $475
    Registration 10/24/23 and later - $525

If you don't know your city/county/insular area's membership status, please contact [email protected] to confirm membership.


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This course is eligible for 16 AICP Certificate Maintenance (CM) credits. If you will be requesting AICP Certificate Maintenance Credits, click here for the AICP listing for this course. To learn how to log your CM credits with APA, click here. 



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