Learning solutions from real-life examples: NAHASDA & LIHTC compliance training and certification

Tribal housing professionals have the opportunity to gain a unique national certification that acknowledges expertise in both the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) and Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. These two programs make up the NAHASDA & Tax Credit Compliance Professional (NTCCP) Training.

“We walk through mathematic formulas to determine eligibility and monthly rent,” Instructor Crystal Banks-Mann said. “We discuss real-life situations, problems and solutions.” Crystal, assistant director of asset management, has been teaching this training for the past four years, and previous attendees have shared what helped them:

  • “I now have a better understanding of all that goes into the LIHTC and NAHASDA programs, such as, eligibility, screenings, certifications…It was a good presentation with real-life examples sprinkled throughout.”
  • “This training will help me calculate rent for people and help me answer questions they have.”
  • “[The training] helped me understand policies and programs to be more knowledgeable and help me grow in this field.”
  • “I’m new to the tax credit program. The skills and information I learned in this training will be helpful to me every day I am on the job.”
  • “LIHTC and NAHASDA were separated, and I have a clear understanding of both programs.”

The National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) and Travois developed this training and will offer three trainings in 2018 through NAIHC’s Leadership Institute.

Our next training is Tuesday, July 24 through Thursday, July 26, 2018 in Kansas City, MO. Registration is now open!

The course covers these topics:

  • Overview of Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) funding
  • Eligible participants
  • Application and verification of income
  • Calculating rent
  • Lease management
  • Occupancy policies and more

The course concludes with an exam, and participants who successfully pass the exam have the opportunity to receive their NTCCP certification. Read more about the certification on our website.


Concurrent July training: Preparing for on-site physical trainings

The Uniform Physical Conditions Standards (UPCS) Inspection Protocol Training is also taking place on Tuesday, July 24 and Wednesday July 25 in Kansas City, MO. If you work for housing authorities or departments that prepare for on-site physical inspections, Director of Asset Management & Compliance Mike Price will help you understand what is inspected and what is needed to pass.

The UPCS guidelines are the physical inspection guidelines for all federal and state housing projects. It is very important for housing staff to be familiar with these guidelines in order to successfully pass investor and state housing agency on-site physical compliance inspections.

Register now!


Future trainings in 2018

If you can’t make it to our training in July, don’t worry! We have additional opportunities in 2018:


  • November 6-8: Washington D.C

18th Annual Indian Country Affordable Housing & Economic Development Conference

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