The Certified Tribal Housing Professional (CTHP) certification course is designed to equip Tribal housing professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively utilize the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and NAHASDA. The three-day course covers the fundamentals of LIHTC, application processes, compliance requirements, and strategies for successful project implementation within Tribal communities.

Course objectives:

  • To provide a thorough understanding of the LIHTC program and its benefits for Tribal housing projects.
  • To explain the LIHTC application process, including eligibility criteria and documentation requirements.
  • To explore the financial structuring of LIHTC projects, including leveraging additional funding sources.
  • To highlight compliance and reporting requirements to maintain LIHTC benefits.
  • To share best practices and case studies of successful LIHTC projects in tribal communities.

CTHP trainings are led by Crystal Banks-Mann, client engagement manager at Travois. This training benefits those employed in the following fields: Tribal housing professionals, including housing directors, project managers, financial officers, and other stakeholders involved in developing and managing affordable housing within Tribal communities.

By the end of this training course, Tribal housing professionals will be well-prepared to navigate the complexities of the LIHTC program and leverage it to develop and sustain affordable housing in their communities.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to LIHTC
  • Eligibility and application process
  • Financial structuring of LIHTC projects
  • Compliance and reporting requirements
  • Best practices and case studies
  • Interactive workshops and exercises

Each attendee will receive:

  • A digital comprehensive course manual
  • Access to online resources
  • Ongoing support from trainers and experts in the field of affordable housing and LIHTC


Participants who successfully complete the course and pass the exam will receive a nationally recognized certification, demonstrating their proficiency in understanding and utilizing the LIHTC program for Tribal housing development.


Date: Tuesday, Aug. 6 to Thursday, Aug. 8, 2024
Training location:
Bahia Resort & Hotel in San Diego, CA
Course fee: $795 ($855 for a printed manual)
Registration deadline: Friday, July 26

Book your accommodations at Bahia Resort & Hotel! Attendees receive a discounted room rate of $230/night (plus tax and fees). The resort fee and self-parking fees are waived. The discounted pricing expires on Friday, July 19th.


For course or registration questions, contact Crystal Banks-Mann at or 816-912-8321.