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Essentials of Rural Development eLearning Course

Event Start Date: 9/27/2021 - Event End Date: 9/27/2021

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Zeffert University

Cost per place: $95.00

*Please disregard September 27 "Start Date".  This training is on-demand and available immediately.* 

 

Essentials of Rural Development

Purchase the entire course, Classes A-F and get the Housing Compliance Manager of Rural Development “HCM-R” Exam FREE!

 

The purpose of our RD eLearning classes are to provide information for all interested personnel to successfully provide housing under HB-2-3560 regulations.

 

Class A - RD History and 3560 Regulation Introduction - $95

This is the first class in the Essentials of the RD Program course. Rural developments mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for all rural Americans. In this class you will learn the history of rural development and the 3560 regulations.

 

  • RD history and mission
  • RD regulations
  • Handbooks developed from 7 CFR 3560
  • Programs covered
  • Property maintenance
  • Affirmative marketing
  • AFHMP and civil rights

 

Time: approximately 1 hour

Level: Introductory

Who this class is for: Site staff, management, owners, syndicators, developers

 

Class B - The application process and eligibility requirements - $95

This is the second class in the Essentials of the RD Program course. The purpose of the Rural Development application process is to determine applicant eligibility, provide complete information to RD, and rightfully determine wait-list placement. In this class we will discuss the entire RD application process and several eligibility requirements in order to live at an RD property.

 

  • Minimum application requirements
  • Application fees
  • Maintaining the wait list
  • Income limit types
  • Rejection of applications
  • Agency review
  • Occupancy requirements
  • Selection criteria
  • Types of eligibility
  • Waiver and tenant rules

 

Time: approximately 1 hour

Level: Introductory

Who this class is for: Site staff, management, owners, syndicators, developers

 

Class C – Verifications - $95

This is the third class in the Essentials of the RD Program course. The first step in a perfect review of an application is understanding how to properly obtain verification’s for a certifications income and assets. In this class you will learn the interview process and verifying the information you need to determine if the new move in or recert qualifies.  

 

  • Form 3560-8
  • Collecting data
  • Annual and adjusted income
  • The interview process
  • The application
  • Verification requirements
  • Verification lifespan and specifics
  • Information the borrow must verify

 

Time: approximately 1 hour

Level: Introductory

Who this class is for: Site staff, management, owners, syndicators, developers

 

Class D - Earned and unearned income - $95

This is the fourth class in the Essentials of the RD Program course. There are several types of earned and unearned income you may need to calculate in order to determine the total income for a household. In this class we will discuss how to calculate earned and unearned income to be sure your applicants and recerts qualify within the required income limits.

 

  • Income includes
  • Income projections
  • Zero income
  • Household size
  • Whose income is counted?
  • Calculating earned and unearned income
  • Annual income inclusions and exclusions

 

Time: approximately 1 hour

Level: Introductory

Who this class is for: Site staff, management, owners, syndicators, developers

 

Class E - Asset Income - $95

This is the fifth class in the Essentials of the RD Program course. Verifying a households assets is just as important as verifying their income. In this class we will discuss asset income, what’s included and how to calculate asset income so a new certification or recert qualifies within the income limits required.

 

  • Asset exclusions
  • Asset inclusions and calculations
  • Imputing asset income
  • Assets disposed of

 

Time: approximately 1 hour

Level: Introductory

Who this class is for: Site staff, management, executives, owners, syndicators, developers

 

Class F - Deduction, rent calculations, recert process, leasing, warnings, terminations and grievances - $95

This is the final class in the Essentials of the RD Program course. There are several types of allowances for the RD program that you can deduct from an applicant or tenant’s income. In this class we will discuss how to determine deductions, calculating rent, and several other final topics to complete the topics you need in order to become a Rural Development professional.

 

  • Determining deductions
  • Types of allowances
  • Determining rent
  • Recertification’s
  • Leasing
  • Tenant warnings and termination
  • Tenant grievance procedures

 

Time: approximately 1 hour

Level: Introductory

Who this class is for: Site staff, management, executives, owners, syndicators, developers

 

Housing Compliance Manager of Rural Development “HCM-R” designation exam - $75

The Housing Compliance Manager of Rural Development “HCM-R” designation exam is designed to help you take the next step in your career towards becoming a Rural Development professional. This 100 question exam is open-book. The class manuals from the Essentials of RD courses will be useful to have on hand when taking this exam. A score of 67% is required to pass.

 

Time: 3 hour limit

Level: Intermediate

Who this class is for: Site staff, management, executives, owners, syndicators, developers

 

Refund Policy:

If notice of cancellation is received in the first 48 hours of purchase: Full refund

If notice of cancellation is received in the first 48 hours of purchase but the class has already been started: No refund

If notice of cancellation is received after 48 hours of purchase: No refund; funds can be applied to other staff or training

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