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Sun, Aug 25, 2024 - Wed, Aug 28, 2024
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84th Annual Conference - Housing Heroes. CCHRCO - Carolinas Council of Housing Redevelopment & Code Officials Icon. August 25-28,2024. Marriott Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach SC.

2024 Annual Conference - Housing Heroes
August 25-28, 2024

Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
8400 Costa Verde Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Registration must be done on-location after August 12, 2024. Please bring a completed registration form with you to register on-location.

Exterior of the Mariott Hotel

Event Summary & Hotel Reservation Information:
CCHRCO Annual Conference 2024
Start Date: Sunday, August 25, 2024
End Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2024
Last Day to Book Hotel: Friday, July 21, 2024

You will have access to the room block upon completion of your registration. Due to limited availability, only CCHRCO Board and Committee Members are allowed to book room stays prior to the start date - Check in Sunday August 25, 2024. This is a first come first serve basis. Any other reservations before the conference start date can be cancelled. 


Sessions:

Workshop Title: LIHTCs and Tax-Exempt Bonds (Monday Morning Only)

Sherrod Banks The Banks Law Firm   

Housing Authorities engaged in public private partnerships to create affordable and workforce housing: What you need to know about tax credits, tax exempt bonds, RAD, joint ventures, property tax exemptions and more.

Workshop Title: Commissioners!! Board Governance (Monday Only)

Eric Pristell The Banks Law Firm   

It is critical for PHA Boards to understand their formal duties and responsibilities as the landscape of public housing authority operations continues to shift.  Within this context, this training will highlight the formal duties and obligations of PHA board members, including directors of PHA instrumentalities and will also include a discussion regarding board governance post-RAD conversion.

Workshop Title: Landlord Tenant Litigation Update  (Monday Only)

Ted Edwards The Banks Law Firm   

This session will discuss the hot issues related to RAD Conversions, Fair Housing Complaints, Reasonable Accommodation Requests and Summary Ejectment actions.

Workshop Title: PHA Hiring Pitfalls and Employment Law Update (Monday Only)

Danielle Wilson The Banks Law Firm   

Properly vetting candidates is critical in order to ensure compliance with applicable law and protect the assets of your organization.  This presentation will focus on the myriad of laws implicated in the PHA hiring process.  In addition, this presentation will provide a brief update on 2024 employment law developments which are of particular importance to PHAs.

Workshop Title: Collaborative Efforts to Help Tenants Remain Stably Housed (SC Agencies Only) (Monday Only)

Lorain Crowl, Chair  South Carolina Interagency Council on Homelessness/Owner Leadwell 360,LLC

Bruce Forbes, Secretary/Treasurer South Carolina Interagency Council on Homelessness; Project Manager Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources (SHARE)

Kristine Foye, Field Office Director US Dept of Housing and Urban Development

Angela Hall, CPD Representative US Department of Housing and Urban Development

We all know that ending housing instability for low-income individuals and families takes more than just providing a place to live. In this session, you will learn about creative and collaborative best practices in supporting your tenants with the resources they need to remain stably housed. You will discover how Continuums of Care, Public Housing Authorities, State Agencies and Municipalities can work together in a partnership that has the potential to improve your program's outcomes by improving delinquency and retention rates, reducing turn costs and the risk of housing insecurity and homelessness for your tenants. The program also provides information on improved ways to successfully house those with a history of homelessness.

The SC Interagency Council on Homelessness is proud to partner with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Columbia Field Office to introduce these collaborative approaches and partnerships.

Workshop Title: Navigating the AI Frontier: Preparing for Tomorrow's Threats"  (Monday-Tuesday)

Curphy Smith Century Solutions

Session 1 "Preparing and Defending Against The Fast-Evolving AI Threats"

In our presentation, we delve into the crucial strategies for preparing and defending against the rapidly evolving threats posed by artificial intelligence (AI). We begin by explaining the exponential growth of AI capabilities and its potential implications across various sectors. Next, we explore proactive measures organizations can take to mitigate risks, emphasizing the importance of robust cybersecurity protocols, ongoing AI education, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Ultimately, by fostering a comprehensive understanding of AI threats and implementing proactive defense strategies, organizations can navigate the evolving landscape with resilience and confidence.

Session 2 "The Intersection of AI and Public Housing Security:  How Housing Authorities can use AI and still be cyber secure"

In our presentation, focus on how housing authorities can harness AI while maintaining robust cybersecurity measures.

By striking a balance between AI innovation and cybersecurity resilience, housing authorities can harness the full potential of AI while safeguarding the integrity and security of public housing systems.

Workshop Title: Fostering Inclusive Communities: A Comprehensive Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training for Housing Authority Professionals (Monday-Tuesday)

LaShauna W. Austria, Founder Seeds of Change Consulting

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are pivotal for building thriving communities within housing authorities. This training offers a comprehensive approach to equip housing authority professionals with the necessary tools and insights to foster inclusive environments. Participants will delve into crucial topics such as understanding privilege and bias, implementing equitable policies and practices, and creating culturally responsive spaces. Through interactive exercises, case studies, and discussions, attendees will gain practical strategies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within their organizations and the communities they serve. This training aims to empower professionals to actively contribute to the creation of welcoming and equitable living environments for all residents.

Workshop Title: Fostering Inclusive Communities: A Comprehensive Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training for Housing Authority Professionals (Monday-Tuesday)

LaShauna W. Austria, Founder Seeds of Change Consulting

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are pivotal for building thriving communities within housing authorities. This training offers a comprehensive approach to equip housing authority professionals with the necessary tools and insights to foster inclusive environments. Participants will delve into crucial topics such as understanding privilege and bias, implementing equitable policies and practices, and creating culturally responsive spaces. Through interactive exercises, case studies, and discussions, attendees will gain practical strategies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within their organizations and the communities they serve. This training aims to empower professionals to actively contribute to the creation of welcoming and equitable living environments for all residents.

Workshop Title: RAD PBRA Conversion  (Monday-Tuesday)

Belinda Koros, Director, Assisted Housing Oversight Division

Lindsey Redlin, Senior Advisor OAMPO US Department of Housing & Urban Development

HUD will explore in this session several critical topics to help smooth the path for PHAs to convert their Public Housing properties to Section 8 project-based rental assistance (PBRA) through RAD, including the following: tenant certifications and monthly vouchering submissions to the Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS), Management and Occupancy Reviews (MORs), annual rent adjustments and utility allowance analysis submissions, among others. HUD would love to hear your feedback on how the Department can improve the Public Housing to PBRA conversion process!

Workshop Title: Understanding Section 8 Contract Renewals (Monday-Tuesday)

Mark Burch Quadel

Workshop will cover a synopsis of the Options available to owners in renewing Section 8 HAP Contracts.  A full understanding of the options available, the pros and cons of renewing under each option, and determining the best option for each property.  A discussion of the application, renewal paperwork, and all requirements for renewing a Section 8 contract.  Discussing when a rent comparability study or budget is required, and what is needed for each.  The best options to renew under based on the circumstances of the property, and common misunderstandings and mistakes by owners in the process.  As well as benefits of a short term versus long term contract. For traditional Section 8 properties; however, there are many aspects that will also apply to RAD converted properties under PBRA.

Workshop Title: Conducting Business with Applicants and Residents Online (Tuesday Only)

Dale Jones, Sales Representative SACS Software

This workshop will offer comprehensive guidance on conducting business online.   Attendees will learn about the online application and recertification process.  The session will include a review of remote document signing.

Workshop Title: Emotional Intelligence and Mental Health Awareness: Yours and Theirs (Monday-Tuesday)

Burnetta Smith and Jack Smith SMS Smith Management Solutions, LLC

As a housing professional, it is vital to understand the issues that significantly impact our daily lives. Many of these issues involve emotional and mental health situations that often result in conflict. Ignoring these situations can have severe repercussions, and doing nothing is not an option. Therefore, it is essential to address these issues proactively to ensure a healthy living environment for everyone.

If you have ever wondered what you missed..., whether there were warning signs..., and what you can do to address the issue at hand... then attending an interactive workshop and participating in case study discussions can be of great help. This event will provide you with a platform to increase your awareness of these issues by engaging in group discussions and learning from real-life experiences.

Workshop Title: Compliance Best Practices for Housing Authority Managers, Supervisors and Executive Directors     (Monday-Tuesday)

Gloria O'Neal, PHA Consultant Bowens & Associates LLC

Tracking compliance within a PHA can be a daunting task for supervisors, managers, and executive leadership.  This course will discuss various practices in adding compliance review from a financial, programmatic, grievance process, and audit perspective for your PHA operations.

Workshop Title: Microbial Growth Remediation (Mold Remediation)

Bob Goodloe, Spangler Restoration

Bob will detail the various steps in microbial growth remediation, ranging from identification and handling procedures.  In addition, Bob will share his experience in biohazard and trauma cleanup.  The purpose of this course is to further education maintenance professionals on how to safely approach instances where these factors are present.  


2024 Annual Conference Schedule of Events
*Events in red include Exhibitors

Sunday August 25, 2024
Registration - 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Exhibitor Setup Time - 10:00 AM-5:30 PM
Reception (Ticket required) - 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Exhibition Hall

Monday August 26, 2024
Continental Breakfast - 7:30 AM-8:30 AM (exhibitor hall open)
Registration - 8:30 AM-11:00 PM
Breakout Sessions - 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Morning Break - 10:00 AM-10:20 AM (exhibitor hall open)
Breakout Sessions - 10:20 AM-11:30 AM
Lunch Meeting (Ticket required) - 11:45 AM-1:45 PM
Breakout Sessions - 1:45 PM-3:00 PM
Afternoon Break - 3:00 PM-3:20 PM (exhibitor hall open)
Breakout Sessions - 3:20 PM-5:00 PM
Housing Authority Senior Staff and Exhibitor Meet and Greet - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
(Badge Required Senior Housing Staff Only: Executive Directors, Finance Directors, Deputy Directors, CEOs and CFOs)

Exhibitor Reception (Ticket required) - 5:30 PM-7:30 PM (break down exhibitor hall)

Tuesday August 27, 2024
Breakfast (Business Meeting, Plated breakfast in Ballrooms 4 & 5, Ticket Required) - 7:30 AM-9:00 AM
Breakout Sessions - 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Morning Break - 10:15 AM-10:30 AM
Breakout Sessions - 10:15 AM-12:00 PM
Golf Tournament - Tee-off at 12:00 PM
      (Plan to arrive 45 minutes before tee-off)
President's Banquet (Ticket required) - 7:00 PM-Until ?

Wednesday, August 28, 2024

Safe travels home!


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