March 07, 2005
HUD TO SPONSOR NINE-CITY TRAINING SESSIONS FOR PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCIES, HOUSING PRACTITIONERS
WASHINGTON, DC - The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will kick-off a nine-city comprehensive training program for public housing agencies (PHAs) and assisted- housing practitioners in Las Vegas on March 29. Participants will get the latest information regarding HUD information systems and will receive training to help them navigate a wide range of program areas under HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH).
Each three-day conference is free in the following locations: Las Vegas (March 29 - April 1), Dallas (April 19-22), Cleveland (May 10-13), Denver (June 7 - 10), Boston (June 28 - July 1), Seattle (July 12 - 15) Atlanta (July 26 - 29), Milwaukee (August 9 - 12), and Washington, DC (August 30 - September 2).
Acelsior, Inc., a training and consulting services firm, working closely with PIH program specialists and industry experts, will be providing the multi-track training. Presenters will explain and demonstrate all aspects of the PIH Information Center (PIC System) and related information systems and the latest programmatic information regarding notices, procedures and issue management for the Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP), the Office of Public Housing Investments and the Special Applications Center.
The training will be open to PHA staff, HUD staff, and industry vendors on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no charge to participants or their organizations for the training and materials. Participants are responsible for travel, lodging and meals.
More information, including conference agenda and training site with reduced hotel rates, call toll-free 1-877-234-7588 during 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development as well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and espanol.hud.gov.