Waitlist Management and Tenant Selection Plan – HUD Best Practices

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  • 60 minutes

It is important to have effective waitlist management. HUD has very particular rules about waiting lists. With numerous families applying for vouchers and public housing assistance, having a good waitlist management style is critical.

Tenant Selection Plan helps to ensure that tenants are selected for occupancy by HUD requirements and established management policies. HUD requires that the plan specify the number of procedures and policies. This is a daunting process when faced with the plethora of regulations.

There are many nuances to doing this correctly and after attending the webinar, you will have a good understanding of managing the waiting list.

Join this session by expert speaker Paul Flogstad, where he will explore particular rules about Waiting Lists and the correct and effective way to handle waiting lists according to HUD guidelines.

Session Highlights:

We will discuss in detail the rulings concerning:

  • Project eligibility requirements

  • Income limits (including economic mix for Section 8 properties).

  • Procedures for taking applications and selecting from the waiting list.

  • Occupancy standards

  • Unit transfer policies,

  • Policies to Comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

  • Policy for opening and closing the waiting list

  • Eligibility of students

  • VAWA protections

  • Tenant selection plan

  • Marketing

  • Selecting tenants

  • Admission to the waiting list

  • Income targeting

  • Preferences

  • Removal from the waiting list

  • Family size

  • And other topics

Why You Should Attend:

Incorrect management of the waiting list will affect you as for a compliance review and also can pose some fair housing issues as well. There are many ways to create a comprehensive selection plan that will work for you and your property. The instructor has much real-world experience in creating tenant selection plans and is a nationally recognized expert in fair housing. You will learn the correct way to handle waiting lists according to HUD guidelines and what to do and not to do in working with waiting lists.

Who Should Attend:

  • Property managers

  • Property owners

  • Maintenance Staff

  • Lenders

  • Developers

  • Housing Authorities

  • Community Development Staff

*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

** You can buy On-Demand and view it at your convenience.

Paul Flogstad

Paul Flogstad

Paul has been involved in the real estate industry for the past 38 years. After college graduation he was in law enforcement for 4 years. From that point on, he has been involved in sales, construction, project management, appraisal, mortgage consulting and brokerage, property management and property management consulting/training. 

Most recently, he was a consultant for affordable, multi-housing properties in 22 different states. This involved properties in HUD, Rural Development and Tax Credit programs. In this role he supported managers by training, compliance, budgeting, developing policy and procedures as well as creating successful marketing strategies. Previously was a regional manager for a large property management company in South Dakota. 

For over twenty years was involved in appraisal of residential, multi-family, farm and commercial properties throughout the Midwest.

He holds numerous professional property management designations and currently holds the prestigious RHM designation from the National Center for Housing Management. 

In 2007 he formed Property Management Solutions. In this capacity, he provides training and consulting services nationwide to owners, management companies, multi-housing associations, as well as state and federal agencies. 

Paul was previously Vice President of the South Dakota Multi-Housing Association, Vice Chairman of the Minnehaha County Housing and Redevelopment Commission, and Chairman of the Sioux Falls Property Appeals Board. In 2009, he received the Outstanding Educator of the Year award from the South Dakota Multi-Housing Association.

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