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By Wendy A. Burke, Chair
I am honored to announce that the Board of Directors of the National
Center for Housing Management recently elected me to replace my father,
John J. Burke, Jr., as Chair. My father served as chairman from 1981,
when together with Roger Stevens, Jr., Joan Howell, and Paul Votto he
resurrected "the Center" from an uncertain financial future and put it
on the path to stability. It is not an exaggeration to say that without
my father's perseverance and vision there would be no Center today. I am
truly humbled to follow in his footsteps.
I am also thrilled to announce that Paul Votto has been appointed as
President of the organization. I have known and worked with Paul for
more than thirty years, and have always valued his judgment, philosophy
and approach. I do not know a more dedicated and talented housing
professional. I know Paul will do an outstanding job leading NCHM into a
bright future, and I'm anxious for him to get started!
By Jo Ikelheimer, Director of LIHTC Compliance
As NCHM's Director of LIHTC Compliance, I was encouraged to find that
the National Council of State Housing Agencies' recently published
Recommended Practices in Housing Credit Administration placed additional
emphasis on the need for broader and ongoing compliance training.
First published in 1993, the latest edition of NCSHA's Recommended
Practices includes 46 recommendations for state housing agencies. Four
of these were explicitly training-related:
No. 34: Owner and Manager Training This
recommendation expands upon an earlier suggestion that site managers
receive training prior to LIHTC properties being occupied, recognizing
“the complexity of compliance requirements” and the need for periodic
training throughout the compliance period. Several state agencies have
been proactive in setting certification requirements to verify
management competency; others have not.