Rural Housing Specialist

Occupancy and compliance training for Rural Development

Rural Housing Specialist explores the occupancy and compliance requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development housing assistance programs. RHS is delivered over two days. Participants have one week after the program concludes to complete an online certification exam.

Areas of focus:

  • Identification and calculation of income and assets
  • Applying deductions to determine adjusted income and appropriate tenant rent calculation
  • Program requirements for verifications and eligibility
  • Tenant Selection Plans and occupancy standards
  • Annual and interim recertification obligations


Duration: Two days
Exam: Includes online exam (one week to complete)
Format: Multimedia presentation, lecture, discussion
Prerequisites: None
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