Industry-leading training from a name that opens doors. Online and in the classroom.

As the ultimate resource for knowledge and credibility, owners and managers count on us to keep them ahead of the curve.

New Online Certification Courses

At NCHM, we are always expanding our online training offerings. Many of our in-person certification courses are now available in a Live Online format – taught by one of our skilled instructors in real-time. Following the conclusion of instruction, you are able to take your certification test online and have your result in your hands quickly. Check out upcoming sessions for our newest online certification courses below.

Certified Financial Specialist (CFS)

Aug. 17 - Aug. 20, 2020

Certified Financial Specialist (CFS) teaches the fundamentals of property-level finance for managers of multi-family and senior housing communities.

Rural Housing Specialist (RHS)

Oct. 5 - Oct. 8, 2020

Rural Housing Specialist (RHS) helps students become proficient in occupancy compliance for the Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Programs.

Certified Occupancy Specialist - Public Housing (COSP)

Aug. 17 - Aug. 20, 2020

COSP is a study of the HUD guidelines and regulations that you will find in the Public Housing Occupancy Guidebook (PHOG).

Upcoming Online Training

Our live online training courses allow you to earn your certification no matter where you are. Taught by NCHM’s leading instructors live, online training will help you improve your knowledge, earn your certification and increase your effectiveness immediately.

Tax Credit Specialist (TCS)

Aug. 31 - Sep. 3, 2020

TCS provides a thorough review of IRS regulations and guidance, including the IRS’s Guide for Completing Form 8823.

Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS)

Aug. 24 - Aug. 27, 2020

The COS training is a comprehensive study of HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing guidelines and regulations set forth in HUD Handbook 4350.3 REV-1 and subsequent notices.

HOME Compliance Specialist (HCS)

Aug. 10 - Aug. 13, 2020

HCS helps students become proficient in qualifying applicants, balancing requirements, and assuring compliance with reporting policies.

Our Mandate

We are the only organization mandated by the President of the United States to professionalize the housing industry. As the ultimate resource for knowledge, status, and credibility, owners and managers count on us to keep them ahead of the curve on complex regulations and industry best practices. We professionalize people and organizations, making them more valuable and effective.

Latest News & Insights

HUD re-starts MORs

HUD re-starts MORs

HUD has announced that Performance Based Contract Administrators (PBCAs) and HUD field offices can resume Management and Occupancy Reviews (MORs) in areas where state or local laws do not restrict them, according to a June 23, 2020 Memorandum released by HUD’s Director of Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight.

IRS Provides Section 42 COVID-19 Relief

IRS Provides Section 42 COVID-19 Relief

On July 1, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service published IRS Notice 2020-53, which provides temporary relief to owners of Section 42 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Section 8 vs. Section 42

Section 8 vs. Section 42

Section 8? Section 42? Section 202 with Section 8? Section 236? These are the short-hand descriptors commonly used in referring to the affordable housing programs in the US. With so many numbers, it can be hard to keep track of what they all mean!

Veterans for Housing Initiative

Support for veterans of the United States armed services is a national priority, and many organizations have answered the call to help veterans in the areas of health care, housing, jobs, and beyond. We applaud these organizations for providing services to those who have selflessly pledged to protect our freedom and way of life.

But the Veterans for Housing Initiative is different. Our goal is to attract and train veterans for careers in housing management. We believe that the housing industry itself, and affordable housing in particular, represents a unique opportunity for veterans to continue to give back to their community while also being an excellent career choice.