Register Today: Underwriting Income-Producing Real Estate Projects: HUD's Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program - August 29, 2017 – 2:00 PM EDT

This webinar, held on August 29, 2017, focuses on underwriting standards for income-producing real estate projects financed by HUD's Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program. This training's focus includes housing, commercial and mixed use real projects. This webinar is a companion piece to the "Section 108 Underwriting Guidelines for Income-Producing Projects", available on the HUD Exchange.
Participants will learn:
  • The objectives of underwriting
  • The underwriting strategies used by Section 108 programs
  • The duties of an underwriter
  • The process for determining a project's financial viability
  • The key elements used to determine a borrower's financial capacity

Who Should Attend?

The Underwriting Income-Producing Real Estate Projects webinar is relevant to CDBG Grantees that currently have or are planning to apply for a Section 108 Loan Guarantee. The webinar is also relevant for other CDBG grantees that are considering use of grant funds for economic development projects that include development of real estate. This webinar is limited to 1,000 participants and registration for this training will close 24 hours before the webinar begins.

Schedule of Training Deliveries

Webinar Title Date and Time Registration Link
Underwriting Income-Producing Real Estate Projects: HUD's Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program Tuesday, August 29, 2017

2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
Register Now

Training Point of Contact

Stan Fitterman | 813.240.5435 |
To find out more information about upcoming trainings and access materials from previously held trainings, go to HUD Exchange Trainings.

Registering for Underwriting Income-Producing Real Estate Projects: HUD's Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program Webinar

Access the registration page below and then select Register Now on the right side of the page.
If you have not yet registered for an HUD Exchange account:
Create an Account on the HUD Exchange
  1. Go to the HUD Exchange (
  2. Click Login (at the upper right).
  3. Click Create an Account.
  4. Fill out the form, and click the Create Account button.
Your account has been created. You will receive a confirmation email.
If you have already registered for an HUD Exchange account:
  1. Enter your Username and Password; select Log in.
  2. If prompted to fill out additional information, please do so, and select Update.
  3. You will be brought directly to the course detail page in HUD Exchange.
  4. Select the checkbox next to the class name and location and then select Enroll in this Class.
If you are unsure if you have an HUD Exchange account:
If a username for that email address already exists, you will receive an email with a temporary password that you can use to follow the steps above. If not, you'll receive an error message.

Additional Instructions

To find out more information about upcoming trainings and access materials from previously held trainings, go to HUD Exchange Trainings.
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Qlik Sense Master Visualization Items Available

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Qlik Sense Master Visualization Items Available
We are pleased to announce that we have resolved the issue with the deployment of the Master Visualization Items and this feature is now available.

Please contact your CCA for your assigned prefix or if you have any questions.
Mediware Information Systems, Inc.
11711 W. 79th St. | Lenexa, KS 66214 | (888) MEDIWARE |

Now Available: Project Rating and Ranking Tool Videos

Project Rating and Ranking Tool Instructional Video

HUD has published four videos to accompany the Project Rating and Ranking Tool, which was released earlier this year to help CoCs use objective, performance-based scoring criteria for their local competitions. The four videos released by HUD walk through the steps of using the tool:

Update to the Project Rating and Ranking Tool

This tool was updated on August 22, 2017. The update contains a fix to the “Performance Measures Subtotal” formulas on the RENEW. + EXP. RATING TOOL tab, to ensure that the Length of Stay: Rapid Re-housing scores are counted in the project’s overall rating score. The update also contains a fix to the Factor/Goals and Max Point Values within the Serve High Need Population group under the CUSTOMIZE RENEWAL/EXPANSION PROJECT RATING TOOL section of the CUSTOMIZE RATING CRITERIA tab. The fix ensures that changes to these parameters are accurately reflected in the associated PERFORMANCE GOAL text on the RENEW. + EXP. RATING TOOL tab.

Clarification on ranking with this tool:

The FY 2017 CoC Program NOFA allows some CoCs to choose the amount of funding they can use as their Tier 1 amount: “Tier 1 is equal to the greater of the combined amount of Annual Renewal Amount (ARA) for all permanent housing and HMIS projects eligible for renewal up to $1,000,000 or 94 percent of the CoC’s FY 2017 Annual Renewal Demand (ARD).” The Rating and Ranking Tool was only designed to rank projects using the 94% funding line for Tier 1. If a CoC chooses to use the alternate calculation for their Tier 1 amount they should use an alternate ranking process.
Visit the HUD Exchange at

News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Strengthening the Role of Emergency Shelter Within Effective Crisis Response Systems             

Emergency shelter can and must play essential roles within effective, housing-focused crisis response systems.  
Our latest brief discusses how shelter can promote dignity and respect for every person, divert people from the homelessness service system when possible, foster low-barrier access to emergency services, and serve as a platform for housing access.   

Putting 'Housing is Health Care' Into Action to Help End Chronic Homelessness         
To improve outcomes for patients, health care systems in a growing number of communities are coming to the table to help address housing needs.
Joshua Bamberger, Associate Clinical Professor for Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and his colleagues profiled nine models worth sharing in a recent report, Innovative Models in Health and Housing.

Pathways to Housing PA: Successfully Connecting People Affected by Opioid Use to Housing       
Pathways to Housing PA, based in Philadelphia, uses Housing First approaches to support individuals' self-directed recovery and community integration, with an emphasis on doing whatever it takes for a person to get and stay housed and be well.

How Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, NC, Ended Veteran Homelessness 

Partners in Forsyth County benefited from strong collaboration and unyielding leadership from the Mayor of Winston-Salem in order to effectively end Veteran homelessness in October 2015.  
Learn more about their efforts from Andrea Kurtz, Senior Director of Housing Strategies at the United Way of Forsyth County.  
And congratulations to Lowell, MA, for being the latest community to end Veteran homelessness

Your Feedback Needed to Strengthen the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness 
As we did in 2012 and 2015, we're currently gathering stakeholder input to revise and strengthen the federal strategic plan. 
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, 1275 First Street, NE, Suite 227, Washington, DC 20552

Webinar: Supporting Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders


Webinar: Supporting Families Affected by Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | 1–2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
SAMHSA and the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, Children's Bureau invite you to join a webinar titled, "Supporting Families Affected by Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders, CAPTA Plan of Safe Care."
This webinar will provide:
  • Current data on the opioid crisis and child welfare services
  • Information on the changes made to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) through the passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act and Plan of Safe Care Provision
  • Strategies for strengthening collaboration between systems working with pregnant women with opioid and other substance use disorders
  • Lessons learned and best practices from the Substance Exposed Infants In-Depth Technical Assistance program and Policy Academy for addressing prenatal substance exposure.
Register for the Webinar

Headlines: Elinore McCance-Katz Joins SAMHSA as Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

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August 28, 2017

SAMHSA Headlines—Your one-stop source for the latest from SAMHSA.
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Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., Joins SAMHSA as the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz has joined SAMHSA as the first Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use. In this role, she works across federal agencies to bring the full force of the government to bear in support of the clinical priorities identified by Secretary Thomas E. Price to address the opioid epidemic and focus on the treatment and care needs of Americans with serious mental illness.


New Report Finds 12th Grade-Aged High School Dropouts Are More at Risk for Substance Use

A new SAMHSA report reveals that substance use was more likely among 12th grade-aged dropouts than among 16- to 18-year-olds who were still in school. Twelfth grade-aged dropouts were more likely to have engaged in past-month use of cigarettes (55.9 vs. 20.2 percent), alcohol (41.1 vs. 33.7 percent), binge alcohol (31.8 vs. 22.1 percent), illicit drugs (31.4 vs. 18.1 percent), marijuana (27.5 vs. 15.6 percent), and nonmedical use of prescription-type drugs (9.5 vs. 4.6 percent).

Report Reveals That About 1 in 8 Children Lived With at Least One Parent Who Had a Past-Year Substance Use Disorder

About 1 in 8 children (8.7 million) aged 17 or younger lived in households with at least one parent who had a past-year substance use disorder (SUD), according to a new report by SAMHSA. SUDs are characterized by recurrent use of alcohol or other drugs (or both) that results in significant impairment.


New Podcasts and Webinars From the Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC)

IECMHC produces podcasts and webinars on important topics related to mental health consultation, including the implementation of strategies that are part of their technical assistance approach. Find podcasts and webinars to help you implement mental health consultation services or improve existing IECMHC programs.


August 28, 2017

Communities Addressing Trauma and Community Strife Using Trauma-Informed Approaches, Part Five: Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues: Understanding the Impact of Historical Trauma on Communities

Part five of the webinar series will highlight a broad range of unique and innovative strategies that include educational and culturally sensitive trauma-informed initiatives to promote healthy communities.
August 28, 2017

Trauma-Informed Innovations in Crisis Services, Part Five: Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues: The Ali Forney Center

Part five of the webinar series will feature a presentation from staff at the Ali Forney Center (AFC) in New York City, the largest program dedicated to meeting the needs of LGBTQ homeless youth in the nation. AFC provides a comprehensive range of services to LGBTQ homeless and street-based youth, including a drop-in center, mobile outreach, and emergency housing.
August 31, 2017

Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) Inaugural Meeting and Public Comment

The ISMICC reports to Congress and federal agencies on issues related to serious mental illness (SMI) and serious emotional disturbance (SED). The committee will hold its first meeting on August 31, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Members will review information on federal advances related to SMI and SED. To join the August 31 meeting by teleconference, dial 1-888-469-0942 and enter passcode 4560055#.
September 11, 2017

Key Considerations for Building a Quality Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Model, Part 1

The Center of Excellence (CoE) invites you to register for Part 1 of a two-part series on IECMHC Models. The webinar will provide a deep dive into components of the Models Section of the IECMHC Toolbox.


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Enhancing Trauma-Informed Approaches in Behavioral Healthcare

Learn why addressing trauma is important to recognize and consider when addressing mental and substance use disorders.