PHA Conference

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18th Annual PHA Conference

June 8th & 9th, 2017
June 8: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
June 9: 8:00 am – 3:10 pm

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Course Fee

Course Fee: $650 ($600 for AHACPA Members)
Register before May 8th (Extended to May 15th) for a $50 early-registration discount
Fee includes course materials, continental breakfast, lunch,
soda/coffee breaks and a social hour on the first day of the conference at 5:00 pm


Hotel Accommodations

We have a limited number of guest rooms reserved at the rate of $165 per night**. This room rate is valid for June 7-10.    Reservations can be made through the call center at 702-698-7575 (local) or 855-435-0005 (toll free) by referencing the group code SACPA7.  Reservations can be made online through this link. Room reservation availability is on a first come first serve basis.  We do not guarantee the availability of guest rooms. Reservations must be made by May 8th (Extended to May 15th).

**The Cosmopolitan will automatically add a resort fee of to your bill. This fee provides guests with the use of resort services and amenities that are designed to enhance the guest experience. The services and amenities include:

  • High-speed internet access (in-room and public areas)
  • 24 Hour Fitness Center access
  • Unlimited local, toll-free and domestic long distance telephone calls (all 50 states)
  • Tennis court access (based on availability)


  • QASS Audit Deficiencies Found as a Result of Audits, Audit Quality Changes – Presented by Wendell Conner
  • Changes to PIC (PIH Information Center) and How it Will Affect OHA (Office of Hearings and Appeals) Processing and Associated Policies – Presented by Patrick Evans
  • Proposed Changes to the Yellow Book; General Audit Topics – Presented by Marlow Hunter
  • Aligning the Public Housing Assessment System and Section 8 Management Assessment Program: Section 8 Public Housing Assessment System (SEPHAS) – Presented by Chris Kubacki & Moon Tran
  • RAD Strategic Planning to Maximize Cash Flow – Presented by Dale Rector & Les Sparks
  • Internal Control, Governance, Going Concern – Presented by Gene Ristano
  • Update on PHA Listening Sessions – Discussed Changes to the COCC – Presented by Les Sparks
  • Staying Abreast of Your HCV (Housing Choice Voucher) FDS to VMS Reconciliation, and Usage of the Two-Year Forecasting tool – Presented by Ron Urlaub


  • Wendell Conner – Director, HUD-REAC Quality Assurance (QASS)
  • Patrick Evans – Director, HUD-PIH Office of Information Management
  • Marlow Hunter – Managing Partner, Marlow C. Hunter, P.C.
  • Chris Kubacki – Senior Associate, Phineas Consulting, LLC
  • Dale Rector – Principal, Rector, Reeder & Lofton, PC
  • Gene Ristano – Partner, Isdaner & Company, LLC
  • Les Sparks – President, AHACPA
  • Moon Tran – Principal, Phineas Consulting, LLC
  • Ron Urlaub – Partner, Urlaub & Co., PLLC

CPE Details

LEARNING OBJECTIVE: To learn HUD accounting, audit, and electronic submission requirements and how to efficiently implement those requirements.

PROGRAM KNOWLEDGE LEVEL: AHACPA offers update-level courses.  You should have a basic working knowledge of General HUD accounting or audit experience.

PREREQUISITES/ADVANCED PREPARATION: You do not need to print any course materials prior to your arrival. Attendees will be provided a printed manual upon check-in at the course.  They will also be given the opportunity to download digital materials.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD: Group-Live with interactive discussion, guides and practice aids, case studies.

LENGTH/CPA CREDITS/FIELD OF STUDY: One-day Update Courses provide up to 8 hours CPE credit (4 hours governmental accounting and 4 hours governmental auditing).  Two-day Conferences provide up to 16 hours CPE credit (8 hours governmental accounting and 8 hours governmental auditing).

CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellation requests must be received in writing (email or fax is fine). Registration fees are fully refundable provided the request is received at least three weeks prior to the course. Requests received after this date, but one week before the course will receive a refund less an administration fee of $50 for Update Courses and $75 for Conferences. Due to financial obligations incurred by AHACPA, no refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received less than a week before the course.

SUBSTITUTIONS: If you are unable to attend a course you may substitute another individual or change locations without penalty. The location change must be within the same calendar year. For proper CPE credit and record keeping, you must notify us in advance of any substitution or change in location.

CONTACT INFORMATION: For more information regarding refund, complaint, and/or program cancellation policies, please contact our office at 800-532-0809.


Course Fees | Registration | Hotel Accommodations | Agenda | Speakers | CPE Details