23th Annual PHA Conference 2022

June 28th & 29th, 2022
Las Vegas, NV

Schedule - Pacific Time Zone
June 27th - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (social hour follows)
June 28th - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
16 CPE Credit Hours
(9 Governmental Accounting/7 Governmental Auditing)
(Qualifies for Yellow Book CPE)

Our PHA Conference provides professional education for Public Housing Financial Personnel, Auditors, Fee Accountants, and Financial Managers. Each session is presented by experts in the industry.

Venue / Room Reservations

The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas | 3708 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas, NV 89109.

We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the rate of $219 per night using our group code group code SAHAC2. Reservations must be made by 06/05/2022 by calling (855) 435-0005 or online through this link. Room reservation availability is on a first come, first serve basis.

Registration

Course Fees - In-Person Attendee

Member Rate Nonmember
Early Registration $700 $750
After 06/07 $750 $800

Course Fees - Virtual Attendee

Member Rate Nonmember
Virtual Option $600 $650

Agenda

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm Pacific)

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

Schedule Topic & Description Speaker(s)
8:00 AM - 9:40 AM Session 1 – Public Housing Program Update

This session will cover timely topics associated with the Public Housing program.  Topics covered in this session include: 1) General PH updates and risk areas,  2) Updates to HUD guidance on PIC reporting for Tenant Unit Status category and sub-categories for Operating Subsidy; 3) PIC reporting for unit designated as elderly or disabled; 4) Re-start of scoring under the Public Housing Assessment System – PHAS; and 5) CAREs Act closeout / SF-425

Chris Kubacki - Phineas Consulting
9:50 AM - 11:30 AM Session 2 – REAC Update

Session will cover latest HUD/REAC initiatives affecting PHAs. These include NSPIRE, resumption of PHAS scoring, physical inspections and financial assessments.

Ashley Sheriff - HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary, REAC
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Session 3 – HCV Program Update

This session will cover timely topics associated with the HCV program.  Topics covered in this session include: 1) General HCV program updates, 2) Changes to Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program escrow account per Section 306 of the Economic Growth Act; and 3) VMS reporting - new VMS data fields (e.g., Emergency Housing Vouchers) and other updates to Voucher Management System (VMS) data fields.

Ron Urlaub - Urlaub & Co., PLLC
2:10 PM - 3:40 PM Session 4 – RAD Financial Reporting

This session will cover key financial reporting considerations for PHA RAD conversions including the type of funding contract utilized, no debt transactions, conversions involving low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs), and final closeout of the Public Housing Program.

Wendell Conner - Director Quality Control, HUD
3:50 PM - 5:00 PM Session 5 – Status of Quality Assurance Operations – QASS

REAC has been conducting Quality Control Reviews (QCRs) remotely for the past two years; during FFY 2022 REAC has resumed on-site CPA firm QCRs. This session will cover the REAC QASS QCR process and discuss common findings during recent reviews.

Darius Miknaitis  -
Auditor, Quality Assurance Subsystem (QASS), HUD

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

Schedule Topic & Description Speaker(s)
8:00 AM - 9:40 AM Session 6 – GASB Update

Session will cover the latest PHA impacts from Leases and Component Units. This session will include increased focus on the nature of component unit relationships to the reporting entity. Further impact of these decisions on the reporting entity as well as audit impacts. Group audit standards will also be discussed as to relevance. Will contain specific examples for contracts and other agreements. Impact of asset repositioning will be included.

Chad Porter - Smith Marion & Co, LLP
9:50 AM - 11:30 AM Session 7 – Audit Update

Focus on recent audit standard changes affecting PHA audits, including all reports. Review of specific Single Audit changes and impacts to the compliance supplements. Emphasis on new opinion letters and FASS-PH Agreed Upon Procedures (Example report, need for separate engagement letter, new process – attach own AUP report.)

Les Sparks - AHACPA
12:30 PM - 1:50 PM Session 8 – Challenges in PHA Audits – What are we
missing?
Session will focus on key audit issues being addressed in Peer and QASS Reviews. We will address items highlighted in these reviews.
Les Sparks - AHACPA
2:00 PM - 3:10 PM Session 9 - Q & A Speaker Panel

Speakers

CPE Details

Learning Objective: To gain an understanding of Public Housing systems, programs, reporting, use of funds, and more.
Who Should Attend: Housing Authority Executive Directors, Public Housing and HCV Supervisors, Finance Directors, Auditors, and other financial personnel
Program Knowledge Level / Prerequisites: This course is update-level content. You should have a basic knowledge of the Public Housing environment.
Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation is required. Printed materials will be provided to in-person attendees. In-Person and Virtual attendees will be given the opportunity to download digital materials.
Instructional Method: AHACPA Conferences provide Group Live, and Group Internet Based courses with interactive discussion. In cases where Group Live and Group Internet Based are offered simultaneously AHACPA will issue CPE Credit for all program participants based on the instructional delivery method attended by the majority of the participants (Per NASBA Standard S23-02).
Length/CPE Credits/Field of Study: This course provides up to 16 CPE Credits (9 Governmental Accounting/7 Governmental Auditing). CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour, in accordance with the standards for the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
Cancellation Policy: All cancellation requests must be received in writing (email or fax is fine).
Webinars: All cancellation requests must be received via email ([email protected]). Registration fees are fully refundable provided the request is received a minimum of 24 hours prior to the course start time. Individuals cancelling less than 24 hours prior to the course start time will not receive a refund, but will be provided access to the course materials and the recorded version of the course. CPE/Attendance credit is not provided for watching the recording.
In-Person Courses: 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 $100. Due to financial obligations incurred by AHACPA, no refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received less than a week before the course.In the unlikely Course that AHACPA must cancel a course, all registrations fees paid to AHACPA by attendees will be refunded in full.
Substitutions: If you are unable to attend a course you may substitute another individual or change locations without penalty. The 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 801-547-0809.