24th Annual PHA Conference 2023

June 6th & 7th, 2023
Las Vegas, NV

Schedule - Pacific Time Zone
June 6th - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (social hour follows)
June 7th - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
16 CPE Credit Hours in Governmental Accounting
(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 SAHAC3. Reservations must be made by 05/05/2023 05/12/2023 by calling (855) 435-0005 or online through this link. Room reservation availability is on a first come, first serve basis. Group room rate is valid for June 5th & 6th. We do not guarantee the availability of guest rooms.


Course Fees - In-Person Attendee

Member Rate Nonmember
Early Registration $1,000 $1,050
After 05/05 $1,050 $1,100

Course Fees - Virtual Attendee

Member Rate Nonmember
Early Registration $900 $950
After 05/05 $950 $1,000


June 6th - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (social hour follows)
June 7th - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

  • Session 1 – NSPIRE and Other REAC News
    This session will cover any updates coming from the Real Estate Assessment System. This discussion will primarily cover the implementation of the NSPIRE physical assessment system, EVMS and an update on any other HUD/REAC Initiatives.
    Presented by Ashley Sheriff, Real Estate Assessment Center Deputy Assistant Secretary
  • Session 2 – REAC Update
    Session will consist of an update from REAC on current issues, information related to the REAC review process as well as other pertinent issues.
    Presented by Quincy Riley, Assessment Manager FASS PH, HUD-REAC
  • Session 3 – Public Housing Update
    This session will cover timely topics associated with the Public Housing program. Topics covered in this session mainly focus on:
    • The use and reporting of “Due From and Due To” transactions with an emphasis on the underlying accounting and possible non-compliance;
    • Implementation of Section 103 of HOTMA: limitation of tenancy for “over-income” public housing families; and
    • Funding Levels and Eligible Use of Funds.
    Presented by Nancy Chace, Acting Supervisory Program Analyst, HUD PH-QAT; Chris Kubacki, Partner, Phineas Consulting, LLC; Moon Tran, Partner, Phineas Consulting
  • Session 4 – Voucher & FSS
    This session will address current voucher funding levels, changes in VMS and FDS reporting. Will include any
    updates to compliance supplement and relevant audit strategies.
    Presented by Ron Urlaub, CPA, Partner, Urlaub & Co., PLLC & Maria Urlaub, CPA, Partner, Urlaub & Co., PLLC
  • Session 5 – Quality Assurance Subsystem
    This session will consist of an update on the QASS review process as well as a discussion of the insights into
    the major compliance issues facing PHAs impacting potential HUD Policy issues.
    Presented by Wendell Conner, Director QASS, HUD
  • Session 6 – Prepare for Your Annual Audit (Make your Auditor Smile)
    Update on all Compliance Supplements as well as items needed to ensure a smooth and efficient audit process.
    Presented by Les Sparks, President, AHACPA

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 (8:00 am - 3:10 pm Pacific)

  • Session 7 – Transitioning to the Moving to Work Program for MTW Expansion PHAs
    This session provides information on several topics associated with transitioning to the Moving to Work Program for MTW Expansion PHAs. Topics covered in this session include:
    • Eligible use of funds;
    • Voucher Management System (VMS) reporting;
    • Financial Data Schedule (FDS) reporting; and
    • Program targets.
    Presented by Douglas E. Englehart Jr., Principal, Smith Marion & Co
  • Session 8 – Accounting Update
    Update on GAAP Changes:
    • GASB 87 (Leases)/96 (Subscriptions)
    • Component Units
    • Compensated Absences
    Accounting Issues:
    • Repositioning Options (RAD/Section 18/Section 22)
    • Voucher Utilization (Two Year Tool)
    Presented by Nick Auriemma, CPA, CFE, Partner – BDO
  • Session 9 – Audit Update
    This session will include any relevant changes in Audit Standards affecting PHA Audits. Will be addressing GAAS and GAGAS and the pending changes to Quality Control standards
    Presented by Les Sparks, President, AHACPA
  • Session 10 – Q&A
    This session will be used to address all remaining questions from the audience that have not been previously answered or discussed.


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 are group live programs. Participants may in-person or remotely. 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 in Governmental Accounting. 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.

AHACPA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.