NCDA HOME Basics Course


December 12, 2018 to December 14, 2018
9:00am - 4:30pm


Marriott Boston Newton Hotel
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466

Course Overview

NCDA is pleased to announce the delivery of a three-day basic certification course on the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. The course will provide a basic, but comprehensive overview of the HOME program. This course will include information on:

  • The fundamentals of the program (history, reading the regulations, and a general overview of the course materials);
  • Eligible and prohibited activities;
  • Eligible costs (eligible project costs, CHDO costs, eligible planning and administrative costs, tenant-based rental assistance, and pre-award costs);
  • CHDOs (overview of the role of CHDOs, certifying CHDOs, special CHDO costs, other special requirements);
  • General program requirements (program-wide income targeting, distribution of assistance)
  • Project requirements (general project requirements, rental housing, homeownership, rehabilitation of owner-occupied housing, tenant-based rental assistance).
  • Match requirements
  • Program administration (consolidated plan, financial management, working with subrecipients, CHDOs, contractors, owners, developers, and sponsors, monitoring, record keeping, reporting performance);
  • Complying with other federal requirements
  • Achieving quality administration

The course will be reinforced through in-class exercises. Course participants will also receive a comprehensive training manual that includes the HOME program regulations and important HOME notices. And, for those wishing to receive a “Certificate of Completion,” there will be a course exam (which must be taken on site) on the final afternoon of the course. The exam is not mandatory; however, it is an excellent barometer of one’s understanding of the program as a whole. The class day will run all three days from 9am to 4:30pm.

ATTIRE - Business casual

Contact Steve Gartrell at

Registration deadline: 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Registration fee: 

NCDA Member Registration (Early: $450, General: $550) / Non-Member Registration (Early: $550, General: $650)

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Real Estate Development

Main document groups: 

NCDA HOME Basics Course


National Community Development Association (NCDA) & City of Newton