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Specialist in Housing Credit Management

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There is a direct correlation between this credential program’s level of rigor and the level of benefit reported by SHCM credential holders.

After completing the SHCM program, you will have learned about:
• Communicating LIHTC regulations and processes to applicants, residents,
owners, auditors, and agency representatives
• Unit eligibility and calculating fractions, maximum rent, and utility allowances
• Preparing for physical inspections, mapping a property, and maintaining
• Documenting income limits, developing recertification schedules, and processing recertification
• Reviewing rent limit calculations, monitoring utility allowance revisions, and applying the 140 percent rule
• Resolving noncompliance and preparing for audits
• Creating and managing records and retaining files and documentation
• Accommodating accessibility requests

Criteria to earn this badge

SCHM candidates must have successfully accumulate a minimum of 12 hours (actual instruction time) of housing credit specific coursework or training from an approved provider within two years of sitting for the SHCM exam
•Successfully pass the SHCM exam
•Demonstrate a minimum of two years of housing credit management employment experience through an application process
•Commit to a defined code of professional conduct
•Submit your SHCM application along with the application fee.

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