Effective HOME Written Agreements

The Buffalo Office of the
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

 is pleased to announce
Effective HOME Written Agreements
Syracuse, NY
November 20, 2008
Presented by ICF International

Course Content and Schedule
This is 1-day training that highlights the types of HOME written agreements that are required for various partners.  It also describes other clauses that PJs may wish to add to an effective written agreement.  Finally, the seminar discusses how PJs can enforce the agreement clauses.

Who Should Attend
This is an in-depth seminar on the HOME Program’s written agreement requirements.  The course is targeted at a beginner audience.  PJ staff are eligible to attend.

Course Registration
Participants must register by 
no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 12 (no telephone registrations accepted).  Registration for this course is limited to two staff persons per PJ.  Additional staff persons may be allowed entry if space permits.

Training Location and Information
* The training location is the Syracuse HUD Storefront, 128 E. Jefferson Street,
Syracuse, NY 13202. (Warren & Jefferson are the cross streets.)  Parking garages are located on either side of street.

* Sign-in for registered attendees will begin at 8:30 a.m.  The course will start promptly at 9:00 a.m., and end at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Thursday November 20, 2008.

* Questions about the training should be directed to the ICF Training Coordinator via email at JReidPloof@ICFI.com.

***Please bring a copy of a HOME Written Agreement used for a HOME funded project to the training.  You will use your written agreement to complete the exercises during the course.

Effective Written Agreements Agenda

8:30 am – 9:00 am     Registration
9:00 am – 9:30 am     Introductions and Overview
                                      * Welcome
                                      * Course objectives
                                      * Overview of written agreement purposes
                                      * Exercise #1 on written agreement functions and effectiveness
9:30 am – 12:00 pm   Written Agreement Requirements Under HOME
                                 (15 minute break taken)
                                      * Required clauses
                                      * Suggested clause topics
                                      * Exercise #2, Part 1 on reviewing your local agreements
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm   Lunch  on your own
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm     Written Agreement Requirements Under HOME
                                      * Continued from above 
                                      * Exercise #2, Part 2 on reviewing your local agreements
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm     Implementing Written Agreements
                                 (15 minute break taken)
                                      * Who will develop and execute agreements
                                      * Timing of agreements
                                      * Agreement format
                                      * Amending existing agreements
                                      * Monitoring for agreement compliance
                                      * Enforcing agreement provisions and addressing  noncompliance
                                      * Written agreements as a management tool
                                      * Exercise #3 on adding additional clauses to agreements

***Please bring a copy of a HOME Written Agreement used for a HOME funded project to the training.  You will use your written agreement to complete the exercises during the course.



Name Sales End Price
Training Registration-CONFIRMATION REQUIRED-Participants will receive a confirmation letter once the course is confirmed. Ended Free

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