Supportive Housing Program (SHP) Desk Guide Training - San Francisco

July 9, 2009 Update: This training has reached capacity. Space is still available at the Sacramento training on July 20 and the Fresno training on July 23.

To register, go to:



Check-in: 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Training: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Course Description

The objective of the SHP Desk Guide training is to provide participants with an understanding of new policy clarifications included in the revised SHP Desk Guide published in 2008 as well as solutions to address common monitoring issues.

The SHP Desk Guide training addresses the following topics:

  • Topten things to know about the HEARTH Act
  • Tipsand tools for using the SHP Desk Guide
  • Crosswalkcomparison of original Desk Guide and revised Desk Guide highlighting newpolicy clarifications
  • Howto use the Desk Guide to avoid and address common monitoring issuesincluding: 
    • ParticipantEligibility
    • EligibleActivities
    • Match
    • TimeDistribution
    • FiscalDraws
    • ProgramFees
    • CalculatingResident Rent
    • FinancialManagement Systems
    • ProjectRenewals, Grant Amendments, and Extensions

Participants should review the updated SHP Desk Guide, available at, prior to the training. Please bring a copy of the Desk Guide with you to the training.

The SHP Desk Guide training differs from the Homelessness 101 training in that it does not provide an introduction to managing HUD Continuum of Care homeless assistance grants. Rather the training focuses in-depth on program policies and grant management issues. Grantees and sponsors interested in Homelessness 101 materials can access them on the HomeBase website: HUD_TAmaterials.html


Who Should Attend

The training is appropriate for financial and program staff who are new to using the SHP Desk Guide, as well as for for experienced staff who are interested in learning what has changed in the SHP Desk Guide. All participants will benefit from learning about policy updates and common monitoring issues.



The training and material are provided free of charge by HUD. Registration is required to attend.



Detailed public transit routes and schedules are available at

BART: The training venue is a ½ mile from the Montgomery Street BART station.

Caltrain: The training venue is one mile from the San Francisco Caltrain station.

Parking: Outdoor parking is available at a lot on 2ndStreet between Harrison Street and Bryant Street. The rate is $8 per day. The lot accepts cash only.

Indoor parking is available at the 600Harrison Street garage. The rate is $12 if you enter by 10:00 a.m. and leave by 6 p.m. The garage accepts cash only.

Accommodations and Special Requests

Participants will be responsible for their own meal arrangements and if necessary, lodging arrangements.  The facilities are accessible to persons with physical disabilities. Participants with special requests should contact Vicky Liu, at or (415) 677-7173.

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