North Central Regional Council

169 Templar Ave., Pinckney, MI  48169     734.498.2493

Upcoming events

    • April 13, 2021
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    • April 16, 2021
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    • Interactive Zoom Meeting

    Procurement and Contract Management Virtual Classroom

    Interactive Zoom Meeting

    April 13-16, 2021

    Enter Code: NCRC2020 to receive a discount!

    Register Now!

    What is the Schedule?

    April 13- April 16, 2021 from 1:30-4:30pm ET

    What our customers have to say:

    •  I liked being able to collaborate with other procurement directors in the breakout rooms.
    • The session was excellent and provided everything I was looking to learn, as I am new to this area of work.
    • I really liked the idea of the webinar and the printouts/training materials that was sent ahead of the course
    • The opportunities to engage and ask questions. For an online training it felt more like a hands on.
    • I really enjoyed the case studies as it gave us a chance to know whether or not we were understanding the material presented to us.
    • The session was engaging and interesting. I'm super new at public housing procurement, so having a wide variety of participants with varying years of experience was very helpful.
    • Being able to interact with industry professionals from other HAs and having ample time to ask questions and interact with the instructor who was very personable, knowledgeable, and professional.


    NAHRO’s Procurement and Contract Management Seminar is completely revised and updated to reflect the new regulations outlined in 2 CFR 200 You will learn how to procure quality goods and services for the right cost, the highest quality, for timely delivery, and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies. The training covers estimating costs of goods and services and developing criteria for analysis of proposals ethic in contracting as well as the new Section 3 requirements.


    Learn how to…

    • Comply with the newest federal procurement requirements and regulations
    • Use the proper procurement method and contract type;
    • Analyze costs to ensure your agency gets the highest value for its contract dollar
    • Assess and control the procurement performance operation and how to ensure professional ethics in procurement.

    Who Should Attend?

    The training is a must for Asset Management staff, Procurement staff, Maintenance Supervisors, Executive Director, Contracting Officers.

    • April 28, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • April 29, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Hopin Platform

    April 28-29, 2021

    Hopin Virtual Platform

    $99 Member
    (Members must be logged into their website profile to get member pricing.)

    $150 Non Member

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    Session Information:

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Keynote

    Elizabeth Scott Glenn, Chair of NAHRO Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Adv. Committee
    Prepare to be inspired as we hear from Elizabeth and what she has to say about embracing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in our industry.

    Section 3
    Keith Swiney, Motivation, Inc
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the release of the Section 3 final rule implementing the “Section 3” statute. Section 3 requires that recipients of certain HUD funds make economic opportunities available for low- and very low-income individuals, especially recipients of government assistance for housing, living in the areas where HUD funds are spent, which we all support. An “interim rule” has been in effect since 1994.  The final rule is designed to improve a focus on economic opportunity outcomes while simultaneously reducing the regulatory burden on those entities that receive those funds. BUT WAIT!! The current rule at 24 CFR Part 135 is DEAD! The rule does not allow for any grandfathering of the current rule for PHA’s. The NEW Section 3 regulation is parked at 24 CFR Part 75 There are MAJOR changes in the final rule -- join us at our NCRC Conference to learn more about what the new Section 3 requirements mean for you and your organization from industry expert Keith Swiney.

     Key changes in the rule and in HUD’s implementation include:

    • Focusing on key outcome metrics, such as the sustained employment of individuals in targeted populations.
    • Crediting retention of low- and very low-income employees and successful sustained employment in the reporting metrics.
    • Aligning Section 3 reporting with standard business practices and payroll tracking methods.
    • Allowing for tailored outcome benchmarks for different geographies and/or different projects.
    • Reducing reporting requirements for grantees who are meeting outcome benchmarks.
    • Integrating Section 3 oversight into the work of the program offices who are in regular contact with the grantees.
    • Promoting the newly created portal to connect low- and very low-income people, who need jobs most, with businesses who have Section 3 job opportunities in their area.

    Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

    Kimberly Nevels, Chicago FHEO Center Director
    Are you unfamiliar with the AFFH and need a refresher on what it entails? Join Kimberly as she provides a detailed explanation of what you can expect.

    This Just In….An Update From NAHRO Staff
    Eric Oberdorfer, NAHRO, Policy Advisor for Public and Affordable Housing
    Georgi Banna, NAHRO, Director of Policy and Program Development
    Tushar Gurjal, NAHRO, Policy Analyst for Section 8

    Join NAHRO’s Policy team members for an overview of all the latest Housing and Community Development news.  They will share with conference attendees where we currently are, and what they see coming down the pike.  There will also be time for attendees to ask their own burning questions to NAHRO staff.

    Best Mistakes We've Ever Made
    Panel Members: Barbara Dacy, Executive Director of Ottertail HRA
    Tony Schertler, Executive Director of the Dakota County CDA

    Join a panel of housing experts as they share some of the interesting twists and turns of how they've risen to the positions they've held and what it's taken to get there. The stories of their "glory days" will be sprinkled with brilliant "mistakes" that ended up being stepping stones. They'll also 'fess up to one or two "mistakes" that took some time to get past. Leadership is about calculated risk and this panel will be sure to have a fun way to share advice for the next generation of trail blazers. Their session will include great examples of how to recognize, cultivate, and celebrate leadership skills in yourself or in others. 

    Communicating with Residents
    Panel TBA
    How we both get information to our residents—and how we hear from our residents—are equally important.  COVID-19 has shown the further urgency of the need to communicate with residents.  But how can we best do this with the challenges of the digital divide.
    And how are communications best received from residents, and how can they best communicate with PHAs?  Can we take this further, and partner with our residents on how to get and receive messaging and even how they can help advocate for our programs when communication exists. 

    Meet the Candidates

    Thank you to our Premier Sponsors!


    • January 06, 2022
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    • January 07, 2022
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    • Embassy Suites, Chicago, Illinois
    NCRC Workshop and Board Meeting

    January 6-7, 2022

    Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown
    600 N State Street. Chicago, IL 60654

    Sleeping Room Cut off Date is December 10, 2021

    Reservation # 800-445-8667

    Agenda will be sent out to the board prior to the meeting!

Past events

April 06, 2021 Workshop for Executive Directors Virtual Classroom
March 22, 2021 Rent Calculation Essentials for HCV and PH Staff Virtual Classroom
March 22, 2021 Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Virtual Classroom
March 15, 2021 Family Self-Sufficiency Virtual Classroom
March 08, 2021 Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) Virtual Classroom
January 07, 2021 NCRC Board Meeting & Retreat
August 25, 2020 2020 NCRC NAHRO Virtual Conference
July 22, 2020 NCRC COVID-19 Best Practices
July 08, 2020 NCRC COVID-19 Best Practices
June 24, 2020 NCRC COVID-19 Best Practices
June 10, 2020 NCRC COVID-19 Best Practices
April 22, 2020 2020 NCRC Conference Hosted by IL NAHRO
January 09, 2020 NCRC Board Meeting & Retreat
October 11, 2019 NCRC NAHRO Board Meeting
April 16, 2019 2019 NCRC Conference hosted by Nebraska NAHRO
January 10, 2019 2019 NCRC NAHRO Board Retreat & Meeting
October 25, 2018 NCRC NAHRO Board Meeting
April 30, 2018 NCRC NAHRO Board Meeting
April 30, 2018 2018 NCRC Conference hosted by Indiana NAHRO
April 22, 2018 NAHRO Washington Conference
January 04, 2018 NCRC Board Meeting
October 28, 2017 NCRC NAHRO Board Meeting
October 27, 2017 National Conference & Exhibition
August 11, 2017 Dog Days of Summer One Day Legislative & Policy Seminar
July 16, 2017 NAHRO Summer Conference
May 03, 2017 NCRC NAHRO Board Meeting
May 03, 2017 2017 NCRC Conference hosted by MI NAHRO
April 11, 2017 Public Housing Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Seminar
March 26, 2017 National NAHRO Washington Conference
January 05, 2017 NCRC NAHRO Board Meeting

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Pinckney, MI 48169
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