|2004 HOUSING SERIES WORKSHOP # 5
Holiday Inn Metrotown, Burnaby
October 19th October 20th, 2004
$495.00 when payment is received on or before Sept. 29th, 2004
$595.00 when payment is received after Sept. 29th, 2004
$295.00 Elders (over 65) and Students (must provide student ID) when payment is received on or before Sept. 29th, 2004
Housing Operations is where the rubber meets the road. Rents are collected, maintenance and repairs are undertaken, applications are processed, disputes are resolved, policies are enforced and procedures are followed. Managing the Housing Department is one of the most difficult jobs in a Band's Administration. If the policies are in place, if the procedures are followed, if the Housing Committee supports the Department's work, if everyone pays their rent - things are great. However, getting to this ideal can be very challenging.
The Housing Operations Workshop will cover all areas of a Housing Departments operations. Housing finances, budget development, revenues & expenses will all be covered in detail. Discussions on different strategies to collect the rent and deal with arrears will highlight how some First Nations are succeeding in this area. The Workshop will review the relationship between Social Development and Housing and will help participants develop effective shelter allowance strategies. Housing operations can break-even. Participants will return to their communities with the tools to make it happen!