BDO PHA Finance Seminars

BDO’s 2021 selection of PHA Finance Seminars will cover a variety of topics including, a comprehensive breakdown of Low Income Public Housing and Section 8 programs’ accounting and reporting activities, strategies and techniques to protect reserves and survive challenges, a detailed review of RAD financial and accounting requirements, and important goals, deadlines and topics integral to preparing for the upcoming year.
Our 2021 series includes live webinars, on-demand learning, in-house training hosted by PHAs and instructor led workshops held at various states and regional conferences.


Nuts & Bolts HUD Accounting, Budgeting & Reporting

Join BDO PHA Finance as we launch our live webinar: Nuts and Bolts of HUD Accounting, Budgeting, and Reporting. This program will be presented on a user-friendly platform, providing you with the ability to easily ask questions and hear the latest GAAP, GASB and HUD updates from BDO’s seasoned, knowledgeable professionals. 

December 7 - 9, 2021: Track 1
December 14 - 16, 2021: Track 2


COVID-19 Accounting & Reporting Update

This course will review all the relevant PIH Notices starting in April through the current date, and including PIH Notice 2020-24, regarding COVID-19 funding and reporting. We will discuss the eligible and ineligible costs that are permitted with the supplemental funds, review the flexibilities and waivers HUD is providing to administer to the LIPH, CFP and HCV programs as well as accounting and reporting on the FDS and other quarterly reporting requirement on the CARES Act Reporting System (CARS) portal.

December 10, 2021


2022 Operating Fund Bootcamp Webinar

The annual operating subsidy submission can feel like an acrobatic feat. Housing Authority accountants wait with baited breath for the release of the excel tools on the Operating Subsidy Portal (and various updates) and many times are forced to scramble to verify pre-populated fields and enter remaining AMP data.

January 20, 2022


CARES Act: Supplemental Funding For Public Housing & First Round of HCV Supplemental Funding

This session is a reprise of our live session held May 8, 2020 and will discuss the eligible and ineligible costs that are permitted with the supplemental funds recently provided by HUD to pay for COVID-19 expenses. We will review the new flexibilities and waivers HUD is providing to administer the LIPH and HCV programs through PIH Notices 2020-7 & 2020-8. Capital Funds will be examined in respect to certain costs that will be permitted, as well as the BLI limitations that have be relaxed. We will also examine the period of performance, accounting and reporting requirements for the supplemental funds and record retention. Please review the questions and answers from our live session that has been posted here.

Accounting for Supplemental COVID-19 Funding

This session discusses the practical guidance to record the activities related to the supplemental funding for COVID-19 in the PHA’s general ledger. With this suggested guidance, it will help the PHA’s Accounting Department record expenses and revenues for the AMPS, COCC, HCV and CFP programs. 

Managing New PHA Deadlines  

The purpose of this video is to provide some guidance and strategy regarding the modified deadlines issued by HUD in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This video will clarify the specific new deadlines regarding unaudited and audit REAC submissions along with how PHA scoring is being impacted.  Planning for the year-end close process and annual audit will also be covered to provide some thoughts on the best practices in light of the new deadlines.



Brian Alten, CPA

Jason Casterline, CPA
Managing Director