Administrative Plan Review – #400.3



A thorough and comprehensive one-day review of the required sections of the Housing Choice Voucher program Administrative Plan, updated to include most recent regulatory changes such as Violence Against Womens Act (VAWA). Elective class for Housing Choice Voucher certification programs.


  • Administrative Plan
    • Compliance with Civil Rights and Fair Housing Laws
    • SEMAP Indicators
    • Definitions
    • Selection, Screening and Admission of applicants
    • Issuing or denying vouchers
    • Special purposes funds
    • Occupancy
    • Owner participation
    • Subsidy standards
    • Informal review and hearing procedures
    • Voucher payment standards
    • Reasonable rent
    • Special Housing types
    • Interim determinations
    • HQS and Inspections
    • VAWA
  • PHA Plan
  • Related SEMAP Indicators
  • Cost Savings Measures
  • Streamlining Practices
  • HAP Contract and Voucher


CRISTI LAJEUNESSE began working with the Public Housing and Section 8 housing programs in 1996.  In 2002 she was hired as Executive Director of the Kenedy Housing Authority, in 2006, Executive Director of the Karnes City Housing Authority and since has acquired management of Three Rivers, Smiley, Hallettsville, Nixon, Yoakum and Falls City Housing Authorities.   She manages Low Rent Public Housing and Section 8 programs and is well versed in the rules and regulations governing both programs.  In 1999, Cristi began consulting for other housing authorities assisting them with the transition to the new HUD reporting systems.  She continues to assist with Agency Plans, PIC submissions, Low Rent and Section 8 program policy and regulations.  Cristi is a Certified Public Housing Manager, Executive Section 8 Manager, Senior Public Housing Manager, Texas Certified Occupancy Professional/Public Housing, and Texas Certified Housing Administrator/Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher. Cristi joined the THA training team in summer of 2009.

JOANN RODRIGUEZ is currently Vice President of Asset Management for BGC Advantage.  Prior to this, she was a Regional Supervisor for Allied Orion Group and Executive Director of the Mesquite Housing Authority.  Before that she was with the Dallas Housing Authority where she has served as VP for Housing Operations overseeing a portfolio of over 4000 market, tax credit, Section 8 project based, and low rent units.  Prior to this, she was VP of Voucher Programs for DHA, where she managed over 16000 vouchers and Deputy Director for four years with Plano Housing Authority, where she oversaw daily operation of both Public Housing and Section 8.  In these positions she has been involved in the development of policies and procedures as well as staff training and coaching.  She is a Certified Public Housing Manager and is certified in Section 8 HCV Executive Management, HCV Financial Management and Reporting and HCV Regulatory Management, Eligibility and Rent Calculation, Blended Occupancy Specialist, certified Tax Credit Compliance Specialist and Texas Certified Occupancy Professional/Public Housing.  JoAnn joined the THA training team in summer of 2009.