HCV Admissions and Basic Occupancy – #100.8

May 23 – 24, 2024 • 9:00 – 12:00; 1:00 – 4:00

This is now a webinar.  The cost is $550.

TRAINER: Cristi LaJeunesse



This two day class is a break out module of the longer Housing Choice Voucher Occupancy Certification class and covers all the basics of eligibility and occupancy apart from income and rent calculation. Core class for the Housing Choice Voucher Occupancy certification program (with 100.9 Income and Rent Calculation).


  • Program Overview and Basic Functionality
  • Admissions
    • Eligibility for Admission
    • Processing applications
    • Verification requirements
    • Denial of Assistance
    • Waiting List Administration
    • Preferences
  • Housing Size and Occupancy Guidelines
  • Participant Housing Search and Leasing
    • Payment Standards
    • Rent Reasonableness
    • HAP Contracts
    • Portability
  • Continued Occupancy
    • Reexamination and Interim Adjustments
    • Moving with Continued Assistance/Portability
  • Termination of Assistance
    • Informal Hearing and reviews
    • Grievance Policies
  • HUD Reporting and Internal PHA Reporting
  • Tracking


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, Borger, Nixon, Falls City, Yoakum, Schertz, La Joya and Gonzales 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.