Public Housing Admissions and Basic Occupancy – #100.7

May 21 – 22, 2024 • 9:00 – 12:00; 1:00 – 4:00

SITE:  Residence Inn by Marriott Dallas Las Colinas
950 W Walnut Hill Ln, Irving, TX 75038

ROOM BLOCK:  $179 S/D; click here to make a reservation
room block cutoff: April 29

TRAINER: Cristi LaJeunesse



This two-day class is a break out module of the five-day Public Housing Occupancy Certification class and covers all the basics of eligibility and occupancy apart from income and rent calculation. Core class for the Public Housing Occupancy certification program.


  • Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP)
    • ACOP requirements
    • Relationship to PHA’s Annual Plan
  • Admissions
    • Eligibility for Admission
    • Waiting List Administration
    • Selecting Applicants for Units and Unit Choices
    • Housing Size and Occupancy Guidelines
    • Flat rents, ceiling rents, minimum rents, maximum rents, alternative market
    • Processing applications
    • Verification requirements
  • Continued Occupancy
    • Annual Reexamination
    • Interim Rent Adjustments
    • Transfers
    • Over-Income Limit


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 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.