Public Housing Financial Management – #100.3

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This 12 hour class covers all the essentials of Public Housing funds management including a review of operating and capital funds, asset management and project-based accounting, cost allocation, financial statements, FDS, PHAS and budgeting.  This is a core class for the Texas Certified Housing Administrator – Public Housing certification program.


  • Background of a PHA
  • Review of PHA-managed funds, including Operating and Capital funds
  • Updates For Asset Management & Project Based Accounting
  • Cost Allocation Basics
  • Operating Fund Calculation and Appeals
  • Reading and Understanding Financial Statements
    • Types of revenues
    • Types of expenses
  • Budgeting Best Practices for Public Housing
  • Background of  Capital Fund
  • Financial Data Schedule (FDS) Overview and Preparation
  • Excess Cash Calculation
  • Background of PHAS
  • Your Audit Report/Common IG Findings
  • Reserves

12 CPE credits in Governmental Accounting, basic level, no prerequisites, no advanced preparation needed.

BDO USA, LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:


BRIAN ALTEN, CPA, is with BDO PHA Finance, a division of BDO USA, LLP. Brian has worked in PHA finance for over 20 years. His specialties include Low Income Public Housing (LIPH), Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Project Based, Moderate Rehabilitation (Mod Rehab) and New Construction Section 8; the Capital Fund Program (CFP), HOPE VI and various other programs and grants such as ROSS and Rural Development. He has helped Housing Authorities maximize both Operating Subsidy and their financial ratio scores.