Division of Housing (DOH) is committed to providing excellent customer service and technical assistance to our contracted partner agencies. 

Webinar Training Series

Webinar Schedule

January 17, 2024 - Updates, Reminders, and Looking Forward
-Updates, Reminders, and Looking Forward Handouts

February 21, 2024 - Reasonable Accommodations 
-Reasonable Accommodation Handouts



December 13, 2023 - Open Forum
-Open Forum Webinar Handouts

October 18, 2023 - Project-Based Vouchers in Supportive Housing
-Project-Based Vouchers in Supportive Housing Webinar Handouts

September 20, 2023 - Verifications and Rent Reasonableness
-Verifications and Rent Reasonableness Webinar Handouts

August 23, 2023 - Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
-Violence Against Women Act Webinar Handouts

May 24, 2023 Failed Inspections and NSPIRE
-Failed Inspections and NSPIRE Webinar Handouts

April 26, 2023 Timelines and Best Practices; 2023 HCV Budget Implications
-Timelines and Best Practices Webinar Handouts

March 15, 2023 Housing Rights in Colorado Presented by Community Economic Defense Project (CEDP)
-Housing Rights in Colorado Webinar Handouts
-Informational Sheet

February 24, 2023 Special Session - Waiting List Process
-Waiting List Process Webinar Handouts
-Template Letters

February 15, 2023 - Portability and In-State Transfers
-Portability and In-State Transfers Webinar Handouts


December 21, 2022 DOH Program Monitoring and File Audits
-Webinar Handouts (File Review Checklist

October 19, 2022 Financial Literacy Exchange (FLEX) Program
-Webinar Handouts
-Organization Eligibility Verification Form
-FLEX Policies and Procedures

September 21, 2022 - Frequently Asked Questions
-Webinar Handouts (Shared Housing Calculation Worksheet)

August 24, 2022 - Rental Assistance Programs Roundtable
-Webinar Handouts (Program Comparison Chart)

July 20, 2022 - Community Access Team (CAT) Program

June 15, 2022 Open Forum: Administrative Plan, Payment Standards, Baselines, and More
-Webinar Handouts

April 27, 2022 - Fair Housing presented by Colorado Civil Rights Division

March 16, 2022 - W9s, EFTs, and Payments; Rent Reasonable Certifications
-Webinar Handouts

February 16, 2022 - Calculating Income from Gig Work
-Webinar Handouts

January 19, 2022 - Waiver Expirations and Voucher Eligibility Checks
-Webinar Handouts


November 17, 2021 - Program Comparisons
-Webinar Handouts

October 20, 2021 - File Order Checklists
- Webinar Handouts

September 15, 2021 - Reasonable Accommodations
- Webinar Handouts

August 18, 2021 - Participant Conferences and Terminations
- Webinar Handouts

July 21, 2021 - Verifications and Rent Reasonableness
- Webinar Handouts

June 16, 2021 - Voucher Briefings and Preferences Verifications
May 19, 2021 - COVID-19 Waiver Updates
April 21, 2021 - Project Based Vouchers; Waiting Lists and Voucher Issuances


December 16, 2020 - COVID Waiver Updates and Open Forum
November 10, 2020 - Elite How-To's
October 21, 2020 - Payment Standards and Utility Allowances
September 23, 2020 - Preference Verifications and Program Updates
August 19, 2020 - In-State Transfers and Portability
June 24, 2020 - Effective Voucher Administration Techniques in Supportive Housing
April 16, 2020 - Admin Plan and COVID-19 Updates Webinar
March 18, 2020 - COVID-19: Questions and Best Practices Webinar


November 20, 2019 - CoC PSH and MH & HSP-SHV Referral &, Application Processes
October 16, 2019 - New HAP Contract Process and RAP Restructure Updates
September 18, 2019 - Housing Applicant Briefings
August 21, 2019 - HQS Inspection Basics
June 12, 2019 - In-State Transfers and Portability
May 22, 2019 - 2019 Administrative Plan Updates
April 17, 2019 - Informal Hearings and Reviews
March 20, 2019 - VAWA, Waitlist Purging, and Record Retention
February 20, 2019 - W9s, EFTs, and Payments
January 16, 2019 - Top 10 HQS Fail Items


Training Shorts 

Reasonable Accommodation Training Short Video


Miscellaneous Trainings

W-9 and EFT Training

Tip of the Day/Action Alert

Coming soon

HQS Training and Testing
HQS PowerPoint training and to take the HQS certification and Lead Based Paint certification tests.

Applicant Briefing Presentation
An explanation of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (previously known as the Section 8 Program).

Rent Reasonableness
Tools, resources and forms to perform rent reasonableness.

HUD Webcasts
Relevant HUD webcasts.


HQS Training and Testing

HQS Regulations

About DOH's HQS Certification Exam (video)

DOH - HQS training Day 1 
DOH - HQS training Day 2 
DOH - HQS training Day 3

Colorado Division of Housing HQS Inspector Certification Exam

Step 1.  Lead Based Paint Exam - Take HUD’s Visual Assessment Training and save a copy of the Certificate to your computer.

Step 2.  Upload a copy of your Visual Assessment certificate to the HQS Inspector Certification Part 1: LBP Certificate link.

After submitting the Certificate you will receive a link to complete the HQS Inspector Certification Exam Part 2: -the Exam.

If you have problems using this link to upload your certificate then please email a copy of your Lead Based Paint Certificate to Michele.Forsyth@state.co.us and we will send you the link to the exam.


HUD Webcasts

EIV Access Process (Process Sheet

PIH EIV Training Program - Refinement of Income and Rent Rule
EIV Initial Training Handout
EIV Updated Training Handout

Print out the above handouts and watch the videos in the order they are listed on the document below:

After you have viewed all of the required videos, please review steps 2 through 4 on the EIV Access Process sheet (Here). After you have completed steps 1 through 4 please contact your Single Point of Contact (SPOC) to fill out the EIV Request Form. 


Rent Reasonableness

For property profile information:
Colorado Assessors Association

Unassisted Unit Comparables:
Zillow Rentals

Rent Reasonableness Form
Rent Reasonableness Sample Form
Request For Tenancy Approval Form



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