Amanda Lee Gross joined our team in July, 2016. Amanda Lee brings to E&A over 16 years of hard-won, real-world knowledge and experience in all aspects of the affordable housing industry. She knows the affordable housing industry from the ground up, starting as a site manager, & eventually rising to the position of Trainer and Compliance Officer for a multi-state, 5,000+ unit management company. Ms. Gross has leveraged that experience and become a nationally recognized expert trainer. She conducts hundreds of trainings nationwide, and consults with State Housing Finance Agencies, Public Housing Authorities, management companies, & developers.

Amanda Lee Gross, HCCP

Director of Compliance Training

Gary comes to the E&A Team with experience encompassing many years in the affordable housing industry. Having held positions including regional property manager, training director, operation manager to even an award-winning community manager, Gary has a passion for this industry and for helping others.

Utilizing his degree from Salem College, Gary enjoys training and public speaking. He has assisted developers in town council meetings to fight for affordable housing all the while helping others to understand the rules and regulations of the affordable housing programs and why affordable housing is needed.

Gary Kirkman, HCCP, FHC

Compliance Trainer

E&A Team’s Affordable Housing Compliance Training Team is comprised of our Director of Compliance Training, Amanda Lee Gross, and Compliance Trainer, Gary Kirkman.

Amanda Lee Gross, the affordable housing industry’s premiere trainer, is the creator of all of E&A Team’s Affordable Housing Compliance training materials.

Amanda and Gary each combine expertise with entertainment to provide excellent training for everyone!

Amanda and Gary are accepting bookings NOW for 2018 and 2019. If you would like to have Amanda or Gary train your company or group, or have them speak at your convention or event, please contact Andrea Fannin at 888-504-7483 ext. 129.

E&A Team’s Affordable Housing Compliance training can be customized to meet your organization’s needs.

Conquering Compliance Certification Courses

E&A Team’s new Training series “Conquering Compliance” will take an in-depth look at compliance in multifamily housing based on your project’s funding source.

Each 2-day comprehensive course includes engaging and interactive sessions utilizing case studies, verification examples, knowledge check exercises and even games to ensure attendees walk away with a thorough understanding of not only how to maintain project compliance, but why it is so important to do so.

Each Attendee will be provided with a durable and comprehensive course manual that will serve as a valuable resource guide long after the course ends.

At the conclusion of each course, an attendee has the option to take an exam in order to earn the designation applicable to the certification course.

The Available Conquering Compliance Series Courses are:

Conquering Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance

Topics for Conquering Low Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance:

Part 1:  “Determining Household Eligibility”

  • Determining Household Composition
  • Calculating Income from Assets
  • Calculating Unearned Income
  • Lease Requirements
  • Determining Household Composition
  • Calculating Income from Assets
  • Calculating Unearned Income
  • Lease Requirements
  • Determining Household Composition
  • Calculating Income from Assets
  • Calculating Unearned Income
  • Lease Requirements
  • Verification & Documentation Requirements
  • Calculating Earned Income
  • Eligible Student Household Requirements
  • Annual Recertifications

Part 2:  “Maintaining Project Compliance”

  • Annual Credit Calculation
  • Income and Rent Limits
  • Monitoring Requirements
  • IRS Forms Review
  • Minimum Set Aside
  • Important Deadlines
  • Acquisition / Rehab
  • Identifying & Correcting Non-Compliance Issues

Part 3:  National Association of Home Builders HCCP Exam*

(usually offered as an option upon completion of the training series)

*E&A Team is an approved HCCP Distributor



Conquering RD Rental Housing Compliance

Topics for Conquering RD Rental Housing Compliance:

  • Introduction & Program Background
  • Project Management Requirements
  • Project Physical Conditions
  • Tenant Eligibility Requirements (including eligibility of students)
  • Marketing
  • Waiting Lists & Applications
  • Tenant Selection & Unit Assignment
  • Verification Procedures
  • Calculating Annual Income
  • Calculating Adjusted Income
  • Calculating Rent
  • Tenant Recertification & Changes in Eligibility
  • Assigning of Rental Assistance
  • Tenant Grievance Procedures
  • Agency Monitoring Compliance
  • Overview of Farm Labor Housing
Conquering HUD Compliance

Topics for Conquering HUD Compliance

  • Introduction & Program Background
  • Civil Rights and Nondiscrimination Requirements
  • Project Eligibility (Section 8, Section 202, Section 202/8)
  • Section 202 PAC, Section 202 PRAC, and Section 811 PRAC Projects
  • Program Eligibility (including student eligibility)
  • Waiting Lists & Tenant Selection
  • Determining Household Income
  • Determining Household Rent
  • Lease Requirements
  • Security Deposit Requirements
  • Recertifications & Interim Certifications
  • Unit Transfers
  • Gross Rent Charges
  • Termination of Assistance and Termination of Tenancy
  • Enterprise Income Verification System
Conquering HOME Funds Housing Compliance

Topics for Conquering HOME Funds Housing Compliance

  • Introduction & Program Background
  • Project Eligibility Requirements (eligible costs & property types)
  • Development & Leasing Deadlines
  • Physical Property Standards
  • Income & Rent Limits
  • Designation of HOME units (Fixed versus Floating Units)
  • Student Eligibility Requirements
  • Verification Requirements
  • Income Eligibility Requirements
  • Determining Household Income
  • Recertification and Over-Income Households
  • Lease Requirements
  • Subsidy Layering
  • The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • The Uniform Relocation Act & Section 104(D) Requirements
Conquering Compliance with Multiple Housing Programs

A Compliance Conundrum

In order to get affordable housing built, developers will often finance the project using funds from multiple affordable housing programs. Programs commonly layered at a project include:

  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC)
  • Housing and Urban Development Multifamily Housing (HUD)
  • Rural Development (RD)
  • HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)


While layering different programs on a project is a great way to get a project developed, it can create some challenges for the staff responsible for managing compliance at these projects

In this course, E&A Team’s expert trainers will provide attendees with the tools needed to conquer compliance at these complex projects, and ensure that all programmatic requirements are met.

Topics to be covered include:


  • Application and Tenant Selection Criteria
    • Application Fees
    • Criminal Screening Requirements
    • Citizenship & SSN Requirements
    • Waiting Lists
    • Occupancy Standards & Preferences
    • Determining Household Size


  • Determining Student Eligibility


  • Determining Income Eligibility
    • Method of Determining Income Eligibility
    • Income Limits
    • Verification Requirements
    • Income & Asset issues
  • Rent Requirements
    • Maximum Rent Limits
    • Rent Determination
    • Utility Allowances


  • Tenant Certification Requirements
  • Tenant Income Certification Forms
  • Certification Effective Dates
  • Recertification Requirements
  • Changes in Household Eligibility


  • Lease Requirements
    • Lease Agreement
    • Lease Terms
    • Lease Termination

(TOPICS are available by clicking the Course Title or the Plus Sign beside each)

HCCP Exam Information

E&A Team is approved by the National Association of Home Builders as an Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) Exam provider.

The HCCP Exam is offered the day after most of our Conquering Low Income Housing Tax Credit trainings.

For more information about the HCCP Designation and Exam visit the National Association of Home Builders’ Website.

Upcoming  Open Enrollment Compliance Training Events


DateCity & StateEventMore Info
February 27ONLINE LIVE WEBINAR: School Rules (Amanda Lee Gross)Register Today!
March 14, 15, 16Salem, OROregon Affordable Housing Association presents "Conquering LIHTC Compliance" with trainer Amanda Lee Gross. HCCP Exam will be offered!Register Today!
March 20, 21, 22Oklahoma City, OKAHPOK LIHTC Training with HCCP Exam.Register Today!
April 17 & 19Indianapolis, INAHAIN Conquering LIHTC Compliance with HCCP ExamRegister Today!
TBAONLINEQuarterly Webinar for HFAsMore Info Soon!
August 14Salem, OROregon Affordable Housing Management Association presents "Conquering Compliance with Multiple Housing Programs" training with Amanda Lee GrossRegister Today!
August 16Lincoln City, OROregon Affordable Housing Management Association presents "Conquering Compliance with Multiple Housing Programs" training with Amanda Lee GrossRegister Today!


Perfect for association or management company conferences, E & A Team also provides “single serving” training sessions that allow you to build your own custom training course by selecting from a number of single serving topics that are designed to be amended to fit your time restraints.

For more information call Andrea at 888-504-7483 ext. 129 or to get a quote please fill out our Request for Live Training Proposal