Certified Housing Asset Manager

  • The Certified Housing Asset Manager is an advanced-level designation that teaches the skills needed to manage the long-term success of affordable housing properties and portfolios. Candidates are typically responsible for implementing asset management in their organizations or are planning a career move into the profession.

What You Will Learn

  • Evaluate the performance and cost of real estate assets.

  • Techniques for analyzing and managing properties and portfolios to optimize the contribution of the real estate to the owner’s goals (both financial and mission).

  • LIHTC topics, including investor return, adjusters, recapture and Year 15 disposition analysis.

  • Risk management strategies to prevent or manage problems.

The program concludes with a hands-on practicum where candidates develop an asset management plan for their own organizations.


  • Audience includes asset managers, portfolio managers, developers, property managers and individuals who supervise or oversee asset managers, such as CEOs and CFOs. 

  • Learners could work at nonprofits, for-profits, syndicators, investors, lenders, Housing Finance Agencies, Public Housing Authorities and government.

How to Enroll - IMPORTANT!

The CHAM CERTIFICATION ENROLLMENT GUIDE (updated on 5/5/22) is updated regularly with the latest information on when, where and how to enroll for the Certified Housing Asset Manager classes. Check it out to plan out your course of study. 

Upcoming Required Classes At-a-Glance

June 2022

    • Advanced Financial Tools for Asset Managers Part 1 (AM321vc) - June 1, 8, 22,29 virtual. Register here.
    • The Real Estate Development Process: Step by Step – June 15, 2022 in San Diego. Find out more.

July 2022

    • Advanced Financial Tools for Asset Managers Part 2 (AM322vc) - July 6, 13, 20, 27 virtual

August 2022 - Asset management classes to be offered at the NeighborWorks Training Institute in Kansas City, MO

    • Fundamentals of Affordable Housing Development (AH101) - Aug 15-16
    • How to Maintain Compliance in LIHTC Projects (AH211) - Aug 17
    • Nuts and Bolts of Asset Management (AM121) – Aug 15-17
    • Affordable Housing Finance for Asset Managers (AM225) Aug 18-19
    • Advanced Housing Asset Management (AM351) – Aug 15-17
    • Advanced Financial Tools for Asset Managers (AM321) - Aug 17-19

Also likely to be scheduled:

    • Summer 2022 – The Real Estate Development Process: Step by Step (virtual)
    • Fall 2022 – AM351 in Boston MA

Advanced Financial Tools for Asset Managers (AM321)

You will master a range of techniques to measure the profitability of multifamily real estate and options for refinancing a property’s debt. Dive into LIHTC issues and concepts.

Course Details

LIHTC Compliance

All CHAM candidates are required to take a class in Low Income Housing Tax Credit compliance. 

Advanced Housing Asset Management (AM351)

This class will bring together all of the aspects of asset management covered through the CHAM curriculum. You will hone the full range of asset management skills needed to analyze each aspect of performance of portfolios and individual properties. You will develop an asset management plan for one of your properties.

Course Details

Affordable Housing Development

Candidates are required to take a class that teaches the basic steps of affordable multifamily housing development or preservation. 

“CHAM started as an invaluable learning path to my career. I have been able to take what I learned from the curriculum to better the lives of those we serve. CHAM has been, and will continue to be, a great experience for me!”

– Janice Rausch, Asset Manager,
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing

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