Certified Housing Asset Manager

The Certified Housing Asset Manager is the second of two certificate programs offered by CHAM. It 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.


Candidates must have successfully completed the Asset Management Specialist certificate program. 


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

  • Could be employed 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 8/11/22) 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 Classes (See Enrollment Guide for how to sign up)

  • Advanced Tools for Asset Managers (AM321vc/AM322vc) virtually starting on Thursday, September 8, 2022.
  • Real Estate Development Process: Step by Step virtually on September 28, 2022.
  • Advanced Housing Asset Management (AM351) in Boston in Dec 5-7, 2022.

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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