This  TSA  workshop  is  designed  for:

  • Program Directors and Managers
  • Work Crew Leaders and Coordinators
  • Decision makers who participate in any aspect of housing or building rehabilitation as well as the staff doing the actual work

As housing stock gets older, the rehabilitation and renovation of houses and apartments becomes critical.  When making decisions on whether to renovate a property, there are many factors to consider.  It is often more cost effective and practical to rehab existing housing, rather than demolish and rebuild it. This comprehensive workshop has been developed by TSA to assist agencies to maximize the time and money they spend rehabilitating older properties.  It has been specifically designed for staff members of Housing Rehabilitation, Renovation, and Modernization ProgramsTSA certificates will be presented for those who attend this training.

This training session will be very interactive for participants, who, under the direction of our gifted and experienced workshop leader, will brainstorm problems and solutions.  Participants will be taken step-by-step [before, during, and after] through detailed rehab situations via digital photos and videos of both actual and potential rehab situations. The workshop leader will examine typical houses and apartments intended for rehabilitation, and he will analyze every portion of the interior and exterior for the possibility of rehabilitation.  He will then clarify the following considerations for each:

  • Quality of workmanship
  • Potential problems
  • Rehabilitation options
  • Maintenance issues
  • Types of material available (durability & quality)
  • Cost and labor considerations
  • New products on the market
  • Intended use of property

A Special Note About the Workshop…  Funding and regulations regarding individual agency programs will not be addressed during this training session.


First and Second Days:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Third Day:  8:00 am – Noon

Major topics that will be covered during the workshop:

  1. Overall inspection of the property to determine possible upgrades and repairs
  2. Deciding whether to renovate the property or tear down and rebuild
  3. Assessing the interior – using videos and pictures of actual jobs
    • Flooring
    • Interior doors
    • Walls
    • Ceilings
    • Electrical
    • Kitchen and baths
    • Heating systems
    • Water heaters
    • Insulation
  4. Round table discussions on renovating interiors
  5. Assessing the exterior – using videos and detailed photos of actual jobs
    • Doors
    • Windows
    • Siding, soffits and fascias
    • Masonry
    • Roofing
    • Gutters and downspouts
    • Landscaping
  6. Round table discussions on renovating exteriors
  7. Developing a budget for the job
  8. Preparing a punch list of repairs
  9. Deciding the work to be done and writing specifications
  10. Bidding suggestions
  11. Periodic inspections and the final inspection

If you would like to have more information about holding this workshop in your area, please CONTACT US.  Be sure to tell us in the message section which workshop(s) you are interested in.