OCCH Announces the Launch of the Affordable Housing Training Academy (AHTA) Platform

Jan 2, 2022

OCCH Rebrands and Expands Its OCCH Training Academy to Help Managing Agents Nationwide to Combat the Staffing Crisis Across the Affordable Housing Industry

(Columbus, Ohio) -- The Affordable Housing Training Academy (AHTA), a wholly owned entity of Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, is proud to announce that it has re-branded its 25-year old OCCH Training Academy (previously only available to business Partners of OCCH) as the Affordable Housing Training Academy (AHTA).  In doing so, OCCH is making this valuable service available to all affordable housing practitioners across the affordable housing industry.  AHTA delivers an online and on demand learning platform designed specifically for owners and managers of affordable housing properties. 


AHTA now delivers high-quality training to affordable housing practitioners across the nation online and on-demand at an affordable price point.   AHTA has partnered with best-in-class content providers offering a wide array of content covering key subject matters, including: 


  • Fair Housing Training 

  • Regulatory Compliance Training 

  • Service Technician Training 

  • Basics of Property Management 

  • Safety 


Key features and benefits of the AHTA learning platform include: 


  • Accessible anywhere, on-demand and on any device 

  • Private-branded website with dedicated URL – will feel like your own learning management system 

  • Ability to upload your own learning content / training videos and to marry-up your content with AHTA content to create an unlimited number of custom learning paths for your staff 

  • Best-in-class content offered by several nationally recognized trainers with an emphasis on the affordable housing industry 

  • Affordably priced, providing a 12-month subscription period unlocking access to 75+ content offerings 


“We work very closely with over 100 management companies, and we know these groups are facing unprecedented challenges amidst a staffing crisis coming out of the pandemic” said Tony DiBlasi, EVP of Operations and Asset Management at OCCH.  “We have launched AHTA in direct response to these issue and to enable management companies to affordably onboard new staff or train existing staff.  AHTA delivers the highest quality training while lowering the training costs for managing agents.” Melanie Shapiro, OCCH Director of Compliance and Training said “We are very proud of the content we have assembled as we launch the AHTA platform, but we are also very excited about what comes next.  We are committed to aggressively grow our content offerings over the coming year so we can be sure to meet the emerging needs of our partners and clients. 


About Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) is an independent, non-profit corporation created in 1989. OCCH has raised over $5.9 billion in corporate equity for LIHTC projects involving more than 1,025 transactions and 60,000 units of affordable housing in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Tennessee. OCCH has an affiliated property management and supportive services organization, Community Properties of Ohio Management Services, a lending subsidiary, Ohio Capital Finance Corporation, a certified Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) and a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati and a philanthropic affiliate, Ohio Capital Impact Corporation. OCCH is an endorsed business of the Ohio Bankers League and the Kentucky Bankers Association.  More information can be found at www.occh.org


About Affordable Housing Training Academy (AHTA) 

Located in Columbus, Ohio, AHTA is a wholly owned affiliate of Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing delivering high quality content on-demand and online to affordable housing practitioners across the nation.  AHTA partners with the nation’s leading content providers to deliver best-in-class trainings covering a wide range of topics, including fair housing, regulatory compliance, service technician trainings, property management trainings, leadership training, personal safety, technology training and tactics to successfully engage residents, to name a few.  More information can be found at www.ahta.online