Meet Missy Covington, HCCP

Filed in Awards, Education, Multifamily by on March 1, 2018 0 Comments

missy-covingtonMarch is National Designation Month, which gives NAHB a chance to shine a spotlight on some outstanding building industry professionals who were named Designees of the Year for 2017 and honored in January during the 2018 International Builders’ Show.

This week we say hello to Missy Covington, director of compliance for Raymond James Tax Credit Funds Inc. in St. Petersburg, Fla., who has been named Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) Designee of the Year.

“I was surprised and honored to receive the award,” said Covington. “Working in this industry, I have met and worked with a lot of really intelligent individuals who are extremely knowledgeable about Section 42. To be recognized by peers you have a great deal of respect for is an honor.”

The HCCP is a specialized designation for developers, property managers, asset managers and others working in the affordable housing industry through the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.

Successful HCCPs understand how the LIHTC program provides safe, decent, affordable rental housing for many American families. Property owners and developers turn to HCCP professionals when they need a more thorough understanding of the complex net of LIHTC regulations that keeps owners and managers in compliance.

Before joining Raymond James in 2006, Covington worked for seven years with Boley Centers for Behavioral Health Care, a nonprofit human services organization in St. Petersburg. Most recently she was in charge of the HUD Section 8 Multifamily Housing program.

In addition to the HCCP designation, Covington has earned Tax Credit Specialist and Certified Occupancy Specialist designations from the National Center for Housing Management, the C10P from Spectrum Enterprises, and holds the Assisted Housing Manager certification from consulting and training firm Quadel.

Covington has presented nationally on numerous occasions for Spectrum Enterprises, Novogradic, and the Florida Council for Affordable and Rural Housing.

“You never stop learning,” said Covington. “Your professional connections, fellow HCCPs, can help in navigating challenging or complex issues. They are invaluable.”

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